Pokémon’s Last Surviving 3DS Player Sends Thoughts and Prayers

Three Pokémon are standing next to each other on a stage
Credit: Game Freak

Three Pokémon are standing next to each other on a stage
Credit: Game Freak


  • The last Pokémon 3DS player has thanked fans for their support, as they finally left X and Y's servers
  • Nintendo has completely shut down their servers for 3DS and Wii U games, so no one can play these old titles online anymore
  • Pokémon Legends: Z-A will continue the legacy of X and Y

There are no longer any 3DS Pokémon fans online, despite their attempt to stay alive on Nintendo’s now-defunct service for their dual-screen handheld. One player was able to stay longer than others and has since thanked fans for their support, despite eventually leaving the service.

Amanda, the last player on this network, thanked fans through Joziken’s Twitter account, appreciating all of the support they gave. In addition to the fans, Amanda also thanked users like Docturo, Gaff, Quane, Amby, and Joziken, all of whom helped her stay sane in these last few hours.

Compared to everyone else, Amanda was able to stay online in the Pokémon XY servers for 28 days, 23 hours, and 30 minutes after the official shutdown. We can only imagine how bored some of these players were, especially since there weren't a lot of activities left to do in these servers.

Fans everywhere were disappointed when Nintendo decided to shut down these servers for 3DS and Wii U, as players were still playing these games online. Aside from Pokémon XY, titles like Mario Kart 8, the original Splatoon, and Call of Duty on Wii U still had dedicated players. Fans have since found an alternative option to play these games, but they still wish Nintendo decided to keep these servers online.

Players might not be able to play these games anymore, but curious 3DS owners can still play the single-player campaign of Pokémon X and Y. It’s a pretty solid adventure and one that has a decent amount of post-game. Those with a 3DS can also battle locally, so multiplayer sessions can still happen for those who won’t abandon their dated systems.

X and Y might not be online anymore, but there’s a very good chance that their successor is going to continue their legacy. Pokémon Legends: Z-A will take place in the same setting and give players a unique adventure, much like Legends: Arceus before it. Z-A is scheduled to hit the Switch sometime in 2025.

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