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Pokemon X and Y just dropped two big bombshells this afternoon. More details after the jump.

Players can transfer Pokémon they have captured in Pokémon Black and White, and Pokémon Black and White 2 to Pokémon X & Y using the game’s Poke Transporter feature. Your creatures are then stored in your Pokémon Bank and can be searched and filtered to find the ones you want.

The first bit of news here is Pokémon bank.. It’ll allow players to transfer Pokémon between Black, White, Black 2 and White 2 with X and Y. It’s essentially allowing players to put their Pokémon into the magical cloud, and sort and find them wherever you are. All thanks to the more robust wi-fi features of the 3DS.

But there’s a catch.

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Because of all the work that has gone into creating software that will be used for years to come, there’s going to be an annual fee. No details yet on how much you’ll be paying, but you’ll pay nonetheless.

Masuda then confirmed that not only will you get a starter Pokémon from a friend first, but the professor in your town will give you a starter Pokémon from the original generation games. And Charmander, Squirtle and Venusaur will all have mega-evolutions that will need to be unlocked during your journey.

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Masuda also spoke about how these forms, were the sum total of his work on the Pokémon franchise. All his feelings, time and energy spent collecting Pokémon, something that players shared around the world, could be expressed in this power-up form.

Getting physical, the special edition 3DS XL for Pokémon X and Y will no longer be a Japan exclusive. It’ll be heading to the west as well.

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And that was it. Short, sweet and to the point.

Last Updated: September 4, 2013

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11 Comments

  1. lol

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    • Sargon

      September 4, 2013 at 14:13

      Pretty much sums it up.

      Pikachu: “Pika pika pikachu! Pika Pi!”
      Squirtle: “Squirtle Squirtle! Squirtle! Squirtle!”
      Pikachu: “Pika Pika Pikachu! Pika Pika.”
      Squirtle: “Squirtle Squirtle Squirt… What… What the fuck am I saying? No, I mean it! This shit doesn’t make sense at all!”
      Pikachu: “Say your lines, Earl! Or you’ll get the gas!”
      Squirtle: “For the love of Christ, kids! Go read a book or something!”

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 4, 2013 at 15:16

        LMAO!!!

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  2. DBL_ZA

    September 4, 2013 at 14:19

    Charmander, Squirtle and Venusaur…..

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  3. Guest

    September 4, 2013 at 15:13

    The lack of interest in Pokemon on this site is disturbing, also “And Charmander, Squirtle and Venusaur…..” something doesn’t quite fit here.

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  4. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 4, 2013 at 15:18

    A fee? To transfer my pokemon…? Oh no Nintey… say it aint so!

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    • J_Joestar

      September 4, 2013 at 23:05

      Technically the Transfer program is free from what i’ve heard.
      The Fee is for using the PokeBank feature (which is needed to use the transfer).
      People have been saying it will be 500 Yen (about $5), although there is no official word for NA as of yet.
      It is also a annual Fee (Yearly) so it isn’t exactly a scathing amount to pay for a minor service, just go a day or two without Starbucks a year and you’ll be covered.

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  5. KYOU

    September 6, 2013 at 06:47

    GAME FREAK!!! WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING!!! YOU’RE KILLING THE FUCKING POKEMON NAME!!! YOU FUCKING SOLD OUT GAME FREAK!!! YOU FUCKING SOLD OUT!!! THE MEGA EVOLUTIONS ARE HORRIBLE!!! THEY LOOK LIKE DIGIMON!!! I HOPE THIS GAME GETS CANCELLED!!! FUCK POKEMON!!! POKEMON SUCKS NOW!!! I WILL NOT BUY POKEMON X AND Y!!! GOODBYE POKEMON!!! YOU’RE LEGACY WILL BE REMEMBERED!!! POKEMON SUCKS NOW!!! I HOPE POKEMON X AND Y FAILS HARD!!! I DONW TIHE POKEMON!!! FUCK THIS I’M A GO BACK TO PLAY TELEFANG 2!!! KEITAI DENJUU TELEFANG 2 FOR THE FUCKING WIN!!! THAT GAME IS WAY BETTER THAN ALL POKEMON GAMES YOU LITTLE FUCKS!!! FUCK YOU GAME FREAK!!! LITTLE BITCHES!!! FUCKING SELLOUTS!!! FUCK YOU!!!

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    • Kiryu Kyosuke

      September 13, 2013 at 21:53

      Yeahhhhhhhhh

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    • the epic troll

      January 7, 2014 at 01:44

      you suck just saying pokemon x and y sold over 2 million copies in 2 days!!! 2 DAYS!!!

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  6. DD

    September 15, 2013 at 21:34

    People are losing their jobs and have bills to pay. There is a lot of people who can’t even buy the game or the 3DS system, let alone be able to pay for the
    Poke Bank. So, therefor, make it free

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