Whether you're preparing for competitive Pokémon battles or you've just gotta catch 'em all, Pokémon Bank is a powerful new tool for Kalos Trainers. Deposit, store, and manage your Pokémon in private Boxes and transfer them into your Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games.
However Pokémon Bank won't be compatible with Pokémon Sun and Moon now until 2017. Pokémon Bank is an application for the 3DS family that originally launched with Pokémon X and Y. The application allows you to deposit , store and then transfer your Pokémon from one Pokémon game to another.
The Pokémon Bank will feature an amazing new addition – a new Pokédex that tracks all the Pokémon you've caught across every 3DS game in the series.
How to get it
You will need to purchase any of the 3DS- compatible Pokémon games – Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Pokémon Omega Ruby – it should be automatically installed onto your 3DS/2DS/3DS XL. Or you can download it manually for free from Nintendo eShop, however, to actually use Pokémon Bank requires an annual fee. You can only get Pokémon Bank if you sign up for a Pokémon Bank Account and you have to buy a Pass at £4.49 a year.
Also you wil be able to get a free trial to try and if your pass expires you may lose any Pokémon you have stored there. If you let your membership expire for too long, you'll lose any Pokémon remaining in your Pokémon Bank boxes forever.
Pokémon Bank can hold up to 3,000 Pokémon at a time, with 100 boxes each holding up to 30 Pokémon each. You can also store Pokémon from multiple games – Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon Omega Ruby and all the digital re-releases of Pokémon Red, Blue and Green.
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