Pokemon Home: How to Move Pokemon Between Games

Pokemon Home: How to Move Pokemon Between Games

Pokemon Home is finally here, allowing players to move Pokemon between games.

Pokemon Home is the latest Pokemon trading platform, allowing players to move players between games. While it’s handy to be able to move Pokemon around, there are a lot of restrictions in the app’s current state. Not all games are compatible with each other, and once you’ve moved Pokemon into certain games you may not be able to trade them back. In this Pokemon Home Trading Guide we'll take a look at moving Pokemon using Pokemon Home.

How to Move Pokemon Between Games

Pokemon Home can link up with Pokemon Bank, Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee and Pokemon Sword and Shield in its current version. Doing so is fairly simple, though there are some rules on which games will allow two-way trading between them. We've included a handy graphic below to make things clearer. In general, to move Pokemon between linked games, select 'Pokemon', then the game you wish to access. You can then drag and drop the Pokemon you wish to move.

Pokemon Home Chart | The Pokemon Company, Nintendo

Moving Pokemon From 3DS Pokemon Games

If you're looking to move Pokemon over from Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, or from Pokemon Sun and Moon, you'll need to use Pokemon Bank. To do so, load up Pokemon Home on your Nintendo Switch and scroll down to 'Move'. Here, you'll be given the option to connect your Pokemon Bank account, by signing in with the associated ID. You'll need a premium Pokemon Home plan to do so.

Transferring from 3DS | Jake Green, USG

Can You Move Pokemon Back to Pokemon Bank?

Unfortunately, Pokemon cannot be moved back to Pokemon Bank once you've transferred them to Pokemon Home. This may change in the future but for now you'll need to be sure before sending a Pokemon over.

Transferring From Old Games: Gold, Silver, Red, Blue,Yellow, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X and Y

Through Pokemon Bank you can move Pokemon from older games into Pokemon Home. The following games can be transferred into Pokemon Bank if you have the Virtual Console versions, they will then need to be moved to Pokemon Home as described previously.

  • Pokemon Gold
  • Pokemon Silver
  • Pokemon Red
  • Pokemon Blue
  • Pokemon Yellow
  • Pokemon X and Y
  • Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby

Can You Move Pokemon Between Pokemon Go and Pokemon Home?

For now, Pokemon Home does not have any functionality with Pokemon Go. This feature is listed as 'Coming Soon' on the Pokemon Home website, and we'll be sure to update when we hear more.

That's how to move Pokemon between games using Pokemon Home. For more on Pokemon, be sure to check out our Pokemon Sword and Shield Guides. Elsewhere there's our walkthrough pages for Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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