Pokémon HOME lets you transfer and trade Pokémon between compatible games

The latest publishers to make use of virtual computing storage is Nintendo as you will soon be able to store your Pokémon in the cloud. You will also be able to download the virtual beasts in to compatible games and trade them with other players. Here’s more from Nintendo.

Pokémon HOME is a cloud service for Nintendo Switch and compatible mobile devices designed as a place where all Pokémon can gather. By linking the same Nintendo Account to both the Nintendo Switch version and mobile version of Pokémon HOME, you’ll be able to access the same Pokémon Boxes on both versions!

With Pokémon HOME, you can move Pokémon between compatible games, trade Pokémon on the go, and more!

The Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME supports Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Both the Nintendo Switch version and mobile device version of Pokémon HOME support connectivity with the Nintendo 3DS software Pokémon Bank.

Nintendo say there are plans to support Pokémon GO in the future as well.

You can also trade Pokémon with other players by placing it in the Wonder Box on the mobile app. Your creatures will be registered in the National Pokédex and there will be ‘Mystery Gifts’ for Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, and Pokémon HOME.

That all sounds lovely bu you can guess what is coming – yep, you have to pay for this. There is a free version but it’s limited to just 30 Pokémon.

Category Description Basic Premium
Premium Plan Upgrades Moving Pokémon from Pokémon Bank Unavailable Available
Number of Pokémon that can be deposited 30
Number of Pokémon that can be placed in the Wonder Box at once 3
Number of Pokémon that can be placed in the GTS at once 1
Room Trade Participate Participate and host
Judge function Unavailable Available


However the service is rather cheap, a whole year subscription will set you back just $15.99, or you can get one month for $2.99.

Source: Pokemon.com

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