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Generation VIII

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Home release update
The eighth generation of Pokémon was announced with the reveal of {{g|Sword and Shield}} on February 27, 2019. These games were released worldwide on November 15, 2019.
 
Since February 11, 2020 Sword and Shield players will beare able to store their Pokémon and trade with other players in the cloud-based application, [[Pokémon HOME]], slatedreleased for release foron Nintendo Switch, {{wp|iOS}}, and {{wp|Android (operating system)|Android}} in February 2020. Users of HOME can carry forward their Pokémon from [[Pokémon Bank]], [[Pokémon GO|GO]], [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]] to the new application. Through the combined use Pokémon Bank, [[Poké Transporter]], Pokémon HOME, and other [[Template:Inter-gen transfer|inter-generational transfer]] methods, allows players to transfer forward Pokémon from as early as {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}} to as late as [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]], as well as the [[Nintendo 3DS]] [[Virtual Console]] releases of the [[Generation I]] and {{gen|II}} games.
 
Regarding connectivity with previous generations, users of Pokémon HOME can carry forward their Pokémon from [[Pokémon Bank]], [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]] and in the future, [[Pokémon GO|GO]], to the application. Through the combined use Pokémon Bank, [[Poké Transporter]], Pokémon HOME, and other [[Template:Inter-gen transfer|inter-generational transfer]] methods, allows players to transfer forward Pokémon from as early as {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}} to as late as [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]], as well as the [[Nintendo 3DS]] [[Virtual Console]] releases of the [[Generation I]] and {{gen|II}} games.
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