Pokémon HOME is a service for the Nintendo Switch and mobile phones which lets players transfer and store their Pokémon in an online server. Players are able to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO and Pokémon Let’s Go: Pikachu/Eevee into Pokémon Sword and Shield using HOME. The service is also compatible with Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter, so users can transfer their old Pokémon from past generations’ games. Pokémon HOME also allows players to access the Global Trade System, where users can specify trade requirements.
Additional information about the service has also been revealed, including the National Pokédex, which was controversially absent in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Players can subscribe to the Premium Plan for 1 month (30 days) for AU$4.49, 3 months (90 days) for AU$7.99, or 1 year (365 days) for AU$24.99. This price is almost 4 times higher than the previous online service, Pokémon Bank, which had an annual price of AU$6.50. There is also a free version of Pokémon HOME available with limited features.
Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter will be available at no cost for one month after the release of Pokémon HOME. The service is set to release in February.