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 and Generation IX 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 Pokémon HOME via GO Transporter, Legendary and Mythical Pokémon (except Meltan and Melmetal) can only be moved to a core series game if they have been registered to the Pokédex of that game or obtained at least once in that game. This restriction applies to individual forms; for example, a Speed Forme Deoxys cannot transfer to a save file that has only seen the Normal, Attack, and Defense Formes of Deoxys. 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 compatible core series game. If the Pokémon is traded back to the original HOME account, the restriction will return.

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 0 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, Mythical, an Ultra Beast; 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 preserved by the GO Transporter, if they can exist in Pokémon HOME.

Unlike Pokémon Bank (which changes Furfrou to Natural Form when deposited), Furfrou will preserve its different trims when deposited in HOME via the GO Transporter. 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 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. In the Pokémon's default profile (which is used when moving it to Pokémon Sword and Shield), its 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. Prior to Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0, this information would be lost if it was moved to a Generation VIII game; this information is now preserved. The Pokémon GO Trainer name is not listed for Pokémon that were transferred from GO to Pokémon: 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 Pokémon's met date is the date it was obtained in Pokémon GO. For hatched Pokémon, this is the date they were hatched rather than the date their Egg was received (unless they were hatched before hatch dates were recorded).

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

Due to this calculation enforcing that all of the Pokémon's IVs except Speed are odd, Pokémon transferred from GO will always have either Ice- or Dark-type Hidden Power in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. (Hidden Power's type is determined differently in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.)


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 25 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 display the species default value instead when viewed in HOME. (In contrast, Pokémon transferred from GO via Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Let's Go, Eevee! display their unique height and weight values from Pokémon GO in Pokémon HOME.) If transferred into Pokémon Legends: Arceus, it will display its unique height and weight values in that game, despite not displaying them in HOME.


  • 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.[2] 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 or Shield save file are linked, all Pokémon affected by the bug (including those in the party, the nursery, and Poké Jobs) are fixed.[3]
  • When it first became possible to transfer Hisuian Voltorb and Electrode on May 24, 2022, they initially used their Kantonian form's learnset from Pokémon Sun and Moon as long as they were not transferred onward to Pokémon Legends: Arceus.[4] This bug was resolved in September 2022.
  • Sometime on or before June 11, 2022, Galarian Slowking could obtain the Ability 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.[5] This bug was resolved on December 14, 2022—any Galarian Slowking with Unseen Fist in HOME have their Ability corrected to Curious Medicine.
  • On June 15, 2023 between 09:00 UTC and 15:10 UTC, transferred Pokémon would have their current experience set to 0xFFFFFFFF (4,294,967,295 or -1 depending on implementation signedness), causing them to appear as level 1 in the mobile version of HOME and level 100 in the Switch version of HOME. This also blocked them from online trades in HOME and online trades in all games except Legends: Arceus, as well as displaying a current experience of -1 in Sword and Shield and causing the summary to crash the game in Scarlet/Violet. If the Pokémon was compatible with a Switch game, players could normalize the experience to the regular level 100 maximum by (for example) sending out the Pokémon in a wild battle.
    • Pokémon HOME entered maintenance on August 8, 2023, during which affected Pokémon deposited into HOME were normalized to level 100. Pokémon not deposited can also be normalized by depositing them after maintenance ended.

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 전송장치 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 전송에너지 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


Inter-generational transfer
Gen I Time CapsulePoké TransporterBank
Gen II
Gen III Dual-slot modePal Park
Gen IV Dual-slot modePal ParkPoké TransferRelocator
Gen V Poké TransferRelocatorPoké TransporterBank
Gen VI Poké TransporterBank
Gen VII Poké TransporterBankGO ParkHOME
Gen VIII BankHOMEGO Transporter
Gen IX

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