The Global Link will be down for a week.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be here before you know it. To get ready for them The Pokémon Company announced the Global Link will be down for a week for significant maintenance and updates. Quite a few game services depend on the Global Link, so for that week expect a lot of online stuff to be unavailable.
The Pokémon Global Link will be down from November 10 until November 17 when Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon release. During the maintenance period, you won’t be able to access Online Competitions and Ratings Battles, and features like QR Code Rental will be affected as well. Additionally, the Pokémon Global Link website will be down while the service is being updated.
Players who register Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to the Global Link when it reopens will get a special gift. What the offering will be is up in the air, but I hope it’s a Pokémon. It also hasn’t been announced as to whether the service will get any new functionality during this period.
We’ll all find out when Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra moon launch on November 17.