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Pokemon Home

A 25MB update has been released for both iOS and Android, bringing the version number of Pokemon Home up to 1.0.4 for all users. No real patch notes have been released, with the version history merely mentioning “bug fixes.” We do hope that this helps with the app’s stability for players who have experienced crashes.

Pokemon Home saw a surprise release on the Switch eShop tonight following its vague February 2020 launch window announcement. Now that the app is available, you can view some footage shared by GameXplain below.

We knew that Pokemon Home would be releasing sometime this month – we just didn’t know when. Despite the lack of an announcement, the app is out now. It can be found as a digital download on the eShop.

Pokemon Home is free to download. However, by subscribing to the service, the number of Pokemon that can be deposited increases from 30 to 6,000, the number of Pokemon that can be placed in the Wonder Box and GTS at one time is expanded (mobile version only), you can host your own Room Trades (mobile version only), and you’ll be able to use the Judge function right within the app.

To download Pokemon Home, you’ll need 707MB of free space.

Several Japanese outlets published hands-on previews with Pokemon Home today, including Inside Games, Game Watch, and 4Gamer. With that, the latest information about the Switch and mobile app has been shared.

Here’s a new round of tidbits:

The official Japanese FAQ for Pokemon Home has updated, providing new details about the app. Along with information about Nintendo Account connectivity, we have a few more tidbits about the free box.

Here’s the full rundown:

Hello, my beautiful animal buddies! This week on NEP, we’ve got a lot of games under our belt: Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Dragon’s Crown Pro, and Byleth impressions from Smash. Then, we fawn over how gorgeous this new Animal Crossing: New Horizons limited edition Switch is. And the big news about Switch outselling the SNES in under 3 years. Has Switch really been this successful? It’s surreal. Also surreal is the details finally releasing on Pokemon HOME. It’s a mixed bag, and most reaction has been less than great. And some more details on Super Nintendo World opening in Universal Studios Japan in Osaka this summer.

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The upcoming launch of Pokemon Home will be celebrated with a little promotion. After Pokemon Home is released, Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter will be available at no cost for a one-month period.

Players will be able to bring over creatures from various Pokemon series games using these two apps. Once Pokemon are in Pokemon Bank, they can be moved to Pokemon Home.

Pokemon Home will launch sometime in February and can be accessed on Switch and mobile.

Source: Pokemon PR

As previously announced, Pokemon Home will be distributed on both Switch and mobile. However, depending on which device you’re using, certain features may be unavailable.

Here’s a chart outlining what can be accessed on Switch and mobile:

The official website for Pokemon Home updated today, revealing fresh information and screenshots about the new Switch and mobile app. We have information about moving and trading Pokemon as well as other features that are offered.

Here’s the full rundown:

We’re back in the saddle with the first regular episode of 2020! This week on NEP, we’re covering the big Pokémon Sword and Shield Direct, the negative response, and trying to make sense of something when we don’t really have a dog in the fight. We also accidentally talk about Star Trek and Star Wars a bit, too? Why? Oni Dino probably has the worst take you’ve ever heard involving Pokémon and Star Wars. But also the “Great Oni Dino x Galen Argument of 2020” has already begun with the incendiary question: is Pokémon now a games-as-a-service game? We’re on opposite sides of the ring, ready to duke it out.

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