How To Transfer Pokémon From Pokémon Home To Pokémon GO

How To Transfer Pokémon From Pokémon Home To Pokémon GO
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Are you wondering how to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Home to Pokémon GO? It has been a while since the Pokemon Home app became available for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. With a Pokémon Home account, you can move your favorite mons from one game to the other.

Those using Pokemon Home may want to know how to get more boxes in Pokemon Home. You might also want to know how to transfer Pokemon from Home to Pokemon Legends Arceus.

Pokemon Home is a very useful app for those looking to move their Pokemon. Of course, not everything works as well as you might hope. How do transfers with Pokemon GO work?

Can You Transfer Pokémon From Pokémon Home To Pokémon GO?

Unfortunately, you can not move Pokémon from Pokémon Home to Pokémon GO. Niantic confirmed that you cannot transfer Pokemon from Home to Go via the support page on the company’s website. While you can transfer Pokemon from your phone to your Nintendo Switch, this journey is only one way.

How To Transfer Pokémon From Pokémon GO To Pokémon Home

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However, it is possible to send Pokémon from GO to Home. But the process is not your conventional way of using Pokémon Home on Switch; hence it may come off as confusing. If you’re looking to know how transfer your mons from Home to GO, follow these steps:

  1. Link Pokémon Home with Pokémon GO

You’ll want to start by linking your Pokémon GO account with the Nintendo Account using Pokémon Home. This step is simple. All you need to do is tap on settings in Pokémon GO, scroll down and select the Pokémon Home option. Now enter your Nintendo Account login details to connect both apps.

  1. GO Transporter

Once both accounts are connected, you’ll see the Send Pokémon option. Click on that, and the GO Transporter will appear. This device is your only means of sending Pokémons from GO to Home. Press, Continue, and you’ll see a list of moveable Pokémon. Select the Pokémon you want to send to Pokémon Home.

However, it is worth noting that the GO Transporter has a limited amount of 10,000 energy consumed after sending Pokémon. The energy consumed depends on the type of Pokémon transferred. Fortunately, it regenerates 60 GO transporter energy every hour. If you’d like to know the energy consumed, look at this table.

Standard PokémonLegendary PokémonMythical Pokémon
CP 1001-2000+100CP 1001-2000+300CP 1001-2000+500
CP 2001++300CP 2001++500CP 2001++700
  1. Receive Pokémon

While you automatically receive Pokémon in Home boxes from Switch games, you’ll have to receive Pokémon from GO to Home manually. You can receive them either from the Switch or the Mobile app. After receiving them, place them in any Home box.

  1. Transfer Pokémon To Any Other Game

The Pokémon you’ve just received can now be transferred to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Legends: Arceus, and Sword and Shield. But you cannot resend them to your GO account — just like the father who went to get milk but never returned.

Transfer for your Pokemon to other games

You can transfer Pokemon from Pokemon GO to other Pokémon games such as Pokémon Shield, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Legends Arceus, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Let’s go Pikachu and Eevee, Pokémon Scarlet, and Pokémon Violet.

What Pokémon Can You Transfer From Pokémon GO To Pokémon Home

Using the GO Transporter, you can transfer any Pokemon from your GO account to the Home app. However, there are few restrictions as to which Pokémon can be sent, and these include Favorited Pokémon, Spinda, Mega-Evolved Pokémon, Shadow Pokémon, Buddy Pokémon, costumed Pokémon, and Pokémon defending Gyms.

Moreover, some Pokémon with different forms will change once sent to Pokémon Home. For instance, an Origin Forme Giratina will turn into an Altered Forme Giratina upon transfer. You can, however, transfer regional Pokemon without worrying about them getting changed into an alternate form. Keep in mind that you might not be able to transfer Pokemon from the app to other games.

Now that you know about transferring Pokemon to and from Pokemon Go and Pokemon Home, you might want to know how to release Pokemon in Pokemon Home. You can also see how to get more points in Pokemon Home.

Transfer Pokemon to Pokemon GO – FAQ

Do you need premium to transfer Pokemon to Pokemon GO?

No. Even with a premium subscription, you cannot transfer Pokemon from Home to GO.

How many Pokemon can you transfer from GO to Home?

You can transfer as many Pokemon as you’d like as long as you have the energy and box space for them.