The Pokémon Company has announced that the Pokémon Home app will be receiving a significant update (2.0.0), adding link functionality to “Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl, along with past games Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and Pokémon GO.”
Pokémon can be deposited and withdrawn between each of the aforementioned games. Further, due to the differing contexts in which some Pokémon were caught, their inhabited Poké Balls might become Strange Balls, which seems to only be a cosmetic alteration. Special Pokémon will also be gifted when certain games are linked with Pokémon Home.
The official Pokémon website detailed these gifted Pokémon below:
When you deposit a Pokémon from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl to the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon Home, you will receive Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup with Hidden Abilities as Mystery Gifts in the mobile device version of Pokémon Home.
If you deposit a Pokémon from Pokémon Legends: Arceus into the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon Home, you will receive Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott with maximum effort levels as Mystery Gifts in the mobile device version of Pokémon Home.
You can read more details about this extensive Pokémon Home app update via the official Pokémon website. No specific update on when this update will arrive was provided.
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