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Pokemon Bank Update For Sun And Moon Now Live

by Donald Theriault - January 24, 2017, 5:32 pm EST
Total comments: 3 Source: Pokemon Company

And subscribers get a nice present to celebrate.

The long-awaited Pokémon Bank update to allow for Sun and Moon access is now live.

The main Bank update will require 496 blocks, while Poké Transporter (the companion app for games prior to X and Y) will require 420 blocks. The updates allow for Pokémon Sun and Moon access and transfer of Pokémon from last February's Virtual Console Pokémon releases to Sun and Moon, respectively.

Pokémon Bank subscribers will also receive an exclusive Mewnium Z-Crystal so long as they log in with the update before October 2.


rygarJanuary 24, 2017

Nice! I spent some time over the weekend getting my transfers organized.

ClexYoshiJanuary 25, 2017

i was kinda hopingg the new national dex function added to the bank was based on pokemon you've deposited to the bank, rather than being based on the dexes of individual games. this means I would lose my complete national dex were I to restart my Pokemon X version., and I wouldn't be able to get data back for things I decide to send up to Sun and Moon because Sun and moon doesn't record national dex data.

there's a lot of REALLY weird quirks to using Poketransporter with your VC Copies of games. namely, it essentially rather than trying to make any sort of direct corilation between old and new stat calculations, just essentially rolls up a new pokemon with the nickname and species of the pokemon you send to the Bank. Gen 1's version of effort points get reset, and the pokemon are gaurenteed 3 perfect IVs and their hidden abilities. obviously, certain illegial combos of level and evolution, as well as move combos (there's currently a bug that Mewtwo is an illegial mon if you teach it pay day with the TM and then try and send Payday Mewtwo to the future.

It does indeed filter out Mews that have an invalid OT data as well... of course, if you were to say... name your Trainer "GF" and had the same OT number as the event mews distributed in the UK for the Sun and Moon launch... you could in theory fool pokebank and if you impart the proper data,

rygarJanuary 30, 2017

I would love to be able to see all the Pokémon I have across every game (at least as of the last connection). I would also love to be able to access Bank from my phone, and to be able to extract all its data in a format that allows it to be sorted. And it would be great if the UI had the art design and personality of the Alola rotom. I'd be willing to pay for it. Is it a plausible wish? I was hoping that some Bank features were part of the mobile plans.

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