During the newest episode of Nintendo Direct, which was a special episode devoted to Pokemon, an upcoming application related to Pokemon was announced. That application is called “Pokemon Bank” and it was announced on September 4, 2013. This app does not currently have a North American release date, but the Japanese and European releases will be in late December 2013, so the North American release will likely be around the same time.
“Pokemon Bank” will allow trainers to store their Pokemon on the Internet, similar to Cloud Storage. The Pokemon can be accessed from the trainer’s Nintendo 3DS and within the “Pokemon X and Y” games. The Pokemon are transferred directly from the games, and will remain there until retrieved. The application will allow for the storage of a staggering 3000 Pokemon. The service will apparently be available for quite some time, based on hints given during the Nintendo Direct.
The application will also allow trainers to easily transfer their Pokemon from the fifth generation Pokemon titles. The trainer must simply put their fifth generation Pokemon title in the Nintendo 3DS and then open the application to transfer the Pokemon. It was feared by many trainers that Pokemon would not be able to be transferred up from the fifth generation titles, but this news alleviates that fear.
This application does have an annual fee attached to it. The fee in Japan will be 500 Yen per year. The North American cost will likely be around $5 per year, but nothing official has been announced yet.
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