List of game-based Pokémon distributions (Generation VIII)

This is a reverse-chronological list of game-based Pokémon distributions that were given away using a game-based method to all region Pokémon games in Generation VIII. While Pokémon HOME can be used to send Pokémon to and from Generation VII's Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, no Pokémon compatible with those games have been distributed.

List of game-based Pokémon

Max effort level Hisui starters

This set of Hisui starter Pokémon have 10 effort levels in every stat. They were released in conjunction with Pokémon HOME patch 2.0.0. Players could redeem these Pokémon from the mobile version after depositing a Pokémon from Pokémon Legends: Arceus to HOME. They are available from May 18, 2022. All starters have 2 maxed IVs and 20 IVs in the other stats.

Rowlet

#722  Rowlet (モクロー)  
  Level 5  
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability*: Long Reach
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Jolly
Ribbon:   Classic Ribbon*
Gust
Flying Physical
--
None None
--
None None
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box May 18, 2022 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is Japanese in origin, regardless of the language of the game.

Distribution

Pokémon
Pokémon Legends: Arceus Link Gift No. 1!
 
You've linked Pokémon Legends: Arceus with
Pokémon HOME!
Here's a Rowlet as a special gift!
Compatible game
 

Cyndaquil

#155  Cyndaquil (ヒノアラシ)  
  Level 5  
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability*: Flash Fire
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Modest
Ribbon:   Classic Ribbon*
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
--
None None
--
None None
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box May 18, 2022 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is Japanese in origin, regardless of the language of the game.

Distribution

Pokémon
Pokémon Legends: Arceus Link Gift No. 2!
 
You've linked Pokémon Legends: Arceus with
Pokémon HOME!
Here's a Cyndaquil as a special gift!
Compatible game
 

Oshawott

#501  Oshawott (ミジュマル)  
  Level 5  
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability*: Shell Armor
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Rash
Ribbon:   Classic Ribbon*
Tackle
Normal Physical
--
None None
--
None None
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box May 18, 2022 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is Japanese in origin, regardless of the language of the game.

Distribution

Pokémon
Pokémon Legends: Arceus Link Gift No. 3!
 
You've linked Pokémon Legends: Arceus with
Pokémon HOME!
Here's an Oshawott as a special gift!
Compatible game
 

Hidden Ability Sinnoh starters

This set of Hidden Ability Sinnoh starter Pokémon was released in conjunction with Pokémon HOME patch 2.0.0. Players could redeem these Pokémon from the mobile version after depositing a Pokémon from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl to HOME. They are available from May 18, 2022. All starters have 2 maxed IVs and 20 IVs in the other stats.

Turtwig

#387  Turtwig (ナエトル)  
  Level 5  
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability: Shell Armor
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Adamant
Ribbon:   Classic Ribbon
Tackle
Normal Physical
Withdraw
Water Status
--
None None
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box May 18, 2022 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is Japanese in origin, regardless of the language of the game.

Distribution

Pokémon
Special Link Gift No. 1!
 
You've linked Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or
Pokémon Shining Pearl with Pokémon HOME!
Here's a Turtwig as a special gift!
Compatible game
 

Chimchar

#390  Chimchar (ヒコザル)  
  Level 5  
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability: Iron Fist
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hasty
Ribbon:   Classic Ribbon
Scratch
Normal Physical
Leer
Normal Status
--
None None
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box May 18, 2022 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is Japanese in origin, regardless of the language of the game.

Distribution

Pokémon
Special Link Gift No. 2!
 
You've linked Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or
Pokémon Shining Pearl with Pokémon HOME!
Here's a Chimchar as a special gift!
Compatible game
 

Piplup

#393  Piplup (ポッチャマ)  
  Level 5  
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability: Defiant
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Modest
Ribbon:   Classic Ribbon
Pound
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
--
None None
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box May 18, 2022 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is Japanese in origin, regardless of the language of the game.

Distribution

Pokémon
Special Link Gift No. 3!
 
You've linked Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or
Pokémon Shining Pearl with Pokémon HOME!
Here's a Piplup as a special gift!
Compatible game
 

Gigantamax Factor Pokémon

These Gigantamax Factor Bulbasaur and Squirtle were released in conjunction of the release of version 1.4.0 for the mobile version of Pokémon HOME. They were available from June 17 to 30, 2021 and have 30 IVs in all their stats. A near-identical distribution was held in Pokémon Sword and Shield at the same time.

