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Pokemon X and Y Pokebank feelings after one month

It has now been officially one month since the delay of Pokebank for US and UK Pokemon X and Y gamers. It looked like we would see the content released at some point last week along with the Japanese release, but for some reason Nintendo has decided against this and Pokebank is still unavailable to the masses.

To say that gamers are unhappy about the delay is an understatement. Fans have been flooding Nintendo’s Twitter channel with desperate pleas for the missing content, but Nintendo has remained true to their initial stance and have not gone public with the reasons for why it is taking so long.

If Pokebank was simply not ready, gamers would understand. But now it is available in Japan so fans have started to question why the same content cannot be released in the UK and US. Worst of all, it appears to be the lack of communication that is killing most fans.

On top of all this, social media is going crazy and all sorts of potential Pokebank release dates in February are being thrown around and treated as fact.

It’s a bit of a mess truth be told, when in reality one official statement from Nintendo or a community manager could make everything alrite.

Despite that, silence appears to be anything but golden at the moment. It’s been one month since the delay of Pokebank – let us know how you’re feeling below.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Danielle Leslie Sara Clayton
Danielle Leslie Sara Clayton

This is tiring waiting for something that’s not hard to say!!!!! They will lose lots of people, this is not going to be helping them after there wii u thing!!! WAKE UP NINTENDO!!!!!!!!!

Angry
Angry

Respect for Nintendo grow to level 0!

Respect wants to learn “Hate Nintendo” should a move be deleted?

-Love Nintendo
-Burn them down
-Give death threat
-Stop supporting them

1..2 Tada.. Love Nintendo was forgotten 🙂

Dan Hallberg
Dan Hallberg

With all the IV breeding possibilities in X and Y I’ve pretty much started from scratch on my team. I’m just waiting to get my Swampert so I can breed down some Aquatail.

Kage
Kage

I’ve loved Pokemon since I was five, and I’ve fallen in love with X and Y. I already completed the main story and really want my level 100 team to join me. :/ I’ve had my level 100 Charizard for years, and I just want to see what he’ll do in X and Y

Erin
Erin

I just really want all my Pokemon to be in one game and Nintendo is really being hard on me and all the other US and European trainers. but I think Nintendo is only doing this so that we have to pay for the service.

Oh Well
Oh Well

Honestly, I understand that all this complaining can become very annoying, but at the same time please try to understand that it’s just as annoying if not more so, getting on Pokemon X or Y and going into WiFi battles only to get matched up with Asians (no racism intended) or other trainers who have legendaries or Pokemon that you can’t even get yet. Also, please don’t be the type to say “Well you could always just breed valuable Pokemon and trade for them.” because 99.99% of the people I see who are trading their legendaries or other uncommon Pokemon… Read more »

Alex
Alex

C’mon guys, really? Making judgements on people’s inability to understand grammer? Death threats to Nintendo? Why is everyone so angry? I love Pokemon, I’ve grown up with it and have never disliked a single part. But guys, Its a game. Seriously it’s just a game. Yes it got delayed, what a shame. Their dealing with it. You think they released it in Japan only just to spite us? No, of course not. They’ll have their reasons. They’re a business, if the US and the UK don’t have Pokemon Bank yet, it’s less revenue for them. Leave them alone to do… Read more »

Sage
Sage

Nintendo released a statement the other day…

Tiamat247
Tiamat247

All that Nintendo is doing by ignoring the fans questions and postponing the release of the poke bank is disenfranchising customers who will be less willing to part with money to purchase their next Pokemon product. I feel bothered that the Japanese are being given so much grace on this issue but thats the deal with Japan, when it comes to games they pick and chose the extent of the service they are willing to provide to the western world, because like evryone else, they are selfish.

lopylopy1
lopylopy1

I agree with Josh everyone should calm there mind since when did we ever need to buy some stupid bank when we can fairly trade each other I was giving out free shiny requazas but only because I have well had a japanese version of the 3DS but I never cared about what I got in return I remember in the old days I were playing some pokemon red and when I finally collected151 pokemon iI restarted my game and did it over and over and over my point is just have fun with what games game freak gave us… Read more »

lopylopy1
lopylopy1

I love pokemon and all but I feel violated that I battle online with japanese and other people who use modes pokemon such as darkrai’s and other pokemon that come from other region Nintendo we all waited long and hard just send us info on your progress to me us more measured

Ben
Ben

there should be a one year free trial as compensation for the delay, and if they don’t release it soon it’s really going to come back to bite them because if pokecheck can become available before pokebank it will leave it obsolete.

