Pokémon Bank finally available in PAL regions

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If you have a Pokemon spank bank, you may need therapy.

If you live in Europe or anywhere south of the Equator and you’re one of those children or child-like adults who has to catch them all you’ve probably been waiting rather patiently for Nintendo to release the Pokémon Bank. Your wait is over.

The app is finally available to download on your PAL 3DS. It’s free to download, and seems entirely unchanged from the version that was released to North American and Japanese punters late last year. downloading it gives you a month’s free access, after which be prepared to cough up. I’ve confirmed that it is available on the South African eShop as well.

Here’s what you get, according to Nintendolife

  • Access to 100 boxes that store 30 Pokémon each, with space for 3000 to be stored online.
  • Downloading the Bank gives free access to the linked app Poké Transporter, which allows you to transfer ‘mon from Pokémon Black and White as well as Pokémon Black and White 2.
  • Anyone who downloads the Bank app between now and 14th March will receive a fee 30 day trial.
  • After the trial a full year of access will cost £4.49 / €4.99.
  • Those that access their Pokémon Bank Box by 30th September will receive the Mythical Pokémon Celebi as a free gift.
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You’ll need to have a linked Nintendo Network ID to download Pokémon Bank.

Last Updated: February 4, 2014

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Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Oh thank goodness. My original thought was, because you breed Pokemons, that this was some kind of Pokemon sperm bank.

    • ToshZA

      That’s a reasonably grim image that you’ve painted in my mind. My nightmares thank you.

  • Charlie

    Wait US was supposed to get it first before Europe… This is annoying.

  • ayauaja

    It was never released in america…

  • Verrayne

    O my gosh finally! feels like it’s been forever.

    My breeding mania can live on fully! Come my ditto’s come!

  • I’m not used to being the last to get something. ‘Murica needs a pokebank!

    • lol I guess I don’t have to wait. It’s out in North America now.

  • mack

    I cant find it in e shop and I live in Guyana, South American. Can someone help me please.

    • Andrea

      Same here I live in peru, South America and still no news when it will be available.

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