The Pokémon Company makes it easy for players to keep all Pokémon from every game in one place with a cloud storage service called Pokémon Home. The tool will be launched in February.
Details on how Home works were published today in a new blog post by the company. Essentially, users can save Pokémon from the old Pokémon bank with their cell phones and mobile devices and transfer them to Pokémon interchanges, provided that these Pokémon are supported in the newer games. Support for Pokémon Go is under development. There is also a version of Pokémon Home that is installed on the Nintendo Switch, but only supports Switch games, including Pokémon Sword Pokémon Shield Pokémon: Let & # 39; s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's go, Eevee! . Warning: once a Pokémon has been transferred to the bank and into another game, it cannot be transferred back.
Although Pokémon Home is free for all players in the first month, the premium plan is what Nintendo is trying to sell. Customers who opt for the free basic version of Home cannot transfer Pokémon from the banking system. This means that players with Pokémon from 3DS games cannot transfer them to switch titles. With free versions, only 30 Pokémon can be deposited at Home, while the premium version is expanded to 6,000. If you have a basic plan, how trading within Home changes. The company charges mobile users $ 2.99 per month, $ 4.99 for three months, or $ 15.99 for one year of support. See the graphic below for more information.
How does it work? Players can trade Pokémon with Pokémon Home in four different ways. Pokémon that are placed in the "Wonder Box" can be traded worldwide. These Pokémon are traded even when Pokémon Home is not used. The Global Trade System enables players to identify certain Pokémon they want to trade and receive. These players are compared to other players who meet the criteria of their search. With "space trading" players can create a room and exchange it with other participants. There is a limit of 20 people per room and while trading does not cost anything, players can only create a room if they pay for the premium plan. Friend Trade allows players to trade with nearby users who are registered as friends in Pokémon Home.
There are some additional features associated with Home. Pokémon deposited at home are registered with the National Pokédex. Mystery Gifts for Home and Pokémon Sword and Shield can be received in the mobile version of Home. Premium customers can use a feature called "Judge" to see how strong their Pokémon are, and mobile users can get updates and news through the Home app.
The Pokémon Company doesn't have a specific start date for their home, but be sure to check out more details soon. Additional information can be found on the official blog.