Details For Pokemon Home Have Been Released

Details For Pokemon Home Have Been Released

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Games discussed: , Pokémon Sword and Shield

The Pokemon Company has released details for Pokemon Home, their upcoming cloud-based service.

Features for Pokemon Home were revealed on the app's website. Pokemon Home will be compatible with Pokemon Sowrd and Shield, as well as Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu! and Eevee! Support for Pokemon Go will come at a future time. The service will be available on both the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, which can sync up with each other, and can connect to the Nintendo 3DS app Pokemon Bank. It is important to note that once a Pokemon from the Let's Go titles is transferred to Sword or Shield, the Pokemon cannot be returned to its original game. However, Pokemon can be transferred between Let's Go titles.

One of the main features of Pokemon Home is the ability to trade within the app through the Wonder Box, GTS, Room trade, and Friend Trade. The Wonder Box allows players to place a Pokemon in the box which can be traded with people all over the world. Pokemon placed in the Wonder Box can even be traded when Pokemon Home is not in use. The GTS allows players to specify which Pokemon they want to trade, as well as which Pokemon they want to receive. The number of Pokemon that can be traded through the Wonder Box and GTS can be increased by enrolling in Pokemon Home's premium service.

Room Trade allows players to create a room to trade in with up to 20 other trainers. To add suspense, players will not know which Pokemon they will receive until the trade is complete. Only those with a paid subscription will be able to create rooms. Finally, trainers can trade Pokemon with those that they have become friends with in Pokemon Home through Friend Trade. It is important to note, however, that users will have to be 16 or older to use Friend Trade.

Pokemon in Pokemon Home will be registered in the National Dex. Pokemon that are able to Mega Evolve or Gigantamax will have those forms registered as well. Mystery Gifts can be received in the mobile version of Pokemon Home, and those with the Premium Plan can use the Judge function, which allows players to see how strong their Pokemon is.

Pokemon Home will release sometime in February, which is not too far away. The app's Premium plan will cost trainers $2.99 for one month, $4.99 for three months, or $15.99 for a year. One of the Premium perks includes the number of Pokemon that can be deposited, as well as some of the above mentioned perks.

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