Pokémon Box Link

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The Pokémon Box Link (Japanese: ポケモンボックス Pokémon Box), named Pokémon Box in English in Pokémon GO and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, is the Pokémon Storage System in GO and Let's Go, and an extension of the Pokémon Storage System in Pokémon Sword and Shield and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. It gives the player access to the Storage System without needing to be at a PC.

Pokémon Box Link
Pokémon Box
Bag Pokémon Box Link Sprite.png
Pokémon Box Link
The Pokémon Box menu in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Introduced in Generation VII
Generation VIII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items

In the core series games, due to its functionality, depositing Pokémon into a Box will no longer restore their HP, status, and 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.

In the core series games


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

The Pokémon Box has its own icon in the Bag menu, separate from any pockets. It 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   icon.


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.


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).

Pokémon Sword and Shield

The Pokémon Box Link is now a Key Item. It can also be accessed by pressing the R button from the party menu. It cannot be used during a Gym Challenge or Champion Cup tournament.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

The Pokémon Box Link is no longer its own item, but is still a feature unlocked by progressing through the main story. After being unlocked, it can be accessed from the party menu the same way as Sword and Shield. It cannot be used inside Gyms or the Pokémon League.


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


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)
BDSP Jubilife City (from Bebe, after defeating the two Team Galactic Grunts, after defeating Roark)



Bag sprite from
Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee

Concept Art

Concept art from
Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee

In the spin-off games

Pokémon GO

Main article: Pokémon Box (GO)

In Pokémon GO, the player has a Pokémon Box that can initially hold 250 Pokémon, including up to 12 Eggs (3 spaces reserved for bonus storage). Pokémon Storage Upgrades can be purchased in the Shop for  200, with each upgrade expanding the capacity by 50 Pokémon, up to a maximum of 6,100 total.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢盒 Bǎokěmèng Hahp
Mandarin 寶可夢盒 / 宝可梦盒 Bǎokěmèng Hé
  French Boîte Pokémon
  German Pokémon-Box
  Italian Box Pokémon
  Korean 포켓몬 박스 Pokémon Box
  Brazilian Portuguese Caixa de Pokémon
  Spanish Caja de Pokémon
  Thai ที่เก็บโปเกมอน Thikep Pokémon
  Turkish Pokémon Kutu

See also


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