Pokemon Bank: Hidden Ability Johto Starter Pokemon Guide

The fully evolved Johto Starter Pokemon with their Hidden Abilities come free to subscribers of the Pokemon Bank service.

Subscribers to Pokémon Bank rejoice: Fully evolved Johto Starter Pokemon with Hidden Abilities are coming to Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

So long as you are currently subscribed to the Pokémon Bank service--which is a program used to transfer your Pokemon between games and store them online for safe keeping--you can nab all three of the Johto Starters with their Hidden Abilities right this very second.

For the unaware, Hidden Abilities are special Abilities that Pokemon have that aren't found regularly in the wild. These Abilities usually make the Pokemon far superior to others of its form, but in truth, it's simply and extra Ability for a Pokemon that would otherwise have just one or two variants.


Meganium, the Grass-type starter, comes with the Hidden Ability Leaf Guard. This will protect your Pokemon against status conditions when exposed to sunlight or harsh sunlight.

Typhlosion features the Flash Fire Hidden Ability, which powers up all Fire-moves by 50% and negates all Fire-damage that Typhlosion might take.

Feraligatr, however, will come with the Hidden Ability Sheer Force, which negates 30% of any side effects from opponents' moves that boost attack power.

How to Get the Hidden Ability Johto Starters

Catching these rare Pokemon is incredibly easy if you have an active Pokémon Bank account. First, players need to use Pokémon Bank with a copy of any game from Generation 6 on the 3DS console. Afterwards, the reward is obtained the next time you start the game by clicking the Pokemon Link option from the main menu.

This special Pokémon Bank offer lasts until November 30, 2015, so you have plenty of time to pick up your dynamic trio before the event ends. With this new development, I am even one step closer to catching them all. See you next time, Pokemon fans!

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Autumn is a freelance writer that grew up on GameFAQs walkthroughs trying to suss out how to get through her favorite PC and Nintendo games. These days she's a capable game pioneer, mapping out guides and tips so players of all skill levels can join in on the fun.

Published Feb. 5th 2015

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