Pokemon Home surprises players with new Pokemon

Pokemon HOME is officially out, giving players the ability to transfer Pokemon between games and platforms. The launch also came with a surprise batch of Pokemon.

Pokemon HOME launched today and in a move that a lot of people, like myself, weren’t expecting was just how many Pokemon you could transfer into Sword and Shield. Instead of just the ones already in Sword and Shield, I found myself bringing over legendaries and special Pokemon.

While there are still a ton of legionaries that are locked out, here’s a bunch I was able to bring over:

  • Zeraora
  • Marshadow
  • Keldeo
  • Celebi
  • Virizion
  • Terrakion
  • Cobalion
  • Reshiram
  • Kyurem
  • Mewtwo
  • Lunala
  • Necrozma

In addition I brought over the following line of starters:

  • Squirtle
  • Bulbasaur
  • Bowlet
  • Litten
  • Poplio

And then, finally, in addition to bring over ones like the Kanto Ponyta and Alolan Raichu, I was also able to bring over the special Pikachus wearing hats from the Sun/Moon event a ways back.

This is an awesome surprise. If you find more Pokemon that I didn’t list that you can bring over let me know. Or secrets. I like those too.

For those unfamiliar Pokemon HOME is a cloud service app that allows the transferring of Pokemon between games on different plaforms. Trainers can desposit Pokemon caught in games to the Pokemon Boxes in the cloud and then retrieve them in linked compatible games.

The supported list of compatible games include Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! for Nintendo Switch. It also supports Pokemon Bank from the Nintendo 3DS. Support for Pokemon GO is currently in development.

There are currently two plans for Pokemon HOME. The basic version, which is free, allows for 30 Pokemon to be deposited. There’s also a Premium subscription that ups the total number to 6,000 and also comes with other perks and benefits.

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