Pokemon Home’s Pokemon Scarlet and Violet compatibility update is something that Pokemon players are crying out for.
Not only to update their National Pokedex in Pokemon Home with the new Paldean Pokemon but more importantly, to bring forward old favorites into the new games.
While not all of the Pokemon in the history of the franchise are supported in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, when Pokemon Home is added to the game, across all of the Nintendo Switch titles, pretty much all of the 1000+ Pokemon will be catchable in one of the games.
But when does the Pokemon Home Scarlet and Violet compatibility update come out? Read on to find out.
We’ve updated this article with information on when Pokemon Home compatibility will come to Pokemon Home.
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When does Pokemon Home come to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?
Compatibility between Pokémon Scarlet, Pokémon Violet, and Pokémon Home is slated for spring 2023, according to The Pokemon Company.
It’s unclear why Pokemon Home wasn’t included at launch, but it’s suspected that it’s due to so many classic Pokemon being included in the Paldean Regional Pokedex, making completing the PokeDex significantly easier.
While we don’t have a firm date for the inclusion of Pokemon Home functionality in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, we know that the mobile version of the Pokemon Home app will be receiving an update in early February, suggesting that compatibility with the new Nintendo Switch games may not be far behind.
Players looking to transfer their Pokemon from Pokemon Home into Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, they will be required to sign up for a Pokemon Home account and link it to their MyNintendo account.
During Pokemon Presents, The Pokemon Company reassured players that the update will be coming during the spring of 2022, and with all of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet compatibility that’s been added to Pokemon Home outside of transferring itself, we’re hoping it’s soon.
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet version 1.2 update
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be getting a new update at the end of February to bring the game up to version 1.2.
While details on exactly what the Version 1.2 patch will do are not yet clear, it’s said that it will “include bug fixes and add functionality”.
While this added functionality is currently unknown, Pokémon Home’s mobile app will be receiving an update around the same time. This suggests the service – which allows players to move Pokémon between games – could be added to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet as part of the update.
If this happens, we’ll update this guide immediately.
What Pokemon can be transferred?
The following Pokemon will be able to be transferred into Pokemon Scarlet and Violet once Pokemon Home compatibility is added to the game. (via Serebii)
Pokemon HOME Patch 2.11
Pokemon Home was recently updated to version 2.11, and with it, some compatibility with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet was added.
While the transferring of Pokemon has yet to be included in the app, players can now view their Battle Data from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet as well as the Pokemon Ranking screen. You can see the patch notes below that relate to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
- Added Online Competitions information from Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet to the Battle Data feature.
If you’ve linked Pokémon HOME to a Nintendo Account with data from Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet, you’ll now be able to view results from Official Competitions and Friendly Competitions you’ve joined in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.
- Added the ability to view Pokémon Natures from the Pokémon Ranking screen in the Battle Data feature.