Pokemon Bank

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.

Nintendo of America is yet to officially confirm its arrival but the app has been spotted over on Serebii; the download is free and — like in PAL versions — automatically kicks off on version 1.1. Details of the app are below:

  • Access to 100 boxes that store 30 Pokémon each, with space for 3000 to be stored online.
  • Downloading the Bank gives free access to the linked app Poké Transporter, which allows you to transfer 'mon from Pokémon Black and White as well as Pokémon Black and White 2.
  • A free 30 day trial is redeemable.
  • After the trial a full year of access will cost $4.99.
  • Those that access their Pokémon Bank Box by 30th September will receive the Mythical Pokémon Celebi as a free gift.

We've just posted our hands on impressions of Pokémon Bank, which tells you more about what the app offers.

So, are any of you in North America rushing to the 3DS eShop to download this?

[source serebii.net]