In late May last year, Pokémon Company held a launch of the Pokémon business strategy conference in Tokyo, focusing on the launch of the new cloud storage service Pokémon Home. In an official blog post updated today, the company gave details of Home and said it would start in February at a cost of $3 a month.
Basically, users can use their mobile phones and mobile devices to store Pokémon from the old Pokémon Bank, and they can port these Pokémon stomps into Pokémon Switch games in newer games. Support for Pokémon Go is still under development. For example, a Pokémon captured by “Pokémon GO” will be able to be transferred out of Nintendo Switch’s software to play. No matter what kind of software and game consoles you play, players around the world can exchange Pokémon with each other in the cloud. For those enjoying the fun of Pokémon on a variety of consoles, this is a feature that allows play to be further expanded. By then, it will seem that the exchange between The Fans of Pokémon will become more active.
There’s also a version of the Pokémon Home for Nintendo Switch, but only The Pokémon Sword and Shield, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, but beware: once you’ve transferred Pokemon to the bank and other games, you can’t move it back.
Although the Pokémon Home was free for all players in its first month, Nintendo focused on the premium subscription program. Users who choose free, basic Home cannot transfer Pokémon from the Bank system. This means that players in 3DS games cannot transfer their Pokémon to Switch. The free version allows only 30 Pokémon to be stored in the home, while the premium version expands to 6,000. On the fee, the monthly fee is $2.99, the three-month fee is $4.99 and the annual cost is $15.99.