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Pokemon Bank storage app announced

Paid service will let players store Pokemon in the cloud

Nintendo has announced Pokemon Bank, a 3DS app that will let players store up to 3000 Pokemon in the cloud.

The app will be available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop and will charge users an annual fee to store their Pokemon online.

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A player's Pokemon Bank account will contain 100 boxes, each with 30 Pokemon capacity, allowing for a total of 3000 Pokemon to be stored. Players can deposit and withdraw Pokemon from their copy of Pokemon X & Y.

The service will also enable players to transfer their previously collected Pokemon from Pokemon Black, White, Black 2 and White 2 into their Pokemon Bank using another 3DS app called Pokemon Transfer.

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"Pokemon Box is a paid service that will allow players to have secure and convenient access", Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said during the recent Pokemon Direct broadcast.

It was also announced that two Pokemon X & Y 3DS models, already confirmed for release in Japan, will be headed to Europe and North America too.

Nintendo has confirmed a worldwide Pokemon X & Y release date of October 12.

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