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Poké Transporter Confirmed for X & Y

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Bring across all 'mon from Black & White as well as Black & White 2

As part of today's Pokémon Direct broadcast, we learned all about the Pokémon Bank Service, which will include a yearly fee to store up to 3000 'mon in the cloud. That has obvious benefits for Pokémon X & Y, but will also likely be used in future releases and, in the case of Poké Transporter, with the last generation of games and hardware.

Poké Transporter is an app that'll work in conjunction with the Pokémon Bank. If you have a cartridge copy of any of the Pokémon Black and White or Pokémon Black and White 2 games, you'll be able to upload your 'mon to the Bank and transfer them from there into Pokémon X & Y; it seems to be an ideal way to carry across your hard work from the previous games into the new generation for the franchise.

While the Bank will have a yearly fee (it'll be 500 Yen — about $5 — in Japan) it may be possible to utilise this without signing up fully, as a free trial period will be available. If the Poké Transporter is available on day one it may be possible to complete the transfers for free, and perhaps Nintendo will be happy for that to serve as positive marketing if gamers can see the Bank's uses and features in this way; we'll find out soon enough.

Are you planning to bring across your Black and White 1 & 2 collections to X & Y?

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User Comments (34)

SphericalCrusher

#1

SphericalCrusher said:

I have about 800 Pokemon to bring into that from Black/White and Black 2. I'm stoked for it. Plus it will allow me to transfer my Level 100 EV trained Pokemon into XY and destroy all of my friends again.

rjejr

#2

rjejr said:

$5yr is reasonable, but we still aren't paying it. My kids will have to suck it up and move on or deal.

Is SSB going to have a paid bank so we can pay to move Sonic and Snake over from SSBB?

Vladex

#3

Vladex said:

I'm just glad that they've finally announced that there's a way to transfer older Pokemon. I've been playing older games recently (Platinum and Soul Silver, specifically), and getting older Pokemon that I really wanted. I'd hate to think all my work had been wasted, so this makes me really happy. I wonder how soon you'll be able to use this, though. Will you potentially be able to send over an older starter to use alongside the two you get in X and Y and use it from the beginning, or will it be like Black/White/Black 2/White 2 where you need to reach a certain point in the game in order to transfer your older Pokemon?

LordJumpMad

#6

LordJumpMad said:

I know I wasted a lot of time on all the Pokémon DS games with all my shiny hunting and EV training. If I would to lose all my well made perfect Shinnies, that are also EV train to the max, I could care less because its just a game and these pokemon mean nothing to me, other then tools of war.
Still nice that I can keep them, but I don't need to save 3000 pokes.

RupeeClock

#7

RupeeClock said:

The online requirement is bogus, you should just be able to store the pokémon on the SD card until you can swap out your Gen V game for your Gen VI game, and finish the transfer process.

ueI

#8

ueI said:

I will skip X and Y if they charge even one penny for transfers from Black and White.

DarkNinja9

#9

DarkNinja9 said:

liking this idea but hate how this us just a add on to the pokemon back thing so in order to use it you might have to get the pkm bank thing first :(

Kirk

#10

Kirk said:

I didn't like the idea of paying for this but at $5 for a year I guess that's totally fine for the people that are going to bother with this kind of thing.

I wonder why they didn't announce the fee immediately, assuming it really is this small for everyone, rather than give people even a glimmer of a reason to go apesh*t speculating about just how much it's going to cost to use this service...

sillygostly

#13

sillygostly said:

They aren't going to charge players for transferring from B/W to X/Y. Only for cloud storage. -.-"

Bulbousaur

#14

Bulbousaur said:

$5 to not have to play a boring minigame to transfer my Pokemon six at a time? Sounds good to me.

TimeGuy

#15

TimeGuy said:

@RupeeClock I can't work that way, because then users have free access to the files. My feeling is that the online service is required for transfer as a means of weeding out hacked and illegitimate Pokemon.

Aryon

#16

Aryon said:

@0-172 If they have free access to the files, then what? Pokémon X & Y saved games will be (hopefully?) stored on the SD, this doesn't change anything.
Wrt weeding out hacked and illegitimate Pokemon, this can be done in the app itself. Although I guess the cloud approach allows for more flexibility.

DarkKirby

#17

DarkKirby said:

The bank existing is fine, but having no offline free option seems like a cash grab by forcing you to use their pay services.

Xiao_Pai

#18

Xiao_Pai said:

...Kinda wished it was free....oh well, probably won't keep it until the next 3DS Pokemon games, lol.

LeVideoGamer

#19

LeVideoGamer said:

I have to pay to transfer my Pokémon? No chance.

I'll either trade with people that have, or I'll do without. The only Pokémon I care about are Umbreon and Blaziken, and they'll both be available without paying.

Xiao_Pai

#20

Xiao_Pai said:

....Actually i just realized that we can actually start a game over without having to worry about losing your Pokemon you worked on. :p
So i dunno now. xD

AlexSora89

#21

AlexSora89 said:

As I promised: now I can say I'm gonna get these games.
Man, after Ruby and Sapphire, Nintendo learned the lesson. Well done!

Sleepingmudkip

#22

Sleepingmudkip said:

Why is everyone so mad about 5 dollers a year were lucky that we have free online on nintendo systems do you all want to pay 20 to 50 dollar instead(plus cloud space is expensive)

Gridatttack

#24

Gridatttack said:

So let me guess. They are now charging you for transferring your Gen 5 pkmns to X & Y?

If thats the case, its lame. Really lame. :/

Nabbit101

#25

Nabbit101 said:

I really don't care I just want to play the game and anyways it's only $5 for an entire year

DarkLloyd

#26

DarkLloyd said:

i just want to transfer my pokemon, not actually use the cloud storage, so that better not cost anything.

Sam_Loser2

#27

Sam_Loser2 said:

These severs will not last forever, and I don't want to rely on an internet connection to send all my hard work to the next generation. 1->2; 3->4, 4->5 all did it fine without needing to use an external service, just the games, and I can't connect my DS to the internet, will that screw me over?

Emaan

#32

Emaan said:

Time to bring over my Pokemon from Diamond and SoulSilver, which have all my Pokemon from the GBA games~

I like this feature a lot.

Blue_Yoshi

#33

Blue_Yoshi said:

I honestly think this is kind of ridiculous. I mean seriously 3000 Pokemon when there's like not even 800 official ones? In my opinion if you have more than 50 EV Trained Pokemon that you actually use I think its time to stop for a while. I probably do but maybe not I pretty much retired from EV training a while back but I still love revisiting all the games.

Sam_Loser2

#34

Sam_Loser2 said:

@BlatantlyHeroic You still need to connect using DS settings. So even though my 3DS connects to the internet, I can't connect my DS games even on my 3DS. A good part of my X & Y excitement is that I can FINALLY use some of these online features we've gotten the past few generations.

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