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Pokemon Home adds 35 new Pokemon to Sword and Shield

Published: 12/Feb/2020 10:28

by Paul Cot


We were promised a February 2020 launch and the Pokemon Company delivered. The brand new Pokemon Home app can be downloaded on the Nintendo Switch, iPhone and Android mobile devices right now.

The long awaited cloud-based Pokemon storage service launched out of the blue, finally giving trainers the ability to transfer species to and from Pokemon Sword and Shield. Pokemon Home will act as a place to store and manage all your Pokemon from past games, meaning that shiny your particularly fond of from one of yesteryear’s games can be played with in the latest generation.

Transfer rules

Although Pokemon Home will act as the central point for all your Pokemon, there are a few rules of sorts that you need to be aware of. It isn’t as simple as transferring Pokemon to and from all the past games as there are restrictions.

Only Pokemon from Sword and Shield can be transferred to and from the game. So, your Galarian Ponyta can be sent to Pokemon Home and then sent back to Sword or Shield at a later date.

That isn’t how it works with other games, though. Your ‘mons from the popular Pokemon Let’s Go can only be sent from the game – once sent they cannot be put back there.

Games from previous Nintendo consoles work under the same principle but it is a little different as they must go through Pokemon Bank. This was the old Pokemon storage system for the virtual remakes of the first two generations through to Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Your Pokemon from these games need to be sent to Pokemon Bank first, before they can be transferred over to Pokemon Home. Elsewhere, you will also be able to send species from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home but this feature is yet to be made available.


Using the premium version of Pokemon Home will cost you a minimum of $2.99. That will gain you access to the service for one month, but if you choose to subscribe for longer than that it will come at a cheaper rate per month.

Three months will cost less than double price at $4.99. You can also get 12 months for less than the price of 6 ($15.99).

Pokemon Home Price
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The pricing structure of Pokemon Home…

Difference between basic and premium

Unfortunately for trainers relying on Pokemon Bank to bring their old Pokemon into the current generation, you will have to pay to do so. “Moving Pokemon from Pokemon Bank” isn’t part of the basic (and free) version of Pokemon Home. Instead, it is only available in the paid for premium service.

The other major difference between the two services is that there’s a 30 Pokemon storage limit with the free version, in comparison to 6,000 that can be deposited if using premium.

Other differences between the two versions can be seen in the table below.

Pokemon Home Basic Premium
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The differences between the basic and premium version of Pokemon Home…

Free Pokemon bonus for the mobile apps

Downloading Pokemon Home on iOS or Android is like going back in time as you will be given either Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle to kick off your ‘adventure’. You can only choose one of them and it will be at level 5.

A level 5 Pikachu will also be awaiting you in the storage box as well. It’s like meeting Professor Oak all over again, and not the new ‘cool’ one in the image above.

The mobile version of the app features Wonder Box, GTS, Room Trade and Friend Trade features. Here are the differences between the Nintendo Switch version and the mobile ones.

Pokemon Home - Nintendo Switch vs Mobile
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Pokemon Home can be downloaded on both the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices…

Missing Pokemon added

A curious find was found in the Pokemon Sword and Shield code ahead of its release. The existence of 35 species, not included in the Sword Shield Pokedex, was datamined leading to question as to when they will be added.

That question has finally been answered with the likes of Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Mewtwo finally being allowed into the Galar region. Those 35 Pokemon are as follows:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Ivysaur
  • Venusaur
  • Squirtle
  • Wartortle
  • Blastoise
  • Mewtwo
  • Mew
  • Celebi
  • Jirachi
  • Cobalion
  • Terrakion
  • Virizion
  • Reshiram
  • Zekrom
  • Kyurem
  • Keldeo
  • Rowlet
  • Dartrix
  • Decidueye
  • Litten
  • Torracat
  • Incineroar
  • Popplio
  • Brionne
  • Primarina
  • Cosmog
  • Cosmoem
  • Solgaleo
  • Lunala
  • Necrozma
  • Marshadow
  • Zeraora
  • Meltan
  • Melmetal

It’s been a long wait but Pokemon Home will be a game changer for long-term trainers. The ability to store and transfer Pokemon to (and sometimes between) games means trainers won’t have to worry about losing their favorite Pokemon when a new game comes out.


When is CodeMiko back on Twitch? Virtual streamer plans custom Pokemon game after ban

Published: 24/Jan/2021 13:56 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 17:34

by Connor Bennett


Twitch sensation CodeMiko has revealed when she will return after being banned for the third time, and she’s got plans for a custom streamer-baed version of Pokemon. 

Twitch streamers are always looking for a way to stand out from the crowd, so, some go above and beyond when it comes to production value – giving themselves a set to work with as they play games or chat with viewers.

In the case of CodeMiko, she’s taken things up a notch with her virtual streamer character – gaining over 300,000 followers in less than a month. 

She was banned from Twitch for the third time, however, on January 19 – with viewers being left to speculate as to the reason why and just how long she’d be suspended from streaming. 

CodeMiko smiling at the camera during Twitch stream
Twitch: CodeMiko
CodeMiko is a virtual streamer with ‘The Technican’ being behind everything.

When is CodeMiko returning back to Twitch?

On January 23, the streamer explained that she wasn’t banned for using the word simp or being drunk on stream as some viewers had speculated. Instead, she was banned for leaking private information.

“Guys, I didn’t get a suspension because I was discussing harassment, but for accidentally leaking someone’s email that contained a first and last name. It was an overlook on my part. Although it was an accident, it was still my mistake,” she tweeted, alongside a Twitlonger about the ban.

On top of that, though, CodeMiko did reveal that she’ll be returning to streaming on Friday, February 5 at 12 pm PST/3 pm EST/8 pm GMT/9 pm CET. 

CodeMiko teases Twitch streamer-themed Pokemon game

While she will likely return to continue her interview streams – bringing on different content creators for a chat about a whole range of things – the streamer also has other plans too.

“Hey guys, currently creating a streamer Pokemon game,” she tweeted, asking if any streamers wanted to get involved and be used as Pokemon so she could catch ‘em all. 

It wouldn’t be the first time Twitch has seen such a custom game, mind. Disgraced streamer Fedmyster played a similar game back in June of 2020 using streamers like Myth, Sodapoppin, and xQc as trainers. 

There’s no telling if her Pokemon plans will be in place for her return, though, plenty of streamers have registered their interest.

We’ll just have to wait and see what Miko brings out when she returns in early February. It’s sure to be interesting, regardless.