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Dual-slot mode

102 bytes removed, 21:27, 7 July 2019
Dongle method: Removed false information. Using a German Pearl right now, and both English LeafGreen and Emerald DO affect wild encounters in the areas listed.
In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, the dongle method changes the [[wild Pokémon]] that appear based on the game in the Game Boy Advance slot, via dual-slot mode. This method is compatible with any of the [[Generation III]] [[core series]] games: {{game5|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald|FireRed|LeafGreen}}. The name "dongle method" is an unofficial name that comes from the fact that this method uses the Game Boy Advance game as a {{wp|dongle}} for the Nintendo DS game.
After obtaining the [[National Pokédex]], if the player had an applicable GBA game of the same language inserted in the GBA slot when they opened the title screen, the dongle method allows specific wild Pokémon to appear depending on the GBA game. Wild encounters will not change if a GBA game is inserted or removed from the Nintendo DS system after the title screen. GBA games of different languages to the DS game will not affect wild encounters.
The wild Pokémon that can appear this way are mostly not in the [[List of Pokémon by Sinnoh Pokédex number|Sinnoh Pokédex]] in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. They are usually [[game-exclusive Pokémon]] to one of the [[Generation III]] games. They usually have an 8% chance of appearing, or 4% each if there are two different Pokémon that can appear this way in the same location due to the same game.