Pokémon HOME

Home redirects here. For the player's home, see player's house.

Pokémon HOME
Pokémon HOME logo.png
Logo of Pokémon HOME
Provider Nintendo
Launched February 12, 2020 (UTC)
Shutdown N/A
Service provided Online Pokémon storage and trading
Accessible by iOS, iPadOS, Android, Nintendo Switch
Website Official site (Japanese)
Official site (English)

Pokémon HOME (Japanese: Pokémon HOME) is a cloud service for iOS, iPadOS, Android, and the Nintendo Switch. It serves as a complement to the Nintendo Switch core series games, and is a successor to 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.

Features

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![note 2] and Generation VIII games using the Nintendo Switch version. 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. (Pokémon whose game of origin is Generation VI or VII will have their met location changed to "the Kalos region", "the Hoenn region", or "the Alola region" upon arriving in HOME. Pokémon whose game of origin is Let's Go, Pikachu! or Let's Go, Eevee! will have their met location changed to "the Kanto region" upon being transferred to a future game.) Support for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is also planned.

On the free plan, up to 30 Pokémon can be deposited in one box named the "Basic Box", which always sorts Pokémon in order from most recently deposited. This increases to 6,000 Pokémon with a Premium Plan and 200 boxes named "HOME 1" through "HOME 200", which can be freely organized as with core series PC boxes. When a free plan is upgraded for the first time, all Pokémon in the Basic Box appear in HOME 1; however, the reverse is not true. When a Premium Plan is downgraded to the free plan, only the 30 Pokémon deposited earliest will appear in the Basic Box, regardless of which of the HOME 1-200 boxes they were originally in, and any other Pokémon will be inaccessible.

The Judge function is available in either version with a Premium Plan.

Pokémon HOME also has the option to release multiple Pokémon at once; however, players cannot release more than 100 Pokémon per synchronization and must save before they can release more Pokémon.

Compatibility with Generation VIII games

As of the 2.0.0 update, Pokémon can be transferred between all Generation VIII games via Pokémon HOME, as long as the Pokémon is present in the coding of the target game. Upon being transferred into a game which is not that Pokémon's game of origin, Pokémon HOME will replace that Pokémon's moveset with one appropriate for a Pokémon of the same level in the target game. The Pokémon's original moveset will be preserved and returned when it is transferred back to its game of origin, even if it has levelled up in another game.[note 3]

Pokémon transferred "across time" (i.e. between Legends: Arceus and another Generation VIII game) will be placed in a Strange Ball (Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl) or a standard Poké Ball (Pokémon Sword and Shield). Their original Poké Ball will be displayed in Pokémon HOME and their original game.

Pokémon which can normally be caught only once in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, such as Dialga and Palkia, have a transfer limit; only one of each Pokémon can be transferred from these games per save file and Pokémon HOME account.

Trading

Pokémon can be traded using the mobile 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. Unlike the latter which trades the Pokémon in a matter of seconds, players will have to wait 1 hour (6 hours prior to version 1.1) before the Pokémon they deposited in the wonder box gets traded.
  • 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. There is a limit of 10 trades per day, regardless of whether the Basic Plan or Premium Plan is being used.

At least some Event Pokémon appear to be untradeable for about a week to a few weeks after their initial release. This restriction applies separately to even different language versions of the same event Pokémon if they are released at different times.[1][2]

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. Entries from Legends: Arceus can only be viewed when HOME is connected to a Legends: Arceus save file that has the entry for that Pokémon completed to research level 10, if that Pokémon has been registered in HOME's Pokédex. However the HOME Pokédex will register a Pokémon uploaded from Legends: Arceus as caught and unlock any other game's Pokédex entries, if any, even if the research level in Legends: Arceus is not at level 10. 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.

Upon completing the National Pokédex up to Eternatus, an Original Color Magearna can be received. There were inconsistent problems with receiving this for the first month of availability, with some users not receiving a gift and others getting glitched versions, even upon completing a Living Pokédex. These were later fixed.

Registering Pokémon and Alternate Forms

The Pokédex registers data for any Pokémon and form that is deposited into HOME.

