Pokemon Home is now live on Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android devices. The new service lets you store Pokemon you’ve caught in various games in the cloud and bring them into the series’ latest installments, Sword and Shield. (You can even nab free Pokemon just for using the service.)
Through Pokemon Home, you can bring over Pokemon you have stored in Pokemon Bank on 3DS to the Switch, meaning it’s now possible to get a handful of non-Galar Pokemon in Sword and Shield, including other regional forms. However, the transfer process can be a little confusing, so we’ve put together this guide explaining how to move Pokemon from Bank and other games to Home.
Before we get into how to transfer your pocket monsters, it is recommended you first download Pokemon Home on your mobile device and link that to your Nintendo Account before doing the same on Switch. If you want to bring over monsters from Bank, you’ll also need to have a paid Pokemon Home subscription, as that is one of the features reserved exclusively for the premium plan. You can learn more in our Pokemon Home pricing guide.
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