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Video: This New Pokémon Bank Trailer Shows The Upcoming App in Action

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

As well as the Poké Transporter, both arrive on 27th December

If you that plan to devote some time to Pokémon X & Y during the upcoming festive season, it's worth remembering that the Pokémon Bank and accompanying Poké Transporter will arrive on 27th December, just in time to shake up the experience when you have all that free gaming time.

For those that don't remember, the Pokémon Bank is a subscription-based service that allows you to store your 'mon online in the cloud, providing a valuable backup should anything go wrong with your game. Poké Transporter is also available (but only with the Bank app), and that has the neat feature of allowing you to transfer your pocket monsters from DS titles Pokémon Black and White as well as Pokémon Black and White 2 to the Bank; you can then move them from the Bank into X & Y, bringing your past-generation creatures into the latest games. The bank allows you to store up to 3000 Pokémon, and the cost for a full year is $4.99 / £4.49 / €4.99.

Those that download and activate the Bank before 31st January 2014 can also enjoy a free 30 day trial. Will you be making use of this service?

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Megumi said:

I thought it supported all DS games? Ah well, whatever...the cool thing is that I can start my game over without losing any of my EV trained Pokes. :3



Gioku said:

Yay! I can't wait! I've got so many Pokémon I want to transfer~



Xjarnold said:

So I take my emerald Mon to diamond, then those Mon to black then black 2 then Pokemon x... So glad Pokemon X will help with future processes



Gioku said:

@Mizore you can transfer from older games if you transfer to B/W or B2/W2 first... technically, if you wanna do all the transfers required, you can get Pokémon all the way from the GBA games!



One-Winged-Pit said:

I still want to know if my pokedex will be updated from the Pokemon Bank or if I have to transfer them to the game first.



FiveDigitLP said:

Where the heck is that music from? The second one I know is from the game, but I'm not sure where. When riding the bike maybe? But the first song I recognize and have no idea where it's from.

@One-Winged-Pit that's a very good question! I've just assumed you have to them download to the game, but I'd happily be wrong.



ParSnake said:

Strangely, this is one of my most anticipated "games" of the holiday season. I can't wait to get back into online trading!



Morpheel said:

For a moment there I though the trailer was going all Walking on Sunshine.



DualWielding said:

Stil nobody has been able to tell me whether pokemon bank would be a real account system or whether your pokemon would be tied to your hardwar elike everytihng else Nintendo



Chariblaze said:

@MF_MaxiMillion They're supposedely applying their VGC filter to the BW/BW2 to XY transfer. From the official site (

"Note: You may find yourself unable to use Pokémon Bank or Poké Transporter to deposit any Pokémon created illegally by software unauthorized by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo into your online Boxes, or to move these Pokémon between online Boxes."

So, you may start finding RNG'd and "legally cheated" Pokemon, but there shouldn't anything outright impossible.



Tsurii said:

Am I able to get the event pokemon like Arceus and Darkrai although I had to get the event items through cheats? (Don't blame me...that's pretty much the only thing I do with the AR thingy since I live so far from any event locations, that I can't get those damn items :/ )



GalacticMario28 said:

I think I'll be using this, but I plan on waiting until sometime in January just to make sure there aren't any nasty glitches with it when it first becomes available.



Spino said:

I collected all the starters and all the legendaries. Dis gun b gud.



Super_Gravy said:

I wonder how the Lotto ticket will work? And how to use the Pokemon Bank? You log in the Pokemon X or Y or it is an separate app?



Portal_King said:

My GBA has been waiting for this moment. Over 250 hours put into Emerald as a kid, now my Lvl 100 Blaziken will be able to replace my Lvl 100 Blaziken with Speed Boost... and my Groudon, Kyogre and Rayquaza!



Aerona said:

This is bitter sweet for me. It'll be nice having access to all these Pokemon, but now there'll be hacks all over the place. Yes, breeding is a lot more doable, so for the most part hackers won't have much of an advantage in battle, but trading is ruined. I thought it was nice knowing that a shiny I received in a trade was genuine for once.



Super_Gravy said:

@Pixel-Perfect Which is why Pokemon Transfer is transferring Pokemon directly from Black, White, Black 2, or White 2 to Pokemon Bank. Apparently Pokemon Bank will check if the Pokemon are legit or not.



Marakuto said:

@Super_Gravy Even then, people can still bypass it. It won't be that difficult for people that know what they're doing and could potentially still get it to go through depending on how they do it. Hackers will never sadly "disappear" despite all efforts... :/



IceClimbers said:

@Blastoise-san They likely delayed Pokemon Bank on purpose so that they knew beforehand how many copies X/Y have sold in order to prepare their servers better. Gives them a better estimate of how much server load they'll have.



Pinecallado said:

Finally, only seeing friend safari pokemon and 1st and 5th gen starters being wonder traded getting was kind of boring. Can't wait to see more diversity in wonder trading.

@Blastoise-san Agreed



Super_Gravy said:

@Pinecallado: I getting Bidoof, Dunsparce, Zigzagoon, and Pidgey lately. I don't mind getting Scatterbug but I never got any from wonder trade. So I guess I'm an unlucky one?

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