Pokémon Home (Switch, Android, iOS): Software updates (latest: Ver. 2.0.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for Pokémon Home on Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS (originally released on February 11th 2020 in North America, and February 12th 2020 in Europe and Japan).

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Pokémon Home – Ver. 2.0.0

  • Release date: May 17th 2022 (North America) / May 18th 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Android / iOS
  • File size (Mobile): 60.31MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): ???MB
  • Patch notes:

Nintendo Switch version

  • Support for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl
  • Support for Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  • Added software for Research Tasks
  • Added software for Pokémon Home points

Mobile version

  • Added compatibility with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl
  • Added compatibility with Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  • Added Pokédex info from various games
  • Added Challenges and stickers
  • Added information about where a Pokémon was first met to its details screen
  • Additional details:

This major update brings the following to the app:

  • adds compatibility with Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl
    • Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, and Pokémon Shield will be mutually compatible with Pokémon HOME, and you will be able to deposit and withdraw Pokémon to and from each of these games. For example, you will be able to take a Pikachu that you caught in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield into Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, or Pokémon Shining Pearl.
      • Please note that transferring Pokémon to a game they were not originally caught in may cause certain changes to known moves, level, and what type of Poké Ball they were caught in.
        •  The moves that Pokémon can learn in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, and Pokémon Shield differ from those that they can learn in other games, so a Pokémon’s moves will not be reflected when it is transferred to another game. When a Pokémon is taken to another game for the first time, the moves it can use will be determined by its level. 
          • A Pokémon caught in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and transferred to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield will keep the moves they had in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee! A Pokémon caught in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, or Pokémon Shining Pearl will have moves that correspond to its level. A Pokémon caught in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, or Pokémon Shield cannot be transferred back to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
      • Since Pokémon Legends: Arceus takes place in the distant past of the world of Pokémon, Poké Balls from the other games do not yet exist. So, when Pokémon caught in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, or Pokémon Shield are transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus, they will appear in Strange Balls. Likewise, when Pokémon caught in Pokémon Legends: Arceus are transferred to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl, they will also appear in Strange Balls. When transferred to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield, however, they will appear in standard Poké Balls.
      • You can check on the condition of Pokémon deposited from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl to Pokémon HOME as well as their other details.​
        • Special Pokémon that can only be caught once during regular gameplay can only be deposited once per save data to Pokémon HOME.
        • Some Pokémon, such as those obtained through unintended means or by illicit modification, cannot be deposited into Pokémon HOME.
        • If there are any other problems with the Pokémon, it cannot be deposited into Pokémon HOME.
      • You can view the effort levels of Pokémon deposited from Pokémon Legends: Arceus to Pokémon HOME as well as its other details.​
      • The objective of Pokémon Legends: Arceus is to help compile the Hisui region’s first Pokédex. As such, the National Pokédex in Pokémon HOME will update its Pokédex entries based on your completion of the Pokédex in your Pokémon Legends: Arceus save data.​ If a Pokédex entry in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is incomplete, you will not be able to see that Pokédex entry in Pokémon HOME.
  • adds the Pokédex of each game
    • Until now, the only Pokédex in Pokémon HOME was the National Pokédex. But starting from version 2.0.0, the Pokédex from each game will be added.​ Pokémon in your Boxes in Pokémon HOME will be registered in their respective game’s Pokédex after version 2.0.0 of Pokémon HOME is installed.​ Pokémon that aren’t in a Box when the ver. 2.0.0 update is installed, such as those that have been traded away, will not be registered.
  • adds new Stickers
    • Players can obtain stickers by completing achievements by meeting certain conditions in the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME. New achievements and stickers based on Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl will be added from version 2.0.0 onwards.

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.5.3

  • Release date: December 28th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: No (more details)
  • Platforms: Android / iOS
  • File size (Mobile): 27.05MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): 38MB
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed an issue in the Pokémon list where the scroll bar kept returning to the very top.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.5.2

  • Release date: November 29th 2021 (North America) / November 30th 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Platforms: Android / iOS
  • File size (Mobile): 63.20MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): ???
  • Patch notes:
  • Changed the method for switching how the Catch Calendar is displayed.
    • Catch Calendar can be viewed in a day-by-day or month-by-month format.
  • Fixed an issue in which users could become unable to log in to the app if their mobile device was set to certain languages.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.5.1

