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How to Transfer Pokémon (Pokémon HOME)

In this article, you’ll learn the different ways to move Pokémon from Pokémon Bank.

Note

  • The Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME supports connectivity with the Nintendo Switch games Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, as well as Pokémon Bank.
  • The mobile device version of Pokémon HOME supports connectivity with Pokémon Bank only.
  • For additional guidelines about transferring Pokémon, please review our information about game compatibility with Pokémon HOME.

What to do

Where do you want to transfer Pokémon from?


Important

  • A Pokémon HOME Premium Plan subscription is required to move Pokémon from Pokémon Bank.
  • Pokémon transferred to Pokémon HOME from Pokémon Bank cannot be transferred back to Pokémon Bank or used with Nintendo 3DS titles.
  • Pokémon can be transferred from Pokémon Bank to the Nintendo Switch and smart device versions of Pokémon HOME.

Which version of Pokémon HOME are you transferring your Pokémon to?

Do you still have access to the Nintendo 3DS system that is connected to Pokémon Bank?

On the Nintendo Switch console (Pokémon HOME)

  1. Access Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console and download Pokémon HOME.
  2. Launch Pokémon HOME from the HOME Menu.
  3. On the main menu, select Move.
  4. Select Begin Move, and then Begin.
  5. Select Ready!, then Display to receive a Moving Key.

On the Nintendo 3DS system (Pokémon Bank)

  1. On the Nintendo 3DS system, launch Pokémon Bank and select Move Pokémon to Pokémon HOME from the main menu.
  2. Select the Boxes you want to move to Pokémon HOME. Press the Y Button, then Yes.
  3. Within three minutes (before the Moving Key expires), enter the Moving Key that was displayed on the Nintendo Switch console.
    • The move will begin when the Moving Key has been correctly entered into Pokémon Bank.
  1. Link the Nintendo Network ID that you used with Pokémon Bank to the Nintendo Account that you are using with Pokémon HOME.
  2. Launch Pokémon HOME from the HOME Menu on your Nintendo Switch console.
  3. On the main menu, select Move.
  4. Select No Nintendo 3DS.
  5. Select Check to make sure that the Nintendo Network ID used for Pokémon Bank is linked to the Nintendo Account that you are using with Pokémon HOME.
  6. Once you’ve confirmed that the NNID is correct, select Begin to move all of your Pokémon from Pokémon Bank to Pokémon HOME.

Do you still have access to the Nintendo 3DS system that is connected to Pokémon Bank?

On the smart device (Pokémon HOME)

  1. Access the mobile version of Pokémon HOME on your smart device and tap the button at the bottom of the screen to open the menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Select Move Pokémon.
  4. Select Begin Move, and then Begin.
  5. Select Ready!, then Display Moving Key to receive a Moving Key.

On the Nintendo 3DS system (Pokémon Bank)

  1. On the Nintendo 3DS system, launch Pokémon Bank and select Move Pokémon to Pokémon HOME from the main menu.
  2. Select the Boxes you want to move to Pokémon HOME. Press the Y Button, then Yes.
  3. Within three minutes (before the Moving Key expires), enter the Moving Key that was displayed on your smart device.
    • The move will begin when the Moving Key has been correctly entered into Pokémon Bank.
  1. Link the Nintendo Network ID that you used with Pokémon Bank to the Nintendo Account that you are using with Pokémon HOME.
  2. Launch Pokémon HOME on your smart device.
  3. Tap the button at the bottom of the screen to open the menu.
  4. Select Move Pokémon.
  5. Select No Nintendo 3DS.
  6. Select Continue to make sure that the Nintendo Network ID used for Pokémon Bank is linked to the Nintendo Account that you are using with Pokémon HOME.
  7. Once you’ve confirmed that the NNID is correct, select Begin to move all of your Pokémon from Pokémon Bank to Pokémon HOME.

Important

  • Pokémon from Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! can only be transferred using the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME. This feature is not available on the smart device version of Pokémon HOME.
  • For additional guidelines about transferring Pokémon, please review our information about game compatibility with Pokémon HOME.

  1. Access Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console you used to play Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield or the Pokémon: Let’s Go games and download Pokémon HOME.
  2. Launch Pokémon HOME from the HOME Menu.
  3. Select Pokémon from the main menu.
  4. Select the game you want to connect to, as well as which user’s save data you will access.
    • You will be able to move Pokémon from any user on the console, so make sure that you choose carefully. Please don’t move someone else’s Pokémon without their permission!
  5. Select the Pokémon you want to move, and the Box they’ll be moved to on Pokémon HOME.
  6. Press the + Button after completing the move and save your changes.