Pokemon Bank, Pokemon Transporter Delayed Amid Nintendo Network Outages: Announcement

December 28, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Pokemon Bank and Pokemon Transporter apps were delayed this week after heavy demand on the Nintendo Network, the company said.

“Nintendo and The Pokémon Company International have postponed the launch of Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter – two software applications that were originally scheduled to launch for Nintendo 3DS on Dec. 27 – due to a large volume of traffic to the Nintendo Network service,” it reads.

“Due to the high traffic, players are having trouble setting up Nintendo Network IDs and downloading content in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. We truly regret the inconvenience, and wish to reassure everyone that providing a solution is our top priority. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your continued patience,” it added.

However, the company did not say when the game would be available next.

The two Pokemon apps allow users to save their monsters in a cloud network to use them in other Pokemon games.

Reports indicate that many, many people swarmed the Nintendo Network on Dec. 25, Christmas Day.

The problem led to Nintendo to announce a 12-hour maintenance period.