Pokemon Sword and Shield Players prepare yourself! Game Freak is finally releasing Pokemon Home in February which will allow players to transfer their Pokemon from previous games to Sword and Shield.
Below is an image on how to transfer your Pokemon from past Generation.
Pokemon Home has two plans: Free and Premium
The free plans allows you to store 30 Pokémon and can use the GTS (Global Trade Service) and sent Pokémon to the Wonder Box and participate in Room Trades. Premium plans allows players to store 6000 Pokémon, transfer Pokémon from Bank to HOME, host and participate in Room Trades store 10 Pokémon through the Miracle Box at a time, hold 3 Pokémon in the GTS, and have a IV Checker (Serebii).
What Are the Features?
Besides being able to transfer your Pokemon, Pokemon Home will have the National Pokedex which is not featured in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Thus, it is the only way to bring all your older Pokemon onto the Switch but not Sword and Shield at the moment of this article. Wonder Room allows you to wonder/surprise trade up to 20 people. If you purchase the premium version, it will also be available on Mobile.
How Much Does it Cost?
The premium plan is 370 Yen/$2.99 a month or 610 Yen/$4.99 for 3 months or 1960 Yen/$15.99 for 12 months. To go along with the release of Pokemon Home, Pokemon Bank and Pokemon Transporter are free to use for the month of February. Pokemon Bank is a 3DS download that allows players to transfer their Pokemon to a box that allows transfer to any generation as long as the Pokemon exists in the game. Pokemon Transporter allows the release original Game Boy Pokemon Games to be transferred to the Pokemon Bank.
Is Pokemon Home Worth It?
The value is entirely up to you. Do you have some old friends that you would love to bring to the newest game once they are released? Did you have amazing Pokemon with perfect stats that you want to remake your team on? Do you have a shiny that you love? If so, there are ways to transfer them over for free. You have to pay for Pokemon Box currently but if you have been waiting for a free opportunity, February looks to be the ideal time. It does not have a release date but Game Freak stats February 2020.