Pokémon HOME

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Pokémon HOME
Pokémon HOME logo.png
Logo of Pokémon HOME
Provider Nintendo
Launched February 12, 2020 (UTC)
Shutdown N/A
Service provided Online Pokémon storage, trading, and transferring
Accessible by iOS, iPadOS, Android, Nintendo Switch
Website Official site (Japanese)
Official site (English)

Pokémon HOME (Japanese: Pokémon HOME) is a cloud service for iOS, iPadOS, Android, and the Nintendo Switch. It serves as a complement to the Nintendo Switch core series games, and is a successor to Pokémon Bank and the Pokémon Global Link. It was released worldwide on February 12, 2020.[note 1]

It was announced at the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference on May 29, 2019.

Pokémon HOME is managed by Pokémon researcher Grand Oak, whose goal is to create a Pokédex that includes every Pokémon in the world.

Features

Pokémon transfer

The Nintendo Switch version of HOME allows two-way transfer to and from all Switch core series games. Both the mobile and Switch versions allow one-way transfer from Pokémon Bank (only with a Premium Plan) and Pokémon GO.

Compatibility with Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Only Pokémon originally from Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! can be moved into (another copy of) Let's Go, Pikachu! or Let's Go, Eevee!, and if such a Pokémon is transferred into a future game, it can no longer be moved back to Let's Go, Pikachu! or Let's Go, Eevee!.

Pokémon that arrive in HOME via transfer from Pokémon Bank or GO Transporter are automatically converted to the same format used by Pokémon Sword and Shield, and therefore cannot enter Let's Go, Pikachu! or Let's Go, Eevee!.

Compatibility with Generation VIII

The Nintendo Switch version of HOME allows two-way transfer to and from all Generation VIII games, beginning with Pokémon Sword and Shield. Pokémon transferred from Pokémon Bank or GO Transporter that are compatible with Sword and Shield can be transferred to and from Sword and Shield freely and retain their movesets.

In version 2.0.0, HOME gained compatibility with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus. The set of data used for a Pokémon differs between Sword and Shield, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus, so a Pokémon's moves will be different for each game. If a Pokémon is transferred from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl or Legends: Arceus to Sword and Shield, its origin mark will be replaced with the Galar symbol and its met location will be shown as "the Faraway place", though its actual origin mark will be restored if it is moved back into HOME. Additionally, because Legends: Arceus uses different Poké Balls to the other games, Pokémon originally from Legends: Arceus will appear in a Strange Ball in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl or a standard Poké Ball in Sword and Shield, while Pokémon not originally from Legends: Arceus will appear in a Strange Ball in Legends: Arceus (though the original Poké Ball of the Pokémon will be regained if it is moved back into HOME).

Compatibility with Generation IX

Pokémon HOME gained compatibility with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet on May 30, 2023 as part of version 3.0.0, allowing Pokémon to be moved freely between all core series Generation VIII and IX games.

On May 18, 2023, The Pokémon Company International announced that Pokémon HOME support with the games would release on May 24, 2023 at 01:00 UTC, but on May 19, the company announced it was a mistake and said that the actual release date was yet to be announced. No such announcement was made in Japanese by The Pokémon Company, and unlike the later date, the earlier date did not appear in a notice inside the HOME app itself.

In an apparent translation error, the Spanish version of the notice stated that staggered logins would take place from May 30, 2023 06:00 UTC to May 25, 2023 06:00 UTC, instead of the latter date being May 31, 2023 06:00 UTC.[1]

Compatibility with Pokémon GO

Main article: GO Transporter

One-way transfers from Pokémon GO to HOME were made available on November 11, 2020.[note 2] Upon the first transfer, the player will also receive a Melmetal that can Gigantamax in Pokémon HOME.

Transfers from Pokémon GO are subject to their own different set of limitations, modifications, and microtransactions.

Limitations

  • The Totem-sized Pokémon that can be in Pokémon Bank are reduced to their normal sizes when transferred to Pokémon HOME.
  • Pokémon that cannot be traded in-game also cannot be deposited, including the partner Pikachu and partner Eevee, and the fused forms of Kyurem, Necrozma, and Calyrex.
  • Like in Pokémon Bank, held items cannot be stored in Pokémon HOME; depositing a Pokémon holding an item into HOME causes that item to be returned to the Bag in the game the Pokémon was deposited from.
  • From v2.0.0 onward:
    • Gigantamax Factor Pikachu, Eevee, Meowth, and (from v3.2.1 onward) Duraludon cannot be transferred to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, or Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. This is to prevent them from evolving in games that do not recognize the Gigantamax Factor.
    • Nincada originally from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl cannot be transferred into Pokémon Sword and Shield, and Nincada from outside of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl cannot be transferred into those games.
      • This is likely a redundant protection against several cloning glitches due to Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl's "PokeDupeChecker" having cases to exclude natural clones such as Ninjask/Shedinja, and Pokémon originating from other games from being flagged and subsequently restricted from trades, HOME, and the Pokémon Nursery.[2]
    • Spinda cannot be transferred between Pokémon HOME and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. This is likely due to a glitch in the latter wherein the bytes of Spinda's encryption constant are read as a big-endian value rather than a little-endian value, which would cause Spinda's spot pattern to change on transfer if transfers were possible.
    • In Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Pokémon that can only be caught once per save file (such as Dialga and Palkia) can only be (newly) deposited once per save file. This is in order to mitigate the Dialga/Palkia rematch glitch.[3]
      • This check is based on save file rather than OT. For example, if two players playing Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl both catch a Regigigas, then one player trades their Regigigas to the other, then that player attempts to deposit both Regigigas into HOME, HOME will block the second deposit. This can be worked around if one player deposits and withdraws their own Regigigas from HOME first before trading to the other player, since then that player is no longer attempting to newly deposit twice (one of the Regigigas has been in HOME before).
        • This cannot be circumvented with multiple HOME accounts, as it will recognize the savefile regardless.
      • As a result, it is possible to run into this restriction even with official event Pokémon - if the player receives Ten'i Village Regigigas in Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, then it cannot be deposited if the Snowpoint Temple Regigigas is deposited, and vice versa, unless the player can trade one of the Regigigas to another game without going through HOME.
  • If a Pokémon from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is Hyper Trained in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, it can't be sent back unless it reaches level 100.

