Pokémon Bank

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Pokémon Bank
Pokémon Bank logo.png
The logo of Pokémon Bank.
Provider Nintendo
Launched December 25, 2013, January 22, 2014[1]
(Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong)[2][3][4][5]

February 4, 2014
(Europe, Australia, and New Zealand)

February 5, 2014
(The Americas)

Service provided Online Pokémon storage
Accessible by Nintendo 3DS family of systems
Website ex/pokemonbank/ (Japanese)
Pokemonbank.com/en-us/ (English)
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The Pokémon Bank (Japanese: ポケモンバンク Pokémon Bank) is a downloadable online application for the Nintendo 3DS that is available for the Nintendo eShop. It serves as a complement to the Pokémon Storage System, and is compatible with Pokémon X and Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and Pokémon Sun and Moon. The Pokémon Bank is also compatible with the Virtual Console releases of Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow and is the only way to transfer Pokémon from Generation I to Generation VII. However, transfer of Pokémon from Generation I to Generation VI is not supported.

Due to server expenses, use of the software requires the payment of an annual fee. This fee is ¥500 in Japan, $4.99 in the United States, $6.29 in Canada, £4.49 in the United Kingdom, €4.99 in Europe, $6.50 in Australia, $8.50 in New Zealand, ₩5000 in South Korea, $150 in Taiwan, $40 in Hong Kong and R$ 8.99 in Brazil.

Usage

Pokémon storage

Pokémon Bank being used in a copy of Pokémon X

Pokémon Bank allows players to store up to 3000 Pokémon from the games in an online cloud. This storage is similar to the Pokémon Storage System provided by PCs and has 100 Boxes capable of carrying 30 Pokémon each. Boxes can also be assigned to one of 10 groups with customizable names. Pokémon Bank also features extensive search options and filters. Pokémon in Generation VI games can be transferred to the service individually or by group selection.

Poké Transporter

Main article: Poké Transporter

Poké Transporter allows the transfer of Pokémon from Generation V games to Pokémon Bank and can be downloaded separately after Pokémon Bank has been downloaded.

A 101st Box in Pokémon Bank is reserved for use by Poké Transporter. Within Pokémon Bank, this Box can only be withdrawn from.

Rewards

The player receives 100 Poké Miles when Pokémon are deposited for the first time into Pokémon Bank. Additional Poké Miles are awarded for the length of time that a given Pokémon is deposited into Pokémon Bank. The amount of Poké Miles earned by the player increases if more Pokémon are deposited into Pokémon Bank.

Accumulated Poké Miles may be transferred to the currently selected game via Pokémon Link either directly as Poké Miles or as Battle Points (at a rate of 1 Battle Point for every 10 Poké Miles). If the player chooses not to transfer their Poké Miles, they will simply continue to accumulate.

Restrictions

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Pokémon that are holding Berries or other items cannot be deposited into Pokémon Bank. If the player attempts to deposit Pokémon that are holding Berries or other items, the items will be removed and sent to the player's Bag. If the Bag is full, the item will disappear.

Pokémon that evolve via trading will not evolve when deposited in or withdrawn from Pokémon Bank.

Cosplay Pikachu, Black Kyurem, and White Kyurem cannot be deposited in Pokémon Bank.

Connectivity

Any number of physical or digital copies of Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire can be used in conjunction with Pokémon Bank. Pokémon Bank can be utilized at any point after the player obtains the Pokédex in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire. The service cannot be used if a new game has not been started.

The Pokémon Bank account that a Nintendo 3DS system accesses depends on the system's Nintendo Network ID, which can only belong to one Nintendo 3DS system at a time. There is no way to transfer Pokémon directly between Pokémon Banks belonging to different Nintendo Network IDs.

While Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire are region-locked and cannot be played if their region does not match the region of the Nintendo 3DS they are inserted in, Pokémon Bank is still able to communicate with these games regardless of their region. Nintendo does not make any guarantee for the performance of software or systems in the Nintendo 3DS family when used outside of their intended regions, however.

When Pokémon Bank (along with Poké Transporter) is downloaded, any restrictions on the Nintendo 3DS system for Shopping Services need to be removed within the Parental Controls before Pokémon Bank can be utilized. Any restrictions set in place pertaining to usage of the Nintendo 3DS's Internet browser also require removal each time that the Pokémon Bank software is used.

Passes

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While downloading the Pokémon Bank application is free, usage of its services requires the purchase of a pass. A pass lasts for 365 days from purchase. If a previous pass has not expired when a new pass is purchased, the number of remaining days from the old pass is added to the new pass. Pokémon Bank will prompt the player to purchase a new pass when the current pass is within 14 days of expiring.

After a pass expires, Pokémon in Pokémon Bank are preserved for a period of time, but eventually they will be lost entirely if a new pass is not purchased. It is possible to connect to Pokémon Bank and withdraw any stored Pokémon without purchasing a new pass.

Event Pokémon

Main article: List of game-based Pokémon distributions in Generation VI

Celebi

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If the player accessed Pokémon Bank before September 30, 2014, they could receive a special event Celebi. This Celebi knew Hold Back, an event-exclusive move similar to False Swipe.

