Pokémon Box Link

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Pokémon Box Link
Pokémon Box
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Pokémon Box Link
The Pokémon Box menu in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Introduced in Generation VII
Generation VIII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items

The Pokémon Box Link (Japanese: ポケモンボックス Pokémon Box), introduced in Pokémon GO as Pokémon Box, is a Pokémon storage system in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon GO, and a Key Item serving as an extension of the Pokémon Storage System in Pokémon Sword and Shield. It can also be accessed by the player at any time, without the need to be at a PC.

In the core series


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In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

The Pokémon Box is a single continuous list of Pokémon, with newly caught Pokémon placed at the bottom of the Pokémon Box. It can hold up to 1,000 Pokémon. A player can choose to mark a Pokémon as a "favorite" with the Favorite icon PE.png icon. However, depositing a Pokémon into the Pokémon Box will not restore its HP, status, or PP.


The player can manually arrange the order in which Pokémon appear in the Pokémon Box, but there cannot be any gaps between Pokémon.

The Pokémon Box can be sorted, with several different possible sort methods provided. If the player sorts their Pokémon Box, any manual ordering of Pokémon within the Pokémon Box will be permanently lost. If the method by which the player has most recently sorted their Pokémon Box is by level or CP, every Pokémon's level or CP (respectively) will be displayed over its menu sprite in the Pokémon Box.

The following sort options are available:

  • Sort by order caught
  • Sort by Pokédex number
  • Sort by level (high to low)
  • Sort by level (low to high)
  • Sort by CP (high to low)
  • Sort by CP (low to high)
  • Sort with favorites on top
  • Sort by species name

Sorting with favorites on top sorts all favorites and all non-favorites by Pokédex number, but favorites are placed at the top of the Pokémon Box.


The player can search their Pokémon Box for Pokémon with specific attributes. The player can build a query using any number of these attributes, which causes the query to return results based on the intersection of all filled fields. Each field (except Markings) can only have one entry. The fields are as follows:

Attribute Notes
Name The player can select a species name of a Pokémon that is registered as owned in their Pokédex.
Type 1 The player can select any of the 18 types. The results returned are not affected by whether a type is a Pokémon's primary or secondary type.
Type 2
Known move The player can select any move that exists in the game, except Celebrate and moves that debuted in Pokémon: Let's Go.
Compatible TM The player can select any move taught by a TM in their possession.
Nature The player can select any nature
Gender The player can select ♂, ♀, or Unknown.
Markings The player can select whether the Pokémon is a favorite or not and any number of markings (each in either blue or red).

In Pokémon Sword and Shield

The Pokémon Box Link allows the player to access their Boxes at any time, with the exception of during their Gym Challenges and Champion Cup tournament. Because of this addition, depositing a Pokémon into a Box no longer restores its HP, status, or PP. Instead, all Pokémon under the player's ownership, regardless of whether or not they are in the party, will be restored when healed by any NPC.


Games Description
PE Not applicable
SwSh A device that allows you to access the Pokémon storage system. There are some places where it won't work.


Games Method
PE Pallet Town (in the player's Bag at the start of the game)
SwSh Meetup Spot (from Sonia, at the fence near the entrance to Rolling Fields)

In spin-off games

Pokémon GO

Main article: Pokémon Box (GO)

In Pokémon GO, the player has a Pokémon Box that can initially hold 250 Pokémon, including up to 12 Eggs (3 spaces reserved for bonus storage). Pokémon Storage Upgrades can be purchased in the Shop for PokéCoin.png200, with each upgrade expanding the capacity by 50 Pokémon, up to a maximum of 4,500 total.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢盒 Bǎokěmèng Hé
Mandarin 寶可夢盒 / 宝可梦盒 Bǎokěmèng Hé
France Flag.png French Boîte Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Box
Italy Flag.png Italian Box Pokémon
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 박스 Pokémon Box
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Caixa de Pokémon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Caja de Pokémon
Thailand Flag.png Thai ที่เก็บโปเกมอน Thikep Pokémon

See also


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