Pokémon storage

On the free Basic Plan, up to 30 Pokémon can be deposited in one box named the "Basic Box". The Basic Box cannot be manually organized and will always sort Pokémon from most to least recently deposited/traded for (with most recent at the top left). (Ties are broken by Pokédex order.)[4]

On the Premium Plan, up to 6,000 Pokémon can be deposited in 200 boxes named "HOME 1" through "HOME 200", which can be freely organized as with core series PC boxes. When a Basic Plan is upgraded, all Pokémon in the Basic Box appear in HOME 1; however, the reverse is not true. When a Premium Plan ends, only the 30 Pokémon most recently deposited/traded for will appear in the Basic Box, regardless of which of the HOME 1-200 boxes they were originally in, and any other Pokémon will be inaccessible.[5]

The Nintendo Switch version of HOME has access to the Pokémon Storage System within every save file from all accounts on the Switch. This means that as long as a save file exists, Pokémon HOME has access to all of the player's Pokémon (except those in the party), and can use the boxes for local storage, with no need to keep the cartridges or digital installations.

Pokémon HOME also has the option to release multiple Pokémon at once; however, players cannot release more than 100 Pokémon per synchronization and must save before they can release more Pokémon.

The stats judge function is available in either version with a Premium Plan.

Pokémon do not display specific met locations while in the Nintendo Switch version of HOME, instead only displaying the region corresponding to their game of origin. As of v2.0.0, the mobile version will display both a region and a location name within that region, but for Pokémon transferred from the Virtual Console games through Poké Transporter, the latter will simply be a second copy of the region name, and for Pokémon transferred from Generation III or IV, the latter location will be displayed as "Poké Shifter" (the transliterated Japanese name for Poké Transfer).

Game-specific data and HOME tracker value

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Depositing any Pokémon into HOME for the first time will assign it a HOME tracker value, a 64-bit number unique to it that is used to detect clones and other hacked Pokémon. For example, a Pokémon hacked to have a random tracker value can be detected as HOME will not remember having assigned this value in the past. The tracker value is also used for the restriction on newly depositing certain Legendary or Mythical Pokémon from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl; a Pokémon is being newly deposited if it does not have a HOME tracker value already. This tracker value is stored with the Pokémon and cannot be changed.

From v2.0.0 onwards, the tracker value is also used to keep track of a Pokémon's game-specific data. Each Pokémon has up to four sets of data depending on which games it has been in: Pokémon Sword and Shield, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Pokémon from Pokémon Bank, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! use the same set of data as Sword and Shield as a default. Most Pokémon obtained from gifts within Pokémon HOME itself also default to Sword and Shield, though some default to other games. Data that is not transferred between games is stored in the server, such as:

For example, the alpha Pokémon flag is not stored in the Pokémon data of games other than Pokémon Legends: Arceus. If a Pokémon from Legends: Arceus is transferred to another game and back, it keeps its alpha flag due to HOME associating the flag with that Pokémon's HOME tracker value, with the flag being retained in its Legends: Arceus set of data.

Pokémon transferred from Bank, GO, or Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, as well as most Pokémon from gifts in HOME, retain their original moves (or, in the case of Pokémon from GO, their moves as determined by GO Transporter) when transferred to Pokémon Sword and Shield; this is treated as the Sword and Shield moveset for that Pokémon. When a Pokémon is transferred to Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Legends: Arceus, or Scarlet and Violet for the first time, or when a Pokémon from any of those games (or a gift in HOME corresponding to any of those games) is transferred to Sword and Shield for the first time, a new moveset is generated for that game's data set, using the four most recent level-up moves of that species in that game. A Pokémon's potential new moveset can be seen while transferring it, but it is not saved until the transfer is complete.

From v3.0.0 onwards, Abilities are stored in game-specific data. A Pokémon's Legends: Arceus data set does not display an Ability, though it has one that is stored internally, while Pokémon from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! do not have an Ability until being transferred into another game. From v3.0.0 to v3.1.0, due to a bug, any changes to a Pokémon's Ability using an Ability Capsule or Ability Patch in one game would not affect its Ability in other games it already had data for; starting in v3.1.0, any Pokémon affected by this bug that is deposited into HOME is fixed by having the Ability from its most recent game assigned to all of its sets of data.

The set of data displayed when a Pokémon's summary is viewed in HOME varies. In the Nintendo Switch version prior to v3.0.0, only the Sword and Shield set of data would be displayed for all Pokémon, unless the application was currently connected to Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl or Legends: Arceus, in which case the data sets would match this; Pokémon not compatible with any Generation VIII game would display no stats or moves from v2.0.0 to v3.0.0. Starting in v3.0.0, if Pokémon HOME is currently connected to a game, Pokémon compatible with that game will display the corresponding data set, while others will display the set of the game that they were in most recently; if HOME is not currently connected to a game, the default data set for all Pokémon will be that of the game they were in most recently, but if a Pokémon has multiple sets, they can be switched between using the "Change View" option. The type of Poké Ball shown will change depending on which set of data is being displayed, though the origin mark will always be correct. In the mobile version prior to v3.0.0, the set of data displayed for a Pokémon would be that of the game it was in most recently; starting in v3.0.0, the default data set shown matches its most recent game, but other data sets can also be viewed. Both the type of Poké Ball shown and the origin mark will always be correct, as well as the met location.[6][7][8][9][10]

Trading

Pokémon can be traded using the mobile version. Unlike online trades in the core series, trades in HOME do not trigger trade evolution.

There are four types of trades:

  • Wonder Box (Japanese: ミラクルボックス Miracle Box): Up to 3 Pokémon (10 Pokémon with a Premium Plan) can be deposited for trade at once. Like Wonder Trades and Surprise Trades, they will be traded at random for other Pokémon. Unlike the latter which trades the Pokémon in a matter of seconds, players will have to wait 1 hour (6 hours prior to version 1.1) before the Pokémon they deposited in the wonder box gets traded.
  • GTS: One Pokémon (3 Pokémon with a Premium Plan) can be deposited for trade at once, in exchange for a requested Pokémon.
  • Room Trade (Japanese: グループ交換 Group Exchange): Players can join a room of up to 20 people to exchange Pokémon among them. Players can also host a room with a Premium Plan.
  • Friend Trade (Japanese: フレンド交換 Friend Exchange): Players can trade Pokémon with friends registered in Pokémon HOME. There is a limit of 10 trades per day, regardless of whether the Basic Plan or Premium Plan is being used.

At least some event Pokémon appear to be impossible to trade for about a week to a few weeks after their initial release. This restriction applies separately to even different language versions of the same event Pokémon if they are released at different times.[11][12]

Pokédex

National Pokédex

Pokémon HOME features a National Pokédex that records information on Pokémon that have been deposited in the Boxes in Pokémon HOME. Users can view basic information and Pokédex entries from the Generation VI, VII, and VIII core series games of Pokémon they have registered. Entries from Legends: Arceus can only be viewed when HOME is connected to a Legends: Arceus save file that has the entry for that Pokémon completed to research level 10, if that Pokémon has been registered in HOME's Pokédex. However, the HOME Pokédex will register a Pokémon deposited from Legends: Arceus as caught and unlock any other game's Pokédex entries, if any, even if the research level in Legends: Arceus is not at level 10. Pokédex entries from other languages and alternate forms of Pokémon can also be registered.

