This week Pokémon Home was updated to version 3.0.0, officially adding support for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Now trainers can upload their caught Pokémon from Scarlet and Violet to Home, the digital, cloud-based storage solution, and download them to other games (and vice-versa).
Before you get too excited, however, it’s important to note the fine print: Pokémon can only be moved to games that they appear in. This means that while you can move Pokémon that first appeared in Scarlet and Violet to Home, such as Lechonk, you cannot them move them to games they don’t appear in, such as Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
Players who link a version of Scarlet or Violet to Home will receive a free gift. After transferring a Pokémon to Home, trainers will receive a Sprigatito, Feucoco, and Quaxly with their rare Hidden Abilities. The starters will appear as Mystery Gifts delivered via the mobile version of Pokémon Home.
Note that you must also have the Switch version of Home to link Scarlet or Violet, and the Switch and mobile versions must also be linked.
Another nice advantage to linking: players can catch Gimmighoul (Roaming Form) in Pokémon GO, and transfer it to Scarlet and Violet.
Version 3.0 includes another nice addition: changing Pokémon moves. Now when moving a Pokémon from Home to another game, you can freely change all the moves it has learned up to that point (note that some moves may be limited in some games). Definitely a big time-saver, as older games did not let you freely swap moves like you can in Scarlet and Violet. Changing moves is exclusive to the Switch version of Pokémon Home.
Pokémon Home is free to download on Switch and iOS and Android mobile devices. The free version supports up to 30 Pokémon in storage, while the paid version ($2.99/mo or $15.99/yr) can store up to 6,000 Pokémon, as well as host room trades.