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PokeBank now available in Japan, no announcement for U.S.

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According to photos on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, the PokeBank and PokeTransporter apps are now live in Japan, but no announcements have been made to when the applications will become available in the United States and United Kingdom.

PokeBank and PokeTransporter were originally set for a December 27 release in the United States, but were pushed back after reports by Nintendo of server congestion that ultimately shut down the eShop. While the apps were available in Japan originally, they were quickly taken off the Nintendo eShop.

While it was eventually taken off the Japanese eShop, those who initially downloaded the software in Japan were still able to use it, allowing several Pokémon, including starters the likes of Mudkip and Treecko to circulate around the game and kind their way into Pokedexes around the world.

Other reports of security issues have also been well documented, with reports of level one Gengars and other clearly hacked Pokémon finding their way into online battles.

Who will be the first Pokémon you transfer into your versions of X & Y? What battles are you looking forward to the most?

Sound off in the comments section below and let us know.

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