The official Pokémon Global Link website
was expected to launch on September 18th, 2010 to coincide with the release of Pokémon Black and White
but the site is experiencing intermittent failures due to traffic and has been closed for approximately a week to 10 day for maintenance to deal with stability issues. Unaffected by this issue are the Wi-Fi random matches (Wi-Fiランダムマッチ) and Game Sync (ゲームシンク) options.
The following is a list of features that are affected by the downtime but normal service will return once the site issues are addressed:
- Pokémon Dream World - Allows players to upload their Pokémon to the website, Grow berries and decorate their house.
- Game Friends List (ゲームフレンドリスト)
- Pokémon Popularity Contest (ポケモン人気投票)
- Pokémon Pia (ポケモンぴあ) - Enter codes from the magazine to unlock starter Pokémon.