The Pokémon Company International announced today that Pokémon HOME, a cloud service designed as a place where all Pokémon can gather, is now available on the Nintendo Switch system, the App Store, and Google Play.
Pokémon HOME enables Trainers to take Pokémon from linked Pokémon series games, deposit them in Pokémon Boxes in the cloud, and move them around to other linked (and compatible) games. Also, by linking the same Nintendo Account to both versions of Pokémon HOME—the Nintendo Switch version and the mobile-device version—fans can access the same Pokémon Boxes from both hardware platforms. The Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME supports connectivity with the Nintendo Switch games Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Both the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME and the mobile-device version of Pokémon HOME support connectivity with the Nintendo 3DS software Pokémon Bank.
To commemorate the release of Pokémon HOME, Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter will be available at no cost from Wednesday, February 12, to Thursday, March 12. Trainers will be able gather Pokémon from various Pokémon series games using Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter. Once they have their Pokémon in Pokémon Bank, Trainers will then be able to move the Pokémon to Pokémon HOME if they have a paid Premium Plan in Pokémon HOME.