Neoseeker : News : Pokemon Bank coming to Pokemon X and Y, a subscription online Pokemon storage system
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LloydToS Sep 4, 13
I think you should realize that they intend this to be 'the' future storage for any other game they will release, probably including future handhelds. The reason it's handy they allow you to store them on their servers is because if the data format changes at any time, they can magically convert the files on their servers to allow cross-game compatibility.
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Dilweedle Sep 4, 13
quote Enth
The fact that Transporter/Bank doesn't work with hacked Pokemon is quite amusing x] That's gonna annoy a lot of people I think.
It's not the hacks that bother me, I actually love that. Maybe now I can actually get into competitive without getting destroyed by teams of shinies with perfect stats.

I'm just worried about clones and downloaded events being detected as hacks. Or unknowingly being traded a hack (the GTS is full of them) and getting flack for it.
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Enth Sep 4, 13
Events'll be fine I'm sure. Clones I'm guessing won't work...

I'm sure there must be a fair few people who have some clones and don't even realise it...This probably relates to quite a few of my Events actually...I'm not fussed about moving 'mons over though so I'm good atm. I like having my completed Gen4 dex. Will be interesting to see how attitudes in the Trading Forum and such change.

Still, not needing a second console to trade with yourself is most people's dream, so I'm happy ^^
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Squiggle Sep 4, 13
Oh wow, didn't think you'd be able to use the Bank to trade between yourself. HUZZAH!
If I do end up getting both games eventually, I think I'll definitely look into investing in this then. Much, much better than having to invest in a whole new console.
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Insanity Prevails Sep 4, 13
Woo, pokemon transfers!

quote Kanon
Hell, if you can send up to Bank then retrieve after you restart your game, that'd be ballin'.
It would be like the next best thing to multiple save files.

quote Enth
Events'll be fine I'm sure. Clones I'm guessing won't work...
A clone, when done properly, is essentially an exact copy of a legitimate pokemon. I would be curious how any system in place would be able to detect what is a clone and what is only coincidentally sharing the same values (despite the low odds of two separate legitimate pokemon being .so similar, it likely isn't impossible).
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Oathkeeper Sep 4, 13
Not sure how I feel about this. I think the annual fee is throwing me off, I'd rather just pay $20 up front and nothing else. Monthly payments make me nervous. xD

I didn't hear about the free trial, though. I would only use the bank to transfer my Pokemon from Black/Black 2 (unless I run out of room on the cartridge, which is unlikely), so I'll probably just take a day to transfer all my Pokemon. Guess I need to hurry up and transfer my Sceptile team from Emerald and get to work on my Swampert team.
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Huntereb Sep 4, 13
quote DedValve
BAGAHAHAHA at the fee, they can screw themselves with that. Their excuse is also hilarious, pretty sad that not only will this actually work but people will find reasons to justify the cost. Giving us the ability to save on our SD cards would not be profitable apparently.

I'll use the trial to transfer my Pokemon over but I was looking forward to using this more. Oh well.
Yeah really, because 10 lines of code on their server to store your information is just too much to let people use for free. But then they can let people play online on Mario Kart Wii (Sending and receiving tons of data 24/7) for free.
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Dilweedle Sep 4, 13
Enth
Yeah, it is pretty sweet. I probably shouldn't be worried about it, but I know for a fact some of my events are clones downloaded from pokegts and the like. All the others are legit though, so I guess I could live if a few events don't make it through.

I don't know how it'll affect the trade forums though, the majority of legendaries, events, and shinies are usually clones. Even if clones get through the transfer it might not be possible to clone in 6th gen. I'm guessing pokemon-amie is going to replace a lot of that with EV trained trades, so that'll be nice.
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joshua121999 Sep 4, 13
I hate things that we have to pay for XD

but it sounds cool, I never need 2 DS/3DS to trade pokemon between ma own games
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bbb7002004 Sep 4, 13
quote Huntereb
quote DedValve
BAGAHAHAHA at the fee, they can screw themselves with that. Their excuse is also hilarious, pretty sad that not only will this actually work but people will find reasons to justify the cost. Giving us the ability to save on our SD cards would not be profitable apparently.

I'll use the trial to transfer my Pokemon over but I was looking forward to using this more. Oh well.
Yeah really, because 10 lines of code on their server to store your information is just too much to let people use for free. But then they can let people play online on Mario Kart Wii (Sending and receiving tons of data 24/7) for free.
Sending multiplayer data and storing data while insuring its integrity are two very different things.

Anyway, I'm one of those people that hates annual fees. I'd much rather a bigger price upfront or have it just built into the game's price itself. However, this app will be way too useful for the way I play the games. Bulk trading with myself will be amazing for the number of times I like to restart games. I just hope they allow your pokemon to hold items as well.

I also hope that being compatible with future games will also include Nintendo releasing Virtual Console versions of the older games with access to the Bank. That would be killer.
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Jill Owns All Sep 4, 13
It WOULD be great to trade up all my Black Pokemon through this. Then I could restart and play again, thus more easily filling out my X/Y Pokedex. This idea....is quite brilliant.
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Huntereb Sep 4, 13
quote bbb7002004
Sending multiplayer data and storing data while insuring its integrity are two very different things.
Oh yeah, sending constant data back and forward between consoles and servers costs Nintendo much more money than saving and storing encrypted data over a secure network. It just sits there for long periods of time until someone touches it. Thanks for pointing that out!
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bbb7002004 Sep 4, 13
No, because you have one bit of data go bad in a multiplayer session, a sprite glitches out and you move on. One bit goes wrong in long term storage and you loose 100 hours of someone's work.
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Stewie Sep 4, 13
I was looking at the Pokemon they stored in the boxes and a thought crossed my mind. Could they be a sign of more MegaEvolutions or Fairy types? They have Charizard, Absol, Ampharos, and Lucario in the picture on the first post, and they all MegaEvolve. They also put in Marill and Jigglypuff, and Gardevoir was in a different picture. It makes me wonder if the other Pokemon in the boxes have a significance. I could see a Golduck MegaEvo, or a Gengar MegaEvo. Gyarados, Hydreigon, Dragonite. Or maybe Psyduck/Golduck become part Fairy?

They could all just be random, but I don't know. They put enough significant Gen 6 Pokemon (with MegaEvos/ retconned types) to make me think otherwise.
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Coconut Sep 4, 13
Originally I was a bit annoyed about having to pay extra a year but if it is as cheap as £3 then I really can't complain as that's hardly anything at all! I'm happy about there being a free-trial to start with so I can get my favourite Pokémon from Black 2 onto X for free!
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