No more annual fees expected.

With the Nintendo Switch being the immensely popular console that it is and Nintendo having already fully moved on from the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, we all knew the eShops for both platforms would eventually come to an end. It was an inevitable fact that becomes a reality when the shopping service draws to a close in March 2023, but there is some good news at least.

It has been revealed that after the service ends, all Pokémon Masters still keen on using the Nintendo 3DS to visit earlier main series Pokémon titles, such as X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon and even earlier adventures available as part of Virtual Console, will still be able to make the most of Pokémon Bank next year.

Only, not only will players be able to use the service, but because of closure of the eShop, the service will become available at no charge, so certainly make sure to get it downloaded whilst you still can, and the transfer tool application, Poké Transporter should you wish to transfer Pokémon from Black 2 and White 2 to X and Y.

About Pokémon Bank:

Pokémon Bank is an application and paid service with an annual fee of US $4.99 (CA $7.09) that will allow you to deposit, store, and manage up to 3,000 of your Pokémon in private Boxes on the Internet! It will be a powerful resource for players who like to obtain many different kinds of Pokémon, or for those who like to raise many Pokémon in preparation for battles and competitions! Pokémon Bank also makes it easy to transfer Pokémon from copies of Pokémon SunPokémon MoonPokémon XPokémon YPokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – including the downloadable versions – to a single game! When you download Pokémon Bank, you can also download the free linked application Poké Transporter!

Source: Pokémon

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: / Website: YouTube channel:

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