How to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Home to Pokémon Legends Arceus

How to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Home to Pokémon Legends Arceus
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Looking for how to transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Home to Pokemon Legends Arceus? With the 2.0 update compatibility with Pokemon Home was extended to Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which enables you to send a plethora of Pokémon that you’ve caught in other Pokémon games into the Hisuian region. This is especially useful if you’re having a tough time against Legendaries and need your strongest Pokémon from other games to tackle them.

While we’re on the topic, why not check out which Pokemon can be transferred to Scarlet and Violet from Pokemon Home, too. With that, let’s take a look at how you can transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Home to Legends Arceus and what Pokémon can actually be transferred!

How to transfer Pokémon to Legends Arceus using Pokémon Home

Transferring Pokémon to Legends Arceus is straightforward. All you need is Pokémon Home on your Nintendo Switch, with your copy of Legends Arceus installed. You can follow these steps to quickly transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Home to Legends Arceus:

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  1. Download Pokémon Home from the Nintendo eShop if you haven’t already.
  2. Update Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
  3. Launch the app, log in, and click the Pokémon button on the home screen.
  4. Link Pokemon Home to your Nintendo Account
  5. After that, you’ll see every Pokémon game you have on your Switch, so select Legends: Arceus.

No need to manually add the game

There is no need to manually add Pokemon Legends: Arceus to Pokemon Home as the app will automatically detect the game on your Nintendo Switch. Just make sure it is downloaded and installed.

After completing the mentioned steps, you’ll see two boxes. The one on the left is your Pokémon Home box, and the other represents your Legends: Arceus Box. You can now move your Pokémon between the two boxes.

However, If the Pokémon Home boxes are empty, you’ll need to transfer Pokémon from other games to Pokémon Home boxes and then transfer them to Legends: Arceus.

What Pokémon can be transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus

You can deposit Pokémon from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword and Shield, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, and even the Pokémon Bank (requires subscription) into Pokémon Home, which can then be transferred to Legends Arceus. However, only those Pokémon in the regional Pokedex of Hisui are transferable to Legends Arceus.

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When transferring Pokémon, you’ll come across three possible signs. The exclamation sign hints at a Pokémon’s moveset not present in Legends: Arceus. Those Pokémon with the red sign show Pokémon that can’t be transferred. And finally, the question mark represents Pokémon that can be sent to Legends: Arceus but can’t go back to where they came from.

Those who transfer Pokemon from Arceus to Pokemon Home will get Oshawott, Rowlet, and Cyndaquil on the mobile version of the Pokemon Home app.

That’s everything you need to know about how you can quickly transfer Pokémon from other games and platforms into Legends: Arceus. Be sure to also check out what the best dragon-type Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are. You can also check out how to get Sinnoh Stones in Pokemon Go.

Transfer Pokemon to Pokemon Legends Arceus – FAQ

What type of Pokemon can be transferred to Pokemon Legends Arceus?

Only Pokemon that are in the Pokemon Legends Arceus Pokédex can be transferred over to the game.

Can regional variants be transferred from other Pokemon games?

Yes, regional variants like Alolan Vulpix and Sneasel can be transferred to Pokemon Legends Arceus.