If the Pokémon has a Mega Evolution, a form that can only be used in battle (e.g. Cherrim's Sunshine Form), or a form that requires a held item (e.g. Giratina's Origin Forme), the data for those forms is registered when the base Pokémon is deposited. Dialga and Palkia, along with Giratina, and Arceus despite not requiring a held item or battle to change forms in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, revert to their base forms upon being deposited into HOME, and as such, the data for those other forms is registered when the base Pokémon is deposited.

If a Pokémon has a form that requires combining two Pokémon (e.g. Kyurem, Necrozma or Calryex), the entry for that form is registered when both Pokémon that make up that form are registered. Unlocking Dusk Mane or Dawn Wings Necrozma's entry will unlock the entry for Ultra Necrozma.

If a Pokémon with a gender difference is deposited, on the mobile version, both genders are registered except in the case of Shiny Pokémon (see below). On the Switch version, only the entry corresponding to the gender of the deposited Pokémon will be registered.

Registering a Gigantamax entry requires the player to deposit that Pokémon with the Gigantamax factor.

Depositing a Shiny Pokémon will register both the shiny and base entries for that species and form. Unlike non-Shiny Pokémon on the mobile version, depositing a Shiny Pokémon with a gender difference will only register the Shiny entry for that gender.

Depositing any foreign language version of a Pokémon will unlock that language's Pokédex entry for all forms of that species that have been registered.

Additionally when a Pokémon is transferred from Bank to HOME, all Pokédex data in Bank will sync with the Pokédex in HOME.

Mystery Gifts

Main article: List of game-based Pokémon distributions (Generation VIII)
Main article: List of other event 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. The feature can also generate serial codes for item distributions.

When first starting Pokémon HOME mobile, Grand Oak will give the user 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.

Achievements

In the mobile version, the player can complete Challenges to unlock stickers.

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

Transfer from Pokémon GO

Main article: GO Transporter

One-way transfers from Pokémon GO to HOME were made available on November 11, 2020 (November 10 in North America), using the GO Transporter feature from the settings menu. Each Pokémon, depending on various attributes, requires an amount of GO Transport Energy to transfer to Pokémon HOME, which can be regained by using PokéCoins or simply waiting.

Legendary and Mythical Pokémon that were transferred from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME can only be transferred to Pokémon Sword or Shield if that Pokémon has already been registered in the Pokédex or obtained at least once in that game. However, this restriction only applies to Legendary or Mythical Pokémon stored in the HOME account they were originally transferred to, meaning that if they are traded to a different HOME account then they will be transferrable into Pokémon Sword or Shield without needing to have been previously obtained. This restriction does not apply to Meltan and Melmetal.

Upon the first transfer, the player will also receive a Melmetal that can Gigantamax in Pokémon HOME.

Other

Players can customize their item called a binder 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. Every midnight UTC, the player gains a point for every 31 stored Pokémon (rounded down). This calculation includes the inaccessible Pokémon if the player downgraded to the free plan. 1 Battle Point is equivalent to 30 points (20 points for Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl), which can be transferred in the Nintendo Switch version. 1 Merit Point in Legends: Arceus is equal to one point in Home.

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/iPadOS/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/iPadOS/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/iPadOS/Android €17.99 £15.99 ₽1190

