In September, The Pokémon Company and Niantic announced that connectivity between Pokémon Home and Pokémon GO would be established this year. Finally, said Pokémon fans. Today is the day. Trainers with level 40 in Pokémon GO can transfer their Pokémon to Pokémon Home for the first time. As usual, the feature will gradually be implemented for lower trainer ranks.
Update: There is now a press release with detailed details.
With the help of the new feature called GO Transporter, Trainers can transfer their Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME. Each transfer of Pokémon uses part of the energy of the GO transporter. This fills up automatically over time, but can also be recharged with the help of PokéCoins. The energy costs for transferring Pokémon using the GO Transporter differ depending on the Pokémon.
To celebrate the new feature, trainers who transfer a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME will receive the Mysterious Pokémon Melmetal. This special Melmetal can perform a gigadamaximization in all battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield in which this is possible and can be received as a secret gift in the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME. Players can then use the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME to transfer this Melmetal to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield and add it to their team there. This is the first time that a gigadynamax Melmetal is available.
After a Pokémon from Pokémon GO has been transferred to Pokémon HOME, trainers in Pokémon GO can open the Wonder Box, which causes the rare and mysterious Pokémon Meltan to appear on the map for a limited time. At Meltan, trainers can trigger the development of Melmetal by collecting 400 Meltan candies.
“Some special Pokémon cannot be transferred from Pokémon GO to Pokémon Home,” it said in September. And: “Pokémon that have been transferred from Pokémon GO to Pokémon Home can no longer be sent back to Pokémon GO.”
To send certain Pokémon that have been caught in Pokémon GO and then transferred to Pokémon Home to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield, the Pokémon must either have been registered in that game’s Pokédex or received at least once in this game.
The “new home” for your Pokémon is available free of charge for Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android devices. However, those who use the app for free are limited in terms of functions and scope. The paid subscription model offers additional amenities and features. The basic functions of Pokémon Home are collecting, transferring, and trading Pokémon. Of course, this only works with compatible games.
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