Pokemon has been enjoying massive success since its release of Red and Green in February 27th 1996 in Japan, or September 30th in 1998 here in America with Red and Blue. Every Pokemon game has raised the bar for itself with new features in each title, from breeding to personality types. One of the latest features Nintendo has brought to the table with Pokemon X and Y is the Pokemon Bank feature, which allows you to store up to 3000 Pokemon in a cloud like storage online. Allowing you to deposit, store, and manage all of your Pokemon via private boxes, Pokemon Bank is a paid service that will cost you $4.99 annually and is obtainable through the Nintendo eShop. More information on how the Pokemon Bank system works check it out here.

Nintendo is about to gift everyone who accesses their Pokemon Bank account between February 27 2015 to November 30 2015 with Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr. If you aren’t familiar with these Pokemon, they are the final evolutions of your starter Pokemon from Gold and Silver version or recently revamped HeartGold and SoulSilver. Each of these will come with Hidden Abilities, and will more than likely be level 50. Make sure you have the proper badge to fully use the potential of these Pokemon as they will not listen to you otherwise. Here’s a breakdown of a few of the abilities these Pokemon are coming with:


  • Hidden Ability: Leaf Guard – Protects the Pokemon from status conditions when sunlight is harsh or extremely harsh.
  • Sunny Day – When this move is used, the sunlight will be harsh. This effect will last for 5 turns.

Meganium takes full advantage of its own ability with Sunny Day active so remember that when using this Pokemon, but also watch for the switch to a fire type from your opponent as Sunny Day ups the damage of Fire-type moves.


  • Hidden Ability: Flash Fire – Powers up Fire-type moves by 50% and prevents the Pokemon from taking damage from Fire-type moves.

Typhlosion will come with 3 already hard hitting Fire-type moves as it is, so it will definitely pack quite a punch right out of the box.


  • Hidden Ability: Force Sheen – Eliminates the additional effects of this Pokemon’s attacks, but they will do an additional 30% damage instead.

Feraligatr comes with the moves Ice Punch, Crunch, and Waterfall. All of these moves have additional effects that will not trigger, but will cause a massive amount of damage.

In order to recieve your three Pokemon, you’ll need to access the Pokemon Link in your Pokemon X, Pokemon Y, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, or Pokemon Omega Ruby after you have accessed Pokemon Bank using one of these games. Each Pokemon Bank account is limited to receive only one set of these Pokemon.