The mobile app version of Pokémon HOME also allows players to view the possible moves and Abilities a Pokémon can have.

Upon completing the National Pokédex up to Eternatus, an Original Color Magearna can be received. There were inconsistent problems with receiving this for the first month of availability, with some users not receiving a gift and others getting glitched versions, even upon completing a living Pokédex. These were later fixed.

Registering Pokémon and alternate forms

The Pokédex registers data for any Pokémon and form that is deposited into HOME. Additionally, when any Pokémon are transferred from Bank to HOME, all Pokédex data in Bank is added to the Pokédex in HOME.

If the Pokémon has a Mega Evolution, another form that can only be used in battle (e.g. Cherrim's Sunshine Form), or a form that requires a held item (e.g. Silvally's alternate forms), the data for these forms is registered when any form of the Pokémon is deposited (this also applies to Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, and Arceus, despite these Pokémon not requiring a held item or battle to change forms in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, as they revert to their standard forms upon being deposited into HOME). In order to register the entry for Mega Rayquaza, a Rayquaza must be deposited knowing the move Dragon Ascent. Registering a Pokémon's Gigantamax form requires depositing the Pokémon with the Gigantamax Factor.

If a Pokémon has a form that requires combining two Pokémon (i.e. Kyurem, Necrozma, or Calyrex), the entry for that form is registered when both Pokémon that make up that form are registered. Registering Dusk Mane or Dawn Wings Necrozma will also register Ultra Necrozma.

Alcremie's forms uniquely do not all need to be registered individually; instead, depositing an Alcremie registers all the forms with the cream type that was deposited, regardless of its sweet type.

If a Pokémon with a gender difference is deposited, both genders are registered, except in the case of Shiny Pokémon. Depositing a Shiny Pokémon will register both the Shiny and regular entries for that species and form, and unlike non-Shiny Pokémon in the mobile version, depositing a Shiny Pokémon with a gender difference will register the Shiny entry only for that gender.

Depositing a Pokémon with a foreign language of origin unlocks that language's Pokédex entry for all forms of that species that have been registered.

Spiky-eared Pichu, partner Pikachu and Eevee, all Cosplay Pikachu forms, all Totem-sized Pokémon, Revavroom's Starmobile forms, Koraidon and Miraidon's non-battle forms, and Ogerpon's Terastallized forms are not included in the Pokédex as alternate forms.

Regional Pokédex

Starting in the v2.0.0 update, the mobile version of Pokémon HOME also keeps track of the regional Pokédex for Pokémon originating from the following games, along with the number of species required to complete each Pokédex:

Game Pokédex Species Origin mark
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Paldea Pokédex 400 Paldea icon.png
Kitakami Pokédex 200
Blueberry Pokédex 240
Pokémon Legends: Arceus Hisui Pokédex 242 Arceus mark.png
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Sinnoh Pokédex 150 BDSP icon.png
Pokémon Sword and Shield Galar Pokédex 400 Galar symbol.png
Isle of Armor Pokédex 210
Crown Tundra Pokédex 210
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Kanto Pokédex 150 Let's Go icon.png
Pokémon GO Pokédex GO icon VIII.png

Mythical Pokémon are included in the Hisui Pokédex, but excluded from the other Pokédexes. Completing an entry in one of these Pokédexes requires transferring into HOME a Pokémon that originates from that specific game. Besides the Pokémon GO Pokédex, each Pokédex features a progress bar of the player's completion and adds a crown icon next to the number of entries after total completion is achieved.

Moves and Abilities

The mobile version of Pokémon HOME has a section of the Pokédex where moves and Abilities are listed and can be registered. Prior to v2.0.0, moves and Abilities each occupied separate sections of the Pokédex; starting in v2.0.0, to make space for the regional Pokédex section, the move and Ability sections are merged into a single section titled "Others", where the move and Ability lists can be toggled between. The lists are arranged alphabetically. Registering a move or Ability adds a Poké Ball icon next to it.

The list of moves displays the type and category of each move. Tapping a move or Ability in the list allows its description to be seen, taken from the most recent core series game in which it has a description (other than the generic one for unusable moves). It is also possible to search for Pokémon in the player's storage that know the selected move or have the selected Ability, or search for Pokémon in the Pokédex that can have the selected Ability. In v3.0.0, filters were added for each of the Nintendo Switch core series games; selecting any of these filters removes all moves or Abilities that are unusable or not present in that game and changes the descriptions to the ones from that game (though the move category is not changed, leading to the oddity of Double Hit being displayed as a physical move in the list for Pokémon Legends: Arceus), as well as removing the registered icons.

Moves can be registered if a Pokémon that knows the move (in any of its game-specific movesets) is deposited into HOME. The following moves are absent from the list due to the impossibility of registering them legitimately:

Abilities can be registered if a Pokémon that has the Ability (in any of its game-specific sets of data) is deposited into HOME. However, they can also be registered by depositing a Pokémon into HOME that would be able to gain the Ability via a form change. For example, depositing a Gengar registers both Cursed Body and Shadow Tag, the former being its own Ability and the latter being attainable via Mega Evolution. This only applies if the alternate form has also been registered in the Pokédex (for example, Neuroforce can only be registered if a Necrozma is deposited and either Solgaleo or Lunala has been registered, since this is required in order to register Ultra Necrozma). Embody Aspect is the only Ability that is absent from the list due to being acquired only through the Terastal phenomenon, with the unique Terastallized states of Ogerpon that have it not being considered separate forms in HOME.

Mystery Gifts

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Main article: List of other event distributions (Generation VIII)
Main article: List of game-based Pokémon distributions (Generation IX)

Gifts can be received using the mobile app's Mystery Gift feature. Pokémon received in this way are placed directly into the storage in Pokémon HOME. The feature can also generate serial codes for item distributions in a Nintendo Switch game.

When first starting Pokémon HOME, the player will already have a Pikachu in their storage. When first starting the mobile version in particular (regardless of whether the Nintendo Switch version has been used yet), Grand Oak will give the player a choice between Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle, each of which have their Hidden Abilities. Various other Pokémon may also be received from the Gift Box in the mobile version for completing certain tasks. Pokémon obtained from gifts in HOME use "Pokémon HOME" as their met location rather than any specific region; despite this, the majority of them use Pokémon Sword as their game of origin, with some using other Nintendo Switch core series games.

