Link Pokémon to Pokémon Home: it is now possible to link your Pokémon Go account to the Nintendo account linked to Pokémon Home.
Link Pokémon to Pokémon Home
The popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go can now be officially linked to Pokémon Home. This is the gathering place where you can bring Pokémon from all kinds of different games together and transfer them to Nintendo Switch titles such as Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee !, Let’s Go, Pikachu !, Sword and Shield. From now on you can also transfer Pokémon from Go to Home and then use it in other games (if they support the monsters in question in the Pokedex). The functionality comes to everyone step by step; this is done based on their current Trainer level. So keep an eye on the game for the next few days to see if you can already start.
You can use the new functionality GO Transporter in the Go game. This will allow you to transfer Pokémon to Pokémon Home. Each time you transfer a Pokémon, GO Transporter consumes a certain amount of energy. That energy is replenished over time, but it can also be replenished with PokéCoins (which you can earn in Gyms or by paying real money). The energy costs for transferring Pokémon via GO Transporter depend on the Pokémon in question.
The press release about this news also contains an important announcement about obtaining a rare Melmetal. That’s the evolution of the Go-exclusive Meltan.
To mark this new functionality, Trainers who transfer a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME will receive the Mythical Pokémon Melmetal. This special Melmetal can Gigantamax during any battle in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield in which this is possible. The Melmetal can be obtained as a Mystery Gift in the mobile version of Pokémon HOME. Trainers can then transfer this Melmetal via the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield and add it to their team. This is the first time that Gigantamax Melmetal will be available for Trainers. So don’t pass up the opportunity to bring these Steel-type Mythical Pokémon into your squad!
When you transfer a Pokémon from Go to Pokémon Home, you can also open the Mystery Box in Go. This will temporarily cause the rare Mythical Pokémon Meltan to appear on the map. You can evolve Meltan into Melmetal by amassing 400 Meltan Candies.
For full details on how to use the new Pokémon Go and Pokémon Home pairing feature, as well as the restrictions, visit the Pokémon Home official website.