Pokemon Home is ready to launch on February for iOS, Android and Switch, today Nintendo revealed more details about the cloud service.
The cloud service will link the the same Nintendo Account to both the Nintendo Switch and mobile version of the app, this will allow users to share monsters on the supported versions. Basically, Pokémon Home will enable Trainers to bring over Pokémon from linked Pokémon series games and deposit them in Pokémon Boxes in the cloud in order to move them around to linked compatible games.
If a user is enrolled in a Premium Plan (paid), they will be able to move Pokémon from Nintendo 3DS Pokémon titles to Pokémon HOME using Pokémon Bank. Once a Pokémon from Pokémon Bank is moved into Pokémon HOME, it cannot be moved back to Pokémon Bank.
To celebrate the release of Pokémon HOME, Nintendo is offering a free month of Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter . Trainers will be able to bring over Pokémon from various Pokémon series games using Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter.
While all the information might sound confusing, Nintendo has tried to explain how players will be able to trade monsters:
“There are four ways to trade Pokémon using Pokémon HOME on a mobile device. This makes it possible to trade Pokémon anywhere and anytime.
- Pokémon placed in the Wonder Box can be traded with people around the world. Pokémon placed in the Wonder Box will be traded even when Pokémon HOME is not being used.
- With the Global Trade System (GTS), fans can specify which Pokémon they want to trade and which Pokémon they want to receive. They will then be matched with a Trainer if both meet each other’s criteria.
- Room Trade lets Trainers create a room and trade Pokémon among the people who join. Each room can hold up to 20 people. Trading in rooms has no cost, but users will only be able to create rooms when enrolled in a Premium Plan (paid).
- Friend Trade allows Trainers to trade their Pokémon with nearby users who they have become friends with in Pokémon HOME. Trainers can add friends using the Add Friend feature in Pokémon HOME.”