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Pokémon Home is the Service Trainers Need

If you are a gamer like me, you have a lot of Pokemon games spanning multiple devices. I bet some of you still have physical trading cards.

Yesterday, Nintendo released the brand new Pokemon Home, which will help tidy up your digital pocket monsters a little bit.

(Source: The Pokemon Company)

What is Pokemon Home?

In the simplest of terms, Pokemon Home is an app. It is now available on your iOS or Android phone, but Pokemon Home is also available on your Nintendo Switch.

The Pokemon Company built a bridge to be able to move your Pokemon to different devices.

What does Pokemon Home do?

Like I just mentioned, the app works as a bridge for your Pokemon. You can now move your Pokemon to and from several games.

As of right now, Trainers can transfer their Pokemon from Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s Go Eevee, Sword, Shield, and Pokemon Bank. Pokemon Go support should come shortly.

So now that you can move your favorite Pokemon from so many different games, what can you do with them when they are in Pokemon Home?

Other Pokemon Home features include a National Pokédex, Mystery Gifting, and of course, Pokemon Trading. You can even see the stats of your Pokemon right on your phone. Home is starting to feel a lot like using Ash’s Pokédex.

The phone version of the app will also be able to give you pokemon news and information for all of you, Pokefans.

(Source: The Pokemon Company)

How much will Pokemon Home cost?

Well, just like everything else in this day and age, Pokemon Home is free, but you can pay for more features.

On the free version of Pokemon Home, trainers have limited features such as a max of 30 Pokemon allowed in the app, and only one permitted Pokemon in the Global Trading system at a time.

Other limitations include not being able to retrieve Pokemon from Pokemon Bank and the Judge functionality (Pokemon stat viewing) disabled.

The premium Pokemon Home service will unlock the most useful features. Trainers will be able to store up to 6,000 Pokemon, initiate Pokemon Trades with friends, and place up to 3 Pokemon in Global Trading. Of course, the most important feature you’ll unlock is looking at your Pokemon stats.

Unlock Pokemon Home’s Premium service for USD 2.99 a month, USD 4.99 for 90 days, or USD 15.99 for 365 days.

Who should download Pokemon Home?

Pokemon Home is for everyone that has searched for the rarest Pokemon in multiple Pokemon games. Moving those Pokemon from various titles via a paid service can save trainers hours of gameplay.

Just because everyone will not benefit from every feature in Pokemon Home, it may still be useful for those players that want to keep up with Pokemon news. Mystery gifts may also be another reason to have the basic version of the app.

Back when Pokemon Bank came out, many players thought that Pokemon would leave the 3DS and continue on Pokemon Bank, but that dream has ended with Pokemon Home.

I think it is safe to say that if you have ever played a Pokemon game, including Pokemon Go, you should at least get the basic version of Pokemon Home. You never know when those features will be available for everyone.

More Pokemon features are inevitable for a service like Pokemon Home. Hopefully, those features will be free for all users.

What do you think about the new Pokemon Home? Will you be downloading the app? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.



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