Pokemon Home launches in February, details

A complete overview of the Pokemon cloud service application.

Pokemon Home

The Pokemon Company has launched the official website for Pokemon Home, providing a complete overview of the Pokemon cloud service application scheduled to launch for Switch, iOS, and Android devices in February.

Get the details below.

■ About

Pokemon Home is a cloud service for Nintendo Switch and compatible mobile devices designed as a place where all Pokemon can gather. By linking the same Nintendo Account to both the Nintendo Switch version and mobile version of Pokemon Home, you’ll be able to access the same Pokemon Boxes on both versions!

With Pokemon Home, you can move Pokémon between compatible games, trade Pokemon on the go, and more!

■ Move

Move Pokemon to Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

The Nintendo Switch version of Pokemon Home supports connectivity with the Nintendo Switch games Pokemon Sword, Pokemon Shield, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

Both the Nintendo Switch version and mobile device version of Pokemon Home support connectivity with the Nintendo 3DS software Pokemon Bank.

There are plans to support Pokemon GO in the future as well.

* Once a Pokemon from Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! is moved into Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield, it cannot be moved back to Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

However, you can move Pokemon from Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! to Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (or vice versa).

Connect with Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield can link to the Nintendo Switch version of Pokemon Home. Once the games are linked, you can deposit or retrieve Pokemon that can be obtained using those games.

Connect with Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

Pokemon Home

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! can link to the Nintendo Switch version of Pokemon Home. You can move Pokemon back and forth between Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! or into Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

Once a Pokemon from Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! is moved to Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield, it cannot be returned to its original game!

Connect with Pokemon Bank

Pokemon Home

If you are enrolled in a Premium Plan (paid), you’ll be able to move Pokemon from Nintendo 3DS Pokemon titles to Pokemon Home using Pokemon Bank.

Once a Pokemon from Pokemon Bank is moved into Pokemon Home, it cannot be moved back to Pokemon Bank.

To commemorate the release of Pokemon Home, we will make Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter available at no cost for a one-month period after Pokemon Home is released. You’ll be able to bring Pokemon from various Pokemon series games using Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter. Once you’ve got your Pokemon in Pokemon Bank, you’ll then be able to move them to Pokemon Home!

■ Trade

Trade Pokemon

Use your mobile device to trade Pokemon anytime, anywhere! There are four ways to trade Pokemon using Pokemon Home on your mobile device.

Wonder Box

Pokemon placed in the Wonder Box can be traded with people around the world before you even know it! The Pokemon placed in the Wonder Box will be traded even when you’re not using Pokemon Home.

You’ll be able to increase the number of Pokemon you can trade at once by enrolling in a Premium Plan (paid).

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

GTS

With the GTS, you’ll be able to specify which Pokemon you want to trade and which Pokemon you want to receive and then be matched with a Trainer whose requests meet your criteria. You’ll even be able to request Pokémon that you haven’t yet registered in Pokemon Home’s National Pokédex!

You’ll be able to increase the number of Pokemon you can trade at once by enrolling in a Premium Plan (paid).

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Room Trade

Room Trade lets you create a room and trade Pokemon among the people who join. Each room can hold up to 20 people. To add a little suspense, you won’t know what Pokemon you’ll receive until the trade is complete.

Trading in rooms has no cost, but you’ll only be able to create rooms when enrolled in a Premium Plan (paid).

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Friend Trade

Friend Trade allows you to trade your Pokemon with other users who you’ve become friends with in Pokemon Home. You can add friends using the Add Friend feature in Pokemon Home.

The features related to adding and managing friends in Pokemon Home cannot be used by users under the age of 16.

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

■ More Features

Pokemon Home is full of features that you can use to connect with games in the Pokémon series and more!

National Pokedex

Pokemon will be registered to the National Pokedex when you deposit them in the Boxes in Pokemon Home. If you move a Pokemon that can Mega Evolve or Gigantamax, then these forms will be registered, too! In the National Pokedex, you’ll be able to see Pokedex entries from various different games in one place.

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

With the mobile app version of Pokemon Home, you’ll be able to see much more than just Pokedex entries. You’ll also be able to check each Pokemon’s Abilities as well as the moves it can learn!

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Mystery Gifts

You can receive Mystery Gifts in the mobile device version of Pokemon Home! With this feature, you can receive Mystery Gifts for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield as well as gifts specifically for Pokemon Home. Pokemon received in Pokemon Home can be directly deposited in a Box in Pokemon Home.

Notes: You must be at least 16 years old to use the Local Event Check option for Mystery Gifts.

Depending on your device and OS version, some features may not be supported.

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

You can also get some gifts, such as items for Pokemon, by receiving a code for a Mystery Gift in Pokemon Home and then using that code in Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield.

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Judge Pokemon

If you’ve enrolled in a Premium Plan, you’ll have access to the Judge function, which allows you to check how strong your Pokemon are.

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Your Room

In your room, you’ll be able to see all sorts of information about events or the games you’ve connected to Pokemon Home. You’ll also be able to edit your profile using stickers. You can obtain stickers when you meet certain conditions or perform certain tasks in Pokemon Home known as Challenges.

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Battle Data

In the mobile app version of Pokemon Home, you can check out how Ranked Battles and various Online Competitions in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are going, as well as the rankings of the Pokemon being used in them. By going to Battle Data, you’ll be able to see the battle records of each Trainer as well as information about what moves are popular among the Pokemon in the competitions.

Note: The Battle Data function is expected to become available sometime after the February 2020 launch of Pokemon Home.

News

In Pokemon Home for mobile devices, you’ll be able to receive news about Pokemon being distributed as gifts and information about Online Competitions for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

Pokemon Home Points

Pokemon Home Points are points that accumulate in Pokemon Home as you deposit more Pokemon. When using the Nintendo Switch version of Pokemon Home, you’ll be able to exchange your Pokemon Home points for BP (Battle Points) to be used in core Pokemon series games.

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home

Version Features

Feature Description Switch Version Smartphone Version
Move Pokemon with Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Feature available Feature unavailable
Move Pokemon with Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Feature available Feature unavailable
Move Pokemon with Pokemon Bank Feature available Feature available
Judge Pokemon Feature available Feature available
Trade Pokemon Feature unavailable Feature available
Receive Mystery Gifts Feature unavailable Feature available
Check Battle Data Feature unavailable Feature available
Check News Feature unavailable Feature available
Exchange Pokemon HOME Points for BP (Battle Points) Feature available Feature unavailable

■ Premium Plan (Paid)

You can enroll in the Pokemon Home Premium Plan for even more great features.

1 month (30 days) 3 months (90 days) 12 months (365 days)
Nintendo eShop Price (excluding tax) $2.99 $4.99 $15.99

Prices are subject to change.

Overview of Basic Plan features versus Premium Plan features.

Category Description Basic Premium
Premium Plan Upgrades Moving Pokemon from Pokemon Bank Unavailable Available
Number of Pokemon that can be deposited 30
Pokemon
6,000
Pokemon
Number of Pokemon that can be placed in the Wonder Box at once 3
Pokemon
10
Pokemon
Number of Pokemon that can be placed in the GTS at once 1
Pokemon
3
Pokemon
Room Trade Participate Participate and host
Judge function Unavailable Available

Some features are not available for users under the age of 16.

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