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New Pokemon Home details confirm more trade and transfer features

(Image credit: Nintendo / The Pokemon Company)

Pokemon Home (opens in new tab) is scheduled to launch later this month, and thanks to a new batch of screenshots and information recently published by Japanese gaming outlets (translated courtesy of Serebii (opens in new tab)), we now know a bit more about how the app will function. 

The headlining factoid comes from 4Gamer (opens in new tab), which reports that Pokemon Home Switch users who have multiple accounts on one console will have the option of maintaining individual Pokemon Home collections or combining them into one big bank. This is the first we've heard of this feature, and it could use a bit of clarification from Nintendo itself. For now, here's the full quote from 4Gamer via Google Translate:

"With [the] Nintendo Switch version [of] Pokemon Home, these eight users can manage boxes individually, but it is also possible to call multiple users' data to one Pokemon Home and deposit or call Pokemon … In other words, the family can share the Pokemon Home and complete [the Pokedex] together, or use a single Nintendo Switch to exchange Pokemon." 

Several other outlets examined the features and limitations of the app's trade and transfer functions. For instance, you won't be able to send Pokemon Eggs to Pokemon Home, and if you bring in Pokemon from Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu or Eevee, you'll need to move them to Pokemon Sword or Shield to retain their abilities. For this reason, the app's Global Trade System, wherein players search for specific Pokemon to trade for, will let you view which game a Pokemon came from. You'll also be able to filter your own collection by region, allowing you to check Pokemon from Kanto, Johto, Galar, and so on. 

Finally, here are a few screenshots collated by Serebii (opens in new tab) which show off the mobile version of Pokemon Home. From left to right, we have the Friend Trade, Global Trade System, and Wonder Box interfaces.  

(Image credit: Serebii)

Here's everything you need to know about Pokemon Home Premium pricing (opens in new tab).  

Austin Wood
Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for the likes of PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and he's been with GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news and the occasional feature.