Updated on February 27th, at 8:12: This event has now started for Pokemon Bank subscribers. You can now get fully evolved Johto Starters Meganium, Typhlosion and Feraligatr with their Hidden Abilities of Leaf Guard, Flash Fire and Sheer Force respectively.

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Yesterday, we told you how to get the final evolutions of Pokemon Black and White's starters in the latest 3DS games, by using a trio of secret codes.

Today we've learnt that Pokemon Bank subscribers will be able to get a hold of the Gold and Silver starters, as part of their subscription. You just have to log in to the service between February 27th and November 30th.

Each critter comes with a hidden ability. Meganium's got Leaf Guard, with protects it status conditions when sunlight is harsh. Good job it comes with the move Sunny Day, which immediately boosts the sunlight on the battlefield.

Typhlosion has Flash Fire, which powers up Fire-type moves by 50 percent and prevents it from taking damage from Fire-type moves. Three of its initial attacks are Fire-type, so you're basically a wrecking ball.

And then there's water starter Feraligatr, who comes with Sheer Force. This eliminates any additional effects of the Pokémon's attacks, but the moves do an additional 30 percent damage. So its Ice Punch, Crunch, and Waterfall attacks will be standard, but extra powerful.

Once you get your monster, you can use Bank to transfer the Pokemon to Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, or X and Y. Pokemon Bank carries an annual fee of £4.49 / €4.99 / $4.99.

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