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Everything you need to know about the new Pokemon HOME

Published: 29/Jan/2020 1:30 Updated: 29/Jan/2020 17:20

by Bill Cooney

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A brand new feature for Pokémon Go has rolled out that allows trainers to keep track of all their Pokémon in one central location, whether they’re on a Switch or mobile device.

Trainers have a few different options when it comes to collecting their Pokémon: including the Sword and Shield Nintendo Switch games and the old mobile standby, Pokémon Go.

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To kick things off in 2020, the Pokémon Company has announced a new feature that will eventually let players bring all of their Pokémon, no matter the system, together at last: Pokémon HOME.

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Players have had since 2016 to collect plenty of Pokémon with Pokémon Go.

The  feature will allow players to move or trade Pokémon between Sword and Shield and the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games.

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Moving Pokémon from Pokémon Go is not included in the Pokémon Home feature at this time, but there are plans to add it in the future.

Besides moving their own Pokémon, players can also use the Home feature to trade pocket monsters with other players.

As with the “Move” feature, trading Pokémon between Go and Sword/Shield seems to be unavailable at the time of writing, but could make its way to players sometime in the future.

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Moving your Pokémon between a Switch and mobile device is still unavailable, for now.

The Home feature includes a number of other updates in addition to being able to trade and move your Pokémon between games, such as the National Pokedex.

Players were more than a little upset when the National Pokédex wasn’t included in Sword and Shield, but it seems like Nintendo was saving it for the Pokémon Home feature, which makes sense, since it will allow trainers to track their Dex no matter the game.

With the mobile app version of Pokémon HOME, trainers will be able to see Pokédex entries, along with each Pokémon’s Abilities, as well as moves it can learn in the future.

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A full rundown of what supports what with the new Pokémon HOME feature.

Exactly when, or if, Pokémon Go will cross over with Sword & Shield and the rest of the supported games for the HOME feature remains to be seen. If it is implemented, there could be some restrictions for the feature to prevent a ton of OP Pokémon running around online.

Pokémon HOME will be available in February of 2020, according to the publisher. An exact release date is still unknown, so stick with Dexerto for all the latest Pokémon updates.

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Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot

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To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.

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To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.

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During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

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  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

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Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…

Deerling

As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.

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It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.

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