The GO Transporter is one way only, so Pokémon to HOME cannot be sent back to GO. Pokémon transferred via the GO Transporter also cannot be sent to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
Using the GO Transporter can also unlock the Mystery Box.
If a Pokémon GO account and a Pokémon HOME account are connected to the same Nintendo Account, the GO Transporter can be used to send Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME. The Pokémon HOME account must have been opened on a mobile device before.
The Pokémon HOME Premium Plan is not required to access the GO Transporter.
Up to 25 Pokémon may be sent through the GO Transporter in one transaction. Once Pokémon have been sent to Pokémon HOME via GO Transporter, they must be received in Pokémon HOME before more Pokémon can be sent.
Once sent to HOME, Legendary and Mythical Pokémon (with the exception of Meltan and Melmetal) may only be transferred to Pokémon Sword or Shield if they have been registered to the Pokédex or obtained at least once in that game. Legendary and Mythical Pokémon received from trading can be transferred, however.
In addition, the following Pokémon and forms cannot be sent to HOME:
GO Transporter Energy
GO Transporter Energy (Japanese: 転送エナジー Transfer Energy) is required for each Pokémon that is transferred. The GO Transporter can store 10,000 GO Transporter Energy at one time, and it automatically recharges 60 GO Transporter Energy per hour. As such, it takes 6 days, 22 hours, and 40 minutes to fully recharge a GO Transporter from zero Energy. Players can also pay PokéCoins, at 1 for 10 Energy, to instantly and fully recharge the GO Transporter.
|CP||1,001 - 2,000||100||300||500|
Modifications to transported Pokémon
Pokémon are modified in a similar way to how they are modified in GO Park, although the conversion is not exactly the same.
Forms are normally preserved by the GO Transporter.
Mega-Evolved Pokémon cannot be transported until they return to normal.
Purified Pokémon become regular Pokémon.
Pokémon in forms that they can only take in battle in the core series games, or that have special requirements that would not be met in Pokémon HOME, revert to their default form when transported to HOME. The player is warned about this form change on the confirmation screen before transporting the Pokémon. The following lists the alternate forms that will change to the base form upon transfer.
|Pokémon||Base form||Alternate forms|
The Pokémon's language of origin is the language that was originally set in the mobile version of Pokémon HOME the first time that the player used it. This language value is visible on the Profile screen of the mobile version of Pokémon HOME. (The current language of Pokémon HOME and Pokémon GO have no impact on the Pokémon's language of origin.)
The moves that a Pokémon knew in Pokémon GO have no bearing on its moves in HOME. The Pokémon's moves are reset to moves it would know in the wild at its current level (i.e. its level-up moves at that level). The game whose learnset is used depends on the Pokémon's species:
- If the Pokémon is present in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, it uses its learnset from those games.
- Otherwise, if the Pokémon is present in Pokémon Sword and Shield (including expansions), it uses its learnset from those games.
- Otherwise, it uses its learnset from Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Original Trainer and nickname
No Original Trainer information from Pokémon GO is kept. The Pokémon's Original Trainer is set to the player's name and Trainer ID in the mobile version of Pokémon HOME.
The Pokémon GO Trainer who sent the Pokémon to HOME is listed in the Pokémon's summary screen on Pokémon. However, if the Pokémon is placed in Pokémon Sword or Shield, this information is permanently lost. (The Pokémon GO Trainer name is not listed for Pokémon that were transferred from GO to Let's Go, then placed in Pokémon HOME.)
The Pokémon's nickname is removed.
This contrasts with Pokémon that were transferred from Pokémon GO to Let's Go, then placed in Pokémon HOME—those Pokémon have the Poké Ball they were caught in in GO Park rather than the one they were caught in in Pokémon GO.
The Pokémon's IVs are calculated from its IVs in Pokémon GO. In Pokémon HOME, its IVs are equal to one more than twice their corresponding IV in GO (i.e.
HOME = 2 × GO + 1). As a result, the maximum possible IV for a transferred Pokémon is 31 (the maximum possible for any Pokémon) while the minimum is 1.
Speed has no corresponding IV in Pokémon GO, so is randomly generated upon transfer.
The following are the corresponding GO IVs for each IV in Pokémon HOME.
|Core series IV||GO IV|
The Pokémon's Nature is randomly generated upon transfer.
Height and weight
- Prior to November 16, 2020, Alola and Galar Forms of Generation I Pokémon use the learnset of the Kantonian Form in the Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! or Pokémon Sword and Shield games, rather than their own learnset. The official announcement was made regarding to the issue, which has been fixed since.
In other languages
GO Transporter Energy
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