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The Pokémon Bank goes live today

by on February 5, 2014
 
Pokémon Bank hits the Nintendo eShop today.

Pokémon Bank hits the Nintendo eShop today.

Some gamers may recall that the Pokémon Bank was supposed to be released two days after Christmas, but was put on hold after an issue that affected all of Nintendo’s online services. Today gamers can finally download the Pokémon Bank on their Nintendo 3DS consoles via the Nintendo eShop (it should be among the first things you see when you log onto the eShop).

For those wondering what, exactly, the Pokémon Bank does, it’s actually quite simple. For a $4.99 annual subscription fee (that will be waived until March 14, 2014, so trainers who want to try it out first can do so without paying) you will be able to store and manage up to a grand total of 3,000 Pokémon online and move them between Pokémon X and Y.

Though the Pokémon Transporter, which will allow trainers to move their collections from Black and White to Black 2 and White 2, was initially supposed to join the Pokémon Bank on release, we still have not received word when it will be live. We will update this post as that information becomes available.

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