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Update (9/30): Initially spotted by Serebii, in an update on the Pokemon Company Support page, it was clarified that transfers between Pokemon GO and Pokemon Home would have a cooldown that could be sped up by spending PokeCoins.

Original (9/29):

During today’s Pokemon Sword/Shield presentation for The Crown Tundra, The Pokemon Company provided an update on Pokemon Home. It was announced that the app will be receiving support for Pokemon GO by the end of 2020. However, the transfer process may have more involved than initially thought.

The Japanese Pokemon support site seems to suggest that you’ll need PokeCoins if you want to transfer anything over from Pokemon GO to Pokemon Home. It unfortunately doesn’t elaborate on the details. No additional information is provided on how many PokeCoins would be required, and whether they would be needed each time a transfer is performed.

It won’t be much longer until Pokemon GO players can move their creatures over to Pokemon Home. This functionality is set to arrive by the end of 2020, The Pokemon Company has announced.

If you send a Pokemon from Pokemon GO to Pokemon Home, players can open a Mystery Box in the mobile game which comes with Meltan. You’ll also receive a Mystery Gift in Pokemon Home with a special Melmetal that can Gigantamax.

Pokemon Home

The Pokemon series has long had to contend with hacked creatures, and this is now something that Pokemon Home is looking to deal with. As revealed by an in-game notice, anti-cheating measures are planned to address Pokemon “with altered attributes”.

The full notice reads:

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home has updated its mobile version to 1.2.1, bringing some new accessibility changes and bug fixes. 

Check out the full patch notes below for all the details.

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Just a short while ago, Pokemon Home received a small bug fix patch. The Switch version has been updated to version 1.1.1.

Today’s update includes just a single change. A bug fix is now in place so that Pokemon that get transferred are now added to the Isle of Armor Pokedex.

Pokemon Home is available for Switch as well as mobile on iOS and Android.


Shiny Zeraora

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield held an event over the past few days with an opportunity to obtain a Shiny version of Zeraora. Players were tasked with defeating the Mythical Pokemon at least one million times, which was quickly reached, and the final tally was double that.

If you deposited a Pokemon in Pokemon Home or moved a Pokemon to Sword/Shield, you should be eligible. This also includes eight Armorite Ore.

Unsurprisingly, the servers for Pokemon Home are being hammered right now. Users may have issues claiming Shiny Zeraora as a result. You’ll have several days to obtain the Pokemon though, as it can be registered until July 6. Once you’ve claimed Shiny Zeraora, it can be moved over to Pokemon Sword/Shield.

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The latest update for Pokemon Home is starting to go live. Version 1.2.0 is starting to be distributed on iOS and Android, and Switch should follow shortly.

Today’s update naturally contains compatibility for The Isle of Armor. Another highlight is that, with the GTS, search conditions can’t be set under “Pokemon wanted.”

Below are the full patch notes:

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home will be updated on both Switch and mobile next week, The Pokemon Company has announced. Users on both devices will need to download the latest patch in order to gain access. It’ll be version 1.1 on Switch and version 1.2 on mobile.

Prior to the new update, Pokemon Home will be undergoing maintenance. Features may be inaccessible on June 17 between 09:00 UTC and 14:00 UTC.


Pokemon Home has kicked off a new promotion with the Galar starters. If you deposit a Pokemon from Sword/Shield, you’ll receive Hidden Ability Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble.

Here’s some additional information:

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home has received a new update on mobile (iOS and Android). This update is roughly 68mb and adds battle data as well as fixing a few bugs.

The full patch notes are included below:

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