Pokémon HOME can now be linked with Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet!
Gather up your Pokémon™—the latest update to the Pokémon HOME application is here!
With the Version 3.0.0 update, you can now link with the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games. This means you’ll be able to deposit* and withdraw Pokémon from each game. But please note that you can only move Pokémon to games that they’ve appeared in.
Let’s use Pikachu as an example. A Pikachu that you caught in Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet can be moved to Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus. However, if you try to move a Lechonk to any of these games, you won’t be able to since it does not appear in those games. There may also be some restrictions on what kind of Moves a transferred Pokémon can learn/retain.
Check out the image below for a handy visual aid!
Link your games to claim a special Pokémon
To celebrate Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet becoming compatible with Pokémon HOME, you can receive a special gift!
When you transfer a Pokémon from Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet into Pokémon HOME for the first time, you’ll be able to receive a Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly with Hidden Abilities as Mystery Gifts in the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME. Bring them with you for even more fun on your adventures in Paldea!
Additional features in Version 3.0.0
Alongside the new compatibility, you can also expect these additions:
Convert Pokémon HOME Points into LP (League Points).
Change the Pokémon details page to display information based on the games that a Pokémon has been in.
Change the moves it knows from among a list of moves it has learned up to that point**.
Bring along Gimmighoul (Roaming Form)!
With this update, you’ll also be able to bring Gimmighoul (Roaming Form) from Pokémon GO into Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet via Pokémon HOME.
About Pokémon HOME
Pokémon HOME is a cloud service for the Nintendo Switch™ system 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! You can also purchase a subscription to the Pokémon HOME Premium Plan for more features.
You can download Pokémon HOME by using the link below.
*Pokémon deposited into Pokémon HOME will not be saved via Save Data Cloud. Only select user settings can be saved via Save Data Cloud. Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for Save Data Cloud. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch/online/
**Limited to moves that can be learned in Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl (some moves excluded), Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.