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It’s not too long now until the near-complete closure of the Nintendo 3DS’ online services in April. Though most online games are closing their doors, Pokemon Bank is sticking around for a little while longer. That being said, we have no idea when exactly it will close – but we’d estimate it won’t be around for more than another year. If you’re looking to pad out your collection with some easy Shiny Pokemon, we’ve put together a list of easier Shiny hunts you can do before Pokemon Bank closes sometime in the near future. They all take place in past Pokemon games, and we’ll be including lots of different games here.

Shiny Celebi Guide Pokemon Bank

A while back, we put together a big list of Shiny Pokemon that will become unobtainable after Pokemon Bank closes. Shiny Celebi is one such Pokemon, and it’s only available via Pokemon Crystal on the 3DS Virtual Console.

Given that the eShop has closed its doors to new purchases, this means the only legitimate way to get a Shiny Celebi at all (outside of Pokemon GO) is to have already purchased and installed Pokemon Crystal on your 3DS.

Shiny Deoxys Guide Pokemon Bank

A little while ago, we wrote a big list of Shiny Pokemon that will become unobtainable after Pokemon Bank closes. Shiny Deoxys is one such Pokemon, and it’s only obtainable via a limited-time event in Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen for the Game Boy Advance. If you’re looking to catch a Shiny Deoxys for yourself, we’ve put together a guide on how to hunt it prior to Pokemon Bank’s closure.

It’s important to note that Pokemon Bank does not currently have an announced closure date. Online services for Wii U and 3DS are set to end on April 8, but Pokemon Bank’s servers will remain open “until further notice”. That being said, we don’t expect them to be open for much longer than an additional year, if that. If there are any Shiny Pokemon you want to hunt in advance, now’s a great time to start.

unobtainable shiny pokemon

Nintendo recently announced the almost-complete closure of 3DS and Wii U online services on April 8 – and just about every single game is losing online functionality on that day. Pokemon Bank, however, is the exception. It won’t remain open forever, but eventually Nintendo will cut the cord on all of its online services. When that happens, Pokemon Bank will become unusable and it will be impossible to transfer Pokemon from previous generations to the Switch.

More than a few Pokemon can only be Shiny on Game Boy Advance, DS, and 3DS titles – on Switch, there’s no way to Shiny hunt any of these Pokemon (at least, not yet). Today, we’re going over a list of Pokemon whose Shiny forms will become unobtainable once Pokemon Bank closes. Again, we’re not entirely sure when this will be, but if you’re looking to save some cool Shiny Pokemon now might be a good time to start hunting.

pokemon bank free

A change is coming to Pokemon Bank next year, as it’s been revealed that the app will be free to use starting in March 2023.

Nintendo announced just a short while ago that users will no longer be able to make purchases on the Wii U and 3DS eShops as of that period. New downloads of Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter will also be stopping.

Now that Pokemon Home is here, the Pokemon Bank app has updated on 3DS. Version 1.5 is available worldwide.

Nintendo mentions that, as expected, Pokemon Bank was updated to accommodate the Pokemon Home distribution. Additionally, the feature was added to move to Pokemon Home.

The upcoming launch of Pokemon Home will be celebrated with a little promotion. After Pokemon Home is released, Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter will be available at no cost for a one-month period.

Players will be able to bring over creatures from various Pokemon series games using these two apps. Once Pokemon are in Pokemon Bank, they can be moved to Pokemon Home.

Pokemon Home will launch sometime in February and can be accessed on Switch and mobile.

Source: Pokemon PR

Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter have both just received updates. The two 3DS apps have been upgraded to version 1.4.

The new Pokemon Bank update has added in support for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon. Regarding the Poke Transporter update, Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver are now supported.

Source: Pokemon Bank / Poke Transporter

The long-awaited update to Pokemon Bank (and Poke Transporter) arrived last night. Once it’s been updated, it’ll be fully compatible with Pokemon Sun/Moon.

Here’s something interesting about Pokemon Bank. If you bring over a Solrock to Pokemon Sun or Lunatone to Pokemon Moon, you can interact with a certain character in the Haina Desert. Fans had dug up the event previously, but this is the first time that it can be encountered under normal circumstances.

These are the steps needed to activate the scene:

Transfer Solrock to Pokemon Sun or Lunatone to Pokemon Moon.

Put Solrock/Lunatone in your party.

Fly to Ruins of Abundance on Ula’ula Island.

Head south to enter Haina Desert.

Head to the western exit, then immediately back east (where you came from).

Head to the southern exit.

Keep heading south until you see the old man with a red shirt.

Speak to him for an interesting cutscene!

Head past the break for a video of the event in question.

To celebrate the new Pokemon Bank update, a new gift is going out to all users. Players can receive Mew’s Z-Crystal, Mewnium Z. It can be used in Pokemon Sun/Moon.

A promo posted on the Pokemon Twitter page is below.


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