When a game’s tagline is “Gotta catch ‘em all”, you have your work set out ahead of you. After tackling the daunting task of catching 807 pokemon, you are going to need somewhere to keep them safe. Never fear, Pokémon Home is here.
Available on Switch, iOS, and Android, Pokémon Home is the place to keep all of your pokémon safe and sound. The transfer process is incredibly fast and easy from the previous storage app Pokémon Bank. Pokémon Home will generate a 16 digit key code, and once you type that in on your 3DS/2DS the process of selecting which pokemon you want to send over begins. In less than a minute we were able to send over 655 Pokémon.
As you transfer pokémon to Pokémon Home you earn points that can be redeemed for Battle Points in Pokémon Sword/Shield.
Another cool implementation is the ability to do trades using the wonder trade, global trade, room trade, and friend trade systems all from the convenience of your mobile phone. Alongside trading, Pokémon Home also comes with a Challenges feature, where you are rewarded for depositing certain pokémon, certain numbers of pokémon with specific natures or caught in certain pokéballs. As well the mystery gift feature will have special giveaways in the Pokémon Home app.
So if you like collectathons, or just want a safe place to organize all the pokémon you caught and have been transferring since Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire in 2002, then there’s no place like Home.