Pokemon Bank, a new downloadable software service for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, will launch on December 27, The Pokemon Company has announced.

With Pokémon Bank, players can:

  • Deposit, withdraw, and manage up to 3,000 Pokémon in private boxes online through an internet connection
  • Transfer Pokémon from multiple copies of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, including the downloadable versions, using one Nintendo 3DS system
  • Transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, and Pokémon White 2 to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y using the Poké Transporter, a linked application received when you download Pokémon Bank.

Download Pokemon Bank and the linked application Poke Transporter between December 27, 2013 and January 31, and you'll receive a complimentary trial for 30 days.

After the trial ends the service will cost £4.49 per year.

Source: Press release