Pokemon X and Y Pokebank US, UK countdown after Japan

 

By Posted 21 Jan 2014, 23:01

It looks like we are getting very close to the official Pokebank release date for UK and US gamers. We can confirm that the Pokemon X and Y Pokebank is now live in Japan, meaning that Nintendo are hopefully ready to prepare the service for launch for everyone else.

It has been a long wait, but it is very pleasing to finally see some official movement. It’s interesting that Nintendo didn’t give any signs that a release was happening in Japan today, so it could mean that a stealth Pokebank update for UK and US will happen too.

Also See: Pokemon X and Y new event code for US, free Mega stone

The question is, how long will Nintendo take to release Pokebank in US and Europe after finally pressing the green light for everyone in Japan?

Head to the Nintendo eShop now and let us know if you see Pokebank available for download yet. Not long now guys!

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  • Mars

    Can anyone comfirm those pokebank events are still active

    • Crazy296

      The Celebi one? The Celebi Event hasn’t started, and will not start until it is released in America. Also everyone who started their 30 day trial when Pokebank shortly came out will be able to get another 30 day trial.

      • martianzombies

        i have the new event celebi JPN version

        • pokellayer36

          In us still no poke bank arrggg

    • Vlaidnesstree

      Pokebank is not open in US yet, but I assume the events won’t start ’til everyone can get it. It shows up in the eStore but no one can download yet.

  • Justin Vaughn

    If they stick to the original plan, logic says we will get it on Thursday. Say your prayers to Satan and hope for the best.

    • Poké-Oldtimer

      You are sick for obvious reasons (HELLO, praying to the devil?!). Bet you hated not having the option to join team flare and burn everything down

      • 13ulbasaur

        wat

      • Matt

        He wasn’t being serious what he means by it is he has hope yet it prob wont come out

        • Poké-Oldtimer

          My bad. I sometimes read to much in stuff and then go berserk.
          (Poké-Oldtimer used rage!… it’s not verry effective)

          Guess I owe you an apology, Justin! :P

      • Some guy

        Fun fact: not everybody is a Christian

        • Poké-Oldtimer

          You don’t have to be to hate evil, but as Matt pointed out I misread the kinda obvious sarcasm, sorry for that

    • knuckles2007

      well, its thursday and still no pokebank.

      • Tyler Parks

        It’s sunday…..

        • knuckles2007

          now its monday and still no change

  • Katie Marshall

    It’s not out in Canada yet either, but I’m keeping an eye out for it. Fingers crossed! :)

  • Whovian Draknoth

    not out in UK either

  • trevor

    so its out in japan, yet not a single darkrai, arceus, or celebi is on the gts

    • Alex

      you can’t put those event legendaries on the GTS anyway so it wouldn’t matter

      • Gdom

        Word

        • Wuulul

          …wait, what? You can’t?

          …who came up with this idea? -_-

    • Matthew kiss

      you cant put special pokemon on the gts! so deoxys, arceus, celebi, jirachi, genesect, meloetta, darkrai and others that are obtained through events are not allowed to put onto the GTS. This is because nintendo doesn’t want you giving away these special unobtainable pokemon.

  • Silver

    im so happy i screamed when i read on Serebii that it was out in Japan

  • Billy Dudey

    Well it still says TBD for me when i check the Eshops release date

    • Spacy

      Did you miss the “stealth Pokebank” part? If they release it, they won’t tell us because it will be easier on the servers which have been fortified for heavy traffic.

  • Ditto-The-Mark

    Of coarse Japan gets it GameFreak is so biased when it comes to releasing everything better that is pokemon related to Japan.

    • Rick Bihler

      Really dude? We (the U.S.) releases products first here aswell. Plus it is up to the company. Just be patient. At least we are even getting it.

    • Nicholas Osborne

      Well, because GameFreak is located in Japan, they have every right to release things first in their home country. If the situation were reversed and GameFreak were headquartered in New York, I’m sure they would release things in the United States first as well :)

    • Sean Boyle

      One might say Japan are the guinea pigs, why else are they saving the perfect release for Western markets?

  • Jack Spore

    I’m not holding my breath for this til febuary or march. Outside japan doesn’t get the same luxury mystery gifts or promos.

  • KH11601

    you also got to remember Japan made Pokemon but its Pocket monsters so they always get the crap first before others which is bull

    • BlooBoi23

      It’s not bull. It only makes sense that the Asian areas get it before everywhere else because they have to translate and change everything to each country’s preferences

      • Anonymous

        It should have already been translated. But then there was a freaking delay, and then we had to wait for a month. Or maybe they didn’t have it translated in time, so they intentionally delayed it due to “the servers crashing”.

        • Zephyr07

          My guess is that judging on the nature of the update to the pokebank, they have been spending the last month ruducing the load the app has on the Nintendo servers. Most likely they are releasing it bit by bit to monitor the load and to ensure that the servers can cope.

  • Sae-ouk

    Out in Korea. It’s initial release date was a day or two after Japan, so be patient, guys. It’s coming to the West soon.

  • Jordan Eccleston

    Better be out soon, else i will have a nervous brake down, already annoyed with the japs getting a free gift and all the bull poo that goes with it -_- if it’s true that we might be getting it late february i will seriously change to having a psp, the only reason i have a ds is because of pokemon, and right now… thats even letting me down -_-

    • Jaron

      Same here Bro. I only got a 3DS for the Pokebank. Had it just been Pokemon X and Y, no transporter, I would have just got the Vita. And honestly, if it doesnt come out by the end of the month, Im gonna sell my 3DS and Pokemon Y, and get the Vita.

      It has sick games coming out for 2014 anyways. Borderlands 2, Minecraft. The Walking Dead Season 2, Wolf Amoung us, Killzone which already came out. Vita is getting better anyways, so this Pokebank better hit the fan.

  • TheInspired Wolf

    Lol my comments never get posted. x) Im too hard core.

  • Z

    ITS BEEN 3000 YEARS!

    • Felipe Gabriel

      Going to the eShop to download Pokebank?….
      …..
      …..
      I HAVE NO MEMORY OF THIS PLACE…

  • zJACKRABBIT

    Has anyone tried setting up a proxy to a japanese server to download early? I know people did that for bf3.

  • Lisa

    this is when I wish I was still living in Japan.this is when I wish I was still living in Japan.

    • Lisa

      Meant to say it once…

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  • NwXG Prodigy

    I just went of Eshop updated and it still says TBD

  • J@y

    I bought a used copy of Black 2 (only played up until GEN II before I quit when I was younger). I also got a copy of X…played X and then I put in B2…it has boxes upon boxes of shiny pokes and legend shinys…event shinys…I CANNOT play B2 until the bank comes out…

    • Sae-ouk

      Sorry to burst your bubble, but most of those are probably hacked, so you’ll only be able to transfer some of them. And before you ask: yes. I’ve tried sending a few completely hacked pokes through. Only a handful got through (although ALL the realistic legends did work (as in no shiny Victini, Arceus, etc.), which is awesome)

      • J@y

        They could be. I was reading online that you can save on legendary pokes (such as meeting ho-oh) you can turn on and off your console over and over until it finally is shiny. I really wouldn’t mind if less than half made it because I did nothing wrong but get the game lol. It has over 800 hrs played so some of them are probably legit.