Today The Pokémon Company International released a new video showcasing the features and functionality of the Pokémon Bank, a new Nintendo 3DS downloadable software service for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launching December 27.
With Pokémon Bank, players can:
- Deposit, withdraw, and manage up to 3,000 Pokémon in private boxes online through an internet connection
- Transfer Pokémon from multiple copies of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, including the downloadable versions, using one Nintendo 3DS system
- Transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, and Pokémon White 2 to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y using the Poké Transporter, a linked application received when you download Pokémon Bank
Players who download Pokémon Bank and its linked application, Poké Transporter, between December 27, 2013 and January 31, 2014 will receive a complimentary trial pass within the application, which will let them experience Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter at no charge for 30 days. After this time period, the Pokémon Bank service will cost $4.99 per year.