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Pokémon Box Link
ポケモンボックス
Pokémon Box
Pokémon BoxPokémon Box Link
Pokémon Box Link
The Pokémon Box menu in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Introduced in Generation VII
Pocket
Generation VIII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items

The Pokémon Box Link (Japanese: ポケモンボックス Pokémon Box), introduced in Pokémon GO as Pokémon Box, is a Pokémon storage system in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon GO, and a Key Item serving as an extension of the Pokémon Storage System in Pokémon Sword and Shield. It can also be accessed by the player at any time, without the need to be at a PC.

Contents

In the core series

Price

Games Cost Sell price
PE
SwSh
N/A N/A

Effect

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

The Pokémon Box is a single continuous list of Pokémon, with newly caught Pokémon placed at the bottom of the Pokémon Box. It can hold up to 1,000 Pokémon. A player can choose to mark a Pokémon as a "favorite" with the Favorite icon PE.png icon. However, depositing a Pokémon into the Pokémon Box will not restore its HP, status, or PP.

Sorting

The player can manually arrange the order in which Pokémon appear in the Pokémon Box, but there cannot be any gaps between Pokémon.

The Pokémon Box can be sorted, with several different possible sort methods provided. If the player sorts their Pokémon Box, any manual ordering of Pokémon within the Pokémon Box will be permanently lost. If the method by which the player has most recently sorted their Pokémon Box is by level or CP, every Pokémon's level or CP (respectively) will be displayed over its menu sprite in the Pokémon Box.

The following sort options are available:

  • Sort by order caught
  • Sort by Pokédex number
  • Sort by level (high to low)
  • Sort by level (low to high)
  • Sort by CP (high to low)
  • Sort by CP (low to high)
  • Sort with favorites on top
  • Sort by species name

Sorting with favorites on top sorts all favorites and all non-favorites by Pokédex number, but favorites are placed at the top of the Pokémon Box.

Search

The player can search their Pokémon Box for Pokémon with specific attributes. The player can build a query using any number of these attributes, which causes the query to return results based on the intersection of all filled fields. Each field (except Markings) can only have one entry. The fields are as follows:

Attribute Notes
Name The player can select a species name of a Pokémon that is registered as owned in their Pokédex.
Type 1 The player can select any of the 18 types. The results returned are not affected by whether a type is a Pokémon's primary or secondary type.
Type 2
Known move The player can select any move that exists in the game, except Celebrate and moves that debuted in Pokémon: Let's Go.
Compatible TM The player can select any move taught by a TM in their possession.
Nature The player can select any nature
Gender The player can select ♂, ♀, or Unknown.
Markings The player can select whether the Pokémon is a favorite or not and any number of markings (each in either blue or red).

In Pokémon Sword and Shield

The Pokémon Box Link allows the player to access their Boxes at any time, with the exception of during their Gym Challenges and Champion Cup tournament. Because of this addition, depositing a Pokémon into a Box no longer restores its HP, status, or PP. Instead, all Pokémon under the player's ownership, regardless of whether or not they are in the party, will be restored when healed by any NPC.

Description

Games Description
PE Not applicable
SwSh A device that allows you to access the Pokémon storage system. There are some places where it won't work.

Acquisition

Games Method
PE Pallet Town (in the player's Bag at the start of the game)
SwSh Meetup Spot (from Sonia, at the fence near the entrance to Rolling Fields)

In the side series

Pokémon GO

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Reason: History of maximum upgradable capacity prior to November 2018.
The storage system in Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, the player has a Pokémon Box that can initially hold 250 Pokémon, including up to 9 Eggs. Pokémon Storage Upgrades can be purchased in the Shop for PokéCoin.png200, which each upgrade expanding the capacity by 50 Pokémon. Since July 23, 2020, the maximum upgradable capacity is 3,500 Pokémon. Prior to this, the limit was 3,000 Pokémon after November 22, 2019, 2,500 Pokémon after July 29, 2019, and 2,000 Pokémon after November 21, 2018.

The Pokémon Box screen allows the player to sort Pokémon, in ascending or descending order, by the following criteria:

  • Most recently acquired
  • Designated favorites
  • Pokédex number
  • Proportion of remaining HP
  • Name
  • Combat Power (CP).

In the case of a tie on the sorting criteria (such as multiple favorite Pokémon or Pokémon with full HP), the tied Pokémon are sorted by Combat Power in descending order.

The player can also hold a press on a Pokémon to activate a transfer mode where they can mark multiple Pokémon to be sent to Professor Willow. This feature was added in version 0.49.1 (labeled 1.19.1 in the iOS App Store), which was released on December 8, 2016.

Search queries

The Pokémon storage screen also allows the player to search Pokémon by name or species; the search results will return any Pokémon whose species name or nickname begins with the searched string. The search bar also supports key terms that are not searched as literal strings, with these first being supported in version 0.67.1 (labeled 1.37.1 in the iOS App Store), released on June 20, 2017.[1]

All of the following searches are case insensitive.