Achievements

In the mobile version, the player can complete Challenges to unlock stickers.

In the Nintendo Switch version, the player can complete Research Tasks.

Points

Pokémon HOME Points serve as a currency of sorts, replacing Poké Miles from Pokémon Bank. Every midnight UTC, the player gains a Pokémon HOME Point for every 31 stored Pokémon (rounded down). This calculation includes any inaccessible Pokémon the player may have in HOME as a result of a downgrade to the free plan. An account can accumulate a maximum of 99,999 Points at once.

Pokémon HOME Points can then be converted and transferred into Generation VIII and Generation IX games in the Nintendo Switch version:

Move Reminder

The 3.0.0 update added Move Reminder functionality in the Nintendo Switch version. The moves that can be learned through this feature are the standard level up moves for the game in use, as well as any moves in other game movesets (including both current moves and moves flagged as re-learnable) that are legal for the game in use. For example, a Tauros that knows Take Down in its Pokémon Sword and Shield moveset can be taught Take Down in its Pokémon Scarlet and Violet moveset using this feature, as Tauros can be taught Take Down in Scarlet and Violet via TM. However, a Moltres with Burn Up in its Pokémon Sword and Shield moveset cannot be taught Burn Up in its Pokémon Scarlet and Violet moveset, as Moltres cannot learn Burn Up in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet by any means.

This feature is the only way to access several previously unobtainable Egg Moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Other

Players can customize their item called a binder in My Room using stickers obtained by completing challenges.

In the mobile version, players can also view Battle Data and News, replacing the Rankings, Distribution Regulations, and Event Calendar features of the Pokémon Global Link.

Bugs and errors

  • The regional Pokédex for Pokémon GO that was added to the mobile version in v2.0.0 contains every Pokémon in the National Pokédex except for Mythical Pokémon, which includes Pokémon that have not been released in Pokémon GO, as well as Spinda which cannot be transferred from that game, thus making it impossible to complete this Pokédex.
  • In the GTS in the mobile version, since the ability to request and search for Pokémon with specific forms and languages of origin was added, selecting to exclude requests for Pokémon the user does not have does not exclude requests for forms or languages that the user does not have as long as they have at least one of the Pokémon in any form or language.
  • Due to a bug with how HOME handles punctuation, Farfetch'd and Sirfetch'd without nicknames transferred from Pokémon Bank or Pokémon GO will act as though they have nicknames, and cannot be re-nicknamed after being moved into a game. This is due to HOME assigning the incorrect apostrophe, the species name being "Farfetch’d" or "Sirfetch’d" and the nickname being assigned as "Farfetch'd" or "Sirfetch'd" instead.
  • If a Sandy Cloak or Trash Cloak Burmy in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl or Pokémon Legends: Arceus evolves into Mothim and is then deposited into HOME, it will not count towards the Sinnoh or Hisui regional Pokédexes (but will still count towards the National Pokédex).[13]
  • In the mobile version's National Pokédex, the total number of Pokémon shown at the top of the page always includes all forms, even if the user has not selected to show all forms.

Fixed

  • For approximately the first eight hours of release (February 12, 2020 between 01:00 UTC and 09:00 UTC), any Hyper Training performed in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, or Ultra Moon was lost upon transferring from Pokémon Bank. Details on how to restore it were announced in the app and on the official support websites.[14][15]
    • Pokémon HOME went down for maintenance on February 25, 2020 between 01:30 and 11:30 UTC, during which any affected Pokémon stored in HOME at the time regained their Hyper Training.
  • Initially, HOME would automatically delete any Pokémon with duplicate tracker values on the assumption that they were hacked clones; however, this behavior would cause one of a Ninjask and Shedinja pair to be deleted as the HOME tracker value was among the data copied to Shedinja.
    • This was partially fixed sometime between February 25, 2020 and February 28, 2020 when HOME would instead disallow a Pokémon with a duplicate tracker value from being deposited.[16][17] It was fully fixed sometime around April 23, 2020, and depositing a Ninjask and Shedinja with duplicate tracker values will now cause HOME to reassign the Shedinja a new tracker value.[18] The Shedinja will have its tracker reassigned the first time it is deposited into HOME, regardless of what its game of origin is, whether it previously had a HOME tracker value from visiting HOME as a Nincada, or whether it is deposited into HOME at the same time as the matching Ninjask.[19]
  • In the Nintendo Switch versions before v2.0.0, all Arceus forms were considered Normal-type instead of their actual types except for the Dragon-type and Fairy-type forms.
  • In v2.0.0 in the mobile version only, when using the "All Forms" filter in the Pokédex, Average Size Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist did not appear with their three other forms and were not counted in the total number of forms displayed at the top of the page. Additionally, the Super Size forms replaced the Average Size forms as the default forms shown in the National Pokédex, though viewing either Pokémon's Pokédex entry still displayed all four sizes. This was fixed in v2.0.1.
  • In v2.0.0 in the mobile version only, the user's boxes from the Nintendo Switch version would not be displayed on the label selection screen when selecting Pokémon for a trade. This was fixed in v2.0.1.
  • In v2.0.0 in the mobile version, after using the GTS or Wonder Box, the entries in the regional Pokédexes would be reset and would only have entries registered for Pokémon currently in HOME, lacking any entries registered for Pokémon that were not in HOME at the time the bug occurred. This was fixed in v2.0.1.
  • In v2.0.0 between May 18, 2022 06:00 UTC and May 27, 2022 01:00 UTC, some players would receive error code 10015 an unknown percentage of the time after depositing Pokémon and attempting to save changes, preventing Pokémon from being deposited. This was fixed in v2.0.1, and affected players who were on the Premium Plan at the time received 10 free days (including those whose subscriptions ended between receiving the error and the release of v2.0.1).[20]
  • In the mobile version only, Black Kyurem's Pokédex entries for Pokémon Sword and Shield were the same as those of regular Kyurem, even though Black Kyurem has its own entries in the Switch version. This was fixed in v2.0.2.
  • Starting in v2.0.0 in the Switch version only, Pokémon that were transferred from Pokémon Bank, Pokémon GO, or Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! but had not been moved to a compatible game in Generation VIII (or were not compatible with any games in that generation) would not have their base stats, effort values, individual values, or moves shown, even if the player chose not to connect any game with HOME. This was fixed in v3.0.0.
  • In the mobile version in v3.0.0, all Spinda would always display the same spot pattern when viewed in their summary, regardless of their actual patterns. This was fixed in v3.0.1.
  • In the mobile version, although Koraidon and Miraidon are counted as "special Pokémon" for the purpose of the GTS's filters, they were initially included in the list of the most popular Pokémon requests that excludes special Pokémon. This was later corrected, with Koraidon and Miraidon now being consistently considered special Pokémon. The same issue later arose with Terapagos.
  • Between May 30, 2023 06:00 UTC and July 4, 2023 00:00 UTC, the alpha Pokémon caught as part of Missions 14 through 16 in Pokémon Legends: Arceus would fail to have their scale value set to the maximum when transferred to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, making them ineligible for the Jumbo Mark. Affected Pokémon could have their scale set to the correct value by depositing and withdrawing from HOME.
  • As of v3.1.0, all Scatterbug forms appear to be looking in the same direction. In prior versions, the image of Scatterbug that evolved to Icy Snow Pattern Vivillon appeared to be looking in a different direction than all other forms.

