Pokémon Bank is an expansion of the entire box system in Pokémon games, and as such, it expands upon the concept giving a variety of new aspects and features. Some match and expand upon ones from the main-game, while others are completely new to Pokémon Bank.

Game Selection

The main feature of Pokémon Bank is allowing you to transfer Pokémon between various games. However, in addition to the generational transfer of Poké Transporter, you can transfer between Pokémon X & Y. As the games can be downloaded, the game offers you a choice of what game to utilise in your transfer. You can exit out and reload the other game at will, and it gives you the details of the game's current status.

The most interesting point of this is that it ignores the 3DS's region lock, meaning that you can put an American game into a Japanese 3DS and use Pokémon Bank there.

Groups

A new feature in Pokémon Bank is the ability to organise your boxes into groups. These groups can be renamed and you can place any of your 100 Pokémon Bank boxes in it. As such, if you wish to store Shiny Pokémon in four boxes, you can group them into the group you call Shiny, same with Competitive and any other group you desire

Search

In Pokémon X & Y, there's a new feature of the Pokémon Box that allows you to search for certain Pokémon, types, with specific moves and so forth. This returns in Pokémon Bank, but has a difference.

In X & Y, the Pokémon that don't match the criteria will just become transparent, but Bank gives you a list of all your Pokémon. These lists can be sorted by a variety of attributes including Level, type, stats etc., and filtered so that it only lists the Pokémon that match your search criteria. From here, you can then gain quick access to the box that Pokémon is stored in, and/or see the Pokémon's summary.

The search criteria is as follows:

  • Pokémon Species: On each category, you can then filter by Pokémon species
  • Gender: This allows you to organise all Pokémon by gender: Male, Female or Genderless
  • Type: This will organise Pokémon by type. First by Primary type, and then by Secondary. You can also filter to search for Pokémon of a specific type.
  • Nature: This will allow you to sort by and search for Pokémon by nature.
  • Marking: Like in the game, you can mark all Pokémon. You can search for Pokémon based on the marking and if it is Kalos native
  • Level: You are able to sort by Level, both highest-to-lowest and lowest to highest
  • Stat: You are able to sort by each stat, both highest to lowest and lowest to highest
  • Attacks: You are able to search for Pokémon by whether or not they know a specific
  • Abilities: You are able to filter Pokémon by specific abilities
  • OT and ID: When you're in the search, you can check for Pokémon with a specific OT/ID, designated by the Pokémon you are currently highlighting
  • Shiny: You have the ability to filter Pokémon by whether or not they are Shiny
  • PokéRus: You have the ability to filter Pokémon by whether they have PokéRus or have been infected by it in the past
  • Pokédex Number: You have the ability to filter Pokémon by Pokédex number. The Pokémon does not have to have been from the game to be categorised. There are multiple options
    • National Pokédex: Sorts all Pokémon by their National Pokédex number
    • Central Kalos Pokédex: Filters Pokémon that are in the Central Kalos Pokédex in Pokémon X & Y
    • Coastal Kalos Pokédex: Filters Pokémon that are in the Coastal Kalos Pokédex in Pokémon X & Y
    • Mountain Pokédex: Filters Pokémon that are in the Mountain Kalos Pokédex in Pokémon X & Y
    • Unova Pokédex: Filters Pokémon that are in the Unova Pokédex as shown in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2
    • Sinnoh Pokédex: Filters Pokémon that are in the Sinnoh Pokédex as shown in Pokémon Platinum
    • Hoenn Pokédex: Filters Pokémon that are in the Hoenn Pokédex as shown in Pokémon Emerald
    • Johto Pokédex: Filters Pokémon that are in the Johto Pokédex as shown in Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver
    • Kanto Pokédex: Filters Pokémon that are in the Kanto Pokédex as shown in Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen
PokéMiles & Battle Points
<

When you deposit Pokémon into your Pokémon Bank boxes, you will earn various PokéMiles, which can be transferred to Pokémon X & Y to purchase a variety of items. However, this is not just limited to PokéMiles. If you do so wish, you can receive these points as 10% of the PokéMiles in Battle Points , to allow for spending in various Battle Facilities

These are obtained depending upon how long your Pokémon spend in Bank, and how many Pokémon you have stored. The more and longer you store, the more points you get.

 
All Content is ©Copyright of Serebii.net 1999-2013.
Pokémon And All Respective Names are Trademark & © of Nintendo 1996-2013