Pokémon Legends: Arceus - Pokémon HOME Compatibility and Release Date

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus continues to be the talk of the Pokémon community, as it will be the first game in the franchise to have heavily open-world aspects, and seems to be hosting a bunch of new changes we've never seen before in a Pokémon game.

With new Pokémon and Hisuian forms now confirmed, players are wondering if Pokémon Legends Arceus will be compatible with Pokémon HOME, so they can transfer their new monsters across to their other Switch games.

In this guide, we explain whether Pokémon Legends: Arceus is compatible with Pokémon HOME.

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Is Pokémon Legends: Arceus Compatible With Pokémon HOME?

Pokémon Legends Arceus will be compatible with Pokémon HOME in 2022. During a Pokémon Presents presentation, The Pokémon Company announced that the game would be compatible, but offered no concrete release date other than 2022.

With Pokémon HOME making transferring Pokémon from previous games a bit easier, many have wondered if the service will be applicable with Pokemon Legends: Arceus. You see, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set in the distant past of Pokémon when a Pokédex doesn't exist yet, and it's set in the region of Hisui, an ancient version of Sinnoh.

However, the game will include a "trading post" where you can link up with other players. This might also be where you deposit Pokémon to Pokémon HOME. After all, if you want to catch every Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, then trading will likely be necessary to evolve the likes of Machoke and Graveller.

The Pokémon Home logo
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What Is Pokémon HOME?

Pokémon HOME is a subscription-based app that stores Pokémon and allows you to easily transfer monsters between Nintendo Switch games. It also has a mobile app to make things even easier to use. You can also transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME, but not the other way around.

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It's worth noting that even when Pokémon Legends: Arceus gets Pokémon HOME support, this does not necessarily mean that you will be able to transfer Pokémon from this game to Sword and Shield or other Pokémon games. Many fans are hoping that the Hisuian forms will be made available in Sword and Shield, which seems fairly likely, but other games like Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee will likely not support the new monsters.

For more on Pokémon Legends: Arceus, check out all of the Hisuian forms and new Pokémon you'll encounter. We also recommend taking a look at how to catch Noble Pokémon and Alpha Pokémon.

Updated on January 7th 2022 by Kelsey Raynor.