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How to Trade Pokémon (Pokémon HOME)

Note: Pokémon can only be traded with players on the mobile versions of Pokémon HOME. The Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME does not include this feature.

What to do

There are four different ways to trade Pokémon.

Select a method to learn more.

Pokémon placed in the Wonder Box can be traded with people around the world before you even know it! The Pokémon placed in the Wonder Box will be traded even when you’re not using Pokémon HOME.

  • Players with the free Basic Plan can place up to 3 Pokémon in the Wonder Box at a time.
  • Players with a Premium Plan can place up to 10 Pokémon in the Wonder Box at a time.
  • For details about using the Wonder Box, please visit the Pokémon HOME support site.

With the GTS, you’ll be able to specify which Pokémon you want to trade and which Pokémon you want to receive and then be matched with a Trainer whose request meets your criteria. You’ll even be able to request Pokémon that you haven’t yet registered in Pokémon HOME’s National Pokédex!

  • Players with the free Basic Plan can place 1 Pokémon in the GTS at a time.
  • Players with a Premium Plan can place up to 3 Pokémon in the GTS at a time.
  • For details about using the GTS, please visit the Pokémon HOME support site.

Room Trade lets you create a room and trade Pokémon among the people who join. Each room can hold up to 20 people. To add a little suspense, you won’t know what Pokémon you’ll receive until the trade is complete.

  • Players with the free Basic Plan can join (but not create) a trade room.
  • Players with a Premium Plan can create or join a trade room.
  • For details about using Room Trade, please visit the Pokémon HOME support site.

Friend Trade allows you to trade your Pokémon with other users who you’ve become friends with in Pokémon HOME. You can add friends using the Add Friend feature in Pokémon HOME.

  • This feature is available to players age 16 and older.
  • The Friend List in Pokémon HOME is not connected to your Friend List on Nintendo Switch.
  • For details about using Friend Trade, please visit the Pokémon HOME support site.