The official Pokémon site has just announced the Johto starters will be distributed via bank with their hidden abilities! According to the official site:
Pokémon Bank has revolutionized the way Pokémon Trainers store and manage their Pokémon among their Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games. As a reward to current Pokémon Bank users, a special distribution event is on the way! Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr, the final Evolutions of the starter Pokémon from Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version, are all being distributed. All three Pokémon come with Hidden Abilities. Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr will be given to those who access their Pokémon Bank account between February 27 and November 30, 2015.
Meganium‘s Leaf Guard Hidden Ability protects the Pokémon from status conditions when sunlight is harsh or extremely harsh. Plus, this Meganium knows the move Sunny Day, allowing it to take advantage of its own Ability!
Typhlosion has the Flash Fire Hidden Ability, which powers up Fire-type moves by 50% and prevents this Pokémon from taking damage from Fire-type moves. With three strong Fire-type moves already in its arsenal, Typhlosion can make the most of Flash Fire in battle.
Feraligatr‘s Sheer Force Hidden Ability eliminates the additional effects of this Pokémon’s attacks, but they will do an additional 30% damage instead. This Feraligatr knows three moves that have additional effects: Ice Punch, Crunch, and Waterfall. They won’t cause their additional effect, but they’ll all do huge damage!
To receive these three Pokémon, players need to use Pokémon Link in their copy of Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire after they have accessed Pokémon Bank using one of these games. Note that each Pokémon Bank account will be able to receive these three Pokémon only once.
Pokémon Bank users, look forward to getting Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr starting February 27, 2015!
So, anyone excited?