Search terms
  • [text] — Pokémon whose species name or nickname begins with the text
    • +[text] — the above and any Pokémon in the same evolutionary family (e.g. +Meowth returns all instances of Meowth and Persian)
    • The search term will only be interpreted as a literal string if it does not match any key term or type. For example, searching evolve or dragon will not return a Ditto nicknamed "Evolve" or "Dragon", due to the term being interpreted as a key term or type instead of a literal string.
  • [type] — Pokémon of that type
  • Numeric
    • [number] — Pokémon whose Pokédex number matches the searched number (e.g. 3 returns all Venusaur)
    • Ranges
      • [number]-[number] — Pokémon whose Pokédex number falls between the two searched numbers, inclusively (e.g. 1-151 returns all Kanto Pokémon)
      • [number]- — Pokémon whose Pokédex index is at least the searched number (e.g. 151- returns all Pokémon starting from Mew)
      • -[number] — Pokémon whose Pokédex index is at most the searched number (e.g. -9 returns all Pokémon up to Blastoise)
    • Prepending cp or hp to a number instead searches for Pokémon based on CP or maximum HP (respectively) instead of Pokédex index (e.g. cp1000- returns all Pokémon with a CP of at least 1000)
    • Prepending distance to a number instead searches for Pokémon based on distance (in km) from where it was obtained to the player's current location (e.g. distance100- returns all Pokémon obtained at least 100 km away from the player's current location)
    • Prepending age to a number instead searches for Pokémon based on how many days ago they were caught (e.g. age-7 returns all Pokémon caught within the last 7 days, and age0 returns all Pokémon caught today)
    • Prepending year to a number instead searches for Pokémon based on which year they were caught in (e.g. year2016 returns all Pokémon caught in the year 2016, and year2017-2018 returns all Pokémon caught from the years 2017 to 2018)
    • Prepending buddy to a number (0 to 5) instead searches for Pokémon based on their Buddy levels (e.g. buddy5 returns all Best Buddies, and buddy2-4 returns all Good to Ultra Buddies)
      • buddy0 — Pokémon that have never been walked as a buddy
      • buddy1 — Pokémon that have been walked as a buddy, but never reached a Good Buddy level
      • buddy2 — Good Buddies
      • buddy3 — Great Buddies
      • buddy4 — Ultra Buddies
      • buddy5 — Best Buddies
  • All move set searches begin with @
    • @[move] — Pokémon with the searched move
    • @[type] — Pokémon with a move of the searched type (note: @psychic returns all Pokémon that know Psychic-type moves, not merely Pokémon that know the move Psychic)
    • @weather — Pokémon with a move that is currently weather-boosted
    • @special — Pokémon with a move outside their standard move pool (i.e. all moves that cannot be relearned using a TM, including event-exclusive moves, legacy moves, Frustration, Return, and moves copied by Smeargle)
    • @1 followed by [type], [move], weather, or special — Pokémon whose Fast Attack that fits the criteria (e.g. @1bug returns all Pokémon with a Bug-type Fast Attack)
    • @2 followed by [type], [move], weather, or special — Pokémon whose first Charged Attack fits the criteria
    • @3 followed by [type], [move], weather, or special — Pokémon whose second Charged Attack fits the criteria
    • @move — Pokémon that have not learned a second Charged Attack
  • Evolution
    • evolve — Pokémon which can evolve, for which the player has enough Candy and currently meets any other requirements to perform
    • item — Pokémon which require an item to evolve, for which the player has enough Candy and item to perform
    • evolvenew — Pokémon which can evolve into a species the player has not yet registered in the Pokédex, regardless of whether the Pokémon currently meets the requirements to evolve
    • tradeevolve — Pokémon species eligible for trade Evolution and have not been traded, regardless of whether the player has enough Candy to evolve (i.e. tradeevolve&traded will always return no results)
  • Region
    • kanto — Pokémon first discovered in the Kanto region, including their regional forms (equivalent to 1-151)
    • johto — Pokémon first discovered in the Johto region, including their regional forms (equivalent to 152-251)
    • hoenn — Pokémon first discovered in the Hoenn region, including their regional forms (equivalent to 252-386)
    • sinnoh — Pokémon first discovered in the Sinnoh region, including their regional forms (equivalent to 387-493)
    • unova — Pokémon first discovered in the Unova region, including their regional forms (equivalent to 494-649)
    • alola or alolanAlolan Form Pokémon
    • galar or galarianGalarian Form Pokémon
  • Gender
    • male — male Pokémon
    • female — female Pokémon
    • genderunknown — gender unknown Pokémon
  • IV appraisal
    • 0* — Pokémon whose IV total is between 0 and 22 (i.e. display 0 stars on the appraisal pop-up)
    • 1* — Pokémon whose IV total is between 23 and 29 (i.e. display 1 star on the appraisal pop-up)
    • 2* — Pokémon whose IV total is between 30 and 36 (i.e. display 2 stars on the appraisal pop-up)
    • 3* — Pokémon whose IV total is between 37 and 44 (i.e. display 3 stars on the appraisal pop-up with an orange background)
    • 4* — Pokémon whose IV total is 45 (i.e. display 3 stars on the appraisal pop-up with a red background)
  • Other key terms
Operands
  • ,, :, ; — union of conditions (e.g. fire,evolve returns all Pokémon that are Fire-type or can evolve)
  • &, | — intersection of conditions (e.g. shiny&swinub returns all Shiny Swinub)
  • ! — complement of the condition (e.g. !water returns all Pokémon that are not Water-type)

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢盒 Bǎokěmèng Hé
Mandarin 寶可夢盒 / 宝可梦盒 Bǎokěmèng Hé
France Flag.png French Boîte Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Box
Italy Flag.png Italian Box Pokémon
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 박스 Pokémon Box
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Caixa de Pokémon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Caja de Pokémon
Thailand Flag.png Thai ที่เก็บโปเกมอน Thikep Pokémon

See also

References


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