Pokemon Home Scarlet & Violet: Release date & updates

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet players will be able to move their Pokemon from other games to the Paldea region using Pokemon Home in the near future, as we now have a confirmed release date.

Pokemon Home is an important tool that lets players move their companions between games. However, Pokemon Scarlet & Violet were not compatible with the transfer application at launch. For most Pokemon games, Home support is added shortly after release but it’s still nowhere to be seen in Gen 9.

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Currently, Pokemon Sword & Shield, Pokemon Go, Let’s Go Pikachu! & Eevee!, and Legends Arceus are all available to use with Home. Additionally, the transfer software connects to the Pokemon Bank, allowing players to bring species forward from the older 3DS entries.

Now players have finally received an update about Home compatibility with Scarlet & Violet from The Pokemon Company itself. The confirmation has offered new information about Home, and when Gen 9 players can start using it.

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When is Pokemon Home coming to Scarlet & Violet?

Pokemon Home will offer Scarlet & Violet compatibility from May 30, 2023. This date was confirmed by the official Pokemon Twitter account.

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It’s taken a while to get to this point, as Pokemon Home’s Scarlet & Violet compatibility was originally scheduled for an “early 2023” release and eventually slated to arrive on May 24, 2023.

The Pokemon Company quickly revoked that May 24 date, though, explaining in a follow-up tweet that they had “mistakenly” posted it while joking that they had “put the cart before the Mudsdale”.

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It’s certainly taken longer than most fans expected for Home support to be added to the Gen 9 games.

For comparison, Pokemon Legends: Arceus was released in January 2022 and received Home support in May 2022, whereas it’s taken six months for Scarlet & Violet to finally get Home compatibility.