Pokémon Bank News

News: Pokémon Bank Goes Live in North America

Pokémon Bank Goes Live in North America

Now everyone's happy

After its European release delighted fans earlier this week and left gamers in North America looking on enviously, the good news is that Pokémon Bank is now live in the region. That means the Pokémon X & Y online storage service is now available — through the 3DS eShop — in all major territories around the world...

News: Pokémon Bank Goes Live in Europe and Australia

Pokémon Bank Goes Live in Europe and Australia

Huzzah!

Update 2: Nintendo of America hasn't, at the time of writing, issued any update regarding the arrival of Pokémon Bank in the region. The Pokémon Company, however, has posted the following tweet that vaguely promises the service for the region "soon". Update: The Pokémon Bank has also gone live in Australia, so this appears to be a...

News: Pokémon Bank Re-Released In Japan

Pokémon Bank Re-Released In Japan

Still waiting on North America and Europe

For many gamers, the unveiling of an upcoming game or feature is truly an exciting time. Waiting for the next big release creates feelings of anticipation unmatched in the industry. For some, one of these times was during the lead up to Pokémon Bank. The ability to transfer Pokémon from previous games and...

News: Pokémon Bank Remains Offline in Japan as Nintendo Apologises for Issues

Pokémon Bank Remains Offline in Japan as Nintendo Apologises for Issues

An economic crash

During the festive break the Nintendo Network encountered issues for over two days, with a number of new system owners combining with Christmas Day Pokémon Bank gamers in Japan to cause major problems. The downtime of the eShop platforms in particular was damaging in such a busy period; yet while the online stores have been back...

News: Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter Releases Delayed in the West

Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter Releases Delayed in the West

Nintendo Network issues cited as the cause

Boxing Day was an odd day in the world of Nintendo Downloads. Issues with the Nintendo Network continued, while Nintendo disabled Pokémon Bank and withdrew it from the eShop in Japan; it emerged that the launch of the app on 25th December in the company's homeland had contributed to the issues we've...

News: Get Mythical Time Travel Pokémon Celebi When You Download Pokémon Bank

Get Mythical Time Travel Pokémon Celebi When You Download Pokémon Bank

Between December 27th and September 30, 2014

The Pokémon Bank goes live on December 27th, and to encourage fans to make use of the service, Nintendo and Game Freak are giving those who download it a special treat. If you download and access the Pokémon Bank application on your 3DS between December 27th, 2013 and September 30, 2014, you'll be...

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

This New Pokémon Bank Trailer Shows The Upcoming App in Action

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...

News: Pokémon Bank And Poké Transporter Will Hit The North American eShop in December

Pokémon Bank And Poké Transporter Will Hit The North American eShop in December

Comes with a free 30 day trial if you activate before 31st January 2014

During September's Pokémon Direct, we learned all about the Pokémon Bank system, which is a cloud-based service that enables players to upload their 'mon with the purpose of retrieve them for use the titles that will appear after Pokémon X

News: Nintendo Launching Cloud-Based Pokémon Bank Service Alongside Pokémon X & Y

Nintendo Launching Cloud-Based Pokémon Bank Service Alongside Pokémon X & Y

Store your Pokémon online for a yearly fee

Nintendo and Game Freak have announced during today's Pokémon Direct broadcast that they are launching Pokémon Bank, a cloud-based service which will allow players to upload their Pokémon online and retrieve them for use in later titles. With previous game in the popular series, you'd spend a lot of...