Premium Plan cost

Except for prices for the Nintendo eShop in the United States, all prices below are inclusive of GST/VAT or other taxes where applicable.

Duration Version USA Canada Eurozone UK Russia Australia New Zealand Japan South Korea Hong Kong Taiwan
1 month
(30 days)
Nintendo Switch $2.99 $3.99 €2.99 £2.69 ₽225 $4.49 $4.99 ¥370 ₩3,900 $23 $100
iOS/iPadOS/Android €3.49 £2.99 ₽229
3 months
(90 days)
Nintendo Switch $4.99 $6.99 €4.99 £4.49 ₽375 $7.99 $8.99 ¥610 ₩5,900 $38 $170
iOS/iPadOS/Android €5.49 £4.99 ₽379
12 months
(365 days)
Nintendo Switch $15.99 $21.99 €15.99 £14.39 ₽1199 $24.99 $27.99 ¥1,960 ₩20,000 $123 $530
iOS/iPadOS/Android €17.99 £15.99 ₽1190

Version history

iOS & iPadOS

Version Release date Official note
1.0.0 February 12, 2020 N/A
1.0.3 February 12, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.4 February 14, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.6 February 18, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.7 February 19, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.9 February 25, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.10 March 2, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.11 March 26, 2020 Bug fixes
1.1.0 May 22, 2020

- The Battle Data feature has been implemented.
- The bug where the information for Gigantamax Alcremie would sometimes not be registered to the Pokédex has been fixed.
- Other issues have been fixed.

1.2.0 June 17, 2020

- Added compatibility with The Isle of Armor, the first wave of content for the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.
- Updated the GTS so that impossible search conditions cannot be set under "Pokémon wanted."
- Improved the Pokémon Box labeling function.
- Made various other fixes.

1.2.1 August 17, 2020

• Improved search result filters for the GTS "Search for Pokémon" function.
- The "Include people searching for Legendary and Mythical Pokémon" option has been updated to "Include people searching for Legendary, Mythical, and other special Pokémon."
- You can now filter your results based on what Pokémon you have deposited in Pokémon HOME.
• Added the ability to place multiple Pokémon in the Wonder Box at once.
• Revised Challenge completion messages for improved clarity on what Challenge you've completed.
• Added the ability to view Pokémon's Natures under Pokémon Rankings in Battle Data.
(If a Trainer used a mint on their Pokémon, the Nature shown will correspond to the mint used.)
• Added a Back button to Battle Data screens.
• Fixed the issue where Toxtricity's Gigantamax form would not be displayed in your Pokédex.
• Added new informational feature.
• Made various other fixes.

1.3.0 October 22, 2020

- Added compatibility with The Crown Tundra, part two of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.
- Added a save feature for search and sorting settings in Pokémon Boxes.
- Added the category "Popular Pokémon (excluding special Pokémon)" to trade ranking.
Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

1.3.1 November 30, 2020

- Fixed layout disruption that occurred on certain devices when receiving Pokémon sent from Pokémon GO.
- Fixed an issue where trading multiple Pokémon using the Wonder Box would sometimes cause the same users to trade with each other several times.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

1.3.2 February 12, 2021

- A "Receive all Pokémon" feature has been added to the Wonder Box.
- The date a Pokémon was first met is now displayed in its Trainer notes.
- From the "OT" (Original Trainer) field in a Pokémon's detailed information, you can now search for Pokémon with the same original Trainer.
- You can now specify "Language" and "Poké Ball" when searching for Pokémon.
- You can now arrange your list of Pokémon in the same order used by your Pokémon Boxes in the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME.
(Note: This option will be available only for users who have linked to the Nintendo Switch version.)
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

1.4.0 June 17, 2021

- Pokédex features have been expanded, allowing you to view Pokémon's appearances from various angles.
Note: This feature does not apply to certain forms of Pokémon.
- The Catch Calendar feature has been added to the main menu, allowing you to view your Pokémon in order of the dates on which they were caught.
- New icons for user profiles have been added.
- Announcement display has been improved.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

1.4.1 June 22, 2021

- Fixed an issue in which the user would be unable to log in if they had no Pokémon deposited in Pokémon HOME.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

1.5.0 September 22, 2021

- Added a Trainer Info feature that allows users to mark themselves as the Original Trainer for Pokémon they caught in any game.
- Added a feature allowing users to search for Pokémon that other people are asking for in the GTS.
- Added conditions allowing users to specify a Pokémon's form and language when searching the GTS.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

1.5.1 October 6, 2021

- Fixed an issue in which the Trainer Info of certain Pokémon would not display properly.
Note: If any Trainer Info marked as yours was affected by this issue, after the update you will need to mark the properly displayed Trainer Info as yours again.

1.5.2 November 30, 2021

- Changed the method for switching how the Catch Calendar is displayed.
The Catch Calendar can be viewed in a day-by-day or month-by-month format.
- Fixed an issue in which users could become unable to log in to the app if their mobile device was set to certain languages.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

1.5.3 December 27, 2021

- Fixed an issue in the Pokémon list where the scroll bar kept returning to the very top.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

2.0.0 May 18, 2022

Update info (mobile devices)
- Added compatibility with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl
- Added compatibility with Pokémon Legends: Arceus
- Added Pokédex info from various games
- Added Challenges and stickers
- Added information about where a Pokémon was first met to its details screen
For details on these features, please see the new information added to the Help menu on the mobile version of Pokémon HOME.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

2.0.1 May 26, 2022

- Fixed an issue in which users’ Boxes in the Nintendo Switch version were not displayed on the label selection screen when selecting Pokémon for a trade.
Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

2.0.2 August 24, 2022

- Added the ability for users to delete their accounts
- Addressed an issue in which the location where a Pokemon was first met wouldn't be displayed under certain circumstances
- Addressed an issue in which your search criteria would sometimes not be reflected when searching for specific Pokemon on the GTS
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

