Pokemon house is more than just a storage tool. In addition to storing all your Pokemon in one place, the service offers a convenient way to bring your old pocket monsters into the latest games in the series. This includes Pokemon Sword and Shield and the upcoming ones Pokemon Scarlett and Violet.

However, the migration process can be a bit confusing, so here’s a guide explaining how to transfer your Pokemon between games.

How to transfer Pokemon from 3DS

Pokemon Home offers two subscription plans: free and premium. If you have the latter, you can bring a Pokemon stored in Pokemon bank Nintendo 3DS application to Pokemon Home.

Here is a brief overview of the step-by-step process:

1. Open Pokemon Bank on 3DS and select “Move Pokemon to Pokemon Home » from the main menu

2. Select which fields you want to transfer and press “Done “

Note that each Pokemon in the fields you select will be moved; you cannot individually choose which Pokemon to transfer. The relocation is also permanent; any Pokemon you bring to Pokemon Home can no longer be transferred back to Pokemon Bank.

3. Open Pokemon Home and generate a moving key

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Depending on which version of Pokemon Home you use, the way you generate a moving key will be different. On a mobile device, you will need to open the Options menu and select “Move the Pokemon“On the Nintendo Switch, you will instead need to select the 3DS icon at the bottom of the main menu.

4. Select “Start moving “ and enter your moving key in Pokemon Bank


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The moving key you generate will only be valid for three minutes, so you will need to enter it in Pokemon Bank before it expires to begin the transfer.

Once you enter the moving key, the transfer will begin. It may take a few minutes to move. Make sure you do not turn off either Pokemon Bank or Pokemon Home while the transfer is in progress. Once the process is complete, you will find that your Pokemon is waiting for you the next time you open Pokemon Home.

How to transfer Pokemon between games on Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch version of Pokemon Home allows you to move Pokemon stored in the service between compatible games. This is how:

1 Open Pokemon Home on the Nintendo Switch

2. Choose which game you want to connect with


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Once you open Pokemon Home, it will introduce you to all the Pokemon compatible games you can use. Select the title to or from which you want to move the Pokemon. You can also select Pokemon Home to organize the Pokemon you have stored in the service.

3. Move the Pokemon to the desired boxes


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Just take the Pokemon you have stored in your home Pokemon boxes (shown on the left side of the screen) and move them to the game boxes on the right. You can also move Pokemon out of your game and place them in Pokemon Home.

There are a few caveats to keep in mind when transferring a Pokemon. First, not all Pokemon can be moved to Pokemon Sword and Shield; only monsters that appear in Galar, Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra Pokedex can be transferred.

Second, if you move Pokemon originally from one of the Let’s Go games in Sword or Shield, you will no longer be able to move them back to their original title. Similarly, Pokemon from Sword or Shield cannot be entered in Let’s Go, even if they appear in Kanto Pokedex.

4. Press the plus button to save and exit

How to transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go

You can also move the Pokemon you caught in the Pokemon Go mobile game to Pokemon Home. However, this transfer process works a little differently. Here’s what you need to do:

1 Connect your Nintendo account


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Before you can transfer a Pokemon, you must first link Pokemon Go to the same Nintendo account that you linked to Pokemon Home. Tap the Poke Ball icon at the bottom of the screen to open the menu, then select “Settings” in the top right corner. Scroll down and select “Pokemon house”, Then sign in with your Nintendo account.

2. Select Pokemon to transfer


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Once your accounts are linked, you will be able to move Pokemon to Pokemon Home. tap “Send Pokemon “ to see a list of all the monsters you can transfer. Select the Pokemon you want to move and tap “The next one“Once you’re ready to transfer the Pokemon, tap”transport “ to start the movement.

Note that there are several limitations to the transfer process. First, the number of monsters you can transfer at one time depends on how much energy the Go Transporter has. Special Pokemon, as legendary and brilliant, cost significantly more energy than standard ones to transfer. Go Transporter will be fully loaded the first time you use it, but then you’ll have to either wait a few days for it to fully recharge, or spend PokeCoins to load it quickly.

Like Pokemon Bank transfers, every move is constant; any Pokemon you transfer to Pokemon Home can no longer be returned to Pokemon Go. You also can’t transfer certain special Pokemon events, such as the Togekiss flower crown and the Armored Mewtwo.

3. Get your Pokemon at Pokemon Home


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After completing step 2 in Pokemon Go, start Pokemon Home on your phone to complete the transfer. Once you open the app, you will be greeted with a message that one or more Pokemon have been transferred. tap “Yes” to see the settings menu, then scroll down to the Pokemon Go Link section and tap “Receiving. “

Pokemon Home is available on Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. The service will add support for more Pokemon games in the future, including Pokemon Legends: Arceus and the aforementioned Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. The latter is expected to launch for the Nintendo Switch in late 2022.


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