If you’ve been holding off on entering Pokemon Sun and Moon‘s competitive battle scene until you could transfer over your already tried and tested squad from previous games, today’s your lucky day. As of now, the latest update to Game Freak’s Pokemon Bank feature is now available via the Nintendo eShop, which adds support to the latest duo of games released last year. If you’ve yet to take advantage of the service, the handy app allows the storage and transfer of up to 3,000 ‘Mons between all of the 3DS games, including last year’s re-releases of Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow on Virtual Console.
For the very modest fee of $4.99 for an entire year’s subscription, you’ll be able to transfer and store the most treasured parts of your collection from the following titles.
- Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
- Pokémon X and Y
- Pokémon Black and White
- Pokemon Black and White 2
- Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow (Virtual Console)
Do note, however, that any Pocket Monsters transferred to the bank from the Virtual Console games cannot be returned from where they came once migrated, so choose wisely. As an added bonus, anyone who signs up to use the service between now and October 2 will receive a special item – Mewnium Z – that unlocks the mythical Mew’s ultimate attack in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Of course, you’ll need to get hold of the elusive creature first, but that shouldn’t be too difficult, what with last year’s legendary giveaways having included Mew on several occasions.
Pokemon Sun and Moon broke several records for Nintendo last year. Besides being the most pre-ordered games in the company’s history, they also went on to be the fastest-selling ever in the UK, proving the series’ longlasting appeal to young and mature gamers alike. Once a Trainer, always a Trainer, right?