John
John

I believe the reason of the lack of communication, is to prevent tens of thousands of players going on at the same time, but instead, on a random time, to allow the server to steadily build up.

Beztruken
Beztruken

We all have to come down, yes we were all promise Pokebank to come out on Dec. 27, 2013 and it has been one month since that day. Well what can we do, we just have to sit back and wait, there are other games out there to play while we all wait. I myself was disappointed when the app was delayed but what can you do. Nintendo is doing there best to get the pokemon bank to the uk and us, If any programs out there can help out Nintendo give them a call there number is on the… Read more »

Person
Person

What pisses me off the most is that now Japan has had extra time on the trial period! It’s one thing to have released it there so abruptly but as of January 27th, 2014 it become a kick in the shin. There really is no reason for this there’s been plenty of time to prepare this downloadable content and plus they REALLY should have been prepared/foresaw some connection issues with the Nintendo ID system being added so close to Christmas.

Angry
Angry

NO! I refuse to calm down and patiently wait for them. They had 4 MONTHS to make sure everything is working, there is absolutely no excuse for these delays. People didn’t buy x and y just for the shiny new graphics and animations, we bought it so we can transfer our pokemon from the gba games and up. There is alot of people here, myself included that has ev, iv trained all our pokemon and breed for the right nature, egg moves etc for hours so all you noobs stfu. How dare you defend this useless company’s excuses because we… Read more »

Luneth
Luneth

I enjoy Pokemon as much as the next person and I’m patiently waiting for Pokebank to come out, but come on people, calm down. Don’t get all worked up over the Pokebank, or go as far to threaten people. I mean, instead of wasting your time complaining and ranting, go do something else. No matter how much you bug Nintendo, or lash out at them, or whatever it is everyone has been doing, it’s not going to make the Pokebank come out any sooner. If anything, it will make them want to delay the app further or not want to… Read more »

anom
anom

I hope Nintendo knows that the people behind Pokegen are (slowly) starting to crack the code of X/Y. If they keep delaying they’ll have competition for transferring pokes from gen 5 to gen 6. Worst part about that is since it’s already sketchy enough as is, if a program were released by anyone other than Nintendo they’ll do it with as little evidence pointing back to them as possible. Then try and upload it to a file share site. Once it gets there no form of lawsuit will stop that thing from spreading like wildfire. I’d even wager most people… Read more »

Angry
Angry

Lol funny reading some peoples comments saying Japan needs to get nuked again for not giving bank. I’m the most pissed off person here but the country doesn’t deserve to get nuked other wise innocent people would get hurt. Only the people who won’t release bank to the world deserve to die not the country. Oh and also the developer who thought it was a great idea to scrap the in-game trade for black/white and try make a few bucks for bank should burn. Rant over 🙂

Levantou
Levantou

Nintendo just screwed over their fans and in the end it will screw them. Losing fans is never a good thing. And if they wait much longer, someone else will just figure out how to get old pokemon into X and Y and no one will pay for their monthly service, and all this will have been for nothing. So, wait longer Nintendo – I’d rather have it for free. 🙂

David
David

We should keep in mind that Nintendo is a Japanese company unlike Sony and Microsoft.

Nighcrom
Nighcrom

I see some people commenting that they’d be fine with a March release as long as Nintendo actually said something. Personally, I would be pissed if it was delayed until March. Not just because that’s more time than they’d ever need to get their act together, but because Japan was already given the bank several days ago. Why should we have to wait several months longer than they do for something that we were supposed to have two days after them? It’s already a slap to the face that they gave it to Japan and have continued to ignore the… Read more »

Libby
Libby

I was so excited Dec 27 and even stayed up til midnight watching the eshop. 2am came around and I passed out. In the morning I checked the eshop again and found it still listed as unreleased. That’s when I googled it and found the news. While I checked the pokebanks status weekly it wasn’t until the second japan release that’s now getting me on edge. The lack of communication is what drives me insane. If they’re not ready to release in the us until march that’d be okay as long as they tell me. I want to know when… Read more »

Josh
Josh

Wow. I’m just as upset about this delay as the next guy but some of you are more dramatic than a high school girl going through a breakup. Comparing Nintendo to a sleazy scamming company? Vowing to never buy from Nintendo again? Threatening to file law suits?? Calm down, put down your 3DS, and breathe. It’s extremely frustrating that Nintendo chooses to remain silent on the issue. I could possibly understand if they had a lot of work and had no idea when the Bank would be back, but it has returned in “certain Asian countries” and has remained active… Read more »

