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Pokemon X and Pokemon Y’s online features will be affected by a short maintenance period today. Between 7 PM and 9 PM ET, online play, rankings, and other aspects may be unavailable. The maintenance window won’t be too long, but players should be aware of the downtime in any case.

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The official Pokemon Bank website opened today, which has brought along a bunch of new content. Screenshots are posted above, and details can be found below.

General details

– Once again, Brigette guides you through Pokemon Bank
– Deposit, store, manage Pokemon in private Boxes online
– Link up your own dedicated Boxes using your 3DS to easily deposit and withdraw Pokemon
– Pokemon will be stored even if you lost your copy of X/Y
– 100 Boxes that can hold 30 Pokemon each
– Can store a total of 3,000 Pokemon
– Deposit and withdraw Pokemon from different copies of X/Y
– Transfer many Pokemon at once without needing 2 systems
– Search functions included
– $4.99 / 4,99 € EUR / 4,49 £ GBP annually
– Try the game between the app’s release and January 31
– Bringing Pokemon into X/Y from Black/White, Black/White 2 will produce new events in Kalos
– Receive Poke Miles for the length of time Pokemon are deposited
– Exchange Poke Miles for items in X/Y on the Global Link
– Earn Battle Points instead of Poke Miles if you like
– Exchange these for TMs and items in X/Y
– Send Battle Points and Poke Miles through Pokemon Link
– Upper screen will show your personal Boxes stored online
– Lower screen shows PC Boxes in X/Y
– Divide the 100 boxes into groups
– Up to 10 groups
– To change which group is displayed, change group names, or make other changes, simply move the cursor to the group and press the A Button
– Press right or left on the Control Pad or L/R to move between boxes
– Can change Box names
– Press the start button to switch cursors
– This changes the cursor’s effect when selecting Pokemon
– View a list of your Pokémon and filter them by species, gender, type, and more
– Move your cursor to select LIST or press the Y Button to see a list of all the Pokémon you have deposited in Pokémon Bank, as well as all the Pokémon in the Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game you are using. You can use LIST to search your Pokémon by filtering for different conditions
– The upper screen shows all of the Pokémon that match your current conditions. The lower screen shows the conditions used in your current filter.
– Select a Pokémon species or another search condition on the upper screen. Press right or left on the +Control Pad to select features like type or Nature, and press up or down on the +Control Pad or use the L Button and R Button to scroll through your Pokémon

A second patch for Pokemon X/Y is now available. Players can bring their game to version 1.2 with the newest update.

As for what the patch entails, the patch notes mention the following:

– Fixes an occasional bug causing Pokémon not to learn new moves after evolving through Wonder Trade.
– Fixes an occasional bug where certain captions for Trainer PR Videos were not unlocked in Lumiose City.
– Updates an Internet communication issue.
– Includes previous update (Ver. 1.1)

Nintendo released Pokemon X/Y’s first patch in October. That one corrected a game-breaking save bug found within Lumiose City.

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Consumers in Japan can now purchase a set of playing cards based on Pokemon X/Y. The deck features creatures such as Xerneas, Yveltal, and final forms of the starter Pokemon. Pricing is set at 525 yen.

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Nintendo has confirmed a pair of Pokemon X/Y 2DS bundles for North America.

Starting on December 6, consumers will be able to purchase a red system with a pre-installed copy of Pokemon X at Target. Toys”R”Us will be offering a blue system with Pokemon Y.

Pricing is set at $149.99 each. Bundles will be sold while supplies last.

Some European retailers have already started selling the two Pokemon X/Y 2DS bundles. Kind of interesting how Nintendo still hasn’t said a peep about these packages!

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Those who purchase Pokemon X/Y at Walmart will receive one of two serial codes. Buy Pokemon X and you’ll receive Garchomp. Scizor comes with Pokemon X. The promotion lasts until June 30.

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A new online exploit has been created for online Pokemon X/Y battles known as the “Battle Analyser”. The tool is able to intercept data, allowing the user to view all of their opponent’s creatures and moves. While it hasn’t been perfected yet, the exploit still provides a significant advantage.

As for how the program works, a PC is used as a wireless hotspot. This allows online data to be captured, which ultimately reduces the strategy involved with battles and makes the playing field uneven.

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Nintendo has released a new infographic highlighting impressive stats about Pokemon X/Y. You can find it above.

Source: Nintendo PR

Update: Pokemon Bank will cost £4.49 / €4.99 in Europe.

Original: Pokemon Bank will carry an annual free in all territories. This is so that the service can continue in the long-term with regular management and maintenance, as has been previously explained.

In Australia, Pokemon Bank will require a AU$6.50 annual usage fee. And in New Zealand, the service is priced at NZ$8.50.

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