2.0.3 October 26, 2022

- Changed the "Games" field in GTS search conditions to read "Games it can travel to".
Note: Only the text has been changed. The function of this search condition has not changed.
Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

2.1.0 February 1, 2023

- Added Ranked Battles information from Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet to the Battle Data feature.
Notes:
- If you've linked Pokémon HOME to a Nintendo Account with data from Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet, you'll now be able to view results from your Ranked Battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.
- You can view your battle results from Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield by choosing View Past Battle Records.
Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

2.1.1 March 2, 2023

- Added Online Competitions information from Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet to the Battle Data feature.
If you've linked Pokémon HOME to a Nintendo Account with data from Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet, you'll now be able to view results from Official Competitions and Friendly Competitions you've joined in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.
- Added the ability to view Pokémon Natures from the Pokémon Ranking screen in the Battle Data feature.
Notes:
- You may view Pokémon Natures in Ranked Battles from Season 4 onward.
- If a listed Pokémon had a mint used on it, the Nature conferred by the mint will be shown.
- Linking a Nintendo Account is now required to use the Mystery Gifts feature.
Each Mystery Gift can only be claimed once per Nintendo Account.
Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

3.0.0 May 30, 2023

- Added compatibility with Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
- Added a feature that allows players to view a Pokémon's stats from different games it's been in
- Added Challenges and stickers
Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

3.0.1 July 4, 2023

- Fixed an issue in which Spinda would only appear with one specific pattern of spots when viewed on the status screen.
- Fixed an issue in which Pokémon transferred from Pokémon Legends: Arceus would be shown as unregistered in the National Pokédex under certain circumstances.
- Fixed an issue in which ribbons were not being displayed correctly on Pokémon status screens.
Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

3.1.0 September 13, 2023

- Added compatibility with The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1: The Teal Mask DLC for Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet.
- Added new Challenges and stickers.

3.1.1 September 27, 2023 Certain issues have been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
3.1.2 December 4, 2023 Certain issues have been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

Android

Version Release date Official note
1.0.0 February 12, 2020 N/A
1.0.3 February 12, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.4 February 14, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.6 February 18, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.7 February 19, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.8 February 20, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.9 February 25, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.10 March 2, 2020 Bug fixes
1.0.11 March 26, 2020 Bug fixes
1.1.0 May 22, 2020

- The Battle Data feature has been implemented.
- The bug where the information for Gigantamax Alcremie would sometimes not be registered to the Pokédex has been fixed.
- Other issues have been fixed.

1.2.0 June 17, 2020

- Added compatibility with The Isle of Armor, the first wave of content for the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.
- Updated the GTS so that impossible search conditions cannot be set under "Pokémon wanted."
- Improved the Pokémon Box labeling function.
- Made various other fixes.

1.2.1 August 17, 2020

• Improved search result filters for the GTS "Search for Pokémon" function.
• Added the ability to place multiple Pokémon in the Wonder Box at once.
• Revised Challenge completion messages for improved clarity on what Challenge you've completed.
• Added the ability to view Pokémon's Natures under Pokémon Rankings in Battle Data.
• Added a Back button to Battle Data screens.
• Added new informational feature.
• Made various other fixes.

1.3.0 October 22, 2020

- Added compatibility with The Crown Tundra, part two of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.
- Added a save feature for search and sorting settings in Pokémon Boxes.
- Added the category "Popular Pokémon (excluding special Pokémon)" to trade ranking.
Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

1.3.1 November 30, 2020

- Fixed layout disruption that occurred on certain devices when receiving Pokémon sent from Pokémon GO.
- Fixed an issue where trading multiple Pokémon using the Wonder Box would sometimes cause the same users to trade with each other several times.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

1.3.2 February 12, 2021

- A "Receive all Pokémon" feature has been added to the Wonder Box.
- The date a Pokémon was first met is now displayed in its Trainer notes.
- From the "OT" (Original Trainer) field in a Pokémon's detailed information, you can now search for Pokémon with the same original Trainer.
- You can now specify "Language" and "Poké Ball" when searching for Pokémon.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

1.3.3 April 2, 2021 Fixed an issue in which the user would not be returned to the app from the Nintendo Account link screen.
1.4.0 June 17, 2021

- Pokédex features have been expanded, allowing you to view Pokémon's appearances from various angles.
Note: This feature does not apply to certain forms of Pokémon.
- The Catch Calendar feature has been added to the main menu, allowing you to view your Pokémon in order of the dates on which they were caught.
- New icons for user profiles have been added.
- Announcement display has been improved.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

1.4.1 June 22, 2021

- Fixed an issue in which the user would be unable to log in if they had no Pokémon deposited in Pokémon HOME.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

1.5.0 September 22, 2021

- Added a Trainer Info feature that allows users to mark themselves as the Original Trainer for Pokémon they caught in any game.
- Added a feature allowing users to search for Pokémon that other people are asking for in the GTS.
- Added conditions allowing users to specify a Pokémon's form and language when searching the GTS.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

1.5.1 October 6, 2021

- Fixed an issue in which the Trainer Info of certain Pokémon would not display properly.
Note: If any Trainer Info marked as yours was affected by this issue, after the update you will need to mark the properly displayed Trainer Info as yours again.

1.5.2 November 30, 2021

- Changed the method for switching how the Catch Calendar is displayed.
The Catch Calendar can be viewed in a day-by-day or month-by-month format.
- Fixed an issue in which users could become unable to log in to the app if their mobile device was set to certain languages.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

1.5.3 December 27, 2021

- Fixed an issue in the Pokémon list where the scroll bar kept returning to the very top.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

2.0.0 May 18, 2022

Update info (mobile devices)
- Added compatibility with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl
- Added compatibility with Pokémon Legends: Arceus
- Added Pokédex info from various games
- Added Challenges and stickers
- Added information about where a Pokémon was first met to its details screen
For details on these features, please see the new information added to the Help menu on the mobile version of Pokémon HOME.

2.0.1 May 26, 2022

- Fixed an issue in which users’ Boxes in the Nintendo Switch version were not displayed on the label selection screen when selecting Pokémon for a trade.
Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

2.0.2 August 29, 2022

- Added the ability for users to delete their accounts
- Addressed an issue in which the location where a Pokemon was first met wouldn't be displayed under certain circumstances
- Addressed an issue in which your search criteria would sometimes not be reflected when searching for specific Pokemon on the GTS
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

2.0.3 October 26, 2022

- Addressed a bug in which the Android version of the app would frequently freeze or fail to respond when the screen was tapped.
- Changed the "Games" field in GTS search conditions to read "Games it can travel to".
Note: Only the text has been changed. The function of this search condition has not changed.
Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

2.1.0 February 1, 2023

- Added Ranked Battles information from Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet to the Battle Data feature.
Notes:
- If you've linked Pokémon HOME to a Nintendo Account with data from Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet, you'll now be able to view results from your Ranked Battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.
- You can view your battle results from Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield by choosing View Past Battle Records.

