Pokemon Home Nintendo Switch Android devices

It’s been a long time coming, but The Pokémon Company has finally launched Pokémon Home. This new service is available on both Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, and the two versions will have different features. You can download it right now on the Nintendo Switch eShop, Google Play, and the App Store.

The initial download is free, but full functionality comes at a price. The full version of the app costs $3 a month, $5 every 90 days, or $16 for a full year. This grants you perks, like storage space for up to 6,000 Pokémon where the free version only allows 30. You can check out the full list of differences between the two pricing models by clicking here. If you’re curious about the differences between the mobile and Nintendo Switch versions, you can peruse the handy breakdown below.

Switch-exclusive features

  • Move Pokémon with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
  • Move Pokémon with Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
  • Exchange Pokémon HOME Points for BP (Battle Points)

Mobile-exclusive features

  • Trade Pokémon
  • Receive Mystery Gifts
  • Check Battle Data
  • Check News

Shared features

  • Move Pokémon with Pokémon Bank
  • Judge Pokémon

In addition to these features, Serebii is reporting that Pokémon Home allows players to transfer 35 new Pokémon to Sword and Shield. You can also bring over their alternate Alolan forms.

Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.

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