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Pokemon Home Will Support Pokemon BDSP and Legends: Arceus ‘Soon’

Pokemon Home Will Support Pokemon BD, SP, and Legends- Arceus ‘Soon’

We finally have an update on Pokemon Home support for the Switch BDSP remakes and Legends Arceus. Back in August 2021, a Pokemon Presents suggested the three games would be compatible with the service in 2022. Now, the release window is “soon.” The Pokemon Company International also went over the special Pokemon people will get in each game for linking up. It also noted more Pokedex support is on the way for Pokemon Home.

The new Pokedex options will also tie into how Pokemon Home handles data from games. This means it will go beyond the National Pokedex after 2.0.0. When you link Pokemon BDSP to Pokemon Home, it will be relatively simple. You’ll get Hidden Abilities Chimchar, Piplup, and Turtwig as Mystery Gifts. You’ll also be able to access Legends Arceus Pokemon too, though they will be in Strange Balls.

As for Pokemon Legends Arceus, its Pokemon Home Pokedex will acknowledge your research progress and you’ll be able to check each character’s effort levels. The Mystery Gifts for linking it up will be max effort Cyndaquil, Oshawott, and Rowlet in your box. It will be able to get Pokemon from BDSP, Sword, and Shield, however they will be in Strange Balls when they arrive.

Here’s the updated graph for compatibility.
Pokemon Home Will Support Pokemon BD, SP, and Legends- Arceus ‘Soon’ 1

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends Arceus are available for the Nintendo Switch. Pokemon Home is on the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.