The second edition of Nintendo's Nintendo Direct spin-off, Pokémon Direct, aired earlier this afternoon and brought with it the reveal of Pokémon storage system Pokémon Bank and three more Mega Pokémon.
Starting off with Pokémon Bank, the service allows Pokémon players to upload Pokémon from their Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games to store, manage and generally look after all the Pokémon you may have ran out of room for in your game. Pokémon Bank will let you store up to 3,000 Pokémon across 100 boxes, which should be more than enough storage. The service is also how we'll be transporting our Pokémon from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 up to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y thanks to a special ad-on for Pokémon Bank called PokéTransporter.
However, it's worth noting that Pokémon Bank won't be free, because the service is here to stay and is intended to work with future games as well as Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, it comes at a cost. Owners will have to pay an annual charge, in Japan the cost will be 500 Yen which works out at about $5. It has been stated that there will be a free trial period after the app is released.
Pokémon Bank will be released through the Nintendo 3DS' eShop on the 27th of December.
Now, many of us will have started our Pokémon adventures with a copy of Pokémon Red or Pokémon Blue and thus being introduced to the world of Pokémon through Kanto and the three starters Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur. For those people today's Pokémon Direct brought with it a very interesting announcement.
Pokémon Direct today revealed that, because we obtain our Kalos starter Pokémon from our friend, the Kalos region Professor will then give us another starter Pokémon, this one being from the selection of Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur. It has also been revealed that once the starters are fully evolved into Charizard, Blastoise and Venusaur, the three will be able to Mega Evolve and their Mega forms can be see in the trailer below. It was also revealed that Pokémon need a strong bond with their trainer in order to Mega Evolve.
A new Pokémon was also spotted during the Pokémon Direct although it hasn't been officially revealed yet, maybe it'll be revealed in CoroCoro later this month.
If that wasn't enough, it has also been revealed that the special Pokémon X and Pokémon Y themed 3DS XL system that is being released in Japan will also be coming to the US and Europe. However we'll also be treated to a red version of the console for those who aren't keen on the blue. Both will be released on the 27th of September.