How to connect Pokemon Scarlet & Violet to Pokemon Home

Pokemon Home Scarlet VioletGame Freak/The Pokemon Company

Pokemon Home is the official method to transfer Pokemon between games and generations, so here’s how you can connect the platform to Scarlet and Violet.

Pokemon Home is a companion app that brings extra features to the games of the iconic franchise. While there are many uses for Pokemon Home, the main feature allows players to transfer Pokemon between games.

Players can download the app on mobile devices or download it on the Nintendo Switch to make transferring Pokemon easier. Let’s take a look at the plans for Pokemon Home and its Scarlet & Violet compatibility.

Article continues after ad
Scyther evolutionary line in Pokemon Scarlet & VioletGame Freak/The Pokemon Company
Pokemon Home allows players to transfer creatures from previous games into Scarlet & Violet.

What is Pokemon Home?

Pokemon Home is an app that allows players to transfer Pokemon between compatible games.

The Pokemon Company created Pokemon Home so Pokemon can follow trainers from game to game. This gives players additional incentive to train up and nurture Pokemon as they can stick with them from one game to the next.

As previously mentioned, the app is available on either mobile devices or the Nintendo Switch. Pokemon Home is great for keeping all of your Pokemon in one place. You can keep track of them and decide which ones to transfer over with ease.

Article continues after ad

Pokemon Home also comes with other great features, like the ability to trade with other trainers and view your Pokemon’s battle data.

Is Pokemon Home compatible with Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

According to The Pokemon Company, Scarlet and Violet compatibility with Pokemon Home will be available as of May 30, 2023.

Pokemon Home will temporarily undergo maintenance prior to the upcoming compatibility with Scarlet and Violet. It seems maintenance will end at 11 PM PT / 2 AM ET / 7 AM BST, allowing access to the new feature.

Previously, a May 24 date was wrongly announced through official channels, but the Pokemon Company have now set May 30 as the official release date.

Article continues after ad

Players will be able to transfer Pokemon found in Scarlet and Violet as well as bring Pokemon from previous generations and other games to the latest entry in the franchise.

Those who transfer Scarlet and Violet Pokemon when Home it’s available will get a special Fuecoco, Quaxley, and Sprigatito with Hidden Abilities. Trainers can claim one per Pokemon Home account and won’t be able to transfer these Pokemon to previous games, since they don’t exist in earlier generations.

Article continues after ad

It was confirmed that the Tera Type of Pokemon moved to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet “will be determined by their original type or types.”

Additionally, the Nintendo Switch version of Pokemon Home will add the Move Relearner feature. This will allow trainers to bring back moves their Pokemon learned in previous games. This will only be possible with moves that can be learned in Pokemon Sword and Shield, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Article continues after ad

Last but not least, fans will finally be able to get Roaming Form Gimmighoul in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet by transferring it from Pokemon Go.

How to transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Home to Scarlet & Violet

  1. Open Pokemon Home on the Switch or your mobile device.
  2. Select Pokemon on the main screen.
  3. Select the save file and game you’d like to transfer from.
  4. Move the Pokemon you want to transfer to the desired box.
  5. Click the + button on the Switch to confirm the changes.

You’ll want to keep in mind that only Pokemon that are compatible with Scarlet and Violet can be transferred over from Pokemon Home. The list of compatible Pokemon has yet to be revealed but we’ll keep you posted when it comes to light.

For more Pokemon Scarlet & Violet content, we have many useful guides to help you on your journey:

Article continues after ad

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battles explained | How to catch Shiny Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet | How does EXP Share work in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet? | How to catch all Legendaries in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet | How to breed eggs in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet | Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Stake locations: All Shrines | Herba Mystica in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet | Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Mystery Gift codes | How to check IVs in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet