The new Pokemon Home that’s slated to come out in February finally had new details revealed.
First off, they announced will be $15.99 for a 1-year plan, $4.99 for a 3-month plan, and $2.99 for a 1-month plan. Unfortunately, this is more than triple the price of its predecessor, Pokemon Bank, which launched for only $4.99 a year. Thankfully, there is a free plan with a limited feature set.
To compensate for the added price, this service adds many features that were not available in Pokemon Bank.
First, there is a built-in trading feature in the app as well as the GTS and a Wonder Trade feature. Anyone can trade with their friends in Pokemon Home but free users can only put 1 and 3 Pokemon in the GTS and Wonder Box respectively compared to the 3 and 30 Pokemon paid members can get.
They also have new Trade Rooms that are essentially Wonder Trades with a selected group. You can trade with up to 20 people in one room but only Paid users have the ability to create a room to trade in.
They will also have Challenges which are little tasks to do inside of Pokemon Home like “Transfer Pokemon from the Sinnoh region” and “Collect all Alcremie forms”.
The final features are the ability to check the news, claim Mystery Gifts, judge Pokemon and check Battle Data all from inside the app. All of these with the exception of the judge can be accessed from both the premium and the free tiers.
It seems like Pokemon Home is kind of like Pokemon Global Link and Pokemon Bank combined.
National Pokedex – You’ll be able to see all 890 Pokemon and their additional forms. They confirmed that Pokemon that are able to mega evolve or Dynamax will have their mega evolution or Dynamax form respectively shown inside Pokemon Home, but it is unclear whether Gen 8 Pokemon inside of Home will make the Mega Evolution added in the Pokedex or if it’s exclusive to Pokemon transferred from previous generations.
Storage – Just like Pokemon Bank, paid members will be able to store up to 6000 Pokemon but free users will only be able to store 300 Pokemon.
These are all of the features confirmed so far for Pokemon Home. Overall, the service looks great but could use a $5 price drop.