Poke Bank is Live in the Americas

The long journey to worldwide release is finally over for Nintendo’s Pokemon Bank eShop app, as the service has finally launched in the Americas. Following yesterday’s news of Pokebank being released in Europe, as well as Australia and New Zealand, Pokemon trainers in North America will now be able to access the service by downloading Pokebank from the North American Nintendo eShop.

While Pokebank has already launched on the Japanese and South Korean eShops (while also releasing in other Asian territories), the application was plagued with rampant server issues. This caused the entire service to shut down, while its launch in the Americas, Europe and Oceania was completely delayed. The original regions to get Pokebank were finally reinstated with the app on January 21st, while Europe, Australia and New Zealand followed only a day ago on February 5th.

The new influx of Pokebank users will have access to the Pokebank event Pokemon Celebi. Players can then load up their Pokemon X and Y versions with their old friends from previous generations using the Poke Transporter.

Pokebank allows players to store up to 3,000 different Pokemon in cloud storage. You can get your free event Celebi by accessing the Poke Bank app once you have downloaded it.

The Pokebank service features a free trial that lasts until March 14th, followed by an annual fee of $4.99 in the United States and Canada, £4.49 in the United Kingdom, €4.99 in Europe, $6.50 in Australia, $8.50 in New Zealand,  ¥500 in Japan, ?5000 in South Korea, $150 in Taiwain, and $40 in Hong Kong.

Dakota Lasky