List of game-based Pokémon distributions in Generation VIII

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This is a reverse-chronological list of game-based Pokémon distributions that were given away using a game-based method to all region Pokémon games in Generation VIII.

List of game-based Pokémon

Pokémon HOME Gift Box Pokémon

The following Pokémon can be received from the mobile version of Pokémon HOME through the Gift Box in the Mystery Gift section after competing certain tasks. The player has the opportunity to nickname the following Pokémon listed below upon receiving them, and their OT and ID match the nickname the player has on the Mobile version.

Pichu

This Pichu is given to the player as a reward for completing their first challenge and using the sticker they receive from it to decorate their Binder.

#172 Pichu /
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 5 172Pichu.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: None
Thunder Shock
Electric Special
Tail Whip
Normal Status
--
None None
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh hide Pokémon HOME Feburary 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Distribution

Gift for creating a Binder!

To celebrate you putting a sticker
in your Binder for the first time,
you'll be gifted a Pichu!

Rotom

This Rotom is given to the player as a reward for completing their first successful GTS trade.

#479 Rotom
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 5 479Rotom.png
Type:
Electric Ghost
Ability: Levitate
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: None
Thunder Shock
Electric Special
Astonish
Ghost Physical
Double Team
Normal Status
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh hide Pokémon HOME Feburary 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Distribution

Eevee

This Eevee is given to the player as a reward for successfully trading with the Wonder Box for the first time.

#133 Eevee /
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 5 133Eevee.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability: Run Away or Adaptability
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: None
Helping Hand
Normal Status
Tackle
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh hide Pokémon HOME Feburary 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Distribution

Pokémon HOME Starting Pokémon

HOME Pikachu

This Pikachu is found in the Basic Box when the player starts either the Nintendo Switch or mobile version of Pokémon HOME for the first time. Unlike other HOME-based Pokémon, this Pikachu is always Japanese in origin, with a preset original Trainer and ID number.

#025 Pikachu (ピカチュウ)
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 5 025Pikachu.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 200212
OT: HOME
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: None
Thunder Shock
Electric Special
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Growl
Normal Status
Quick Attack
Normal Status
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh hide Pokémon HOME Feburary 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is Japanese in origin, regardless of the language of the game.

Mobile Version Kanto Starters

When the player starts the mobile version of Pokémon HOME for the first time, they will be given their choice of Kanto Starter Pokémon from Grand Oak. While it is not mentioned by Grand Oak, the starters have their Hidden Abilities. The player has the opportunity to nickname the following Pokémon listed below upon receiving them, and their OT and ID match the nickname the player picks when they start the mobile version.

Bulbasaur and Squirtle, despite not being present in the Galar Pokédex at the time of HOME's launch, are present in the data of Pokémon Sword and Shield, and may be sent there at will.

Bulbasaur
#001 Bulbasaur /
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 5 001Bulbasaur.png
Type:
Grass Poison
Ability: Chlorophyll
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: None
Tackle
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Vine Whip
Grass Physical
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh hide Pokémon HOME Feburary 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Charmander
#004 Charmander /
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 5 004Charmander.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability: Solar Power
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: None
Scratch
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Ember
Fire Special
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh hide Pokémon HOME Feburary 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Squirtle
#007 Squirtle /
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 5 007Squirtle.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability: Rain Dish
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Pokémon HOME (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: None
Scratch
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Water Gun
Water Special
--
None None
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh hide Pokémon HOME Feburary 12, 2020 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
This Pokémon has no mentioned recieving date, and is described as having traveled through time and space.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

See also


Event distributions
Standard event Pokémon distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Generation VII: 3DS: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalQR Codes
Switch: Serial code
Generation VIII: InternetSerial code
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI
Gen VII (3DSSwitch) • Gen VIIIIn-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VIIGen VIII
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based) • Gen VIII
Global Link
Other lists
Wonder Cards (Gen VGen VIGen VII) • Serial code prefixes