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Pokémon HOME

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Pokémon HOME
Pokémon HOME logo.png
Logo of Pokémon HOME
Provider Nintendo
Launched February 11, 2020 (The Americas)
February 12, 2020 (Japan, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Hong Kong)
Service provided Online Pokémon storage and trading
Accessible by iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch
Website Official site (Japanese)
Official site (English)

Pokémon HOME (Japanese: Pokémon HOME) is a cloud service for iOS, Android, and the Nintendo Switch. It serves as a complement to the Nintendo Switch core series games, replacing Pokémon Bank and the Pokémon Global Link. It was released worldwide on February 12, 2020.[note 1]

It was announced at the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference on May 29, 2019.



Pokémon HOME is managed by Pokémon researcher Grand Oak, whose goal is to create a Pokédex that includes every Pokémon in the world.

Pokémon storage

Pokémon HOME allows two-way transfer to and from the Pokémon Storage System in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon Sword and Shield using the Nintendo Switch version. Only Pokémon that can be obtained in Sword and Shield can be transferred to those games, and only Pokémon originally caught in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! can be transferred to those games. Any Pokémon transferred to Sword and Shield cannot be transferred to Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. It also allows one-way transfer of Pokémon from the Nintendo 3DS core series games through Pokémon Bank using either version with a Premium Plan. One-way transfers from Pokémon GO will be made available in the future.

Up to 30 Pokémon can be deposited, which increases to 6,000 Pokémon with a Premium Plan. The Judge function is available in either version with a Premium Plan.


Pokémon can be traded using the mobile phone version. Unlike online trades in the core series, trades in HOME do not trigger trade evolution.

There are four types of trades:

  • Wonder Box (Japanese: ミラクルボックス Miracle Box): Up to 3 Pokémon (10 Pokémon with a Premium Plan) can be deposited for trade at once. Like Wonder Trades and Surprise Trades, they will be traded at random for other Pokémon.
  • GTS: One Pokémon (3 Pokémon with a Premium Plan) can be deposited for trade at once, in exchange for a requested Pokémon.
  • Room Trade (Japanese: グループ交換 Group Exchange): Players can join a room of up to 20 people to exchange Pokémon among them. Players can also host a room with a Premium Plan.
  • Friend Trade (Japanese: フレンド交換 Friend Exchange): Players can trade Pokémon with friends registered in Pokémon HOME.

National Pokédex

Pokémon HOME features a National Pokédex that records information on Pokémon that have been deposited in the Boxes in Pokémon HOME. Users can view basic information and Pokédex entries from the Generation VI, VII, and VIII core series games of Pokémon they have registered. Pokédex entries from other languages and alternate forms of Pokémon can also be registered.

The mobile app version of Pokémon HOME also allows players to view the possible moves and Abilities a Pokémon can have.

Some have stated that once their National Pokédex is complete, they received an Original Color Magearna. Not everyone who has completed this has received one, but it is believed that every Pokémon needs to be owned at the same time for it to work.

Mystery Gifts

Main article: List of game-based Pokémon distributions in Generation VIII

Gifts for Pokémon Sword and Shield as well as Pokémon HOME itself can be received using the mobile app's Mystery Gift feature. Pokémon received can be deposited directly into the Boxes in Pokémon HOME.

When first starting Pokémon HOME mobile, Grand Oak will give you the choice between Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle. Each of these Pokémon have their Hidden Abilities. Various other Pokémon may also be received from the Gift Box for completing certain tasks.


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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: List of Challenges.

In the Mobile Version, the player can complete Challenges to unlock stickers.

In the Nintendo Switch Version, the player can complete Research Tasks.


Players can customize their profile in My Room using stickers obtained by completing Challenges.

In the mobile app, players can also view Battle Data and News, replacing the Rankings, Distribution Regulations, and Event Calendar features of the Pokémon Global Link.

Pokémon HOME Points replace Poké Miles as a currency. 1 Battle Point is equivalent to 30 points, which can be transferred in the Nintendo Switch version.

Premium Plan

Except for prices for the Nintendo eShop in the United States, all prices below are inclusive of GST/VAT or other taxes where applicable.

Duration Version USA Canada Eurozone UK Russia Australia New Zealand Japan South Korea Hong Kong Taiwan
1 month
(30 days)
Nintendo Switch $2.99 $3.99 €2.99 £2.69 ₽225 $4.49 $4.99 ¥370 ₩3,900 $23 $100
iOS/Android €3.49 £2.99 ₽229
3 months
(90 days)
Nintendo Switch $4.99 $6.99 €4.99 £4.49 ₽375 $7.99 $8.99 ¥610 ₩5,900 $38 $170
iOS/Android €5.49 £4.99 ₽379
12 months
(365 days)
Nintendo Switch $15.99 $21.99 €15.99 £14.39 ₽1199 $24.99 $27.99 ¥1,960 ₩20,000 $123 $530
iOS/Android €17.99 £15.99 ₽1190

Version history


Version Release date Official note
1.0.0 February 12, 2020 N/A
1.0.3 February 12, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.4 February 14, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.6 February 18, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.7 February 19, 2020 Bug fixes


Version Release date Official note
1.0.0 February 12, 2020 N/A
1.0.3 February 12, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.4 February 14, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.6 February 18, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.7 February 19, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.8 February 20, 2020 Bug fixes


The game can be played on:



  • Cosplay Pikachu, certain Totem Pokémon (Marowak, Ribombee, Araquanid, and Togedemaru), fused Necrozma, and fused Kyurem are the only Pokémon available in the Nintendo 3DS core series games that cannot be stored in Pokémon HOME. The fused Necrozma and fused Kyurem, however, can still be viewed in the Pokédex as different forms.
  • The partner Pikachu and Eevee are the only Pokémon available in the Nintendo Switch core series games that cannot be stored in Pokémon HOME.
  • Until February 12, 2020 at 18:00 JST, any Hyper Training performed in the Alola games was lost upon transferring from Pokémon Bank. Details on how to restore it will be announced in the app and on the official support websites.[1][2]
  • All of the Pokémon appear in the Pokédex posed in the same position as their official art, with Pokémon from the Generations I and II taking on their redesigned art from Generations III and IV respectively.
    • Furthermore, Shiny Pokémon appear as Shiny, instead of their usual colorations.
  • Prior to the 1.0.3 update, several test gifs of Pikachu were present along with a gif of Vocaloid Meiko dancing and accidentally knocking over Kagamine Rin. [citation needed]


In regions where the Nintendo eShop is not available, the Nintendo Switch version cannot be downloaded using a Nintendo Account set to that region from the Nintendo eShop. Unlike most other Pokémon mobile applications, it is not available in Vietnam. Although mainland China is listed in the app's region select, it is not currently available for download there.

Date Locations
February 11, 2020[note 1]
February 12, 2020
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Nintendo eShop only: South Africa
Mobile version only: Belarus, Brunei, Ecuador, Egypt, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Pokémon HOME
Mandarin Pokémon HOME
France Flag.png French Pokémon HOME
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon HOME
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon HOME
South Korea Flag.png Korean Pokémon HOME
Russia Flag.png Russian Pokémon HOME
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémon HOME

See also

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Due to time zones, the game was released on February 11, 2020 in North America, even though it was released at the same time as the rest of the world.