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Major 'Pokemon Go' update could allow cross-app transfers with Nintendo 3DS

By Maria A. | Jan 25, 2017 06:47 PM EST
Pokemon Go Craze Hits New York City on July 25, 2016 in New York City.
(Photo : Getty Images/Mike Coppola) Pokemon Go Craze Hits New York City on July 25, 2016 in New York City.

Niantic is launching a major "Pokemon Go" update this year that will definitely appeal to loyal followers of the original console games.

"Pokemon Go" is reportedly enabled for the newest "Pokemon Bank" app update for the Nintendo 3DS. As per Wired, "Pokemon Bank" is the cloud-based transfer service that allows players to transfer captured Pokemon online.

Through the "Pokemon Bank," players can upload their collections from earlier games such as the "X," "Y," "Omega Ruby" and "Alpha Sapphire" series into the cloud service and use them in newer games such as "Pokemon Sun" and "Pokemon Moon" on the Nintendo 3DS.

Around 500 Pokemon from the earlier editions of the game were largely left out in the newer editions.  Both the "Sun" and "Moon" edition only boast 302 Pokemon. With the "Pokemon Bank" update, players can now make use of the full Pokedex!

That update alone is more than enough to tickle fans' excitement, but there's so much ahead of the "Pokemon Bank" feature in 2017.

According to Slash Gear, the "Pokemon Bank" update will be integrated in the Pokemon Go. This will cross-app transfers from the "Pokemon" Nintendo 3DS into the "Pokemon Go" and double the size of the number of Pokemon that can be used in the mobile app.

For now, it's still uncertain if "Pokemon Go" will only be allowed to deposit creatures into the "Pokemon Bank" or if they will also be allowed to withdraw creatures to be used in the mobile app.

Aside from the much talked-about "Pokemon Bank" feature there are also rumblings that Gen 2 Pokemon would be included in this year's update for "Pokemon Go." Currently, most of the creatures in "Pokemon Go" are from the "Red," "Blue," and "Yellow" editions. If the update pushes through, players could be looking at additional 100 Pokemon to catch virtually.

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