Nintendo releases details for Pokémon Home plans

Pokemon Home chart
Pokemon Home chart (Image credit: The Pokemon Company)

What you need to know

  • Pokémon Home will offer a basic and a premium plan.
  • The Premium plan will cost $16 annually.
  • The Premium plan will offer significant benefits over the Basic plan, including storage of up to 6,000 Pokémon and backwards compatability with the Pokémon Bank.

With Pokémon Home being released in the next month, Nintendo has just announced details, including pricing. Pokémon Home will have a free Basic plan with limited features, as well as a paid Premium plan with considerably more to offer. The Premium plan will be offered through the Nintendo eShop and will cost $3 a month, $5 for three months, or $16 for a year, excluding tax. Six different features were outlined in this announcement:

  • Moving Pokémon from Pokémon Bank
  • Number of Pokémon that can be deposited
  • Number of Pokémon that can be placed in the Wonder Box at once
  • Number of Pokémon that can be placed in the GTS at once
  • Room Trade
  • Judge function

The Basic plan will not allow players to move Pokémon from the Pokémon Bank to Home, nor will Basic subscribers be able to host Room Trades or use the Judge function. Basic Subscribers will be allowed to deposit up to 30 Pokémon, place three Pokémon in the Wonder Box, and place one Pokémon in the GTS at a time. Premium subscribers will be able to store up to 6,000 Pokémon, place ten Pokémon in the Wonder Box, and place three Pokémon in the GTS at a time.

The announcement also indicated that Pokémon Home will be able to work with Pokémon Go in the future, but upon launch it will only work with the Pokémon Bank, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!, Pokémon Sword, and Pokémon Shield. Pokémon Home will operate under the National Pokédex system, including every single Pokémon, Mega Evolution, and Gigantamax Pokémon. Mystery Gifts will be available through Pokémon Home, as will new features, including a Judging feature, personal Rooms, News, and more.

The wait is almost over. Before you know it, Pokémon Home will be available, so be sure to check out our Pokémon Home Guide. We'll be updating with more details as soon as they become available!

Casian Holly

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.