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Pokémon Direct: Cloud Storage & 3DS XL for Europe

Pokemon Red Blue 3DS XL
Today’s Pokémon Direct from Nintendo announced that the Red and Blue Pokémon Editions of the 3DS XL will be available in Europe from 27th September.

They also revealed a new online storage program that will hold up to 3000 pokémon that you collected. Known as Pokémon Bank, this service will require an annual subscription, as the plan is to make your collection available across future pokémon games. You’ll be able to download your pokémon for battle at any time.

There will also be a free add-on called PokéTransporter. This will allow pokémon fans to transfer their pokémon from Pokémon Black, Black 2, White and White 2. “I think everyone has pokémon that they put their hearts into training and eventually become stronger as their journey went on,” said Satoru Iwata, Global President of Nintendo.

“In other words, the save data has the best memories for players. So when you think about long-term relationships with our customers, we thought we should have a service that let customers store their pokémon. I think we’ve talked about this for five years or so and finally it’s coming true.”

Pokémon X and Y

The new pokémon games will start slightly differently to most. As a newbie trainer, you’ll receive your first X/Y starter pokémon from a friend: Chespin, Fennekin or Froakie. When you meet the Professor later, you’ll receive a second Pokémon, one of the three starter pokémon from the Red/Blue games: Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle.

Along with other pokémon from the XY game, the three from Red/Blue will have a new ultimate form – the MegaBlastoid, MegaCharizard and MegaVenusaur.

Pokémon X and Y will be available in Europe for the 3DS from 12th October.