The Pokemon Company and Nintendo announce Pokemon House v.2.0, two additional games will be added for compatibility with cloud service applications.
With the latest version of Home, you’ll be able to connect Pokemon Legends: Arceus as well as Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl as well as past Pokemon Sword and Shield, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee and Pokemon Go.
The update will roll out in the coming weeks.
If you’re unfamiliar with Pokemon Home, it lets you continue your Pokemon adventures outside of a single game system while managing your collection of creatures across multiple games; however, the Pokemon you can bring into each game are limited to appearing Pokemon in these games. You can view details on which games can be brought to which games from the help menu in the mobile version of the app.
With the rollout of the update, Strange Orbs were introduced. Because Pokemon Legends: Arceus takes place in the distant past, Poke Balls in other games don’t exist yet. When creatures captured by Diamonds and Shiny Pearls or Sword and Shield are transported to Arceus, they appear in Strange Spheres.
Strange orbs will only appear in Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. All Pokemon captured in Arceus and transferred to Sword or Shield will appear in normal Pokeball. That said, once the update releases, you’ll be able to see the Poké Balls where these creatures were originally captured.
To celebrate the additions of Arceus, Brilliant Diamond and Shiny Pearl to Pokémon House, Nintendo is giving away a special Pokémon when you link each game with the app Dream.
Once you’ve deposited Pokemon from Arceus into Home on Switch, you’ll receive Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott as mysterious gifts at your best in Home on mobile. Depositing a Pokemon from Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl into the Switch version of Home will give you access to the hidden abilities of Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup as a mysterious gift in the mobile version of Home.
The moves your Pokemon can learn in Arceus, Brilliant Diamond and Sparkling Pearl, and Sword and Shield will be different from what they can learn in other games. This means that Pokemon’s actions will not be reflected when transferred to another game. When it is first brought to another game, the moves it can use will depend on its level. However, if you bring it back into the game it was originally stuck in, it reverts to the action it originally knew.
You can learn more about Pokemon Home version 2.0 at the link.