If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Pokémon Bank finally launched in Europe

Got your interest?

Cloud storage app Pokémon Bank is now available to download in Europe from the Nintendo eShop, eagle-eyed 3DS owners have spotted.

It's free to try until 14th March, and you'll get a super-rare Celebi for your trouble (thanks, Serebii).

Pokémon Bank was originally set to launch in December, but its arrival was delayed after its initial Japanese launch left Nintendo servers struggling to meet demand.

The program allows you to keep up to 3000 critters from 3DS games Pokémon X and Y on Nintendo's servers.

It's handy if you want to keep more monsters than the game's internal storage will allow, or if you have copies of both X and Y and want to swap Pokémon between them with just one 3DS.

Bank also comes with Pokémon Transporter, a tool that will let you upload Pokémon from DS title Black, White, Black 2 and White 2 - but be warned, it's a one-way only process.

You're not signed in!

Create your ReedPop ID & unlock community features and much, much more!

Create account
About the Author
Tom Phillips avatar

Tom Phillips

Deputy Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's deputy editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and makes sure we put the accent on Pokémon.

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Explore our store
Eurogamer.net Merch