Pokémon Bank is an application and service for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y that will allow you to deposit, store, and manage your Pokémon in private Boxes on the Internet!
Pokémon Bank will be a powerful resource for players who like to obtain many different kinds of Pokémon, or for those who like to raise many Pokémon in preparation for battles and competitions!
Meet Brigette, the Developer of Pokémon Bank!
A woman named Brigette will guide you when you first use Pokémon Bank. She is the brilliant mind behind the development of Pokémon Bank!
As long as you have Pokémon Bank, you'll be able to link up to your own dedicated Boxes online using your Nintendo 3DS to easily deposit and withdraw your precious Pokémon. If the worst were to somehow happen and you lost your copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y, your Pokémon would still be safe and ready to be withdrawn to a new game if they were deposited to Pokémon Bank!
Store up to 3,000 Pokémon!
In Pokémon Bank, you'll have 100 Boxes that can hold 30 Pokémon each, allowing you to store a total of 3,000 Pokémon! As a comparison, previous storage systems for your Pokémon—such as Pokémon Box for the Nintendo GameCube and My Pokémon Ranch for the Nintendo Wii—could hold a maximum of 1,500 Pokémon.
As always, there are still PC Boxes within Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, just as there have been in previous games in the Pokémon series.
Store Pokémon from Multiple Games
With Pokémon Bank, you can deposit and withdraw Pokémon from different copies of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. All you have to do is download Pokémon Bank on your Nintendo 3DS system, insert your Pokémon X or Pokémon Y Game Card, and open the Pokémon Bank application. Pokémon Bank also works with downloadable versions of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. If you're working with multiple copies of the games, Pokémon Bank makes it easy to gather your Pokémon in one place!
Move Many Pokémon
In the past, if you wanted to transfer Pokémon that you caught in other Pokémon games, you sometimes needed two game systems, and you had to move Pokémon one at a time. Now, with Pokémon Bank, you can conveniently transfer many Pokémon at once without needing two game systems.
In addition, Pokémon Bank has a variety of search functions, so you can find the Pokémon you're after among all of the Pokémon you've deposited. Even if you deposit a lot of Pokémon, you won't have to worry about being unable to find the Pokémon you need!
Service Charge Info
The Pokémon Bank application and service allows you to store your Pokémon on an online server. To ensure that the service stays running worry-free for all of its users, Pokémon Bank will be a paid service.
An annual charge of AU$6.50 and NZ$8.50 will allow the service to be maintained long-term so it can provide support for future Pokémon titles. The service charge will also enable the management and maintenance needed to allow everyone access to the online storage.
No-Charge Trial Period
A no-charge trial period will be available for players to try between the application's release and Friday, March 14th.
Players who download Pokémon Bank between its release day and Friday, March 14th, can obtain a complimentary 30-day trial pass within the application. By using this pass, you can experience the Pokémon Bank service at no charge. Don't miss this chance to try Pokémon Bank!
Note: The 30-day trial pass is available only until Friday, March 14th.
Special Kalos Events
Bringing certain Pokémon into Pokémon X and Pokémon Y from Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version 2, or Pokémon White Version 2 using Poké Transporter will produce some new events in the Kalos region.
Bring Pokémon into your game and see for yourself!
Deposit Lots of Pokémon!
When you deposit Pokémon into Pokémon Bank, you will receive Poké Miles for the length of time they are deposited. The more Pokémon you deposit, the more Poké Miles you can earn.
Poké Miles can be exchanged for items in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y and on the Pokémon Global Link website.
Get Battle Points, Too!
You can receive these rewards for depositing Pokémon in the form of BP (Battle Points) instead of Poké Miles if you like. Battle Points can be exchanged for TMs and items in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
Both your Battle Points and Poké Miles can be sent to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y using an in-game option called Pokémon Link.
Receive a Special Pokémon
When you use Pokémon Bank, you will be able to receive a special Pokémon: Celebi! To receive it, use the Pokémon Link function in the Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game that you used to deposit your Pokémon in Pokémon Bank. Only one special Pokémon is available per copy of Pokémon Bank. Even if you store Pokémon from multiple games, you can get only one Celebi!
How to Collect Your Pokémon
Select Pokémon Link from the main menu in either Pokémon X or Pokémon Y.