How to transfer Pokémon to Pokémon Home from Pokémon Go

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Pokémon Go players have eagerly been waiting for the chance to transfer their favorite Pokémon into Pokémon Home and potentially receive Pokémon from their favorite games. When the Pokémon Home service initially launched in February, Pokémon Go could not connect with the online service. Niantic and The Pokémon Company had a bit of work to do before this happened. Both companies have promised that a feature would be arriving before the end of 2020, and we have a few more details about it.

You need to use the new Transporter system added to Pokémon Go. Right now, it appears only trainers who have reached level 40 are able to use it. This may change. There is an option underneath the settings section that says Pokémon Home. Click this, and you can connect to it.

It looks like players will need to connect their Nintendo accounts, which makes sense. The Pokémon Home application works on iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch devices. You probably want to use your Nintendo Switch while you send them over from your Pokémon Go account because it might be difficult doing those both from the same mobile device.

You won’t be able to send every single Pokémon in your Pokémon Go collection to Home. You can’t send any shadow, costumed, or Mega-Evolved Pokémon to Home. There’s also an energy amount associated with the service. All trainers start with 10,000 energy, which is full. Each Pokémon has a different energy cost associated with them, and we have a full breakdown of those costs to make it easier. You regain 60 energy every hour.

When Pokémon Home does become compatible with Pokémon Go, players can send and retrieve a variety of Pokémon. There might be some restrictions, but Niantic has not shared too many official rules or details. It’s also important to note that any Pokémon sent from Home to Go cannot leave the mobile device. They will remain inside of Go for the foreseeable future.