2.1.1 March 2, 2023

- Added Online Competitions information from Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet to the Battle Data feature.
- Added the ability to view Pokémon Natures from the Pokémon Ranking screen in the Battle Data feature.
- Linking a Nintendo Account is now required to use the Mystery Gifts feature.
Each Mystery Gift can only be claimed once per Nintendo Account.

3.0.0 May 30, 2023

- Added compatibility with Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
- Added a feature that allows players to view a Pokémon's stats from different games it's been in
- Added Challenges and stickers
Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

3.0.1 July 4, 2023

- Fixed an issue in which Spinda would only appear with one specific pattern of spots when viewed on the status screen.
- Fixed an issue in which Pokémon transferred from Pokémon Legends: Arceus would be shown as unregistered in the National Pokédex under certain circumstances.
- Fixed an issue in which ribbons were not being displayed correctly on Pokémon status screens.

3.1.0 September 13, 2023

- Added compatibility with The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1: The Teal Mask DLC for Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet.
- Added new Challenges and stickers.

3.1.1 September 27, 2023 Certain issues have been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
3.1.2 December 4, 2023 Certain issues have been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

Nintendo Switch

Version[21][22] Release date Official note
1.0.0 February 12, 2020 N/A
1.0.1 March 17, 2020
  • Fixed several issues to improve gameplay experience.
1.1.0 June 16, 2020
  • Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass # 1 "The Isle of Armor" is now supported.
1.1.1 June 30, 2020
  • Fixed a bug about Pokémon not being registered to the Isle of Armor Pokédex when taking Pokémon from Pokémon HOME to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield.
    • After downloading the update data, connect Pokémon HOME to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield and save in Pokémon HOME to register the Pokémon that was not registered in Pokédex.
1.2.0 October 22, 2020
  • Part 2 of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass or Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass is now supported.
  • Fixed a number of issues so that users can enjoy services more comfortably.
1.2.1 December 8, 2020
  • For some Pokémon that are transferred from Pokémon GO, we have added a process where "moves that originally shouldn't be learned" are forgotten and "moves that should originally be learned" are learned.
    • This processing has been added to handle the issue that was occurring between November 11-16, 2020 where "Pokémon that were being transferred from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME could learn "moves" that they were originally not supposed to learn". (The issue that was causing this problem has already been fixed.)
    • In order to perform this process, there is a need to link the "Pokémon Sword/Shield" and "Pokémon HOME" where the target Pokémon exists and to save the game data.
  • We also fixed a number of issues so that gameplay is more enjoyable.
2.0.0 May 17, 2022
  • Support for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl
  • Support for Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  • Added software for Research Tasks
  • Added software for Pokémon HOME Points
2.0.1 May 26, 2022
  • Fixed an issue in which certain users encountered an error ("Error code: 10015") when selecting "Save changes and exit" from the Boxes menu while linking to a game. Affected users who encountered the "Error code: 10015" error while the issue was present (from May 17, 2022, at 11:00pm PDT to May 26, 2022, at 6:00pm PDT) and enrolled in the Premium Plan at the time will receive an extension to their Premium Plan subscription.
    • Users who are eligible for the extension but are currently enrolled in the Basic Plan will be given 10 days of Premium Plan service starting from when they next log in.
    • Users who are eligible for the extension and are currently enrolled in the Premium Plan will have 10 days of Premium Plan service added to their plan’s current expiration date. (Your plan’s original expiration date will continue to be displayed. The extension will be applied once the current plan expires.)
2.0.2 September 20, 2022
  • Addressed an issue related to connection to the server.
3.0.0 May 29, 2023
  • Support for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
  • Added new Research Tasks for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
  • Added a function allowing players to trade Pokémon HOME points for LP (League Points)
  • Added a feature allowing players to change a Pokémon’s moves from the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME
    • When bringing a Pokémon from Pokémon HOME into a linked game, players will now be able to change the moves it knows from among a list of moves it has learned up to that point (with some exclusions).
  • Added the ability to view Pokémon details by software title.
    • This feature allows players to view information about a Pokémon from games they’ve been in previously. In the Nintendo Switch version, this feature is accessible while viewing your Pokémon HOME boxes. In the mobile device version, this feature is accessible while viewing a Pokémon’s information. Only titles compatible with the Nintendo Switch version are supported.
3.1.0 September 12, 2023
Updated content
  • Added compatibility with The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero - Part 1: The Teal Mask DLC for the Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet game.
The following issues have also been addressed
  • There was a chance that the effects of items that change a Pokemon’s Ability were not reflected in other software. For more details about this issue, please check the “News” section in the mobile version of Pokémon HOME.
  • A number of other issues have been addressed to help ensure a more user-friendly experience.
3.1.1 September 26, 2023
  • A number of issues have been addressed to help ensure a more user-friendly experience.
3.2.1 December 13, 2023
Updated Content
  • Added compatibility with The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk DLC for the Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet game.
  • Added the ability to view a Pokémon’s stats from different games it’s been in while Pokémon HOME is connected to a game. (Until now, the Change View function could only be used while Pokémon HOME was not connected to a game.)
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

Mobile compatibility

The app can be accessed on:

Release

In regions where the Nintendo eShop is not available, the Nintendo Switch version cannot be downloaded using a Nintendo Account set to that region from the Nintendo eShop. Unlike previous Pokémon mobile applications, it is not available in Vietnam. Although mainland China is listed in the app's region select, it is not available for download there.

Date Locations
February 11, 2020[note 1]
February 12, 2020
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Nintendo Switch version only: South Africa
Mobile version only: Belarus, Brunei, Ecuador, Egypt, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela

Gallery

Artwork

Commemorative illustrations for HOME's compatibility with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet:

Pokémon Scarlet Violet HOME Commemoration Artwork.jpg Pokémon Scarlet Violet HOME Commemoration Artwork 2.jpg Pokémon Scarlet Violet HOME Commemoration Artwork 3.jpg
Illustration by Teeziro[23] Illustration by nao[24] Illustration by kurumitsu[25]

