Pokemon Home details support for Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl, celebration bonuses
Posted on May 12, 2022 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop
The Pokemon Company today announced that the big 2.0.0 update is coming soon to Pokemon Home. Once installed, it will support Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokemon Shining Pearl.
The new update will allow fans to deposited and withdraw Pokémon from these titles, as well as other prior games. That means you could take a Pikachu from Sword and Shield and put it in a different release such as Pokemon Legends: Arceus. However, “transferring Pokemon to a game they were not originally caught in may cause certain changes to known moves, level, and what type of Poké Ball they were caught in.”
Here’s a whole bunch of information about the Pokemon Home version 2.0.0 update, including celebration bonuses:
Until now, the only Pokédex in Pokémon HOME was the National Pokédex. But starting from version 2.0.0, the Pokédex from each game will be added. Pokémon in your Boxes in Pokémon HOME will be registered in their respective game’s Pokédex after version 2.0.0 of Pokémon HOME is installed. Pokémon that aren’t in a Box when the ver. 2.0.0 update is installed, such as those that have been traded away, will not be registered.
You can obtain new stickers to edit your profile by completing achievements in the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME. These achievements can be completed by meeting certain conditions.
Since Pokémon Legends: Arceus takes place in the distant past of the world of Pokémon, Poké Balls from the other games do not yet exist. So, when Pokémon caught in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, or Pokémon Shield are transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus, they will appear in Strange Balls. Likewise, when Pokémon caught in Pokémon Legends: Arceus are transferred to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl, they will also appear in Strange Balls. When transferred to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield, however, they will appear in standard Poké Balls.
Linking to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl
You can check on the condition of Pokémon deposited from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl to Pokémon HOME as well as their other details.
Linking to Pokémon Legends: Arceus
You can view the effort levels of Pokémon deposited from Pokémon Legends: Arceus to Pokémon HOME as well as its other details.
The objective of Pokémon Legends: Arceus is to help compile the Hisui region’s first Pokédex. As such, the National Pokédex in Pokémon HOME will update its Pokédex entries based on your completion of the Pokédex in your Pokémon Legends: Arceus save data.
If a Pokédex entry in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is incomplete, you will not be able to see that Pokédex entry in Pokémon HOME.
Claim Special Pokémon
To celebrate Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl becoming compatible with Pokémon HOME, you will be gifted special Pokémon when you link each game to Pokémon HOME.
When you deposit a Pokémon from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl to the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME, you will receive Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup with Hidden Abilities as Mystery Gifts in the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME.
If you deposit a Pokémon from Pokémon Legends: Arceus into the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME, you will receive Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott with maximum effort levels as Mystery Gifts in the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME.