Originally Posted by a_dirty_Shisno
I was perusing serebii, which is something I actually only rarely do, and noticed it. So I came right here and posted it, since I figured if I didn't then this thread would be filled with people using the wrong transfer method and being very upset. Now the only problem I can see people having is figuring out which one is which. PokeTransfer and Transfer Machine. I liked it better when it was called the PokeShifter (as the link still identifies it) but I guess someone at Nintendo thought it would be a great idea to just confuse the hell out of everybody even more. Not only are there two distinct transfer methods, but they sound almost the same!
PokeShifter and Transfer Machine are the literal translations from the Japanese versions. In the English localizations, the PokeShifter became Poke Transfer and the Transfer Machine became the Relocator.