Pokémon Bank brings cloud storage to Pokémon X and Y

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The Pokémon Company’s Satoshi Tajiri, Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda, and Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata today made an appearance within the scheduled Pokémon Direct.

Taking a look back at the original Pokémon Red and Green and the progression of the series since then, the trio reminisced about the evolution of how players have been able to communicate with one another.

With Pokémon X and Y, Game Freak have delivered a new PPS system that allows them to trade and battle through a Wi-Fi and local connection. Now, alongside this, the developer is making “download exclusive software for Nintendo 3DS” called Pokémon Bank.

Simply, this will allow players to store their amassed assortment of critters from either Pokémon X and/or Pokémon Y within online storage. This is limited to 3,000 Pokémon, which can be separated across 100 differing boxes. Search options being implemented to ensure you can find whichever you’re looking for.

It won’t be a free service, most likely due to its expected popularity, though the cost is believed to be fairly minimal.

Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda explains, “For those who want to collect as many different kinds of Pokémon as possible, or someone who wants to train many Pokémon for battles or tournaments, Pokémon Bank is the perfect tool.”

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