its free to downaload the bank, but keep it going have to pay for it, no such thing as free lunch
... Not a fan'a the pink. ;_;
Pokemon Bank is a permanent thing. It's gonna be used forever, 'til the series dies, even if it's name is changed or becomes a different iteration(s). Pokemon Bank is a cloud for Pokemon storage, and opens up so many retardedly pawsome possibilities for Pokemon that anyone who complains 'bout the measly $5 price should be labeled as a short-sighted Jew.
IMO the SOLE Justified complaint is that the Poke Transporter isn't a standalone free thing, which I agree with. But there's a free trial for use of Pokemon Bank and thus the Poke Transporter, so the complaints don't really hold that much merit.