At a press conference ahead of E3 2019, The Pokemon Company announced a new cloud-based service for the Nintendo Switch. Called Pokemon Home, the service will allow you to transfer Pokemon from any current Pokemon game – including Pokemon Go and the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield – to the cloud.
Longtime Pokemon game director Junichi Masuda took the stage for detail service. You can transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go, let's go to Pikachu and Eevee, Pokemon Sword and Shield and Pokemon Bank on 3DS to Pokemon Home. According to a graphic displayed during the conference, you can also transfer Pokemon from Home to Sword and Shield. It's much like Pokemon Bank is working; you are allowed a one-way transfer from older games and from the cloud you can transfer these Pokemon to the latest game (Sword and Shield in this case). If it really is how it works, it means you can transfer your shiny Pokemon from Go and let's go into swords and shields.
Masuda added that you will be able to trade Pokemon from within the home as long as you have a smartphone with you. The information is vague, but you will seem to be able to use your phone to trade Pokemon locally and globally, both with friends and with others, as long as the Pokemon has been transferred to Pokemon Home.
Pokemon Home is set to launch in early 2020 for iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch; Pokemon Sword and Shield is set for a late 2019 launch. Pokemon Company did not state whether a Nintendo Switch Online subscription will be required to use the service.
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