The Pokemon Company just held a big streaming event in which it unveiled a bunch of new Pokemon projects. The first is Pokemon Home, a brand new cloud-based hub where a selection of Pokemon games can connect to each other. It’s a little confusing as a concept, but worth looking into as it allows for things like global trading and increased Pokemon storage. In this Pokemon Home guide, we’ll be taking a look at all of the details released so far. We’ll give info on when Pokemon Home is likely to release, what games are compatible, and what features you can expect at launch.
Pokemon Home Release Date
Pokemon Home has now released for Nintendo Switch. It's also dropping on mobile very soon indeed.
Pokemon Home Compatible Games
Pokemon Home will unite a selection of Pokemon games, allowing trainers to essentially have one go-to service for all of their games. Only a selection of games are compatible, however, though it’s surprisingly extensive. We’ve listed all of the compatible Pokemon Home games below:
- Pokemon Bank (3DS) : Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
- Pokemon Sword and Shield (Switch)
- Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu
- Pokemon GO
Pokemon Home Features - Trading, Storage
So what exactly is Pokemon Home then? Well, it is essentially a place where trainers can store their Pokemon in the cloud, allowing them to easily share them between games. It’s also possible to trade with other players globally, via an app on smartphones. As more Pokemon games are announced, we’ll likely see more functionality added, though it’s good to see the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield already on the lineup.
Pokemon Home Basic and Premium Pricing Plans
When Pokemon Home launches there will be two different pricing options: Premium and Basic. There are differences between the two in terms of what features will be available. We've detailed this info below.
- 30 Pokemon deposit limit
- 3 Pokemon can be deposited in the Wonder Box at once
- Can participate in but not host Room trades
- No Judge function
- One Pokemon can be placed into the Global Trade System at once
- Cannot move Pokemon from Pokemon Bank
- Free to use
- Can move Pokemon from Pokemon Bank
- 6,000 Pokemon can be deposited
- 10 Pokemon can be placed in the Wonder Box at once
- 3 Pokemon can be placed into the Global Trade System at once
- Judge function enabled
- Participate in and host Room trades
- Costs $2.99 for one month, $4.99 for three months and $15.99 for 12 months
For a look at the other games that were announced during the recent Pokemon Direct, there’s our Pokemon Masters roundup, and our Pokemon Sleep roundup. We’ll be updating each as more details are announced, so be sure to check back regularly.