If you’re getting the upcoming Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon games, you’ll be able to bring your previous Pokémon into the new adventure. In January 2017 the Nintendo 3DS downloadable software Pokémon Bank, an application that enables players to put Pokémon they’ve been on past adventures with into internet-based storage boxes, will be receiving an update.
This update will give the Pokémon Bank application compatibility with Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon and include a new National Pokédex feature. The Pokédex feature reads saved data from any compatible titles you connect to Pokémon Bank and collects information about all the Pokémon you have caught. You can then check out all of this information in the Pokémon Bank application and even see Pokémon that don’t natively appear in the Alola region.
The Pokémon Bank application is a paid service with an annual fee of US $4.99 CAD $4.99 that will allow you to deposit, store, and manage up to 3,000 of your Pokémon in private Boxes on the Internet. Pokémon Bank also makes it easy to transfer Pokémon from copies of Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire to a single game.
Poké Transporter will also receive an update to make the Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Yellow compatible with Pokémon Bank. This means that Pokémon players caught in the Virtual Console original Kanto games will be able to be transferred across into Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will be released for the Nintendo 3DS on November 18th.