Nintendo of America has announced that the Pokémon Bank application is now available in North America for use with Pokémon X and Pokémon Y from the Nintendo eShop. According to a report by Polygon from Feb. 5, the Pokémon Bank app can be downloaded from the eShop for no charge and comes with a 30-day free trial.
The Pokémon Bank application is a service that allows users to store and maintain up to 3,000 Pokémon from recently released to previous Pokémon games. When used in conjunction with the Poké Transporter application, players can move Pokémon from previous generations to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for use in the game.
Those who download the Pokémon Bank will also receive Celebi as a free gift to use in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
Pokémon Bank was originally scheduled to release in North America on Dec. 27, but was delayed indefinitely due to a service disruption on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShops caused by the merger of Nintendo Network ID accounts and the holiday shopping season.
With the Pokémon Bank now released in North America, the service is available in all major regions worldwide having launched in Europe and Australia earlier in the week.
Pokémon fans can download the Pokémon Bank app from the Nintendo eShop for no charge and test the service using a free 30-day trial. Once the trial ends, users must pay an annual fee of $4.99 to use the Pokémon Bank service.