Banks are a number of things, but what they are not is ‘fun’.

Hats off to The Pokémon Company then, as they seemingly did the impossible when they created the Pokémon Bank for their X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players, where for a small fee trainers could deposit, store and manage their Pokémon in private boxes on the internet.

To thank subscribers to the service, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo are offering its users special versions of the Johto region Pokémon Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr if they log into their account between 27th February and 30th November, 2015. Each of these Pokémon will be level 50 and will feature a hidden ability that has never before been accessible through gameplay alone. Here’s the breakdown:


– Meganium will come with the hidden ability ‘Leaf Guard’, which protects the Pokémon from any status conditions when the sunlight shining down is either harsh or extremely harsh. This particular Meganium will also possess the ability ‘Sunny Day’, sneakily allowing it to manipulate the weather to instigate ‘Leaf Guard’.


– Typhlosion will know Overheat, Flamethrower, and Flame Charge to compliment its hidden ability ‘Flash Fire’, which as well as preventing the Pokémon from taking any fire-related damage, also boosts the power of its own fire-based moves by 50%.


– Feraligatr is able to use hidden ability ‘Sheer Force’, which will eliminate the additional effects of moves used by the Pokémon (of which it will know three), while increasing the move’s power by 30%.

In order to get these great new additions, players must use Pokémon Link in their copy of either Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire after they have accessed their Pokémon Bank using one of these games – though it’s worth mentioning that they will only be able to download these new team mates once!

You know what they say – ‘Gotta catch ’em all!’