Bulbasaur

#001  Bulbasaur    
  Level 14  
Type:
Grass Poison
Ability: Overgrow
Held item: None
ID: 210601
OT: HOME
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Bold
Ribbon:   Premier Ribbon
Vine Whip
Grass Physical
Growth
Normal Status
Leech Seed
Grass Status
Razor Leaf
Grass Physical
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box June 17 to 30, 2021
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Pokémon
Mobile Ver. 1.4.0 Gift ①
 
To celebrate the release of ver. 1.4.0 for the mobile device
version of Pokémon HOME, you'll receive a Bulbasaur!
If you evolve it, it will become a Venusaur capable
of Gigantamaxing!
Compatible game
 

Squirtle

#007  Squirtle    
  Level 14  
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability: Torrent
Held item: None
ID: 210601
OT: HOME
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Modest
Ribbon:   Premier Ribbon
Water Gun
Water Special
Withdraw
Water Status
Rapid Spin
Normal Physical
Bite
Dark Physical
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box June 17 to 30, 2021
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Pokémon
Mobile Ver. 1.4.0 Gift ②
 
To celebrate the release of ver. 1.4.0 for the mobile device
version of Pokémon HOME, you'll receive a Squirtle!
If you evolve it, it will become a Blastoise capable
of Gigantamaxing!
Compatible game
 

Pokémon GO Melmetal

This Melmetal capable of Gigantamaxing is available as a gift from Pokémon HOME as a reward for connecting the game to Pokémon GO and receiving Pokémon from it for the first time. It has perfect IVs in all its stats except Speed, which is 0.

#809  Melmetal    
  Level 100  
Type:
Steel Unknown
Ability: Iron Fist
Held item: None
ID: 808809
OT: HOME
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Brave
Ribbon:   Premier Ribbon
Double Iron Bash
Steel Physical
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Dynamic Punch
Fighting Physical
Thunder Punch
Electric Physical
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box November 10, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Pokémon
Gift for linking Pokémon GO
 
You transferred a Pokémon from Pokémon GO
for the first time!
As a reward, you'll receive a special Melmetal
that is capable of Gigantamaxing!
Compatible game
 

One million victories Shiny Zeraora

This Shiny Zeraora was distributed for the first time via Pokémon HOME from June 29, 5:00 PM to July 6, 2020, 4:59 PM PST as a reward for all users of the service in recognition of the over one million Trainers that defeated Zeraora in Max Raid Battles during the Wild Area News event from June 17 to June 28, 2020. This Zeraora has a perfect 31 IVs in all its stats except Defense, which is instead 30.

To claim the Zeraora, users must have deposited a Pokémon into HOME or moved one Pokémon from HOME to Pokémon Sword and Shield between June 17 and July 6. Once the player qualified, the gift itself would not expire. The user does not need an active Premium Plan to claim it.

#807  Zeraora    
  Level 100  
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Volt Absorb
Held item: None
ID: 200630
OT: HOME
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hasty
Ribbon: None
Plasma Fists
Electric Physical
Close Combat
Fighting Physical
Blaze Kick
Fire Physical
Outrage
Dragon Physical
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box June 29 to July 6, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Pokémon
Victory over Zeraora ①
 
Congratulations! We hit our first target for the number
of Trainers who defeated Zeraora in special Max Raid
Battles! As a reward, you'll receive a special Zeraora for
your team!
Compatible game
 

Hidden Ability Galar starters

This set of Hidden Ability Galar starter Pokémon was released in conjunction of news regarding the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass on June 2nd. Players could redeem these Pokémon from the mobile version after depositing a Pokémon from Pokémon Sword or Shield to HOME.

Grookey

#810  Grookey  
  Level 5  
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability: Grassy Surge
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Adamant
Ribbon: None
Scratch
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
--
None None
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box June 2, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Pokémon
Gift for connecting to Galar 1!
 
You've connected Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield
to Pokémon HOME!
Here's a Grookey as a special gift!
Compatible game
 

Scorbunny

#813  Scorbunny  
  Level 5  
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability: Libero
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Jolly
Ribbon: None
Tackle
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
--
None None
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box June 2, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Pokémon
Gift for connecting to Galar 2!
 
You've connected Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield
to Pokémon HOME!
Here's a Scorbunny as a special gift!
Compatible game
 

Sobble

#816  Sobble  
  Level 5  
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability: Sniper
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Modest
Ribbon: None
Pound
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
--
None None
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box June 2, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Pokémon
Gift for connecting to Galar 3!
 
You've connected Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield
to Pokémon HOME!
Here's a Sobble as a special gift!
Compatible game
 

Pokémon HOME Gift Box Pokémon

The following Pokémon can be received from the mobile version of Pokémon HOME through the Gift Box in the Mystery Gift menu after competing certain tasks. The player has the opportunity to nickname the Pokémon upon receiving them, and their OT and ID match the nickname the player has in the mobile version. If one of these Pokémon is not received for a month after the completion of the corresponding task, it will no longer be obtainable.

