Catching Pokémon is incredibly fun, but you have to have a safe place to store every one. Thankfully, we have Pokémon HOME, which allows us to transfer to and from compatible Pokémon games on Nintendo Switch. It’s important to note that these games do have Pokédex limitations, so not every Pokémon can be traded into them. Additionally, any mainline games that don’t currently work with Pokémon HOME will likely be added in the near future.

For even more transferring and trading opportunities, you’ll want to download the mobile Pokémon Home app.

Trades around the world

Pokémon HOME mobile app

Trade a bunch of Pokémon

It’s possible to get rare or shiny Pokemon while using Pokémon HOME. Having the app can open up even more trading opportunities.

Which Pokémon games on Switch can transfer to and from Pokémon HOME?

As of the time of this writing, these are all of the Pokémon games on Switch that can transfer to and from Pokémon HOME.

  • Let’s Go, Pikachu!
  • Let’s Go, Eevee!
  • Sword*
  • Shield*
  • Brilliant Diamond
  • Shining Pearl
  • Legends: Arceus

All Nintendo systems that can transfer into Pokémon HOME on Nintendo Switch

It’s also possible to transfer Pokémon from older games and systems into Pokémon HOME.

  • 3DS: You can transfer to HOME from DS, 3DS, and Game Boy virtual console games if you have Pokémon Bank downloaded. Note that this service will no longer be downloadable once the 3DS eShop closes in March 2023.
  • Game Boy Advance: Even though this is a much older system, it is possible to transfer Pokémon from much older games to Pokémon Bank and from there to Pokemon HOME, but it will take a lot of work.

Pokémon HOME: How to transfer to and from Nintendo Switch

First, make sure you have Pokémon HOME set up on your Nintendo Switch. If you need help with that, we have a full guide on how to sign up for Pokémon HOME.

  1. Open Pokémon HOME from the main Switch menu.
  2. Press A to get past the start screen.

    Source: iMore

  3. This screen will appear. Select Pokémon.

  4. Choose the game you want to transfer to.



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