At first glance, having the ability to store Pokemon in the cloud doesn't seem like a big deal. It's just storage, you know? A place to put Pokemon in. Uh, okay. Neat for the collectors and obsessive Pokemon breeders, sure, but what does it mean for everyone else?
Thing is—and mind, some of this is speculation—something as small as Pokemon Bank, the recently-revealed 3DS app for storing Pokemon, can have a lot of implications.