Pokemon Home allows pokemon players to transfer Pokémon between games and trade with other players; however, there are some Pokémon that cannot be traded using the Global Trading System (GTS) or cannot be transferred to another game via Pokemon Home. The Pokemon Home software is available on both Nintendo Switch and mobile devices and can be used with Pokemon GO, pokemon sword and Shield, Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s Go Eevee, Pokemon Legends: Arceusand Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. It is expected that Pokemon Home will also be compatible with the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and purple also.
Pokemon Home is a cloud service launched in 2020 that allows players to transfer Pokémon between games they own, trade Pokémon with players around the world, and track their progress on the National Pokédex. Players can also store up to 30 Pokémon in their Pokemon Home app for free, or upgrade to a Premium Plan via subscription and save up to 6,000 Pokémon. Pokemon Home makes filling a player’s Pokédex an easier task by using trades rather than trying to catch every Pokémon in the game.
While Pokemon Home makes it easier for players to collect all possible Pokémon, there are some Pokémon that cannot be transferred via Pokemon Home or traded with GTS. When it comes to Pokémon that cannot be traded with GTS, players should be aware that they can still be traded through normal trade between individuals. When it comes to Pokémon that cannot be transferred between games, there is no solution.
Some Pokémon cannot be traded with GTS
Most Pokémon that cannot be traded through the GTS Pokemon Home are Mythical Pokémon or Pokémon that can only be caught during special events. These Pokémon can still be requested in the GTS, even though those requests cannot be fulfilled. The Pokémon that cannot be traded through GTS include:
Transferring Pokémon between games using Pokémon Home has limitations
Many restrictions on transferring Pokémon to and from Pokemon Home include form changes when the transfer occurs or transfers that are not allowed at all.
The following transfer restrictions exist with: Pokemon Home and the other associated games:
- Pokémon wearing clothes from Pokemon GO will transfer to Pokemon Home in their normal form (without clothing).
- Partner Pikachu, Partner Eevee and merged forms of Necrozma, Kyurem and Calyrex cannot be transferred to Pokemon Home.
- Some Gigantamax Pokémon cannot be transferred from Pokemon Home until BDSPor Legends: Arceus.
- Nincada cannot be transferred from BDSP until Sword and Shield or from another game to BDSP.
- Spinda cannot be transferred to Pokemon Home from BDSP.
- Genesect Burn/Chill/Douse/Shock, Darmanitan Zen, Keldeo Resolute, and Castform Sunny/Rainy/Snowy will be transferred to Pokemon Home as their normal or standard forms.
- Cherrim Sunny defaults to Cherrim Cloudy when transferred to Pokemon Home.
- Legends: Arceus Giratina and Palkia Origin form transfer to Pokemon Home in their modified or standard form.
- Meloetta Pirouette changes into Meloetta Aria when switching to Pokemon Home.
- Hisuian Voltorb and Hisuian Electrode cannot be transferred from Pokemon GO until Pokemon Home.
- Pokémon transferred from the Let’s go play in Sword and Shield cannot be reverted to the Let’s go spell.
Pokemon Home is a great resource for pokemon players trying to fill their Pokédex, but it has its limitations. Some Pokémon cannot be traded using the GTS system, and others cannot be transferred between games. The compatibility between: Pokemon Home and Pokemon Scarlet and purple remains to be seen.
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