Pokémon Home, the upcoming cloud hosting service for Pokémon Trainers, is coming soon. And with a new content update, the official website has revealed a great deal of new information about everything the service has to offer.
At a basic level, Pokémon Home is available for free to all trainers. They do, however, offer a Premium plan for a monthly fee. This premium plan will provide extra resources and features. The Nintendo eShop offers a 1 month, 3 month, and 12 month subscription, costing $2.99, $4.99, and $15.99 respectively.
Pokémon Home offers the following features and services :
- Online Pokémon Storage
- Global Trade System
- Direct Trades
- Import/Export between Home, Let’s Go, and Sword/Shield
- Access to Pokémon Home from mobile devices (with reduced functionality)
Limitations of the Free “Basic” services
When we say limitations, we really mean it. All services are available to free users but to a limited degree. Here are the differences.
- The online storage system is limited to 30 Pokémon for free users. Premium users can store 6,000 Pokémon.
- Free users are unable to judge the stats of Pokémon in the Home service, while premium users can.
- Free users can have 3 Pokémon sitting in the Wonder Box, the Wondertrade feature, while premium users can have up to 10.
- Only premium users can create “Trade Rooms,” which allow groups to gather in one room to make trades.
When you deposit Pokémon from Sword and Shield, your game will earn Battle Points.
You can purchase a subscription from Switch eShop or from mobile. But mobile costs a bit more. This is likely because the relevant app store takes a cut of profits.
There are rumors that Pokémon Home will release on February 3. But there is no solid evidence of this at this time. The website just says “February 2020.”
You can’t import Pokémon from Pokémon GO, right now. The feature is intended eventually. In the meantime, you can send Pokémon from the game app to Let’s Go, and from there to Home. This process is limited to gen 1 Pokémon, however.
Special thanks to Laura Kate Dale, who found much of this information.