[UPDATE] Pokémon Bank Released Internationally

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  1. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Pokémon Bank is an app, of sorts, that allows players to store up to 3,000 of their Pokémon from X and/or Y. The program was originally scheduled for a late December release and released, but Nintendo removed the app from the eShop service at the last minute and issued a delay.

    After a month or so, Nintendo is finally releasing the app outside of Japan.
    UPDATE: The service is now live in North America.

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  2. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

    Aug 29, 2010
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    Hahaha, inb4tearsfromNAstartsflowing.
  3. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Apr 13, 2010
    This is great! Except I don't have BW or BW2...
    Atleast I can trade between X and Y.
  4. pwsincd

    pwsincd Garage Flower

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    I have no clue wtf storing pokemon means.. cant you do this in the game .. anyways.. just crossed my mind , that wouldnt you imagine the NFC style of infinity or skylanders would be a sure fire winner for all the pokefans out there. Ninty .. was my idea right ...
  5. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Sep 14, 2010
    Storing Pokemon means you can upload Pokemon and then download them from a different Pokemon game that supports Pokebank interaction. This is basically meant to make it much easier to transfer Pokemon to new generations once they appear, and it also makes it possible to start a new game while retaining your old Pokemon (not items though, stupidly enough). And it has about three times as much storage space as the in game boxes.
  6. XrosBlader821

    XrosBlader821 Digimon Tamer

    Feb 1, 2014
    I've been transferring for hours now...
    This app was really poorly designed.
    First you need grab Pokemon bank
    Redeem free trial
    download pokemover (why isn't it a part of pokemon bank? why do I need to download it separately?)
    then Pull all pokemon on box 1 of Black & White/Black 2 & White 2
    Upload them with pokemover
    Download with Pokemon bank to X & Y
    Move all Pokemon to Box 1 on Black & White
    Over and over until you finished
    I have 540 Pokemon on Black 2 god damn it! It takes so horribly long!
  7. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Sep 14, 2010
    It's probably not a part of Pokemon Bank because you don't need it once you're done transferring, so it would just take up space. Not being able to pick which box to transfer is a bit stupid though, I'll agree with that.
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