Sinnii Armzendlegz
Sinnii Armzendlegz

This delay truly would would not bother me if we could just get some communication. The delay doesn’t seem to be the problem for most since it is clear that the Bank needed to be taken down and tweeked, otherwise the crashes would have been an ongoing problem. But their blatant refusal to communicate is just inexcusable. This is how they treat the fans of their games? They hyped the **** out of these apps even before X and Y were released. And now it is as if they are determined to make people just forget about it. And there… Read more »

Abel Tinajero
Abel Tinajero

Personally, I don’t care about it being delayed so long. the delay is not the problem. The problem is their silence. They should be tellling us what’s wrong, projected time for release, why it was released to certain countries only, etc. This sounds like when Derrick Rose wouldn’t rule out his return last season. The front office kept saying “maybe he will return, idk” and he never returned. So Nintendo is just like “umm just keep waiting and we won’t say why” Sigh

Heromedic
Heromedic

I think the thing that irritates me the most besides the goddamned waiting with no news is the fact that we now have to pay to transfer our previous gen Pokemon. I swear if there’s no major news or the actual release of the poke bank in the next two weeks, i don’t think i’ll be paying for any new products anytime soon. if this is how they wanna treat they’re customers and fans, the customers and fans should take they’re business elsewhere.

Mike Wright
Mike Wright

You would think that Nintendo would read all of these dissatisfied posts and comments and try to actually put some effort in..yet they wonder why they lose gamers to Sony and Microsoft …Sony PS4 XBOX ONE Wii U ok you dont like Wii U?…HOW ABOUT POKEBANK *crowd slowly comes back WHAT ICAN TRANSFER MY POKEMON? ! * Crashes …

Steve Willis
Steve Willis

I just want to know the reason of the delay between the Japanese and World release.
Originally the two would have had a two day gap. I want to know why there was that gap. It would let me understand the delays more.

Charlie
Charlie

Yes I’m a patient person I have other game systems but seriously this makes me mad on so many levels. When Apple, Microsoft, or Sony have problems they INFORM them what’s wrong they try to promise a release date and don’t keep on saying “we will release more information” it’s been a month and we have the exact same info we did in December. Second Pokemon x and y were worldwide games all released on the same exact day, was Pokemon bank? No. It’s unfair because you guys are just pretty much saying”hey are country is better so were gunna… Read more »

E.Snowden
E.Snowden

im one of the fans that is disgusted by the way nintendo is treating their fans. there are in my opinion alot of reasons why this shouldnt, couldnt and wouldnt have happened if they just had the rocketscientist they lack for intelligence. – more servers to handle traffic…. the fact that we already knew for 2 months pokemon bank was coming means YOU nintendo did too, so you had the oppertunity to open more server to handle traffic. – stop ignoring the fans… all you say is “stay tuned”. you almost sound like porky pig at the end of a… Read more »

Fox Kevin
Fox Kevin

Look a release date should be finale, shame on you nintendo

Psaro
Psaro

I’m alright with waiting for Bank. I’m sure it’ll be out soon and it’s giving me chance to prepare. And when it DOES come, I’ll be happy. Also, someone posted that Bank isn’t implemented in game but instead as an app to make cash. That isn’t so. It’s hard to trade from 3DS to DS cartridge, and anyway, having an app eliminates the need two own two consoles. And that’d be more costly than £5 a year.

NOA
NOA

PREASE UNDERSTAND

Junebug
Junebug

Nintendo is giving Japan and the few other countries a headstart.Personally,I dont care because that basically says that every country thats enjoying the Pokemon bank probably needed it anyway,with all the lack of skill.Even with those hacked legends and a headstart,Japan players are no competition to American players.So yeah,yall keep the pokemon bank away,when it does come,yall shall see my fury.

Pickle
Pickle

I’m a bit frustrated with Nintendo not giving any news, but I really don’t mind waiting. I would like to use Pokemon from previous generations in battle, sure, but I’m still having lots of fun breeding the available Pokemon and EV training them. Honestly, I’ve had such good customer service in the past with Nintendo, I can’t really get mad at them. They’ve always been super friendly, very helpful, and really do go the extra mile when it comes to support. The lower screen of my 3ds had some odd coloration issues that occurred at one point, so I sent… Read more »

Ricky
Ricky

Well I’m wondering how long till riots start

Shawn White
Shawn White

I am really dissapointed in Nintendo. i have spent thousands on them over the years and frankly i’m sick of all these acts of unfairness. so until i get pokemon bank i’m not buying a single new thing from them. i’m sure konami and playstation will thank you for sending business their way.

