Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter won't be available to download from the eShop today, because Nintendo's servers have struggled to keep up with an influx of new 3DS and Wii U owners.

Bank will allow you to store up to 3,000 critters in the cloud, while Transporter lets you take your fluffy pals from Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2 over to Pokémon X & Y.

Pokémon Bank will have an annual subscription cost of £4.49. A 30 day free trial will be made available when the software actually comes out.

Nintendo blames "a large volume of traffic to the Nintendo Network service" for the delay, and says getting the service back up is its "top priority". More like Nintendo Notwork, am-I-right?

We'll let you know when we have a new release date for the PokéTools.