The highly anticipated Pokémon storage and trading app, Pokémon HOME, has finally been released. It allows players to transfer creatures previously stored in Pokémon Bank from previous generations to be moved forward to the latest games, Pokémon Sword & Shield. It also allows for Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu or Eevee to be stored and moved, with support for GO coming soon.
Is Pokémon HOME worth paying for?
If you want to store most of your Pokémon collection, the simple answer is ‘yes’. Other benefits include storing up to 6,000 Pokémon, a 3 creature limit for the GTS, 10 Pokémon slots in your Wonder Box, host room trades and use the stat checking judge feature.
Free users will not be able to transfer anything from Bank, have a limit of 30 Pokémon, can use the GTS with 1 Pokémon at a time, enjoy only 3 slots in the Wonder Box and simply join room trades. No judgement feature to check stats.
With a full year being available for a low $15.99, it doesn’t break the bank. Shorter plans for six months ($4.99) or a single month ($2.99) are also available.
Pokémon now available in Sword & Shield
This also allows some Pokémon that were not previously available in Pokémon Sword & Shield to be brought to the games. These are:
- Bulbasaur, Ivysaur and Venusaur
- Charmander, Charmeleon and Charizard
- Squirtle, Wartortle and Blastoise
- Rowlet, Dartrix and Decidueye
- Litten, Torracat and Incineroar
- Popplio, Brionne and Primarina
- Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo and Lunala
- Meltan and Melmetal
Well trainers, are you ready to dive into the new service? Let us know what Pokémon you’re bringing over in the comments! Hop on Discord to organize trades and battles with these new Pokémon.