Pokémon Home will now be compatible with Pokémon Legends: Arceus, as well as Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. The Pokémon Company announced the long-awaited update via a news release on Thursday.
The exact release date for the update is not confirmed. It says “soon arrive.” Polygon has reached out to The Pokémon Company for more information.
Pokémon players are eagerly waiting for information on Pokémon Home. But now the cloud-based storage and trading system remained into. patible with all those games for some time.
Pokémon Home is now compatible with Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl
“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,” The Pokémon Company wrote. “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.”
This means that Pokémon moves can be changed easily. You can change them while transferring into Home and then onto other games. The details here are vague, but Pokémon experts over at Serebii are quickly figuring out details from pre-release, Japanese versions of the app: Despite the moves not transferring, they’ll stay “connected” to Pokémon, meaning that if they’re returned to the game they were caught in, they’ll retain original moves — regardless of whether they learned anything in their trip into another game, according to Serebii.
Pokémon Home now compatible with Pokémon Legends
You will also see that the Pokémon transferred from Legends: Arceus will appear in new Poké Balls when transferred. Poké Balls as we are aware today didn’t exist in that game transferred. So all the things transferred to or from Legends: Arceus will appear in a green Strange Ball.
As part of the update, The Pokémon Company is adding Pokedex from each of the games alongside the National Pokédex.
The Pokémon Company is also awarding Pokémon Home users with free Pokémon: Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawatt.
The amazing Pokémon Home app was released in 2020. This replaced the Pokémon Bank app used for the Nintendo 3DS Pokémon games. Pokémon Bank creatures can be transferred to Pokémon Bank, but not the other way around.