Version history

iOS & iPadOS

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
1.0.9 February 25, 2020
  • Bug fixes
1.0.10 March 2, 2020
  • Bug fixes
1.0.11 March 26, 2020
  • Bug fixes
1.1.0 May 22, 2020
  • The Battle Data feature has been implemented.
  • The bug where the information for Gigantamax Alcremie would sometimes not be registered to the Pokédex has been fixed.
  • Other issues have been fixed.
1.2.0 June 17, 2020
  • Added compatibility with The Isle of Armor, the first wave of content for the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.
  • Updated the GTS so that impossible search condition cannot be set under "Pokémon wanted."
  • Improved the Pokémon Box labeling function.
  • Made various other fixes.
1.2.1 August 17, 2020
  • Improved search result filters for the GTS "Search for Pokémon" function.
    • The "Include people searching for Legendary and Mythical Pokémon" option has been updated to "Include people searching for Legendary, Mythical, and other special Pokémon."
    • You can now filter your results based on what Pokémon you have deposited in Pokémon HOME.
  • Added the ability to place multiple Pokémon in the Wonder Box at once.
  • Revised Challenge completion messages for improved clarity on what Challenge you've completed.
  • Added the ability to view Pokémon's Natures under Pokémon Rankings in Battle Data.
    (If a Trainer used a mint on their Pokémon, the Nature shown will correspond to the mint used.)
  • Added a Back button to Battle Data screens.
  • Fixed the issue where Toxtricity's Gigantamax form would not be displayed in your Pokédex.
  • Added new informational feature.
  • Made various other fixes.
1.3.0 October 22, 2020
  • Added compatibility with The Crown Tundra, part two of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.
  • Added a save feature for search and sorting settings in Pokémon Boxes.
  • Added the category "Popular Pokémon (excluding special Pokémon)" to trade ranking.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
1.3.1 November 30, 2020
  • Fixed layout disruption that occurred on certain devices when receiving Pokémon sent from Pokémon GO.
  • Fixed an issue where trading multiple Pokémon using the Wonder Box would sometimes cause the same users to trade with each other several times.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
1.3.2 February 12, 2021
  • A "Receive all Pokémon" feature has been added to the Wonder Box.
  • The date a Pokémon was first met is now displayed in its Trainer notes.
  • From the "OT" (Original Trainer) field in a Pokémon's detailed information, you can now search for Pokémon with the same original Trainer.
  • You can now specify "Language" and "Poké Ball" when searching for Pokémon.
  • You can now arrange your list of Pokémon in the same order used by your Pokémon Boxes in the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME.
    (Note: This option will be available only for users who have linked to the Nintendo Switch version.)
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
1.4.0 June 17, 2021
  • Pokédex features have been expanded, allowing you to view Pokémon's appearances from various angles.
    Note: This feature does not apply to certain forms of Pokémon.
  • The Catch Calendar feature has been added to the main menu, allowing you to view your Pokémon in order of the dates on which they were caught.
  • New icons for user profiles have been added.
  • Announcement display has been improved.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
1.4.1 June 22, 2021
  • Fixed an issue in which the user would be unable to log in if they had no Pokémon deposited in Pokémon HOME.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
1.5.0 September 22, 2021
  • Added a Trainer Info feature that allows users to mark themselves as the Original Trainer for Pokémon they caught in any game.
  • Added a feature allowing users to search for Pokémon that other people are asking for in the GTS.
  • Added conditions allowing users to specify a Pokémon's form and language when searching the GTS.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
1.5.1 October 7, 2021
  • Fixed an issue in which the Trainer Info of certain Pokémon would not display properly.
    Note: If any Trainer Info marked as yours was affected by this issue, after the update you will need to mark the properly displayed Trainer Info as yours again.
1.5.2 November 30, 2021
  • Changed the method for switching how the Catch Calendar is displayed.
    The Catch Calendar can be viewed in a day-by-day or month-by-month format.
  • Fixed an issue in which users could become unable to log in to the app if their mobile device was set to certain languages.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
1.5.3 December 28, 2021
  • Fixed an issue in the Pokémon list where the scroll bar kept returning to the very top.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
2.0.0 May 18, 2022
  • Added compatibility with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl
  • Added compatibility with Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  • Added Pokédex info from various games
  • Added Challenges and stickers
  • Added information about where a Pokémon was first met to its details screen
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

