The Pokemon Company has announced that the Pokemon Global Link service will be shutting down on February 24, 2020 at 11:59pm UTC.
Pokemon Global Link services, such as online competitions and friendly competitions, will no longer be accessible from February 24. This will affect games such as Pokemon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon, Sun, and Moon. Other online services such as trading and battling, which are not associated with Pokemon Global Link, will not be affected by the closure.
Full details below:
After more than nine years of operation, the Pokémon Global Link (PGL) service will be retired on February 24, 2020, at 23:59 UTC. After PGL service has ended, you will no longer be able to use any gameplay features that require a connection to the PGL on your Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon games. You will still be able to use other online functionality apart from the PGL.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will provide services similar to the PGL’s Rating Battles and Online Competitions features and will be available to play via Nintendo Switch.
Thank you for using the PGL, and we hope you will continue to enjoy using the PGL until the service ends.
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