Damion Pritchard
Damion Pritchard

And I want to thank you all for being such positive and patient Pokemon fans. I think we all can gain some kinda respect towards each other from all of this. ^-^

Damion Pritchard
Damion Pritchard

I could truly understand if they told us it would take longer for us, but they haven’t and that is what has us all in our “fury”. I have seen a good portion of the comments, and i agree with some of them. I love Pokemon Products, i still play dating back to RED, but when will they lift the fog and give us some light on this matter?

Damion Pritchard
Damion Pritchard

I still want it, but others have the impatient kinda nature and wont wait any longer. To them I say stand your ground and do what you think is right for you.

blueflamingo
blueflamingo

Personally, I’m okay with waiting, but I am NOT okay with silence. Nintendo why have you forsaken us!? If Nintendo at least said “Sorry, It will be relesed in March” I would be fine.

Damion Pritchard
Damion Pritchard

I’m honestly tired of the wait. I was up past midnight for bank’s release and was so disappointed when i couldn’t get it! Please Nintendo, I think you’re losing money from the masses that are willing to hand it to you just to have this great piece of software!

Liera Antionette
Liera Antionette

Personally…I am still downloading this if it comes out because I am a fan and want to send my pokemon from black and white and part 2…I just wish they would say we’re having xyz difficulties with the above mentioned because of whatever…Or something. I just don’t like the silence thing even if it is a usual business practice. If they found bugs fine ok…no big deal I can wait…it’s the not saying anything like said above that annoys me.

Joe
Joe

Maybe we should nuke them again if they don’t release it by tomorrow

TheInspired Wolf
TheInspired Wolf

Nintendo is starting to piss us off.’

Evermest
Evermest

The silence is typical business practice in the west. Even companies in the East are often mums the word on delays. But if you think the ‘outrage’ for the lack of release is going to truly effect their bottom line, you’re deluding yourself. As soon as it comes out 99% will download it immediately and its delayed release will be forgotten. The internet is fickle that way.

Samantha Romero
Samantha Romero

I hate that we haven’t gotten pokemon bank yet…. I’ve been wanting to get my pokemon of my pokemon black cartridge for forever now and it seems as though it’s now died… if i would have gotten pokemon bank sooner I could have saved my pokemon from pokemon sapphire forward…

Asian with no poke bank here
Asian with no poke bank here

After reading the comments,i’m actually quite happy that most of you are still waiting and have not given up hope! I know i’m not the only one,i wanna have as many friends as possible in pokemon and i’m in my mid 20s,glad to see that there are many out there who are still waiting! Some of them have already given up! I’m also very impatient about the pokebank but we all have no choice but to wait. I’m looking forward to seeing you guys in wifi battle when the pokemon bank is out! Don’t give up hope and keep waiting!… Read more »

Josh
Josh

I dont understand why it HAD to be an app downloaded instead of just simply implumenting it into the game, and if they wanted to restrict the hacked pokemon, they could still do it IN the game, I mean its bad enough X and Y had like 0 after game, might as well put a transfer thing in

disqus_bii4uda3SK
disqus_bii4uda3SK

I encourage people to forget about pokemon bank and train for the global competition in feb with the pokemon we have already trained. if u need pokemon from previous generations of games then youre weak and have lost sight of what every pokemon game is about: training your pokemon.

Ambrose Howard
Ambrose Howard

I’M SICK AND TIRED OF THE ASIANS HAVING LEGENDARY POKEMON LIKE ARCEUS IN THEIR PARTY WHENEVER I WI-FI BATTLE!!!

The Lego Sorcerer
The Lego Sorcerer

The lack of information about pokemon bank is what gets everyone agitated. Our biggest fear is that Nintendo will ditch the project and the will be no pokemon bank.

Richard Haslam
Richard Haslam

I wouldn’t be surprised if Pokémon Bank to the rest of the world would be scrapped, and would end up becoming a ‘Japan Only’ feature, just like the Platinum upgrade for My Pokémon Ranch. Let’s face it! They helped us with the Video Game Crash of 1983, now it’s becoming too stressful for them to handle in the rest of the world, as well as their home country. Just let them be self contained as a ‘Japan only’ console, that’s the only way out for them, considering of what they’ve produced recently!

Angry
Angry

I hope that “pokecheck” is legit so I can finally transfer. They won’t get there yearly fee so it’s almost a middle finger to Nintendo 🙂 I hope they feel so bad once everyone uses that and maybe start treating the world as equals. Damn them all to hell.

Firegecko
Firegecko

Don’t worry guys! I’m SURE Nintendo will announce a release date for bank at E3 2014!

