Oops, the Pokemon Home update for Scarlet and Violet is actually coming a little later than announced

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Update - May 19: The Pokemon Home update adding Scarlet and Violet support was apparently revealed prematurely, and while it's still coming "soon," that May 24 release date isn't actually accurate. 

"We put the cart before the Mudsdale!" a tweet from the official Pokemon Twitter reads. "Earlier we mistakenly posted that Pokémon HOME version 3.0.0 would launch on May 23/24. However, the actual release date is yet to be announced. 3.0.0 is coming soon though, so please continue to follow our pages for more information!"

Original story follows.

Pokemon Home will finally fold in Scarlet and Violet compatibility later this month.

When May 24 rolls around next week, Pokemon Home will receive a pretty significant update, allowing it to finally be linked with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. This means you'll be able to transfer all of your Pokemon out of Scarlet and Violet and into other titles.

The responses to the tweet above are pretty much unanimously celebratory, with gifs of everyone from The Muppets to Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit joining the fray. People really, really like transferring their Pokemon from one game to another. Who would've thought?

You'll also bag a free Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly with Hidden Abilities as Mystery gifts if you link up the mobile version of Pokemon Home with Scarlet and Violet. These are, if you're somehow extremely unfamiliar with the latest pair of Pokemon games, the starter trio of creatures you get to pick from at the outset of the adventures.

The inclusion of Scarlet and Violet for Pokemon Home means the roster of new Gen 9 creatures join an extensive list of other creatures from all across the Pokemon series. The trio of starters and their companions can join Pokemon from the likes of Legends Arceus, Sword and Shield, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Let's Go Eevee and Pikachu.

Recently, Pokemon fans have been debating who has the worst shoes in the entire series. It's a decidedly more fierce competition than you're probably imagining.

Don't forget that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's two DLC expansions will both be launching later this year. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.