Pokémon Home Goes Scarlet and Violet-Compatible with Special Rewards Included
A new update for Pokémon Home is now live, making it finally compatible with Scarlet and Violet. Pokémon from these 2022 Nintendo Switch titles are transferable to Pokémon Home, giving players rewards for doing so.
The Evolution of Transferring Pokémon
Several years ago, Pokémon transfers were made via handheld console connections, whether using a physical Link Cable between Game Boys or wireless methods on the DS. Pokémon could also be transferred up to newer games using backward compatibility.
Today, transferring Pokémon between games on the Nintendo Switch is done between sets of games. Sword and Shield, Scarlet and Violet, and other title sets can trade with each other. This method of transfer requires the use of mobile interconnectivity.
A Mobile Bridge for Pokémon Fans
Released back in 2020, Pokémon Home is a cloud-based storage service for pocket monsters from the Nintendo Switch games and Go, making trading easier and giving players access to their Pokémon at any time. However, since Scarlet and Violet’s release last year, fans have been waiting patiently for the update to arrive so they could transfer their Pokémon both out of and into these titles.
Thankfully, with the Version 3.0.0 update, this feature is finally available. Aside from having your Hall of Fame team and rare shiny Pokémon on hand at all times in a single location, The Pokémon Company is also throwing in gift Pokémon for anyone who transfers their Scarlet and Violet catches into the app. Players can receive starter Pokémon Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly and their rare Hidden Abilities upon doing so for the first time. The new update also allows Gimmighoul’s Roaming Form, a Pokémon Go exclusive, to be transferred from Pokémon Home into Scarlet and Violet.
Another notable feature is data on which games a specific Pokémon has been transferred to before, providing users with quick identification of a Pikachu’s travels through Kanto, Galar, Sinnoh, and other regions.
As for other Pokémon games, Pokémon Masters recently reached 50 million downloads ahead of its first Legends: Arceus crossover.