PokÃ©mon X & Y kicked off the sixth generation of the main PokÃ©mon series this spring with a bang by delivering some seriously impressive sales and wowing both critics and fans. The Pokemon Company has big plans to keep trainers engrossed in the world of pocket monsters in 2014 by making frequent additions and improvements to the online community (including the upcoming Pokemon Bank). However, as all gamers know, even the best games with online play require a patch here and there.
PokÃ©mon players have had over a month of generally smooth sailing since the scary Lumiose City save bug was patched, but a new update has now arrived to address a few bugs that aren’t quite as game-breaking. The new patch, which replaces version 1.1, was released on December 13 and can be downloaded in the Nintendo eShop.
The update is highly recommended by Nintendo and is mandatory for players that want to battle online. Here are the details…
- Fixes the issue where moves which PokÃ©mon learn while evolving with Wonder Trade are not appearing.
- Fixes the issue where some users can’t view the promotion video tagline in the Lumiose City event.
- Minor changes to the Internet connection method.
Before the update, some users were reporting that their PokÃ©mon were unable to learn new moves after evolving through the Wonder Trade method. After the update is applied, the problem should be eliminated.
PokÃ©mon enthusiasts will want to make sure they have the 1.2 update in place before the release of the upcoming PokÃ©mon Bank. The PokÃ©mon Bank, which was announced back in September, will give users the opportunity to store up to 3,000 PokÃ©mon in the cloud.
Access to the cloud-based feature will cost trainers an annual fee of $4.99. If you are interested in the upcoming PokÃ©mon Bank, you can score a free 30 day trial period by downloading the app between its launch on December 27 and January 31. In combination with the PokÃ© Transporter, the PokÃ©mon Bank app offers a pretty useful list of features for the hardcore players out there.
- Deposit, withdraw, and manage up to 3,000 PokÃ©mon in private boxes online through an internet connection
- Transfer PokÃ©mon from multiple copies of PokÃ©mon X and PokÃ©mon Y, including the downloadable versions, using one Nintendo 3DS system
- Transfer PokÃ©mon from PokÃ©mon Black, PokÃ©mon White, PokÃ©mon Black 2, and PokÃ©mon White 2 to PokÃ©mon X and PokÃ©mon Y using the PokÃ© Transporter, a linked application received when you download PokÃ©mon Bank.
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Even if you don’t think you’ll make much use of the 3,000 storage slots, the opportunity to easily transfer PokÃ©mon from the Black and White generation to the Kalos region seems worth five dollars to us.
Are you willing to shell out a few dollars for some more convenient and robust cloud-based PokÃ©mon storage? Sound off in the comments.
PokÃ©mon X & Y are both currently available on the 3DS. The PokÃ©mon Bank and PokÃ© Transporter will be available on December 27.
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