Pokémon Home is Live, Pokémon Bank Free Through March 12

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Pokémon Home, the new cloud-based storage and trading app for pokémon, is now available on iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. Read our detailed breakdown of everything Pokémon Home offers.

Pokémon Home allows you to store, and more importantly, transfer Pokémon between games, including bringing in old favorites into Pokémon Sword and Shield – provided they are already in the Galar Pokédex. Infamously, Pokémon Sword and Shield was the first main pokémon game to not include a full National Dex, only supporting 400 of the nearly 900 total pokémon.

Pokémon Home supports the two mainline Pokémon releases: Sword and Shield, and Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, as well as the Pokémon Bank app. Nintendo has plans to support Pokémon GO in the future.

Pokémon Bank was the previous cloud storage app, for Nintendo DS and 3DS. It supported all the previous generation Pokémon Games, from the GameBoy Advance era to 3DS (thanks to remakes like Fire Red for the earliest generation). Through Pokémon Bank and Pokémon Home, you can bring pokémon who are well over a decade old into the modern age!

There’s a catch, however. To transfer pokémon from Bank to Home, you’ll need to subscribe to the premium version of Pokémon Home. The premium plan costs $2.99 per month, or $4.99 for 3 months, and $15.99 for a year subscription.

If you haven’t ever used Bank before, or haven’t yet transferred that winning team from Sun and Moon, Nintendo is offering the use of Pokémon Bank for free for exactly one month, starting today, Feb 12, and ending March 12. By using Pokémon Bank and the free PokéTransporter app (for older games) you’ll be able to bring everyone over to Bank, then transfer everyone to Home.

Pokémon Home also includes a number of other features, including the Global Transfer System and Wonder Trades. Check out the official website for details.

Kunai Review

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Available On: PC (Steam), Switch

Shovel Knight was one of the most popular and well-received indie games of the last several years, lovingly ripping off NES-era pixels and gameplay.

With fun abilities, excellent level designs, and a charming art style, I’m declaring Kunai the Shovel Knight of 2020, though Kunai shoulders the much more expansive (and oft-overused) genre of metroidvania, and not without some significant growing pains. Read More

Animal Crossing Themed Nintendo Switch Dropping March 13

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons, releasing March 20, is one of the most anticipated Switch games we’ve seen yet. It’s not a big surprise that Nintendo realizes this. In response we’re getting a lovely Animal Crossing themed Nintendo Switch, releasing March 13, for $299.

The Switch features light green and light blue Joy-Con, along with Animal Crossing imagery on the back. Tom Nook and Nooklings Timmy and Tommy adorn the the Switch dock.

Sold separately is the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aloha Edition Carrying Case & Screen Protector, which features a themed carrying case for the Switch in handheld mode. Two separate versions of the case and protector will be available, one for the original Switch and one for the Switch Lite.

Alas the Animal Crossing Switch doesn’t actually include the upcoming game, which is releasing on March 20 for $59.99.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings players to an island paradise, where they’ll need to begin their life decorating their home, crafting tools and furniture, playing games, and meeting friends. New Horizons supports up to eight players on a single island via online and local wireless, with up to four players playing together on a single Switch.

Nintendo Switch Online membership is required for online play. Animal Crossing: New Horizons will launch March 20, the Animal Crossing Switch debuts March 13. Pre-orders will be available soon.