Android

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 19, 2020
  • Bug fixes
1.0.9 February 25, 2020
  • Bug fixes
1.0.10 March 2, 2020
  • Bug fixes
1.0.11 March 26, 2020
  • Bug fixes
1.1.0 May 22, 2020
  • The Battle Data feature has been implemented.
  • The bug where the information for Gigantamax Alcremie would sometimes not be registered to the Pokédex has been fixed.
  • Other issues have been fixed.
1.2.0 June 17, 2020
  • Added compatibility with The Isle of Armor, the first wave of content for the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.
  • Updated the GTS so that impossible search condition cannot be set under "Pokémon wanted."
  • Improved the Pokémon Box labeling function.
  • Made various other fixes.
1.2.1 August 17, 2020
  • Improved search result filters for the GTS "Search for Pokémon" function.
  • Added the ability to place multiple Pokémon in the Wonder Box at once.
  • Revised Challenge completion messages for improved clarity on what Challenge you've completed.
  • Added the ability to view Pokémon's Natures under Pokémon Rankings in Battle Data.
  • Added a Back button to Battle Data screens.
  • Added new informational feature.
  • Made various other fixes.
1.3.0 October 22, 2020
  • Added compatibility with The Crown Tundra, part two of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.
  • Added a save feature for search and sorting settings in Pokémon Boxes.
  • Added the category "Popular Pokémon (excluding special Pokémon)" to trade ranking.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
1.3.1 November 30, 2020
  • Fixed layout disruption that occurred on certain devices when receiving Pokémon sent from Pokémon GO.
  • Fixed an issue where trading multiple Pokémon using the Wonder Box would sometimes cause the same users to trade with each other several times.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
1.3.2 February 12, 2021
  • A "Receive all Pokémon" feature has been added to the Wonder Box.
  • The date a Pokémon was first met is now displayed in its Trainer notes.
  • From the "OT" (Original Trainer) field in a Pokémon's detailed information, you can now search for Pokémon with the same original Trainer.
  • You can now specify "Language" and "Poké Ball" when searching for Pokémon.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
1.3.3 April 2, 2021
  • Fixed an issue in which the user would not be returned to the app from the Nintendo Account link screen.
1.4.0 June 17, 2021
  • Pokédex features have been expanded, allowing you to view Pokémon's appearances from various angles.
    Note: This feature does not apply to certain forms of Pokémon.
  • The Catch Calendar feature has been added to the main menu, allowing you to view your Pokémon in order of the dates on which they were caught.
  • New icons for user profiles have been added.
  • Announcement display has been improved.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user friendly experience.
1.4.1 June 22, 2021
  • Fixed an issue in which the user would be unable to log in if they had no Pokémon deposited in Pokémon HOME.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
1.5.0 September 22, 2021
  • Added a Trainer Info feature that allows users to mark themselves as the Original Trainer for Pokémon they caught in any game.
  • Added a feature allowing users to search for Pokémon that other people are asking for in the GTS.
  • Added conditions allowing users to specify a Pokémon's form and language when searching the GTS.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
1.5.1 October 6, 2021
  • Fixed an issue in which the Trainer Info of certain Pokémon would not display properly.
    Note: If any Trainer Info marked as yours was affected by this issue, after the update you will need to mark the properly displayed Trainer Info as yours again.
1.5.2 November 30, 2021
  • Changed the method for switching how the Catch Calendar is displayed.
    The Catch Calendar can be viewed in a day-by-day or month-by-month format.
  • Fixed an issue in which users could become unable to log in to the app if their mobile device was set to certain languages.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
1.5.3 December 28, 2021
  • Fixed an issue in the Pokémon list where the scroll bar kept returning to the very top.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
2.0.0 May 18, 2022
  • Added compatibility with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl
  • Added compatibility with Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  • Added Pokédex info from various games
  • Added Challenges and stickers
  • Added information about where a Pokémon was first met to its details screen

Nintendo Switch

Version[3][4] Release date Official note
1.0.0 February 12, 2020 N/A
1.0.1 March 17, 2020
  • Fixed several issues to improve gameplay experience.
1.1.0 June 16, 2020
  • Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass # 1 "The Isle of Armor" is now supported.
1.1.1 June 30, 2020
  • Fixed a bug about Pokémon not being registered to the Isle of Armor Pokédex when taking Pokémon from Pokémon HOME to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield.
    • After downloading the update data, connect Pokémon HOME to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield and save in Pokémon HOME to register the Pokémon that was not registered in Pokédex.
1.2.0 October 22, 2020
  • Part 2 of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass or Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass is now supported.
  • Fixed a number of issues so that users can enjoy services more comfortably.
1.2.1 December 8, 2020
  • For some Pokémon that are transferred from Pokémon GO, we have added a process where "moves that originally shouldn't be learned" are forgotten and "moves that should originally be learned" are learned.
    • This processing has been added to handle the issue that was occurring between November 11-16, 2020 where "Pokémon that were being transferred from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME could learn "moves" that they were originally not supposed to learn". (The issue that was causing this problem has already been fixed.)
    • In order to perform this process, there is a need to link the "Pokémon Sword/Shield" and "Pokémon HOME" where the target Pokémon exists and to save the game data.
  • We also fixed a number of issues so that gameplay is more enjoyable.
2.0.0 May 18, 2022
  • Support for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl has been added.
  • Support for Pokémon Legends: Arceus has been added.
  • Added software for Research Tasks.
  • Added software for Pokémon HOME Points.

