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 and trading
Accessible by iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch
Website Official site (Japanese)
Official site (English)

Pokémon HOME (Japanese: Pokémon HOME) is a cloud service for iOS, 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.

Features

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

Pokémon storage

Pokémon HOME allows two-way transfer to and from the Pokémon Storage System in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon Sword and Shield using the Nintendo Switch version. However, only Pokémon originally deposited from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! can be transferred to them, and only Pokémon present in the coding of Sword and Shield can be transferred to Sword and Shield. Additionally, any Pokémon transferred to Sword and Shield cannot be transferred back to Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. It also allows one-way transfer of Pokémon from the Nintendo 3DS core series games through Pokémon Bank using either version with a Premium Plan.

On the free plan, up to 30 Pokémon can be deposited in one box named the "Basic Box". This increases to 6,000 Pokémon with a Premium Plan and 200 boxes named "HOME 1" through "HOME 200". When a free plan is upgraded for the first time, all Pokémon in the Basic Box appear in HOME 1; however, the reverse is not true. When a Premium Plan is downgraded to the free plan, only the 30 Pokémon deposited earliest 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.

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

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.

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.

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. 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, 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.

Mystery Gifts

Main article: List of game-based Pokémon distributions in Generation VIII
Main article: List of other event distributions in Generation VIII

Gifts for Pokémon Sword and Shield as well as Pokémon HOME itself can be received using the mobile app's Mystery Gift feature. Pokémon received can be deposited directly into the Boxes in Pokémon HOME. The feature can also generate serial codes for item distributions.

When first starting Pokémon HOME mobile, Grand Oak will give the user the choice between Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle. Each of these Pokémon have their Hidden Abilities. Various other Pokémon may also be received from the Gift Box for completing certain tasks.

Achievements

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

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

Transfer from Pokémon GO

Main article: GO Transporter

One-way transfers from Pokémon GO to HOME was made available on November 11, 2020 (November 10 in North America), using the GO Transporter feature from the settings menu. Each Pokémon, depending on various attributes, requires an amount of GO Transport Energy to transfer to Pokémon HOME, which can be regained by using PokéCoins or simply waiting.

Legendary and Mythical Pokémon that were transferred from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME can only be transferred to Pokémon Sword or Shield if that Pokémon has already been registered in the Pokédex or obtained at least once in that game.

Upon the first transfer, the player will also receive a Melmetal that can Gigantamax in Pokémon HOME.

Other

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

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

Pokémon HOME Points replace Poké Miles as a currency. Every midnight UTC, the player gains a point for every 31 stored Pokémon (rounded down). This calculation includes the inaccessible Pokémon if the player downgraded to the free plan. 1 Battle Point is equivalent to 30 points, which can be transferred in the Nintendo Switch version.

Premium Plan

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/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/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/Android €17.99 £15.99 ₽1190

Version history

iOS

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 condition 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.

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 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 condition 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.

Nintendo Switch

Version[1][2] 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.

Compatibility

The game can be played 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 most other Pokémon mobile applications, it is not available in Vietnam. Although mainland China is listed in the app's region select, it is not currently 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 eShop 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

Trivia

  • Cosplay Pikachu, Totem Pokémon exclusive to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (Marowak, Ribombee, Araquanid, and Togedemaru), fused Necrozma, and fused Kyurem are the only Pokémon available in the Nintendo 3DS core series games that cannot be stored in Pokémon HOME. The fused Necrozma and fused Kyurem, however, can still be viewed in the Pokédex as different forms.
    • Totem Pokémon that are able to be transferred are reduced to their normal sizes when transferred to Pokémon HOME.
  • Like in Pokémon Bank, Held Items cannot be stored in Pokémon HOME.
  • The partner Pikachu and Eevee are the only Pokémon available in the Nintendo Switch core series games that cannot be stored in Pokémon HOME. Like in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!'s Pokédex, they are not counted in as separate forms in HOME's National Pokédex, and appear as normal Pikachu and Eevee when their status is viewed.
  • Until February 12, 2020 at 18:00 JST, any Hyper Training performed in the Alola games was lost upon transferring from Pokémon Bank. Details on how to restore were announced in the app and on the official support websites.[3][4]
  • All of the Pokémon appear in the Pokédex posed in the same position as their official art, with Pokémon from the Generations I and II taking on their redesigned art from Generations III and IV respectively.
  • 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.[5]
  • The Nintendo eShop version cannot be used while the mobile version is being used at the same time, and vice-versa.

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


See also

External links

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Due to time zone differences, the game was released on February 11, 2020 in North America, even though it was released at the same time as the rest of the world.

References


Gen I Time Capsule Gen II
Gen III Dual-slot modePal Park Gen IV
Gen IV Poké TransferRelocator Gen V
Gen V Poké Transporter Gen VI
Gen I (VC) SMUSUM
Gen II (VC)
Gen VI Pokémon Bank
GO GO Park PE
Bank Pokémon HOME Gen VIII
GO
PE


Stadium series: Stadium (JPEN) • Stadium 2
Storage software: Box RSMy Pokémon RanchBank (Transporter) • HOME
Orre games: ColosseumXD
Other games: Battle RevolutionPokéwalkerDream WorldDream RadarGO
Pokémon game templates


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