Pokémon HOME Announced

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Here's a brief excerpt of this update:
A new cloud-based service was announced during the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference and it’s called Pokémon HOME, coming to iOS and Android devices in early 2020.

Pokémon HOME will serve as a hub for players’ Pokémon across a variety of platforms, giving players the ability to connect with Pokémon Bank, Pokémon 3DS Games, Pokémon GO, Pokémon Let’s Go, and the upcoming Pokémon Sword & Shield.
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From what we know:

  • Pokemon Bank (and the 3DS games), GO, and Let's Go can transfer TO Pokemon HOME, but cannot transfer back.
  • Pokemon Sword and Shield (and subsequent future games) can transfer to and from Pokemon HOME
  • The Pokemon HOME app allows for trading locally and online, and is only through smartphones.
In term of stats and abilities, I can guess they'll take the Let's Go route for the GO Pokemon (which means Attack and Defence IVs are mirrored for Sp. Atk and Sp. Def, movesets are randomised, etc.) in terms of stats (and the Pokemon in Let's Go will keep the same stats when transferring to Sword and Shield, more than likely), but I'm unsure how they'll do abilities. Will they be randomised? Will they just all get HAs? That remains to be seen.

There's also the question of whether it will be subscription based. If it is, will it work off of Nintendo Switch Online's subscription, or will it have its own subscription separate from NSO? This is gonna be interesting when more info comes out.
 
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