Aku
Aku

I don’t understand why they can’t just give us a reason. Silence is only making people angrier..

nicedayfeint
nicedayfeint

It’s the silence that’s so frustating thing about this. Since it wasn’t explained what they were doing during the initial delay a lot of us thought it could be released at any given moment. Especially since the only official comments have said ‘patience’ ‘soon as possible’ and ‘stay tuned’. They’ve got a global social media team and for some reason a ‘not this week’ was too much of a stretch. It’s not like some guy in development was suddenly going to sprint out of a room with a USB shouting ‘Bank’s ready!’ There had to have been estimates and we’ve… Read more »

Boyo
Boyo

I think it funny that all the American are getting angry because they aren’t getting something first. Nintendo and Gamefreak are Japanese of course their going to get the the product first, and so they should. There are plenty of products, tv shows, movies and other things that comes very late consistently to other parts of the world so suck it up and get over it

Nash
Nash

Boycott Nintendo they’re biased with the US and the rest of the world. Just like with Monster Hunter 4 all the japanese players will be overpowered by the time it reaches the US.

Joel MH
Joel MH

Nintendo is heavily biased, they only give the best things to Japan and always will. Nintendo doesn’t give 2 shits about the rest of the world and maybe it’s time we do the same to them, because from now I am refusing to buy any Nintendo products until the bank is released and I encourage others to do the same.

tyke5140
tyke5140

While we’re at it, flipnote.

Kaiba
Kaiba

Just face the facts America and the other country’s are not going to get the luxury of the pokemon bank nintendo has been quiet for a month about it looks like all of our pokemon are stuck in the unova region

jbee02
jbee02

Even if it was just and general loose release date that would be better than nothing

Sam
Sam

So tired of waiting. Losing pacience and have not played since December because I can’t beat the Asians with the hacked Pokemon on Rated.

tez
tez

Japan always come first Smdh

~FloppyNoodle~
~FloppyNoodle~

I know Nintendo not announcing the date is obviously annoying many, but perhaps they’re doing this to avoid server overload because there will be a flood of players getting this if they knew the date. But on the other hand, they should have prepared for (or at least be close to being prepared for) this by now.

JellyWobbles101
JellyWobbles101

Once again, majority of the world gets the short end of the stick.

MASTERSASUKE
MASTERSASUKE

this sucks more then ever, nintento u suck, and gamefreak rise to our challenge, we all need pokemon bank.

atamisk
atamisk

I get that things happen and games and apps get delayed. I have no problem with the app delay. But gamefreak not paying a single word about it far the worst thing I’ve seen out of a gaming company in a long time. most will give a little update even if hit is to say they have made little to no progress on what is going on. releasing it in Japan without so much as a coming soon or let’s see how it does is also bad because at the moment a lot of fans are missing out on something… Read more »

Trevor Blaze
Trevor Blaze

Don’t lose hope peoples. If pokebank doesn’t come out, there is a new program in the making called ‘Pokecheck’. You can Google it, it works exactly like Pokemon Bank. If Nintendo doesn’t smarten up, they will be on the losing end when this new program comes out and lose their monthly wages on their Pokemon Bank. I hope they release this new program soon and give Nintendo a rude awakening and stick it in their asses. They deserve everything that’s coming.

Kai
Kai

This is getting so silly. Like many other gamers, I’m getting tired of my X game because I can’t build my real team. So, there’s no reason to continue playing it at this point seeing as I’ve already beat the game… I’m disappointed with Nintendo.

Adam Gutierrez Jr.
Adam Gutierrez Jr.

Who needs poke bank? My mother holds my money… she even spends it to get me items at times!

Some Dude
Some Dude

I don’t get it… From what I’ve heard they haven’t released it in the us due to the back check not working, but now that it’s up and running in Japan without so much as a thought to release it elsewhere… It kinda makes me wonder what they’re playing at.

I understand they want the product to be nice and clean, but the fact is they haven’t so much as tweeted what’s going on. All we want is a date, and we don’t care if that means it’s twelve months from now. At this point, it’s just become disrespectful.

DarkWolf
DarkWolf

I’m beginning to lose hope on this because I’ve been waiting a long time for this and I’m getting bored fast without my old mons from Gen V in Gen VI. If they don’t plan to release this soon, then I’ll regret getting a Gen VI game if there’s no way to transfer and just play my Gen V games and forget that Gen VI exist.

Gringo
Gringo

Silence is not a good thing when it comes to broken promises. I’ve about given up on it, because I’m tired of checking for something that seems like it won’t ever be out. I give it til tomorrow(January 28/ 2 1/2 hours from now) Before I find something else not nintendo related to pass my time for a good while. I don’t feel entitled to this app, I don’t even expect any kind of compensation. I do however expect an Apology for being kept in the dark about something a week after it’s gone live in Japan without incident. A… Read more »

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