19 Aug 2021 9:21 AM +00:00

Will Pokémon Legends: Arceus be Compatible With Pokémon Home?

Pokémon Legends: Arceus continues to be the talk of the Pokémon community, as it will be the first open-world game in the franchise. 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.

Fans are pretty excited to see what kind of gameplay features are going to be implemented in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, even if it means delaying the game to a later date because that would mean perfecting the mechanics and framerate, which was pretty rough in the first trailer. These issues are already looking better in the Pokémon Presents trailer, but fans are still nervous after Pokémon Sword and Shield came under intense criticism.

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Will Pokémon Legends: Arceus be Compatible With Pokémon Home?

Pokémon Legends Arceus will be compatible with Pokémon Home in 2022. During the Pokémon Presents presentation, The Pokémon Company announced that the games 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, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in the distant past of Pokemon when a Pokedex doesn't exist yet, and judging by the trailer, it looks like the setting is based on ancient Japan.

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.

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What Is Pokémon Home?

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Pokémon Home is a subscription-based app that stores Pokémon and allows you to easily transfer monsters between 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.

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 Switch 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.