How To Transfer From Pokemon Go To Pokemon Home

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  • How to use Go Transporter in Pokemon Go
  • Cost of transferring Pokemon

Finally, in 2020, the true purpose of Pokemon Go was revealed: it’s a way to easily get shiny/legendary Pokemon for your actual collection. … Okay, not really, it’s actually a fun game on its own. But for many, a debut Download Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home means a chance to use all those spare shinys and extra legendary attacks. Mainstream games like Pokemon Sword and Shield often limit how many legendaries you can get based on version or generation. Due to its less restrictive group of creatures, Pokemon Go is a great tool to fill in the gaps in your console Pokedex.



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So, if you’re confused about how to take full advantage of this process, we’ve detailed it all for you in one concise guide. Here is how to transfer your best Pokemon Go Pokemon to Pokemon Homeand how much will it cost you.

Updated June 19, 2023 by Gabrielle Huston: Pokemon Go has seen some major changes over the past few years. It’s hard to believe that this is the same game we all first opened in 2016. The Go Transporter feature introduced in 2020 has mostly remained the same, but there are some tweaks. We have updated this guide to provide clear instructions for accessing and using Go Transporter.



How to use Go Transporter in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go - settings to achieve Pokemon Home functionality

The actual act of transferring your Pokemon takes place in a new menu option called Go Transporter.

To access it you must go to the settings menu in Pokemon Go. You access it by pressing the main menu button when you open the app. Scroll down. You will see a menu option titled ‘Connected devices and services’. This is also where you would go to connect to the Nintendo Switch for the Pokemon Let’s Go or Pokemon Go Plus games. It should exist option labeled Pokemon Home. Click on it – the first time you do it, it will ask you to sign in with your Nintendo Account.

When everything is arranged, you can press “Continue” to begin. It should look familiar to me from here. Just select any Pokemon you want to download and they will be highlighted in green. You’ll notice that when you pick a Pokemon, you’ll slowly (or quickly, depending on the Pokemon) drain the energy in the Go Transporter; it’s a way to limit the number of Pokemon you can bring home at once.

If your Pokemon Home boxes are full, the game will prevent you from sending more Pokemon from Go to Home.

When you send a Pokemon through Pokemon Go, open Pokemon Home on your mobile device or Nintendo Switch to receive Pokemon. On a mobile device, it’s as easy as opening the app. It will automatically detect that you have sent Pokemon from Go and prompt you to accept them. If this pop-up does not appear, close and reopen the application completely. On the Nintendo Switch, this is an option in the main menu labeled “Pokemon Go”. If you press this, it will immediately search for Pokemon that were sent via the Go Transporter, and if it finds them, it will prompt you to accept.

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Cost of transferring Pokemon

Pokemon Go - transfer Pokemon to Pokemon Home

Energy is a new currency exclusive to Go Transporter. When your Go Transporter is full, you have 10,000 energy. It looks like a blue bar, and when it clears, you start gaining at a rate of 60 Energy per hour. At this rate, if it were to be completely discharged, it would take less than a week to fully recharge. Of course, you can also pay for faster charging at level 1 PokeCoin for 10 energy.

Different Pokemon have different energy costs to transfer. Here’s a breakdown of all the different types of Pokemon and their transfer costs:

Standard Pokemon

Legendary Pokemon and Ultra Beasts

Mythical Pokemon

Basic energy costs

10 Energy

Basic energy costs

1000 Energy

Basic energy costs

2000 Energy

Features that increase energy costs

Glowing Pokemon

+1990 Energy

Glowing Pokemon

+9000 energy

Glowing Pokemon

+8000 energy

Pokemon’s CP is 1001-2000

+100 energy

Pokemon’s CP is 1001-2000

+300 energy

Pokemon’s CP is 1001-2000

+500 energy

Pokemon’s CP is 2001+

+300 energy

Pokemon’s CP is 2001+

+500 energy

Pokemon’s CP is 2001+

+700 energy

Limited Pokemon

pokemon home pokemons not downloadable

Of course, Poke powers won’t allow everything to move from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home. Pokemon with certain strange abilities or forms that only exist in Pokemon Go cannot be transferred. Pokemon like Castform, Giratina, and Darmanitan that change their form CAN be transferred, but they will revert to their normal form when they arrive at Pokemon Home. We have a guide detailing all the Pokemon that cannot be downloaded, so if you want the full list, check it out here.

Like general rule, the following types of Pokemon cannot be transferred to Pokemon Home from Pokemon Go or they will change form if:

  • Pokemon wearing any event clothing or accessories
  • Purified, Shadow, Mega-Evolved and Lucky Pokemon
  • Pokemon with weather-related forms
  • Legendary/Mythical Pokemon with multiple forms
  • Spindle

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