Many folks have been waiting for the Pokemon bank to transfer over pokemon from previous games, but earlier today Nintendo announced that the bank would be put on hold. The bank was released to the Japanese market a couple of days ago, but it’s impact on Nintendo’s servers has made it virtually impossible to do anything and the eShop has ground down to a halt. From current reports it seems as if the North American version of the Pokemon Bank may be in jeopardy until the network issues can be taken care of. We don’t have any word on the official status of the Pokemon Bank, but rumor has it that the bank will be offline until they can solve their network issues.

We’ll have more as it becomes available.