Nintendo Haven’t Forgotten About Pokémon Bank; It’s Still Coming

By Ishaan . January 22, 2014 . 12:05pm

Pokémon Bank, the Pokémon cloud service that allows you to store your Pokémon on the Internet, is now up and running in Japan and other Asian territories. This morning, both Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe tweeted reminders that they haven’t forgotten about the service.


Nintendo of America tweeted: “Pokémon Bank has launched in certain Asian countries. Please stay tuned to our social channels for updates on availability in other regions, including North America.”


Meanwhile, Nintendo of Europe said the same thing in more words:


“Hi Pokémon fans, sorry it’s taken until now before we could give you an update on Pokémon Bank. Pokémon Bank & Poké Transporter services have now resumed operation in various Asian territories incl. Japan. We’ll be closely monitoring players’ experiences as we prepare for the European release. Once again we want to apologise for the delay, and thank you for your patience and your interest.”


Pokémon Bank was meant to be released in North America and Europe last year, but its launch was delayed following server troubles across the Nintendo Network and Nintendo eShop. While the service was launched in Japan, it was taken down shortly afterwards and re-launched more recently.

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  • Gholla20

    Translation: We are in no hurry to do this.

    • karldeck

      Probably the same excuse they have for SMT 4.

    • TheExile285


    • KuroNathan

      pokebank release date: feb 29.

    • konsama

      Fuck yeah, pokebank confirmed for 5014!

  • Nanaki

    Based on NoE’s tweet I’m left to conclude that they’re waiting to see how it does in Japan before thinking about sending it westward.

    • 하세요

      It seems to be going smoothly. I haven’t had any lag whatsoever connecting to anything; eShop and the cloud itself.

      • luckgandor

        Though this smoothness could be because it quietly appeared. If they had announced the relaunch date ahead of time, there’s no telling what the initial load would have been.

        • 하세요

          There’s also the fact that the whole “rush” is now over since the bank itself was still functioning, just the download was down, so most JP 3DS owners already got what they needed done.

          With the rest of the world, the rush is still going to be even more insane, so there’s much more preparation to be done.

  • TheGioG

    I’ll just have faith that all the kinks have been ironed out by the time this comes out.
    …Cause if something happens to my Crobat Bruce Wayne Sr. during the transfer process, there will be hell to pay, HELL I tell you!

    • …Bruce Wayne Sr.

      Kinda reminds me of a Koffing named Robitussin.

      • ishyg

        “Koffing named Robitussin.”

        Genius, pure genius.

        Kind of reminds me of a cheap joke, a Wailord named “Ur Mom”, with a burn heal as the item held.

        • Symbol de Au

          I hope someone starts wonder trading these.

  • Istillduno

    Oh, have they got a couple of extra calculators to run their servers on or did they go all out and buy a second hand Nokia?

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Poke’bank………This is what happens when we have to wait 3000 years for our beloved pokemon

    • hawk222

      What the…?! This looks like the Yu-Gi-Oh! art style, but… Seriously, what?!

      • Pereb

        Looks like Bakura and Yami.

    • Symbol de Au

      !? I’m not sure why I posted this…To be honest I don’t have any older Pokémon games so Pokémon bank doesn’t really matter much for me.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    This still isnt out?!

  • konsama

    Well i suppose this is better than nothing. >_>…

  • Bobby Jennings


  • British_Otaku

    Not looking forward to the network dying again, going to buy a ton of eShop games before it goes down this time.

  • Lalum

    Let the floodgates of hacked perfectmon and 6iv ditto open fully.

  • RegReach

    So can i wondertrade for better stuff from japan

  • SlickRoach

    Hopefully it’ll be released shortly after Half Life 4.

  • rurin

    Will the Celebi promotion still be valid?

    • echokanon

      it should still be valid since it is suppose to last a year i think

  • LastationLover5000

    The only reason I want this to come out is because Arceusdammit, I have a Shiny Metang in Black2 that needs a transfer and my friend has an Abomasnow for me

  • Khoko

    When ever a company says, “we Haven’t forgotten” I instantly think, ‘not only did they forget but if people didn’t keep asking they’d just ignore it. I’d really love to see the team working on this. I think they might all me sloths.

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