The news about Pokémon X and Y’s Pokémon Bank just keep getting better and better. When Pokémon Bank becomes available for download on December 27, 2013, players who download the software will be treated to a very special free pokémon: Celebi.
That’s right, anyone who accesses Pokémon Bank up until September of next year will receive Celebi as a free gift. Players of both Pokémon X and Y, as well as any of the Black and White games, will be able to get the free pokémon. And, this offer also includes those who use the free Pokémon Bank 30-day trial before it expires on January 31, not just paying customers.
If you’ve been living under a Rock-type pokémon and haven’t heard of Celebi, it’s a Psychic/Grass-type pokémon who hails from the Johto region. It is often called “The Time Travel Pokémon,” due to its ability to travel across time, especially during times of peace. Legend has it that as long as Celebi appears, a bright future lies ahead.
Sources have confirmed some of the details about the free Celebi. It will be level 10 upon download. It will also come with Recover, Heal Bell and Safeguard moves, as well as a new move called Hold back, which is similar to a False Swipe.
Pokémon Bank, and its companion software Poké Transporter, will allow players to store up to 3,000 pokémon in 100 boxes containing 30 pokémon each. The cloud-based service helps players manage and trade their pokémon with ease and will keep account holders’ hard-earned pokémon safe in the event they should ever lose or break their Pokémon X or Pokémon Y games. In addition, it has security measures in place to ensure that players do not receive non-standard “hacked” pokémon in their trades. The Poké Transporter app, which is available for free with a Pokémon Bank download, allows players to import pokémon from the older generation Black and White games into their Pokémon X and Y games. Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter will both become available in the eShop on December 27, 2013. A free 30-day trial will be available to all players who download and open the software on or before January 31, 2014. The trial is good for 30 days after it has been begun, so a player who starts his or her free trial on January 31 will have 30 days after this date to use it for free. After the free trial expires, players will have to pay a nominal fee of $4.99 per year to continue to use the service.
The special free Celebi, however, is not limited to the free trial period. It will be available to any Pokémon X or Y player who downloads the Pokémon Bank app up until September 30, 2014.
By Nancy Schimelpfening
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