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.
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:
- Shadow Pokémon (but Purified Pokémon can be)
- Event Pokémon (costumed Pokémon)
- Spinda (all patterns)
- Hoopa Unbound (if changed back to Confined form, Hoopa becomes eligible)
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 1 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.
|CP||1,001 - 2,000||100||300||500|
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.
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|
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 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:
- If the Pokémon is present in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, it uses its learnset from those games, even if this learnset contains moves unusable in Sword and Shield.
- Otherwise, if the Pokémon is present in Pokémon Sword and Shield (including the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass), it uses its learnset from those games.
- Otherwise, if the Pokémon is present in Pokémon Sun and Moon, it uses its learnset from those games.
- Otherwise, it uses its learnset from Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
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.
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.
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|
It could have this set of IVs after transfer:
The Pokémon's Nature is randomly generated upon transfer.
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
- Prior to November 16, 2020, Alolan and Galarian Forms of Generation I Pokémon used the learnsets of their original forms from Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, rather than the learnsets of their actual forms, causing the Pokémon to be able to know moves they otherwise would not. An official announcement was made regarding the issue, and it has since been fixed and the affected Pokémon's moves have been replaced.
- The fix was introduced with v1.2.1 of the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME, released on December 9, 2020 UTC. When the Switch version of HOME and a Pokémon Sword/Shield save file are linked, all Pokémon affected by the bug (including those in the party, the nursery, and Poké Jobs) will be fixed.
- The ability to transfer Hisuian Voltorb and Electrode was made possible on May 24, 2022. However, they initially used their Kantonian form's learnset from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon as long as they were not transferred onward to Pokémon Legends: Arceus. This bug has been resolved.
- Sometime on or before June 11, 2022, Galarian Slowking could obtain Unseen Fist upon transfer from GO, and would keep it on transfer to Pokémon Sword and Shield. However, it would then not be allowed in online trades or battles unless the player used an Ability Capsule or Ability Patch. This bug, at time of writing (September 2nd 2022), remains unresolved.
In other languages
GO Transporter Energy
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