Read this guide to learn what the new upcoming feature App: Pokemon Home is. Find out Pokemon Home's details, news, release date, price & subscription in Pokemon Sword and Shield!
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Pokemon Home App - Release Date & Price
Announced To be Released Feb, 2020
Pokemon Home was announced to be released Febuary of 2020. The precise date and timetable is yet to be announced, so check back for the latest news!
A Paid Service
Pokemon Home is confirmed to be a paid service. The pricing is soon to be announced.
Could Be Around 5 Dollars?
A previous similar feature called Pokemon Bank was available at the cost of 5 USD a year. The Pokemon Home may mirror that price, or could be a monthly subscription.
What Is Pokemon Home App?
A Place Where All Pokemon Can Gather
Pokemon Home has been described as the successor to the previously existing feature, Pokemon Bank. You will be able to transfer & store many Pokemon from other Pokemon games here. It will be available on Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS and will launch early 2020.
Bring Over Pokemon Of Previous Games
Pokemon Home will allow the player to bring over Pokemon of previous titles newly added by the Expansion Pass into Sword And Shield. Over 200 Pokemon is announced to be added in the Expansion Pass.
Trade Your Pokemon
You will be able to trade your Pokemon with people all over the world, your friends, and even other trainers who happen to be nearby. You can even trade Pokemon of the Expansion Pass with players that has one, even if you don't!Trade Pokemon Online & Locally
Pokemon Home App - How To Transfer Pokemon
Transfer From Pokemon Bank To Pokemon Home
To move Pokemon from 3DS series into Sword and Shield, you'll need to access them through Pokemon Bank into Pokemon Home before you can drop them into Sword and Shield.
Caution! Only Galar Pokedex Pokemon Can Be Transferred!
Not every Pokemon of the previous series can be transferred: Only those that are present in the Galar Pokedex can be transferred to Sword And Shield. However, Over 200 Pokemon is announced to be added to Galar Pokedex in the Expansion Pass, so keep your fingers crossed!
What Should You Do To Prepare For Pokemon Home?
Prepare Breeding Pokemon
Breeding is the best way to get the strongest Pokemon, so it's highly recommended to prepare some Pokemon with Max IVs to send over. Especially recommended is a Ditto!Check Out Competitive Breeding Guide Here!
Bring Over A Pokemon With Flame Body
If you're going to do a lot of breeding, having a Pokemon with the ability Flame Body (which reduces how long you have to walk to hatch an egg) will be very handy. Chandelure has this ability and is in the Galar Dex, so it would be a good choice!How To Hatch Eggs Fast
Start Breeding Strong Galar Dex Pokemon Now!
Remember, the Galar Pokedex will limit the amount of usable Pokemon! This means you should prepare by breeding and training up Pokemon which will appear in Sword and Shield! Start planning your team in advance.Galar Pokedex (All Pokemon List)