Transferring Pokémon

Pokémon HOME is the app that allows for congregation of many Pokémon across Pokémon games throughout the series history. This section will detail all the games Pokémon HOME can connect to, and any restrictions

Pokémon Sword & Shield

Versions: Nintendo Switch,
Subscriptions: Basic, Premium

Pokémon HOME can connect with Pokémon Sword & Shield in the Nintendo Switch version. Once connected, you have the ability to move Pokémon between HOME and Sword & Shield at will with no restrictions.

Sword & Shield Box

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

Versions: Nintendo Switch,
Subscriptions: Basic, Premium

Pokémon HOME can connect with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! Once done, the Pokémon can be sent between Pokémon HOME and other copies of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee at will, or then transferred into Pokémon Sword & Shield. If it has been transferred into Pokémon Sword & Shield, then they cannot return into Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!.

Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee Box

Pokémon Bank

Versions: Nintendo Switch, Mobile
Subscriptions: Premium

Pokémon HOME can connect with Pokémon Bank in either the Nintendo Switch or Mobile versions. This can be done in two different ways:

The first has you create a passcode in Pokémon HOME and then enter the code in Pokémon Bank. When you do, the games will then be linked and you can transfer a Box at a time from Pokémon Bank into Pokémon HOME.

Alternatively, if the Nintendo Network ID the Pokémon Bank is set up to is connected to the Nintendo Account used for Pokémon HOME, then you will receive the option to transfer the Pokémon entirely from Pokémon Bank to Pokémon HOME.

Once a Pokémon has been sent from Pokémon Bank into Pokémon HOME it cannot return to Pokémon Bank. Pokémon Bank transfer requires a Pokémon HOME Premium Subscription.

Bank Box

Pokémon GO

Versions: Nintendo Switch, Mobile
Subscriptions: No, but purchase

Pokémon HOME can also connect to Pokémon GO. This transfer is direct into Pokémon HOME when connecting your Nintendo Account to Pokémon GO.. In Pokémon GO, you can transfer Pokémon using GO Transport Energy in order to send it across. Once done, you can collect in HOME on Mobile or Switch. Click here for full details on the Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME Transfer

When you transfer Pokémon into Pokémon HOME, the IVs are done in the same way to the Pokémon GO to Let's Go transfer. The Attack and Special Attack IVs are made up of the Attack IV multiplied by 2 and plus one. Defense and Special Defense are made up of the GO Defense IV multiplied by 2 and plus 1. HP is made up of the GO HP IV multiplied by 2 and plus 1. Speed is random

The Nature of a Pokémon is also randomly generated and the Pokémon's level and Poké Ball match the one it was caught in within Pokémon GO. Ability is also random between the two Pokémon's standard abilities

The Pokémon's OT and ID match that of your Pokémon HOME account.

The Pokémon's learnset is a slightly different scenario
If the Pokémon is from Kanto, the movepool matches the Pokémon at its level as if it was caught from Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!
If the Pokémon is available in Pokémon Sword & Shield, the movepool matches the Pokémon at its level as if it was caught from those games
If the Pokémon is not available in Sword & Shield, the movepool matches the Pokémon at its level as if it was caught from Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

If you wish to transfer certain Pokémon from Pokémon GO that are in HOME into Sword & Shield or any future game, that Pokémon needs to be registered in the Pokémon Sword & Shield game's Pokédex or have already had one in that game.

Pokémon GO Box