What you need to know
- Pokémon HOME is a trading and storage service offered on Nintendo Switch and phones.
- Last week we learned that an upcoming 2.0.0 update would make it compatible with Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
- We now know that the 2.0.0 update will release on May 18.
Pokémon HOME has been a large part of the Nintendo Switch and Pokémon GO experience since it launched, allowing players to store Pokémon caught in various games and even trade them with other players within the service. Last week, we learned that the service was finally going to be getting a 2.0.0 update that would make it compatible with Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Now we know that the date of this update will be May 18, thanks to serebii.net. However, some users might not be able to access the updated service until 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET on May 19 due to staggered logins that are planned to help "ease server load".
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Rebecca Spear is the dedicated gaming editor for iMore who loves playing games on Switch and iOS. She is a Zelda nut through and through and can also talk for hours about her favorite Pokémon games. She’s written hundreds of guides and reviews over the last six years to the point that if you get stuck in a game somewhere, she can help you out. On any given day, you’ll find her following the latest tech, digitally drawing with her iPad Air and Apple Pencil, reading a good book, or - you guessed it - playing video games. Follow her on Twitter @rrspear (opens in new tab) to see her post about her corgi, foster kitties, art, and favorite video game characters.
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