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Pokémon Bank Released in North America

by Bryan Rose - February 5, 2014, 12:29 pm EST
Total comments: 10

After a month delay, the service is finally available stateside.

Pokémon Bank is now available for download in the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America. The app is free to download and a trial period has been implemented through March 14. Following that date, a yearly fee of $4.99 will be required in order to continue using the app.

The service allows players to download their Pokémon into Pokémon Bank servers where they will be able to store up to 3,000 Pokémon and manage them for better organization. It also allows them to download the Pokémon Transporter app, which gives the player the opportunity to transfer their Pokémon from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, and their respective sequels.

Originally scheduled for release on December 27, 2013 in North America, the app was delayed a few days before it's scheduled release due to server problems within the Nintendo 3DS eShop. It was released in Europe and Australia earlier this week.


the asylumFebruary 05, 2014

Now watch as Nintendo learns nothing from this

StrawHousePigFebruary 05, 2014

What the hell do I need this garbage just to transfer old Pokémon to a new game? Boooo!

the asylumFebruary 05, 2014

Quote from: StrawHousePig

What the hell do I need this garbage just to transfer old Pokémon to a new game? Boooo!

because nintendo likes money

specifically, your money.

Aside from the fact that they don't want your money right now, and the trial lasts long enough to get in, move everything over and get out.


What's funny about this is that this whole time Nintendo of America has been saying "stay tuned to our social media channels for more information" regarding this and they didn't mention it once today on either the NoA twitter or the Pokemon twitter. I found out about it via Serebii.

Black JackalFebruary 06, 2014

This Idea had to originate out of the pokemon company. It sounds to tech and business savvy.

OblivionFebruary 07, 2014

Have you actually used it? It's clunky.

The power of knowledge.

xcwarriorFebruary 09, 2014

Ah, complaining, everyone's favorite thing to do. At least its out. And if you are a big Pokemon fan, it will be a big help in the long term.

The Bank is great, but the PokeTransfer app couldn't be more of a chore to use, especially if you're important from HS/SS.

Yeah using the Pokemon Transporter app is a chore, especially if you have lots of boxes full of Pokemon like I do. That took me all day!

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