Nintendo Switch

Pokemon Sword And Shield Only Allows Galar Dex Pokemon From Pokemon Home



During the Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation, Nintendo went over the restrictions people will encounter when using Pokemon Sword and Shield with Pokemon Home. It turns out, not all Pokemon stored and traded with the program can come over to the Nintendo Switch game. Only ones that appear in the Galar Dex, the regional Pokedex for the game, can make the leap. Pokemon Sword and Shield will be able to send any and all Pokemon you catch in it into Pokemon Home once it kicks off in 2020.

This decision was made for two reasons specified during the stream. One thought was to keep the roster balanced. The other had to do the ability to include updated and detailed versions of Pokemon in Pokemon Sword & Shield. The goal was to make sure all characters who will appear in the game look as expressive as possible.

Pokemon Sword and Shield will come to the Nintendo Switch on November 15, 2019. Pokemon Home will launch in 2020.

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.