Pokémon Bank, the annual subscription service that allows you to store up to 3,000 'mon 'in the cloud' online, continues to roll on and provide a valuable back-up option. For $4.99 / £4.49 / €4.99 a year you can store Pokémon from Pokémon X & Y and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, while the Poké Transporter allows you to bring in squad members from Pokémon Black & White and Pokémon Black & White 2.
It's a handy tool, then, and the Pokémon Company has now announced a special promotion to entice more players to subscribe. Final evolutions of the first partner Pokémon in Pokémon HeartGold & Pokémon SoulSilver will be distributed at level 50 with hidden abilities - namely Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr. Details from the press release are below.
Meganium will come with the Hidden Ability Leaf Guard. Leaf Guard protects the Pokémon from status conditions when the sunlight is harsh or extremely harsh, and this Meganium knows Sunny Day—so it can change the weather to take advantage of its own Hidden Ability.
Typhlosion will have the Hidden Ability Flash Fire, which boosts the power of Fire-type moves by 50% and prevents this Pokémon from taking damage if hit with a Fire-type move. This Typhlosion knows Overheat, Flamethrower, and Flame Charge, maximising the advantage Flash Fire provides.
Feraligatr possesses the Hidden Ability Sheer Force, which eliminates the additional effects of moves used by the Pokémon, while increasing the move's power by 30%. This Feraligatr already knows three moves that have additional effects. Thanks to Sheer Force, it can deal major damage with these moves.
It's a pretty exciting giveaway, with the 'mon being given to subscribers that access Pokémon Bank between 27th February and 30th November this year. When the time comes gamers will need to use Pokémon Link in either X & Y or Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire after accessing the Bank with the relevant game; the 'mon will only be given out once per account, naturally.
Are any of you planning to pick up Pokémon Bank and subscribe for these freebies, or are you an existing subscriber and keen to pick these up? Let us know.