In a news release on Thursday, May 12, the Pokemon Home will now be compatible with Pokemon Legends: Arceus, as well as Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokemon Shining Pearl. The whole update has been announced, and the company has later confirmed that the update will be implemented on Tuesday, May 17.
Pokemon Home will be down for maintenance today, May 17, at 8 p.m. EDT, while the 2.0 update is implemented.
#PokemonHOME will be subjected to planned maintenance starting May 17, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. PDT. Please note that Pokemon HOME will not be accessible during this maintenance period. Please refer to the mobile device version of Pokemon HOME. https://t.co/IOP6gHN0UL
Pokemon Home has been eagerly waiting for information; Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were released in November 2021, followed by Legends: Arceus in January 2022, but the cloud-based storage and trading system was still incompatible with all of those games for a while.
You may transfer Pokemon to a game they weren''t originally caught in, such as Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield, according to the Pokemon Company. Note that transferring Pokemon to a tournament they weren''t originally caught in might affect known moves, level, and the type of Poke Ball they were caught in.
Pokemon moves may be changed when they are transferred into Home and then onto other games. These are vague observations from pre-release and Japanese versions of the app, but Pokemon specialists at Serebii are fast deciding which Pokemon will be connected to: Regardless of whether they are caught in the game, they will retain original moves until they learned anything during their trip into another game.
Pokemon that were transferred from Legends will appear in new Poke Balls as we know them today didn''t exist in this game, so anything from Legends will be removed and placed in a green Strange Ball.
As part of the announcement, The Pokemon Company will add Pokedex from each of the games, along with the National Pokedex.
Lastly, The Pokemon Company is offering free Pokemon Home users: Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott. Here''s how to get them, direct from the company:
In Pokemon Home''s mobile device version, you will receive Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup with hidden abilities.
In Pokemon Home''s mobile device version, you will receive Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott with maximum effort levels.
The Pokemon Home app was first introduced in 2020, recycling the Pokemon Bank app used for the Nintendo 3DS Pokemon games. Pokemon Bank creatures can be transferred to Pokemon Home, but not the other way around.
Update (May 17): This article, originally published on May 12, has been changed so that it will include the date and time of the forthcoming update on May 17th.