There have been multiple Pokémon games since the original Pokémon Red and Blue versions came out in 1996. Many of these games feature the same Pokémon that have been in older games, with a handful of new ones, alongside updating mechanics, features, and much more. Game Freak created Pokémon Home for players to use to bring Pokémon from those older games into new ones, ensuring someone can keep their original Pokémon throughout future journeys. Here’s what you need to know about which Pokémon games are compatible with Pokémon Home.
All Pokémon games that work on Pokémon Home
If you’re looking to transfer your Pokémon to Pokémon Home, these are all of the games you use to establish a connection with Pokémon Home.
- Pokémon Bank
- Pokémon Brilliant Diamond
- Pokémon Go
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus
- Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee
- Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu
- Pokémon Shining Pearl
- Pokémon Shield
- Pokémon Sword
Of these, you can transfer your Pokémon from and to Pokémon Home on Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and Pokémon Sword and Shield. You can only send Pokémon to Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu, Pokémon Go, and Pokémon Bank. If you’re looking to send many of your older Pokémon from the earlier games, you first need to transfer them to Pokémon Bank, and then they can go to Pokémon Home from that platform.
The system can feel a little confusing, especially for those playing the older Pokémon games. We can expect more information for future updates regarding more Pokémon games announced in the future for Pokémon Home.
For those keen to bring their favorite Pokémon to the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Game Freak has already confirmed that it will be possible. If you’re looking to bring any Pokémon from Pokémon Legends: Arceus, such as Hisuian Typhlosion, you can do this when the feature becomes available. Several Hisiuan Pokémon will not be available in select games, though.