You’ve been busy with the new Pokémon games. Whether it’s Pokémon Legends: Arceus or the recent Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl gen 4 remakes, there’s been a wide variety of Pokémon to capture. So what do you do with them? Well, now you can send them into the cloud. Pokémon Home, the cloud-based Pokémon storage system, now supports those games.
Announced earlier this week, an update is coming to the service that allows for compatibility between itself and the previously mentioned titles. You can transfer your Pokémon both to and from these games, regardless of where they originated.
“For example, you will be able to take a Pikachu that you caught in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield into Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, or Pokémon Shining Pearl.
Please note that transferring Pokémon to a game they were not originally caught in may cause certain changes to known moves, level, and what type of Poké Ball they were caught in.”Pokemon Company Website
Changes when sent between games is inevitable. Each game has their own quirks, concepts, and ideas. Sometimes, compatibility can be an issue. Take Legends for example. Since that game takes place long before the invention of the modern Pokéball, any Pokémon you send to Home from that game will be placed in a Pokéball for compatibility’s sake.
Furthermore, The Pokémon Company is holding a promotion of sorts. Players are being given free Pokémon (Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott) whenever they connect and deposit a Pokémon from either Legends of the Gen 4 remake.
Pokémon Home was a fantastic concept when it was released, and something we loved using. We especially enjoyed the ability to make trades from the mobile app instead of within the game. It’s reassuring to know that they intend to continue support for the service by adding compatibility for future games.