GO Transporter

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The GO Transporter in Pokémon GO

The GO Transporter (Japanese: 転送装置 Transporter) is a feature in Pokémon GO that allows the player to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME. It was made available on November 11, 2020 (November 10, 2020 in North America). It is accessed by selecting Pokémon HOME from the settings menu.

The GO Transporter is one-way, meaning that Pokémon sent to HOME cannot be sent back to GO. Pokémon transferred via the GO Transporter also cannot be moved to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, but can be moved to Generation VIII games.

Using the GO Transporter can also unlock the Mystery Box.


If a Pokémon GO account and a Pokémon HOME account are connected to the same Nintendo Account, and that Pokémon HOME account has been opened on a mobile device before, then the GO Transporter can be used to send Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME.

The Pokémon HOME Premium Plan is not required to access the GO Transporter.


Up to 25 Pokémon may be sent through the GO Transporter in one transaction. Once Pokémon have been sent to Pokémon HOME via GO Transporter, they must be received in Pokémon HOME before more Pokémon can be sent.

The player cannot transfer a Pokémon that is currently set as a Favorite, is deployed into a Gym, is set as the Buddy Pokémon, or is currently Mega Evolved.

Once sent to HOME, Legendary and Mythical Pokémon (with the exception of Meltan and Melmetal) can only be moved to a Generation VIII core series game if they have been registered to the Pokédex or obtained at least once in that game. However, this restriction is only enforced on the HOME account that the Pokémon was originally transferred to—if it is traded to a different HOME account, it can be transferred to any Generation VIII game.

In addition, the following Pokémon and forms cannot be sent to HOME:

GO Transporter Energy

GO Transporter Energy (Japanese: 転送エナジー Transfer Energy) is required for each Pokémon that is transferred. The GO Transporter can store a maximum of 10,000 GO Transporter Energy at one time, and it automatically recharges 60 GO Transporter Energy per hour. As such, it takes 6 days, 22 hours, and 40 minutes to fully recharge a GO Transporter from zero Energy. Players can also pay PokéCoins, at PokéCoin.png1 for 10 Energy, to instantly and fully recharge the GO Transporter.

The amount of GO Transporter Energy required by the GO Transporter to transfer a Pokémon depends on several factors: its CP, whether it is Legendary or Mythical (or neither), and whether it is Shiny. All costs are capped at 10,000.

Costs Normal Legendary
Ultra Beast
Base 10 1,000 2,000
Shiny 1,990 9,000 8,000
CP 1,001 - 2,000 100 300 500
2,000+ 300 500 700
Max cost 2,300 10,000 10,000

Modifications to transported Pokémon

Pokémon are modified in a similar way to how they are modified when transferred via the GO Park, although the conversion is not exactly the same.


Forms are normally preserved by the GO Transporter. Unlike with Pokémon Bank, Furfrou will preserve its different trims when deposited in HOME via the GO Transporter.

Mega-Evolved Pokémon cannot be transported until they return to normal.

Purified Pokémon become regular Pokémon.

Pokémon in forms that they can only take in battle in the core series games, or that have special requirements that would not be met in Pokémon HOME, revert to their default form when transported to HOME. The player is warned about this form change on the confirmation screen before transporting the Pokémon. The following lists the alternate forms that will change to the base form upon transfer.

Pokémon Base form Alternate forms
Castform Castform (Normal)
Normal Form

Castform (Sunny Form)
Sunny Form
Castform (Rainy Form)
Rainy Form
Castform (Snowy Form)
Snowy Form

Cherrim Cherrim (Overcast Form)
Overcast Form
Cherrim (Sunshine Form)
Sunshine Form
Giratina Giratina (Altered Forme)
Altered Forme
Giratina (Origin Forme)
Origin Forme
Genesect Genesect
Normal Form

Genesect (Shock Drive)
Shock Drive
Genesect (Burn Drive)
Burn Drive
Genesect (Chill Drive)
Chill Drive
Genesect (Douse Drive)
Douse Drive


Pokémon transferred from Pokémon GO have Pokémon GO as their game of origin, resulting in them having the GO origin mark.

The Pokémon's language of origin is the language that was originally set in the mobile version of Pokémon HOME the first time that the player used it. This language value is visible on the Profile screen of the mobile version of Pokémon HOME. (The current language of Pokémon HOME and Pokémon GO have no impact on the Pokémon's language of origin.)


The Pokémon's level will be the same as its Power Up level in Pokémon GO, rounded down to the nearest integer. This means that Pokémon transported from Pokémon GO can range from level 1 to level 50.


