Pokémon Bank Offers Alolan Starters with Hidden Abilities [UPD]

Pokémon Bank, the Nintendo 3DS tool to store your Pokémon caught Generation III or later (though quite a few jumps may need to be made in the earliest games), has begun a new distribution event for players. The Alolan starters’ final evolutions, Decidueye, Incineroar, and Primarina, will be offered upon starting Pokémon Bank. These are special in that they are equipped with their Hidden Ability! Here’s what each does:

  • Long Reach (Decidueye) – The Pokémon uses its moves without making contact with the target.
  • Intimidate (Incineroar) – The Pokémon intimidates opposing Pokémon upon entering battle, lowering their Attack stat.
  • Liquid Voice (Primarina) – All sound-based moves become Water-type moves.

Both Long Reach and Liquid Voice are abilities exclusive to Rowlet and Popplio, respectively, and their evolutions which makes them particularly rare.

No end date has been announced, so we suggest picking up these rare Pokémon as soon as possible!

UPDATE: It’s been confirmed that these special Pokémon are available until October 31st, 2018 – be sure to download them now before you forget!