Nintendo of Japan has removed the Pokemon Bank from the Japanese Nintendo 3DS e-Shop. The application was supposedly removed due to the influx of users accessing the Nintendo Network on Christmas Day and bringing the service to a halt. This means that users cannot download the Pokemon Bank anymore and currently cannot access the features of the game. Nintendo of Japan hasn’t made clear when both the Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter will be back, or even if the North American release has been delayed.
Pokemon Bank Removed From The Japanese 3DS eShop, North American Release Unknown