The moves that a Pokémon knew in Pokémon GO have no bearing on its moves in HOME. The Pokémon's moves are reset to moves it would know in the wild at its current level (i.e. its level-up moves at that level). The game whose learnset is used depends on the Pokémon's species:

Original Trainer and nickname

No Original Trainer information from Pokémon GO is kept. The Pokémon's Original Trainer is set to the player's name and Trainer ID in the mobile version of Pokémon HOME.

The Pokémon GO Trainer who sent the Pokémon to HOME is listed on the Pokémon's summary screen in Pokémon HOME. As of Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0, this information is retained after being withdrawn to and deposited from any Generation VIII game. The Pokémon GO Trainer name is not listed for Pokémon that were transferred from GO to Let's Go, Pikachu! or Let's Go, Eevee!.

The Pokémon's nickname is removed, reverting to its species name in its language of origin.

Met Date

The date the Pokémon was first met is retained from Pokémon GO. The server time from Pokémon GO is used, rather than the Switch's current date and time.

Poké Ball

The Pokémon's Poké Ball will be the same as the Poké Ball it was caught in in Pokémon GO. Pokémon hatched from Eggs will be contained in a standard Poké Ball.

This contrasts with Pokémon that were transferred from Pokémon GO to Let's Go, Pikachu! or Let's Go, Eevee!, and then placed in Pokémon HOME—those Pokémon instead use the Poké Ball that was used to catch them in the GO Park, rather than the one that was used in Pokémon GO.


The Pokémon's IVs are calculated from its IVs in Pokémon GO. In Pokémon HOME, its IVs are equal to one more than twice their corresponding IV in GO (i.e. ). As a result, the maximum possible IV for a transferred Pokémon is 31 (the maximum possible for any Pokémon) while the minimum is 1, and the IVs are all guaranteed to be odd.

The following are the corresponding GO IVs for each IV in Pokémon HOME. Speed has no corresponding IV in Pokémon GO, so it is instead randomly generated upon transfer (making it the only IV of a Pokémon transferred from GO that can be even).

Core series IV GO IV
Attack Attack
Defense Defense
Special Attack Attack
Special Defense Defense
Speed N/A


If a Galarian Zigzagoon with these IVs in Pokémon GO is transferred to HOME:

Zigzagoon (Galarian Form) Hit Points Attack Defense
8 15 4

It could have this set of IVs after transfer:

HOME263G.png Hit Points Attack Defense Speed Sp.Attack Sp.Defense
17 31 9 24 31 9


The Pokémon's Nature is randomly generated upon transfer.


The Pokémon's Ability is randomly selected from the Pokémon's standard Abilities as of Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Height and weight

The Pokémon's height and weight are retained, but will display the species default value instead when viewed in HOME. If transferred into Pokémon Legends: Arceus, it will correctly display the original height and weight values.

Regional form bugs

In other languages

GO Transporter

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese GO傳送裝置 GO Chyùhnsung Jōngji
Mandarin GO傳送裝置 GO Chuánsòng Zhuāngzhì
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch GO Transporter
France Flag.png French Transporteur GO
Germany Flag.png German GO-Transporter
Italy Flag.png Italian Trasferitore GO
South Korea Flag.png Korean GO 전송장치는 GO Transmitter
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Transportador GO
Portugal Flag.png Portugal GO Transporter
Russia Flag.png Russian Транспортёр GO Transporter GO
Spain Flag.png Spanish Trasladador GO
Thailand Flag.png Thai GO Transporter
Turkey Flag.png Turkish GO Taşıyıcı

GO Transporter Energy

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese GO傳送裝置能量 GO Chyùhnsung Jōngji Nàhngleuhng
Mandarin GO傳送裝置能量 GO Chuánsòng Zhuāngzhì
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch GO Transporter Energy
France Flag.png French Énergie Transporteur GO
Germany Flag.png German GO-Transporter-Energie
Italy Flag.png Italian Energia trasferitore GO
South Korea Flag.png Korean GO 전송에너지를 GO Transfer Energy
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Energia do Transportador GO
Portugal Flag.png Portugal GO Transporter Energy
Russia Flag.png Russian энергии Транспортёра GO Energy Transporter GO
Spain Flag.png Spanish Energía Trasladador GO
Thailand Flag.png Thai GO Transporter Energy
Turkey Flag.png Turkish GO Taşıyıcı Enerjisini

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 II (VC)
Gen VI Bank
GO GO TransporterHOME

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