Mobile Compatibility

The app can be accessed on:

Release

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

Bugs and problems

  • In the Switch versions before v2.0.0, all Arceus forms were considered Normal-type instead of their actual type except for the Dragon-type and Fairy-type forms.
  • In the mobile version, both Gigantamax Amped Form Toxtricity and Gigantamax Low Key Form Toxtricity are registered as separate forms in the Pokédex. In the Switch version, there is only one form of Gigantamax Toxtricity which is registered whenever any Toxtricity with the Gigantamax Factor is transferred to Pokémon HOME. A member of the Pokémon Company International Support Team claimed that this inconsistency is intended, though was unable to provide a reason.
  • As of v2.0.0 in the mobile version only, when using the "All Forms" filter, Average size Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist do not appear in the search results with their three other forms and are not counted in the total number of forms displayed at the top of the page. Additionally, the Super size forms have replaced the Average size forms as the default that appears in the National Pokédex. Viewing Pumpkaboo's or Gourgeist's individual Pokédex pages still displays all four sizes.

Limitations

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Gallery

Trivia

  • Not all Pokémon in the core series games can be stored in Pokémon HOME:
  • Totem-sized Pokémon that are able to be transferred are reduced to their normal sizes when transferred to Pokémon HOME.
  • Like in Pokémon Bank, held items can't 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 were announced in the app and on the official support websites.[8][9]
  • 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.
  • Prior to the 1.0.3 update, several test GIF animations of Pikachu were present along with a GIF file of Vocaloid Meiko dancing and accidentally knocking over Kagamine Rin.[10]
  • The Switch version cannot be used while the mobile version is being used at the same time, and vice-versa.
  • Prior to version 1.1, friend trades were restricted to local trades only. This restriction was lifted to celebrate the release of version 1.1, allowing players to trade with each other no matter how far away they are from each other. This was initially intended to be temporary; however, it appears to have been a permanent change, as over a year and several updates later it has not been reverted.
  • Due to a bug with how HOME handles punctuation during transfer from Pokémon GO or Pokémon Bank, imported Farfetch'd and Sirfetch'd will act as though they have a nickname, and cannot be re-nicknamed in Sword and Shield. This is due to HOME assigning the incorrect apostrophe, the species name being "Farfetch’d" and the nickname field being assigned as "Farfetch'd" instead.
  • Each HOME account generates its own Trainer ID and Secret ID, which is assigned to some gift and event Pokémon received in HOME. To prevent those gift/event Pokémon with a personality value of 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 from being shiny, rather than rerolling the Personality value, HOME will never generate an account's Trainer ID/Secret ID where the combination results in that personality value being calculated as shiny.[11]
  • In the Nintendo Switch version (which uses static rendered poses of the Pokémon models instead of the models themselves), some renders were improved in version 1.2.[12]

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Pokémon HOME
Mandarin Pokémon HOME
  French Pokémon HOME
  German Pokémon HOME
  Italian Pokémon HOME
  Korean Pokémon HOME
  Brazilian Portuguese Pokémon HOME
  Russian Pokémon HOME
  Spanish Pokémon HOME
  Thai Pokémon HOME
  Turkish Pokémon HOME


See also

External links

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Due to time zone differences, the app was released on February 11, 2020 in North America, even though it was released at the same time as the rest of the world.
  2. Pokémon deposited from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! can only be withdrawn if they have not been transferred to a Generation VIII game.
  3. Pokémon from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! cannot return to their original games, so their original moveset will be available in Sword and Shield.

References


Gen I Time Capsule Gen II
Gen III Dual-slot modePal Park Gen IV
Gen IV Poké TransferRelocator Gen V
Gen V Poké TransporterBank Gen VI
Gen I (VC) SMUSUM
Gen II (VC)
Gen VI Bank
Bank HOME PE
GO GO Park
Bank HOME Gen VIII
PE
GO GO TransporterHOME


Side series Pokémon games
Stadium series: Stadium (JPEN) • Stadium 2
Storage software: Box RSMy Pokémon RanchBank (Transporter) • HOME
Orre games: ColosseumXD
Other games: Battle RevolutionPokéwalkerDream WorldDream RadarGO
Pokémon game templates


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