Pokemon Home Is Live Now

Pokemon Home Is Live Now
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After announcing that Pokemon‘s first online transfer and storage system would go live in February, The Pokemon Company has launched Pokemon Home today (but only on Switch and Android).

Update: The app is live on Android now too:

Update #2: It’s out on iOS now too.

Revealed in late January, Pokemon Home is a cloud storage program for Pokemon games that lets users store up to 6,000 Pokemon for a $25 yearly subscription fee. If you just want the app for free, and don’t mind a much smaller library, Pokemon Home will let you store and transfer 30 Pokemon.

The app is live on the Switch now and allows users to import Pokemon from Pokemon Bank, the old online storage system, if you have a paid subscription. The Switch app isn’t as feature-rich as the mobile versions, which let users trade with friends, redeem gift codes, participate and host in room trades with up to 20 people, and more.

Here’s a breakdown between the free and paid versions:

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Nintendo Explains How Pokémon Home Will Work

Today Nintendo announced its cloud storage program for Pokémon called Pokémon Home will have a paid and free version. The free version has a paltry max capacity of 30 Pokémon while the paid version at $US16 ($24) a year will let you store up to 6,000.

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With the Switch version live, the iOS and Android versions of Pokemon Home should go live soon.

Here’s the full description on the Android page:

Pokémon HOME is a cloud-based service, designed as a place where all of your Pokémon can gather.

▼ Manage your Pokémon!

You can bring any Pokémon that has appeared in a Pokémon core series game to Pokémon HOME. You’ll also be able to bring certain Pokémon from Pokémon HOME for your Nintendo Switch system to your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.

▼ Trade Pokémon with players around the world!

If you have a smart device, you’ll be able to trade Pokémon with players around the world anytime you want, anywhere you are. Enjoy different ways of trading, too, like the Wonder Box and GTS!

▼ Complete the National Pokédex!

You’ll be able to complete your National Pokédex by bringing lots of Pokémon to Pokémon HOME. You’ll also be able to check out all the moves and Abilities your Pokémon have.

▼ Receive Mystery Gifts!

You’ll be able to quickly and conveniently receive Mystery Gifts using your smart device!


  • The free month of Bank with the Home Premium subscription is nice, but I sincerely hope they eventually decide to bundle Home and Bank subscriptions into one. I, and surely tons of other people, still regularly play the older gens and the thought of having to pay for both services in order to move ‘mons from the older gens in the long-term is a bit rich.

  • Pretty dissatisfied thus far.
    – Mobile app doesn’t connect to switch at all. Meaning you can only manage let’s go or sword and shield from the switch app
    – Doesn’t pool your pokedex automatically, have to manually add each pokemon from both let’s go and sword/shield
    – No Go connectivity (I thought there was going to)
    * Edit * – Pokemon transferred from lets go do revert their stats back to some default despite candy infusions. Don’t bother transferring these uber powerful pokemon.

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