The Pokemon Company announced the long-awaited Pokemon Home update 2.0 is now available.
Pokemon Home update 2.0 allows players to transfer pokemon from Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee!, and finally Pokemon GO.
This does means games caught with the original pokemon platinum games can be uploaded into Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Game Freak have gone a step further and added a little flavor to Pokemon transferred to and from Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Because Pokemon Legends: Arceus takes place in the distant past, before Pokeballs were created, any pokemon transferred into it is inside a “Strange Ball”, and likewise any pokemon taken out of Pokemon Legends: Arceus is also in a “Strange Ball.”
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! will also have Pokemon Home functionality, with the condition that any pokemon moved from Let’s Go: Eevee!, or Let’s Go: Pikachu! are unable to move back to their original game.
Finally, the new Pokemon Home update 2.0 enables Pokemon Go to get linked with Pokemon Home. This means certain pokemon caught in Pokemon Go will become fully available in Pokemon Sword or Shield, as long as you have “registered that Pokémon’s species to your Pokedex,” or managed to get a Pokémon of that species “at any point in that game.”
Pokemon Home has been available for Switch, Windows PC, MacOS, iOS, and Android.