Reviewed by Yihan, prohibit reproduce without permission.
Pokémon HOME is a cloud-based service developed by The Pokemon Company that aims to bring all of a player's Pokémon together. So, HOME is essentially a storage application. The base game always limits how many Pokémon players can store in their game box, and those aren't always enough for those who breed for competitive Pokémon who are very focused on how they organize their Pokémon or just want to catch a lot of Pokémon.
Unlike previous versions that stored Pokémon on a physical disk or memory card, Pokémon HOME, in addition to being a cloud-based storage application, also provides a way to transfer Pokémon captured in past games to recent games. Pokémon HOME is compatible with Pokémon Bank, which allows players to transfer Pokémon from fifth-generation games to sixth- and later seventh-generation games. Additionally, Pokémon HOME offers players a variety of trade options, with random magical trades found in the main series of games being upgraded in the form of magical boxes. Instead of trading each one individually, players can now place Pokémon in the Wonder Box and have them auto-trade, where players can join up to 20 people in random Pokémon trades. For those players who prefer a more traditional experience, HOME also offers the return of Friend Trades and Global Trade Posts. Pokémon HOME also showcases the return of the National Pokédex itself, meaning players will be able to see all the Pokémon they've caught so far and which ones they still need. Additionally, Pokémon HOME has little features like mystery gifts, a news section for any announcements about giveaways or contests. It also promises more features, including battle data and Pokémon GO support.
Most of the main features of Pokémon HOME are available for free. Users of either level can move Pokémon between HOME, Sword and Shield, and Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee, with compatibility locked between them regardless of Premium status. The difference is that free users can only store 30 Pokémon at any given time, while premium users can get slots for up to 6,000 Pokémon. In addition, advanced users can also use the judge function. This allows trainers to see Pokémon's IV, which is important for competitive scenarios. Unlike Pokémon Bank, which requires a year of free, Pokémon HOME offers a few different options. A one-month premium plan is $2.99, so someone can pay for a month, move their Pokémon over and cancel the subscription. But the downside of this is that once they go back to the base tier, they'll go back to having only 30 Pokémon. In addition, Home still has some problems to be solved, such as some users have been complaining about the synchronization problem between the mobile version and the Switch version, some Pokémon are not listed even if they have been stored in the Pokédex, but Pokémon that evolve through trading Not doing this in Home. But players can rest assured that the Pokémon HOME mobile app appears to be regularly updated to fix bugs, so it's possible that in a few months, current issues will be fixed, and new features added.
Overall, Pokémon HOME still offers quite a few basic levels for those who don't want to get into the premium version, but the premium version of Home offers all the features players have come to expect, most importantly the ability to transfer Pokémon to most people Very important to say, especially for die-hard Pokémon fans. Players of the Pokémon series, download Pokémon Home now so you can easily bring any Pokémon that appears in the core Pokémon series games to Pokémon HOME, as well as certain Pokémon HOME on the Nintendo Switch system Bring the baby to your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game and trade Pokémon with players around the world anywhere. Trust me, everything is worth the money.