Pokémon Bank is a 3DS application and service designed for use with the following Pokémon titles:
- Pokémon X
- Pokémon Y
- Pokémon Omega Ruby
- Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
The resource allows players to deposit, store, and manage their Pokémon online in their own private Boxes on the Internet in addition to their respective games. Pokémon Bank offers a variety of search functions to better locate any Pokémon you deposit online. Most importantly, the Pokémon Bank allows players to transfer their Pokémon from multiple copies of the supported games to a single game for greater convenience.
A free 30-day trial of Pokémon Bank is offered for download through the eShop. Users will need to pay an annual charge if they wish to continue using the resource after the trial period is up which varies depending on region; in North America the annual fee is $4.99 USD, for example.
Pokémon Bank also entitles users to a free download of the Poké Transporter application, which allows users to transfer Pokémon from the following games into online boxes ready for use with Generation VI titles:
- Pokémon Black
- Pokémon White
- Pokémon Black Version 2
- Pokémon White Version 2
Note that players will require a 3DS with a compatible DS slot in order commence transfer from the aforementioned games.