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People are saying that the eShop was up for a 'short time' but I would like to know the exact time it was up for before the termination of the app. (I don't mind a margin, as long as it's not too big, like 5 mins - 3 hrs or something xD)

As a side question, and an easier question, where was the PokeBank + PokeTransporter released? Like, was it just Japan or was it also available in some other Asian countries??

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I'd say about ten seconds, knowing how Pokémon-crazy japan is
:)
-stays up till midnight to wait for pokebank-
-goes to the bathroom-
-comes back to find eshop crashed-
o_o'
*stays up forever to wait for PokéBank
DS dies
plug it in and find that the eshop crashed*
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I think pokebank was up for a very short time in Japan only >.>
I only know the answer to your side question. The applications were released only in japan because nintendo said that they took down the apps from the Japanese eshops so that means that they were release only in J-town

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Pokémon Bank was released in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong on the 25th of December 2013 according to Bulbapedia.

Source: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pokémon_Bank

Okay finding the exact length of time Pokémon Bank was available for, before it was removed from the Nintendo eShop was extremely difficult. But I think I have found the answer.

Pokémon Bank was removed from the Nintendo eShop at about 21:30 (9.30pm) Japanese time on the 26th of December 2013. It was available from the 25th of December 2013 at 00:00 (12pm) to the 26th of December 2013 at 21:30 (9.30pm). So it was apparently available for 21 and a ½ hours before being removed from the Nintendo eShop.

Sources: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/support/information/2013/info.html (Note this is in Japanese)

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Talk:Pokémon_Bank#Pok.C3.A9mon_Bank_Being_Delayed_and_Deleted_From_the_Nintendo_eShop (Briefly mentions it was removed around 10pm)

Hope I helped :)

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I'll also have you know that the person who said it went out around 10 was from Wisconsin (I looked at his user-page) and so, converting the time zones, it was actually out for another 15 hours (if I converted correctly xD)
So yeah, that's about 36 hours. Makes sense. :3
Thanks. :)
Was was this down voted?
What why the down vote seriously. Yes but Pokémon Bank isn't available in the USA so he was obviously referring to Japan. If you convert the official Nintendo source to English you will see it says 21:30.
I don't know fondant, I actually can't believe I got a down vote for this :( I see nothing wrong with this answer, especially considering Pokémon Bank hasn't even yet been made available in the US :/
Dannyboi people with Japanese 3DSes still get the Japanese eShop. He obviously had a Japanese 3DS, therefore it was 36 hours. c:
Oh, and I know how it feels to be spam down voted. I've felt it. About 45 times.
._.
Voted it back up tho. c:
Actually, it's been upped to 49 is the past day :D
Hmm… does it not make more sense that since it was available in Japan for 21 and a half hours, that it was available in the USA for the 21 and a half hours but at a different time zone? For example Pokémon Bank was available in Japan from the 25th of December at 12pm to the 26th of December at 9.30pm and in the USA on the Japanese 3DS it was available from the 24th of December at 10:00am to the 25th of December at 7.30am since the USA is about 14 hours behind Japan? If not I'll edit the answer?
Oh, I dunno. I'm just gonna stick with the 'over 20 hours' thing. :/
And jaja dear, there was only about four I really deserved. I hate this site >.> xD