With 3DS and Wii U eShops are closedplayers are wondering if Pokemon Bank is also closed. Given that users can transfer Pokemon from the game’s first seven generations to the Pokemon Bank, there’s a lot to worry about. Some players have 20 years’ worth of Pokemon sitting in the bank and may not be able (or willing) to transfer them to Pokemon Home.
Is Pokemon Bank Closed to 3DS eShop?
Pokemon Bank won’t close when the 3DS eShop closes in March 2023. In fact, it will be free after that date. The Official website announced that at the end of March 2023, when the eShop closes, the bank will resume free services.
There is, however, a difficult point. As the eShop will be closed, the Bank and Poke Transporter apps will not be available to those who have not downloaded it before. Previously downloaded users can re-download, but new users will not be able to access the service.
There is no end date announcement for the service, and users will be able to continue moving Pokemon as usual. The notice doesn’t make it clear that any games will be affected by the eShop’s closure, so it will continue to function normally as far as functionality is concerned. Users will still be able to move creatures to Pokemon Home, so there’s still plenty of time to do that for creatures that haven’t.
It’s hard to believe it’s been eight years since Pokemon Bank launched. Since then, millions of Pokemon have passed it on their way to other games or to Pokemon Home, and we hope to see millions of other Pokemon pass it in the future. Fortunately, the service is not in danger of closing right now.
https://www.gamerevolution.com/guides/702319-pokemon-bank-shutdown-date-time Pokemon Bank will close when the eShop goes live?