Trivia

  • All of the Pokémon appear in Pokémon HOME posed in the same position as their official art, with Pokémon from the Generations I and II taking on their poses from their redesigned art from Generations III and IV respectively.
    • Furthermore, Shiny Pokémon appear as Shiny, instead of their usual colorations, and gender differences are visible.
    • In the Nintendo Switch version, these static renders are used on the summary screen. On the mobile version, full 3D models are used instead, though the renders are still used as menu sprites like in the Switch version. As a result, the location of Spinda's spots is only visible in the mobile version, as Spinda's render does not change to match its spots.
    • In the Nintendo Switch version, some of these renders were improved in version 1.2.[26]
  • Prior to the 1.0.3 update, several test GIF animations of Pikachu were present along with a GIF file of Vocaloid Meiko dancing and accidentally knocking over Kagamine Rin.[27]
  • The Nintendo Switch version cannot be used while the mobile version is being used at the same time with the same account, and vice versa.
  • Prior to version 1.1, friend trades were restricted to local trades only. This restriction was lifted to celebrate the release of version 1.1, allowing players to trade with each other no matter how far away they are from each other. This was initially intended to be temporary; however, it appears to have been a permanent change, as over a year and several updates later it has not been reverted.
  • Each HOME account generates its own Trainer ID and secret ID, which is assigned to some Pokémon received from Mystery Gifts in HOME. To prevent these Pokémon with a personality value of 00000000 (hexadecimal) from being Shiny, rather than assigning a different personality value, HOME will never generate an account's ID numbers where the combination results in that personality value being calculated as Shiny.[28]
  • Prior to HOME's major v2.0.0 update, the servers went down for maintenance between 00:00 UTC and 06:00 UTC on May 18, 2022. Afterward, users were given staggered login times for 19 hours (until 01:00 UTC May 19, 2022) to reduce server load. However, newly created accounts after the maintenance were not staggered and could log in immediately.
  • A total of 10 Pokémon cannot be transferred out of Pokémon HOME into any Generation VIII or IX game: Spinda, Patrat, Watchog, Pansage, Simisage, Pansear, Simisear, Panpour, Simipour, and Furfrou.[29][30]
    • Additionally, Alolan Rattata and Alolan Raticate cannot be transferred out of HOME into any Generation VIII or IX game.
    • Spinda, Deoxys, Patrat, Watchog, Pansage, Simisage, Pansear, Simisear, Panpour, Simipour, Furfrou, Diancie, Hoopa, Magearna, and Meltan are the only Pokémon that cannot currently be obtained in Pokémon HOME without transferring them from Pokémon Bank or Pokémon GO (though Melmetal requires a transfer from GO to be obtained, it does not have to be Melmetal that is transferred as any transfer allows a Melmetal to be obtained in HOME).
      • Spinda and Magearna are the only Pokémon that cannot currently be obtained in Pokémon HOME without transferring them from Pokémon Bank.
  • Transferring a Pokémon with a censored word in its nickname from Pokémon Bank to Pokémon HOME does not erase the nickname, unlike when transferring Pokémon to Bank via Poké Transporter.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Pokémon HOME
Mandarin Pokémon HOME
France Flag.png French Pokémon HOME
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon HOME
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon HOME
South Korea Flag.png Korean Pokémon HOME
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pokémon HOME
Russia Flag.png Russian Pokémon HOME
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémon HOME
Thailand Flag.png Thai Pokémon HOME
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Pokémon HOME

See also

External links

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Due to time zone differences, the app was released on February 11, 2020 in the Americas, even though it was released at the same time as the rest of the world.
  2. Due to time zone differences, GO Transporter was released on November 10, 2020 in the Americas.

References

  1. https://twitter.com/MelkorPxP/status/1661886523539697664
  2. https://twitter.com/Kaphotics/status/1495965127031816192
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuVzL1Wf6-I
  4. https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/orange-islands-sqsa-thread.3603112/page-63#post-9241707
  5. https://support.pokemon.com/hc/en-us/articles/360039615831-If-I-deposit-31-or-more-Pok%C3%A9mon-in-Pok%C3%A9mon-HOME-and-my-Premium-Plan-expires-what-will-happen-to-my-Pok%C3%A9mon-
  6. https://support.pokemon.com/hc/en-us/articles/6372709736596-Why-can-I-no-longer-see-the-Sheen-or-condition-of-my-Pok%C3%A9mon-
  7. https://support.pokemon.com/hc/en-us/articles/6372695365652-Why-can-I-no-longer-see-the-effort-levels-of-my-Pok%C3%A9mon-
  8. https://twitter.com/QStheSLAYER/status/1526950194373226497
  9. https://support.pokemon.com/hc/en-us/articles/6425814626580-Why-can-t-I-see-my-Pok%C3%A9mon-s-moves-in-Pok%C3%A9mon-HOME-
  10. https://twitter.com/QStheSLAYER/status/1526917289500585984
  11. https://reddit.com/r/PokemonHome/comments/k0iagj/is_zarude_trade_locked_again/
  12. https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/a-fools-errand-completing-pokemon-home-without-paying-a-penny-complete.3673315/page-3
  13. https://twitter.com/JoeMerrick/status/1527278158872924160
  14. 【Pokémon HOME】既知の不具合について - ポケットモンスター ([Pokémon HOME] Known bugs) - pokemon-support.com (Japanese) (accessed 14 February 2020)
  15. 현재「Pokémon HOME」에서 확인된 이상 현상에 대하여 - 포켓몬 공식 사이트 (About the anomalies currently identified in "Pokémon HOME") - pokemonkorea.co.kr (Korean) (accessed 14 February 2020)
  16. https://twitter.com/mattyoukhana_/status/1232391734279254018
  17. https://twitter.com/mattyoukhana_/status/1233603766798209025
  18. https://twitter.com/mattyoukhana_/status/1253373524225470469
  19. https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/pokemon-brilliant-diamond-and-shining-pearl-release-19th-nov-2021.3679043/post-9269516
  20. https://support.pokemon.com/hc/en-us/articles/6560421494932-Update-Info-for-the-Nintendo-Switch-Version-ver-2-0-1-
  21. Nintendo Support: How to Update Pokémon HOME
  22. How to Update Pokémon HOME | Nintendo Switch | Support | Nintendo
  23. Illustration from Teeziro
  24. Illustration from ナオ
  25. Illustration by くるみつ
  26. https://www.spriters-resource.com/nintendo_switch/pokemonhome/
  27. TCRF - Pokémon HOME (iOS / Android) unused content
  28. https://github.com/kwsch/PKHeX/issues/3007
  29. https://twitter.com/mattyoukhana_/status/1630244702661361665
  30. https://twitter.com/mattyoukhana_/status/1648868867811180544


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


Side series Pokémon games
Stadium series: Stadium (Japanese)StadiumStadium 2
Storage software: Box RSMy Pokémon RanchBank (Poké Transporter) • HOME
Orre games: ColosseumXD: Gale of Darkness
Other games: Battle RevolutionPokéwalkerDream WorldDream Radar
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