Originally the Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter tools were supposed to be released on December 27, but it took Game Freak more than a month longer to get them out. Now they are here and downloadable.
The delay was reportedly caused by “a large volume of traffic to the Nintendo Network service”, that resulted in “players having trouble setting up Nintendo Network IDs and downloading content in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS”. Gladly, the issues have been overcome now.
Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter are now available on Nintendo eShop. Sorry to keep you waiting, Pokémon fans! http://t.co/Qpte23ZCsc
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) February 4, 2014
For those of you who need to know, Pokemon Bank is a paid cloud based tool that lets you store up to 3000 Pokemon online. The stored Pokemon can be shared to any of the digital or physical games that the player owns.
The Pokemon Transporter is a supporting tool that lets players transfer their Pokemon from Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2 to the Pokemon Bank by uploading so that they can be used in the Pokemon X and Y games.
Interested? You can visit the Pokemon Bank website to get a QR code that will give you direct access to the download. Here’s how you do it:
“Press both the L and R buttons from your Nintendo 3DS system’s HOME Menu, then tap the QR Code button in the lower left. Aim the camera at the QR Code here to be taken directly to Pokémon Bank in the Nintendo eShop.”
How many of you are getting it?