Technology PSA: Pokemon Bank Now “Free to Use” on Nintendo 3DS

PSA: Pokemon Bank Now “Free to Use” on Nintendo 3DS

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We have had a small development that is spreading rapidly online. swamp transporter It doesn’t work for some users. We launch the app to see for ourselves and get the following message:

“Your Pokémon Bank pass has expired, so you can’t use the Poké Transporter. unlock it pokemon bank Buy a pass.

If you have received the same message, don’t worry too much. One step Update on the official Pokemon website in Japan Earlier this month, the Transporter app will be available for free to all downloaders.

While it appears that users without a pass cannot access the service at this time, users who have recently upgraded their subscriptions have reported that they are able to access the app.

We will let you know if we hear of any news or updates.


Today marks the end of the 3DS release, and while it’s a sad day for many 3D handheld fans, it’s not all bad news. Before Pokémon, the 3DS app pokemon bank It is now officially free to use… at least for the foreseeable future. Here’s a reminder from

When you start this app now, the game will now show “Free trial! 40 days” instead of the number of days remaining on your subscription (Note: the remaining days will continue to rotate) Again, it’s unclear how long this service will be available since the 3DS eShop shutdown occurred. So do what you need as much as you can.

Pokemon Bank launched in 2014 and was replaced by the payment service home of pokemon On Nintendo Switch in 2020. You can find out more in our previous post:

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