3 – Transfer All Your Pokémon to the Pokémon Bank
If you’re anything like me then you’ve spent an abundance of hours with your team battling through countless Gyms, Elite Four Members, and Champions. How can you bear to leave your beloved Pokémon trapped in the past? Luckily, Nintendo released Pokémon Bank a few years back. For the low cost of $4.99 per year, you get access to a 3000-spot virtual PC box that allows you to transfer Pokémon from older games to current generations. Pokémon Bank is a must have for anyone who wants to bring their old partners into the new world.
2 – Get Your Favourites to Level 100
If you’re one of those trainers that aren’t into much of the post-game of the Pokémon games then you’re likely to finish your playthrough with a team averaging around level 70. Pokémon Sun & Moon are introducing Hyper Training, a feature that allows players to fiddle with their Pokémon’s Individual Values (IVs) once they’ve reached level 100. IVs play a large role in how competitive your Pokémon has the potential to be. This mechanic was previously determined upon hatching the Pokémon but now once your partner has reached their peak it’s a whole new ball game. Be sure to get your team ready for Hyper Training before the release on November 18th.
1 – Load up on the Coolest Pokémon Merchandise
Pokémon as a franchise is no stranger to the merchandise game. You can find almost anything that has a Pikachu or the Pokémon Logo on it these days. While some of the stuff may seem a little bit corny or not for you, I can assure you that there are some very cool things out there. From beautiful custom made Pokeballs to handmade plushes, badges and more the world of Pokémon merchandise is rich. Some of the best stuff isn’t even distributed by Nintendo. If you’re a hardcore Pokéfan looking for some really cool collectables, check out Etsy, believe me, you’ll spend hours going through that catalogue.
Good Luck Pokémon Masters and I’ll be seeing you all in the Alola Region on November 18th!