Pokemon Bank, is it Worth it?

Want to transfer your Pokemon from another game onto Pokemon X or Pokemon Y? You can use the vary helpful app Pokemon Bank!

Pokémon Bank is an app you can buy for your 3DS. It will allow you to transfer your Pokémon from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 over to Pokémon X or Y. With Pokémon Bank you can store up to 30 Pokémon in 100 boxes--that's 3,000 Pokémon.

Online Bank

With Pokémon Bank, you will be able to link up online to your own storage box. If you were to lose you copy of Pokémon X or Y, then as long as your Pokémon have been uploaded to a Pokémon Bank Box, you will still have all your Pokémon. Just re-download them when you get a new Pokémon X or Y game!

Moving Pokémon

In past Pokémon games you had to have two game systems and transfer Pokémon one at a time. With Pokémon Bank, you can move multiple Pokémon at a time, and you can do it from your 3DS. Pokémon Bank even has a search function that lets you find the Pokémon you want to transfer more quickly.

What's Poke Transporter?

When you download Pokémon Bank, you can also download Poke Transporter. Poke Transporter is free and will let you transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 and then put them into their own online box. Then you can transfer them to your Pokémon X or Y game! 

What gamers should be careful about is that once they use the Poke Transporter app to transfer their Pokémon to Pokémon X or Y, they can NOT get them back to their original games! Once a Pokémon is transferred to their online box they can not be put back in Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2 or Pokémon White 2. So be careful with your Pokémon!


Gamer, book reader and anime lover.

Published Oct. 7th 2013
  • if you delete after you download all your pokemon to the bank on the x or y can you get them back?
  • matthew _9166
    i think that when you have a release date you should keep to the date as my eshop on my 3ds says that it hasent been releast yet im sick of waiting for yous to release pokemon bank
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  • Synzer
    Guide Editor
    I think this is definitely worth it if you have the previous generation games because you can transfer them to the new game. For others it is still helpful to store all your Pokemon in one location. The $5 a year is so miniscule that there really is no reason to not get it, unless you really won't use it.

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