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Pokemon HOME app now available — how to download

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Pokemon HOME app now available — how to download
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The Pokémon HOME app is now available on Android and iOS devices, as well as on Nintendo Switch. Here's all you need to know about the new Pokémon Bank, including how to download the application.

Pokemon HOME app now available — how to download

On February 12, 2020, the long-awaited Pokémon HOME application was finally released.

Download Pokémon HOME

You can download Pokémon HOME for free at :

  • The Nintendo Eshop of the Nintendo Switch (about 700MB)
  • Google Play
  • App Store

Set up the application

Once you have downloaded the software, you can launch it and choose the language. Once you have accepted the Nintendo Switch terms of use, you can link your mobile application. All you need is a common Nintendo account to link all applications together.

Link my Nintendo account

In order to link your Nintendo account between smartphone and Nintendo Switch, you need to download the mobile application and follow the steps. Once the synchronisation is launched on your mobile, you will be able to :

  • Choose a nickname for Pokémon HOME
  • Choose an avatar
  • Choose a Starter (gift) between Squirtle, Charmander and Bulbasaur.
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Pokémon Sword and Shield

Grand Oak and Poké Boy

Grand Oak is the Professor who will guide you through the use of Pokémon HOME. He is accompanied by Poké Boy.

Pokémon Sword and Shield
Pokémon Sword and Shield

Pikachu, Pichu and a free starter

After setting up your Switch version, you will automatically receive a Pikachu at level 5. You can see it in your Pokédex.

In the same way, one of the Kanto starters is offered to you on the mobile version.

The Mystery Gift option, when used for the first time, offers you a Pichu.

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Free period

To celebrate the release of Pokémon HOME, the Pokémon Bank and Poké Transfer applications are free between February 12 and March 12.

Pokémon Sword and Shield
Pokémon Sword and Shield

35 new Pokémon

We've also put together a guide of the 35 new Pokémon that are now available in Pokémon Sword and Shield through the Pokémon HOME application.

Pokemon HOME app: What Pokemon can be transferred to Sword and Shield?

With the new Pokémon HOME application, data from 35 old Pokémon is now available and can be transferred to Pokémon Sword and Shield. Here's the list.

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