Pokemon GO link with Pokemon HOME
Transfer Pokemon from Pokemon GO to Pokemon HOME. (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Pokemon HOME is a cloud-based storage service that connects Pokemon GO and other games, allowing you to form a unified or singular Pokedex. This powerful service includes the transfer of monsters you’ve caught in previous games and will most likely continue to do in future games. The app runs on Android and iOS devices, tablets, and the Nintendo Switch.

The primary factor that attracts players to Pokemon GO is the probability of encountering shinies and different generation fighters. And to top it off, these extravagant monsters can be transferred to multiple Nintendo Switch consoles or other platform games through the Pokemon HOME app.

But it is important to link your Nintendo account to the Nintendo Switch and your mobile device versions. The cherry on top is that transferring Pocket Monsters is easy, even for beginners. So here is how you can start transferring from Pokemon GO to Pokemon HOME.

Easy steps to transfer monsters from Pokemon GO to Pokemon HOME in 2023

Pokemon HOME and Pokemon GO linking
Multiple steps are required to transfer and store monsters in Pokemon HOME. (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Transferring your monsters from GO to Pokemon HOME is a simple process. But the initial phase of it is linking your Nintendo account to the device you’re using. The first thing to do is make a Nintendo account, which shouldn’t be much of a problem. To get started with linking your GO and HOME, make sure to use the same account on both applications. Here’s how you can do that:

  1. Open Pokemon GO.
  2. Click the PokeBall icon located at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Select Settings at the top-right corner.
  4. Scroll down and select Poke HOME.
  5. Click the Sign In option.

You will be redirected and asked to log in to your Nintendo account. Ensure you log in to the same Nintendo account you use in Pokemon HOME. After you’ve linked your accounts, all you need to do is follow these easy steps to start transferring your Pocket Monsters:

  1. Open Poke GO.
  2. Click the PokeBall icon at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Click the Settings tab located at the top-right corner of your screen.
  4. Now scroll down and select Poke HOME.
  5. Clicking on the Pokemon HOME option will provide you with transfer information. Note that you cannot retrieve the creatures you send from the game.
  6. Use the Send Pokemon button to access the GO Transfer Energy menu and transfer the creatures of your choice.

More about transferring your Pocket Monsters

Pokemon HOME with Pokemon GO monsters
GO Transporter Energy is required to transfer and store monsters in Pokemon HOME. (Image via The Pokemon Company)

The process does come with some limitations. First, you will have to use GO Transporter’s in-game item, which uses called GO Transporter Energy. Different fighters demand different amounts of transfer energy; the rarer the Pokemon is, the more energy it’ll need. 

The good news is GO Transporter energy gets fully recharged after a few days, and players don’t need to recharge it themselves, but PokeCoins can charge it if required. 

That’s all you need to know before transferring your fighters. To get started, you can transfer Pocket Monsters that require low energy, and after you get the hang of it, transfer rarer options to your HOME collection.

That’s all for transferring monsters from Poke GO to Pokemon HOME. Seize the opportunity to catch ’em all. Are you prepared for the latest season, Season 10: Rising Heroes?

Let us know in the comments below if you have other questions about the transfer process. Until then, stay with us here at Spiel Times for more content.

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