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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.

Pokemon Sun/Moon continues to roll out commercials with athletes. This time around, an advert is up with Saori Yoshida, who secured an gold medal at the Olympics in wrestling. Check out the commercial below.

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.


The new updates for Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter are now available. The two apps have been updated to version 1.3 and 1.2 respectively.

After downloading the Pokemon Bank update, compatibility will be added in with Pokemon Sun/Moon. And for Poke Transporter, creatures from Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow on the 3DS Virtual Console can be transferred into Pokemon Sun/Moon.

While we still don’t have a concrete date beyond “late January” for the update that will implement Pokemon Bank compatibility with Pokemon Sun & Moon, we at least have some news about the transfer process from the generation 1 Virtual Console games to Pokemon Bank. This comes to us via Nintendo Hong Kong and Serebii.

One big question about this transfer process was how it would handle IVs, Natures and Abilities, since these didn’t exist (Natures & Abilities) or worked differently (IVs) in Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow. It seems like, when transferring a generation 1 Pokemon to Pokemon Bank, it will have 3 maxed out IVs and receive a random Nature and Ability (out of the ones it can have), with the possibility of it receiving its Hidden Ability. Transferred Pokemon will also receive a special Game Boy mark on their summary page, to indicate that they have been transferred from a generation 1 game.

A handy new feature is that you don’t need to transfer Pokemon to your games in order to register them in the National Pokedex. If you have all of your various games connected to Pokemon Bank, the Bank will sync them all up and combine all the Pokemon you own across your games into one list. You can also track various in-game statistics directly via the Bank, such as the total number of eggs you have hatched.

It will also be possible to send Battle Points again.


Pokemon Sun/Moon

The third Global Mission in Pokemon Sun/Moon is almost here. When it goes live, players will be tasked with trading Pokemon through the Pokemon Global Trade Station.

The mission will run between January 31 and February 14. We should know what the target is for trading by then.


Pokemon Sun/Moon

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have sold over four million copies in the United States, Nintendo announced today. The two specifically stand at 4.5 million since launching in late November. Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon were also the second and third best-selling games during the month of December as reported by NPD.

Nintendo also said today that the last quarter of 2016 was the “best-selling quarter for software in Nintendo 3DS history”. 7.3 million copies of first-party Nintendo games were sold during that period. For the seventh month in a row, sales grew year-over-year thanks to the likes of Pokemon, Super Mario Maker, and evergreen titles such as Mario Kart 7.


A few months after its release, a new Pokemon Sun/Moon commercial is online for Japanese viewers. View it below.

Pokemon Sun/Moon

A new update is out live for Pokemon Sun/Moon. Players can download version 1.1 for the game.

The update is small in nature, as it primarily addresses some glitches. You’ll need 296 blocks of free space (37 MB) for the download.

The second Pokemon Sun/Moon Global Mission has ended. Unfortunately, the results aren’t any different from the first one. Just like the original mission, this one has also ended in failure.

Pokemon Sun/Moon players were tasked with using the Island Scan feature to catch or defeat 1 million Pokemon. Trainers can now receive 217 Festival Coins, but the reward would have been bigger had the mission been successful. Only 661,839 Pokemon were found during the eligible period.


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