#251 Celebi
Luxury Ball Level 10 251Celebi.png
Type:
Psychic Grass
Ability: Natural Cure
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon Link
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Recover
Normal Status
Heal Bell
Normal Status
Safeguard
Normal Status
Hold Back
Normal Physical
Games Method Region Location Duration
XY Pokémon Link Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese Pokémon Bank December 25, 2013 to September 30, 2014
XY Pokémon Link PAL Pokémon Bank February 4 to September 30, 2014
XY Pokémon Link American Pokémon Bank February 5 to September 30, 2014
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder if forgotten.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Hidden Ability Johto Starters

These Pokémon were available to players who access Pokémon Bank from February 27 to November 30, 2015. These Pokémon could then be transferred to Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire using the Pokémon Link option. This marked the first time the Johto Starter families had legitimate access to their Hidden Abilities.

Meganium

#154 Meganium /
Poké Ball Level 50 154Meganium.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability: Leaf Guard
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon Link
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Solar Beam
Grass Special
Sunny Day
Fire Status
Synthesis
Grass Status
Body Slam
Normal Physical
Games Method Region Location Duration
XYORAS Pokémon Link Japanese, American, PAL, and Korean Pokémon Bank February 27 to November 30, 2015
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder if forgotten.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Typhlosion

#157 Typhlosion /
Poké Ball Level 50 157Typhlosion.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability: Flash Fire
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon Link
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Overheat
Fire Special
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Flame Charge
Fire Physical
Swift
Normal Special
Games Method Region Location Duration
XYORAS Pokémon Link Japanese, American, PAL, and Korean Pokémon Bank February 27 to November 30, 2015
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder if forgotten.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Feraligatr

#160 Feraligatr /
Poké Ball Level 50 160Feraligatr.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability: Sheer Force
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon Link
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
Waterfall
Water Physical
Screech
Normal Status
Games Method Region Location Duration
XYORAS Pokémon Link Japanese, American, PAL, and Korean Pokémon Bank February 27 to November 30, 2015
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder if forgotten.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Hidden Ability Legendary titans

These Legendary titans were available to players who accessed Pokémon Bank from March 4 to October 31, 2016. They all have their Hidden Ability and may be transferred to Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire via Pokémon Link.

Regirock

#377 Regirock
Poké Ball Level 50 377Regirock.png
Type:
Rock Unknown
Ability: Sturdy
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon Link
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Explosion
Normal Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Hammer Arm
Fighting Physical
Games Method Region Location Duration
XYORAS Pokémon Link Japanese, American, PAL, and Korean Pokémon Bank March 4 to October 31, 2016
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder if forgotten.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Regice

#378 Regice
Poké Ball Level 50 378Regice.png
Type:
Ice Unknown
Ability: Ice Body
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon Link
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Amnesia
Psychic Status
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Hail
Ice Status
Games Method Region Location Duration
XYORAS Pokémon Link Japanese, American, PAL, and Korean Pokémon Bank March 4 to October 31, 2016
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder if forgotten.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Registeel

#379 Registeel
Poké Ball Level 50 379Registeel.png
Type:
Steel Unknown
Ability: Light Metal
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon Link
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Iron Head
Steel Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Gravity
Psychic Status
Iron Defense
Steel Status
Games Method Region Location Duration
XYORAS Pokémon Link Japanese, American, PAL, and Korean Pokémon Bank March 4 to October 31, 2016
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder if forgotten.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Server issues

On December 25, 2013, Pokémon Bank and the Poké Transporter were both released in Japan, South Korea, and other Asian territories. Due to high volumes of traffic throughout the Nintendo Network caused by a large volume of Nintendo Network IDs being created,[6] the Nintendo eShop was temporarily inaccessible.[7][8] When the Nintendo eShop was accessible again on December 29, 2013,[9] Pokémon Bank was removed from the Nintendo eShop (although players who had previously downloaded Pokémon Bank could still download Poké Transporter, which can only be downloaded through Pokémon Bank).[citation needed] In addition, the release of Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter for the Americas, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand—originally set to be December 27, 2013—was delayed due to the aforementioned issues.[10]

On January 21, 2014, Pokémon Bank was re-released in Japan, South Korea, and other Asian territories.[11]

The service was launched in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on February 4, 2014. [12]

The service was launched in the Americas on February 5, 2014.

Gallery

Trailers

English

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Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Banque Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon Bank
Italy Flag.png Italian Banca Pokémon
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 뱅크 Pokémon Bank
Russia Flag.png Russian Банк Покемонов* Bank Pokemonov
Spain Flag.png Spanish Banco de Pokémon

External links

References

  1. [1]
  2. Pokémon.co.jp
  3. 포켓몬 뱅크 Pokémon Bank (Korean - Korea)
  4. 任天堂溥天股份有限公司 (Traditional Chinese - Taiwan)
  5. 任天堂(香港)有限公司網站 (Traditional Chinese - Hong Kong)
  6. Twitter / NintendoAmerica
  7. Kotaku - Nintendo's Online Services Broken Now, Continuing Christmas Malfunctions
  8. Nintendo of Japan ~ "ニンテンドーeショップの接続障害に伴う『ポケモンバンク』の一時配信停止のお知らせ"
  9. Twitter / NintendoAmerica
  10. Pokémon Bank Announcement | Nintendo 3DS Family | Nintendo Support (archive)
  11. Twitter / NintendoAmerica
  12. https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/430673592527769600



Inter-generational communication
Gen I Time Capsule Gen II
Gen III Dual-slot modePal Park Gen IV
Gen IV Poké TransferRelocator Gen V
Gen V Poké Transporter Gen VI
Gen I (VC) Pokémon Bank Gen VII
Gen VI


Stadium series: Stadium (JPEN) • Stadium 2Battle Revolution
Storage series: Box RSMy Pokémon RanchBank (Transporter)
Colosseum series: ColosseumXD
Other games: Dream Radar
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