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How to connect Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home

Want your favorite Pokemon from different games to live under the same roof? Here’s how to connect Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home.

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Pokemon Home is a cloud space where players can add their favorite Pokemon from different games including Pokemon Go. Here’s a guide on how to connect Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home.

Over the years, the Pokemon franchise has released countless games that allow fans to take up the role of a Trainer, collect Pokemon, and fight Gym Battles. Although the core mechanics of these games have been similar, there’s always some difference in the available Pokemon.

Pokemon Home is a unique service through which you can store Pokemon from various games in one place. The compatible games include some big names like Pokemon Legends: Arceus, and Sword and Shield. The cloud storage also allows you to access the Global Trade Station which is a trading system for Trainers around the world.

Here’s how you can enter the world of Pokemon Home and add your Pokemon Go favorites to it.

Pokemon displayed in Pokemon Home

You need to download Pokemon Home on your Android/iOS device to link your Pokemon Go account with it. Go to your device’s app store to do so.

Following installation, create a new Nintendo account or log in with your existing account. To make the most out of the service, use the same Nintendo account in the Nintendo Switch and mobile versions of Pokemon Home.

Once you’ve installed Pokemon Home and completed the app’s tutorial, follow these steps to connect it to Pokemon Go:

  1. Open Pokemon Go and click on the Pokeball icon in the center.
  2. Go to Settings and scroll down to Pokemon Home.
  3. Sign in with your Nintendo account (the one that you use to access Pokemon Home).

Once you sign in, your Pokemon Go and Pokemon Home accounts will be linked and you’ll be able to transfer Pokemon as well.

Hisuian Growlithe and Weavile in Pokemon Go

How to transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home

Follow these steps to transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home:

  1. Launch Pokemon Go, tap on the Pokeball icon in the center, and go to Settings.
  2. Choose Pokemon Home, log in with the desired Nintendo account, and hit Send Pokemon.
  3. Make sure that your Go Transporter Energy is sufficient. You can either wait for it to fill up or use Pokecoins for an instant recharge.
  4. Select the Pokemon you want to transfer, and choose Send.
  5. Confirm the Pokemon you want to transfer and the energy cost, and tap on Transport.

To receive your Pokemon Go Pokemon in Pokemon Home, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Pokemon Home and a Would you like to receive them? prompt shall appear. Choose Yes.
  2. View the list of transferred Pokemon and tap the Receive Pokemon button at the bottom of the page.
  3. Your Pokemon from Pokemon Go will now be a part of the Pokemon Home.

Do note that Pokemon can only be sent from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home, and not from Pokemon Home to Pokemon Go.

Why should you connect Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home?

You can get Meltan and Melmetal in Pokemon Go by connecting it to Pokemon Home. Both Meltan and Melmetal are two of the rarest Pokemon in Pokemon Go, and this is the biggest reason why players would want to connect both the games.

Meltan, a reward for connecting Pokemon Go and Pokemon Home

By linking your accounts and transferring Pokemon, you get a Mystery Box in Pokemon Go that lures Meltan for an hour. You can recharge this box every three days by transporting more Pokemon.

Considering the rarity of Meltan, this could be your only chance at collecting 400 Meltan candies and obtaining a Melmetal in Pokemon Go. The Mythical Steel Pokemon is great in PvP combat, and you won’t regret adding it to your collection.


This was everything to know about connecting your Pokemon Go and Pokemon Home accounts. For similar content, check out what are damage counters, the biggest Pokemon ever, and how to beat Arlo and Giovanni in Pokemon Go.

Image Credits: Niantic / The Pokemon Company