Pichu

This Pichu is given to the player as a reward for completing their first challenge and using the sticker they receive from it to decorate their Binder.

#172  Pichu  
  Level 5  
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: None
Thunder Shock
Electric Special
Tail Whip
Normal Status
--
None None
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box February 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Pokémon
Gift for creating a Binder!
 
To celebrate you putting a sticker
in your Binder for the first time,
you'll be gifted a Pichu!
Compatible game
 

Rotom

This Rotom is given to the player as a reward for completing their first successful GTS trade.

#479  Rotom  
  Level 5  
Type:
Electric Ghost
Ability: Levitate
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Timid
Ribbon: None
Thunder Shock
Electric Special
Astonish
Ghost Physical
Double Team
Normal Status
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box February 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Pokémon
Gift for using the GTS!
 
To celebrate your first trade
using the GTS, you'll be
gifted a Rotom!
Compatible game
 

Eevee

This Eevee is given to the player as a reward for successfully trading with the Wonder Box for the first time.

#133  Eevee  
  Level 5  
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability: Adaptability
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Serious
Ribbon: None
Helping Hand
Normal Status
Tackle
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box February 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Pokémon
Gift for using the Wonder Box!
 
To celebrate your first trade using
the Wonder Box, you'll be gifted
an Eevee!
Compatible game
 

Original Color Magearna

This Original Color Magearna, made available to the public for the first time, is given to the player as a reward for successfully completing the National Pokédex up to Eternatus, including all Mythical Pokémon up to Melmetal, not including alternate forms. Prior to a patch released on March 12, 2020, a complete Living Pokédex was required.

#801  Magearna
Original Color
 
  Level 50  
Type:
Steel Fairy
Ability: Soul-Heart
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Mild
Ribbon:   Souvenir Ribbon
Fleur Cannon
Fairy Special
Flash Cannon
Steel Special
Defense Curl
Normal Status
Rest
Psychic Status
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Gift Box February 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Pokémon
Gift for completing the National Pokédex!
 
To celebrate registering so many Pokémon
and completing the National Pokédex,
you'll be gifted a Magearna!
Compatible game
 

Pokémon HOME starting Pokémon

HOME Pikachu

This Pikachu is found in the Basic Box when the player starts Pokémon HOME for the first time. If the player's first usage of Pokémon HOME is on the Nintendo Switch, this Pikachu's language is always set to Japanese; if it is on mobile, however, it matches the player's chosen language. Either way, it has a preset Original Trainer and ID number.

Nintendo Switch

#025  Pikachu (ピカチュウ)  
  Level 5  
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 200212
OT: HOME
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: None
Thunder Shock
Electric Special
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Growl
Normal Status
Quick Attack
Normal Status
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Pokémon HOME (Nintendo Switch version) February 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is Japanese in origin, regardless of the language of the game.

Mobile

#025  Pikachu  
  Level 5  
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 200212
OT: HOME
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: None
Thunder Shock
Electric Special
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Growl
Normal Status
Quick Attack
Normal Status
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Pokémon HOME (mobile version) February 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Mobile version Kanto starters

When the player starts the mobile version of Pokémon HOME for the first time, they are given their choice of Kanto starter Pokémon from Grand Oak. Though it is not mentioned by Grand Oak, the starters have their Hidden Abilities. The player has the opportunity to nickname the following Pokémon listed below upon receiving them, and their OT and ID match the username the player picks when they start the mobile version.

Bulbasaur

#001  Bulbasaur  
  Level 5  
Type:
Grass Poison
Ability: Chlorophyll
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Modest
Ribbon: None
Tackle
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Vine Whip
Grass Physical
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Pokémon HOME February 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Charmander

#004  Charmander  
  Level 5  
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability: Solar Power
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Timid
Ribbon: None
Scratch
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Ember
Fire Special
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Pokémon HOME February 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Squirtle

#007  Squirtle  
  Level 5  
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability: Rain Dish
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Quiet
Ribbon: None
Tackle
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Water Gun
Water Special
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
HOME hide Pokémon HOME February 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

See also


Event distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Generation VII: 3DS: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Local
Switch: Serial code
Generation VIII: InternetSerial code
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen II • Gen III (RSFRLGEOrre) • Gen IV (DP ​• Pt ​• HGSS) • Gen V (BWB2W2)
Gen VI (XYORAS) • Gen VII (SMUSUMPE) • Gen VIII (SwShBDSPLA)
Gift PokémonWild Pokémon (Roaming Pokémon) • In-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VIIGen VIII
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based) • Gen VIII
Global Link
Other lists
Notable ID numbers (Gens I-IIIII onward) • Wonder Cards (Gen VGen VIGen VII) • Serial code prefixes