  • Release date: October 6th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: No (more details)
  • Platforms: Android / iOS
  • File size (Mobile): 27.09MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): ???
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed an issue in which the Trainer Info of certain Pokémon would not display properly.
    • Note: If any Trainer Info marked as yours was affected by this issue, after the update you will need to mark the properly displayed Trainer Info as yours again.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.5.0

  • Release date: September 21st 2021 (North America) / September 22nd 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Platforms: Android / iOS
  • File size (Mobile): 64.80MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): ???
  • Patch notes:
  • Added a Trainer Info feature that allows users to mark themselves as the Original Trainer for Pokémon they caught in any game.
  • Added a feature allowing users to search for Pokémon that other people are asking for in the GTS.
  • Added conditions allowing users to specify a Pokémon’s form and language when searching the GTS.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.4.1

  • Release date: June 21st 2021 (North America) / June 22nd 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: No (more details)
  • Platforms: Android / iOS
  • File size (Mobile): 69MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): Yes
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed an issue in which the user would be unable to log in if they had no Pokémon deposited in Pokémon HOME.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.4.0

  • Release date: June 16th 2021 (North America) / June 17th 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Platforms: Android / iOS
  • File size (Mobile): 69MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): Yes
  • Patch notes:
  • Pokédex features have been expanded, allowing you to view Pokémon’s appearances from various angles.
    • Note: This feature does not apply to certain forms of Pokémon.
  • The Catch Calendar feature has been added to the main menu, allowing you to view your Pokémon in order of the dates on which they were caught.
  • New icons for user profiles have been added.
  • Announcement display has been improved.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
  • Additional notes: Starting with this update, the app is no longer compatible with the following OSes and devices: Android 5, iOS 9, iOS 10, iOS 11, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6.
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.2.1 (Switch) / Ver. 1.3.3 (Mobile)

  • Release date: April 1st 2021 (North America) / April 2nd 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: No (more details)
  • Platforms: Android / iOS
  • File size: 25MB (Mobile)
  • Additional download (Mobile): 5MB
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed an issue in which the user would not be returned to the app from the Nintendo Account link screen.
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.2.1 (Switch) / Ver. 1.3.2 (Mobile)

  • Release date: February 11th 2021 (North America) / February 12th 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: No (more details)
  • Platforms: Android / iOS
  • File size: 58MB (Mobile)
  • Additional download (Mobile): 5MB
  • Patch notes:
  • A “Receive all Pokémon” feature has been added to the Wonder Box.
  • The date a Pokémon was first met is now displayed in its Trainer notes.
  • From the “OT” (Original Trainer) field in a Pokémon’s detailed information, you can now search for Pokémon with the same original Trainer.
  • You can now specify “Language” and “Poké Ball” when searching for Pokémon.
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.2.1 (Switch) / Ver. 1.3.1 (Mobile)

  • Release date: November 30th 2020 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: No (more details)
  • Platforms: Android / iOS
  • File size: 28MB (Mobile)
  • Additional download (Mobile): 5MB
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed layout disruption that occurred on certain devices when receiving Pokémon sent from Pokémon GO.
  • Fixed an issue where trading multiple Pokémon using the Wonder Box would sometimes cause the same users to trade with each other several times.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.2.0 (Switch) / Ver. 1.3.0 (Mobile)

  • Release date: October 22nd 2020 (North America) / October 23rd 2020 (Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Android / iOS
  • File size: 62MB (Mobile)
  • Additional download (Mobile): 5MB
  • Patch notes:
  • Added compatibility with The Crown Tundra, part two of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.
  • Added a save feature for search and sorting settings in Pokémon Boxes.
  • Added the category “Popular Pokémon (excluding special Pokémon)” to trade ranking.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.1.1 (Switch) / Ver. 1.2.1 (Mobile)

  • Release date: August 16th 2020 (North America) / August 17th 2020 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Android / iOS
  • File size: 68MB (Mobile)
  • Additional download (Mobile): No
  • Patch notes:
  • Improved search result filters for the GTS “Search for Pokémon” function.
  • Added the ability to place multiple Pokémon in the Wonder Box at once.
  • Revised Challenge completion messages for improved clarity on what Challenge you’ve completed.
  • Added the ability to view Pokémon’s Natures under Pokémon Rankings in Battle Data.
  • Added a Back button to Battle Data screens.
  • Added new informational feature.
  • Fixed a bug about Pokémon not being registered to the Isle of Armor Pokédex when taking Pokémon from Pokémon HOME to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield.
    • After downloading the update data, connect Pokémon HOME to Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield and save in Pokémon HOME to register the Pokémon that was not registered in Pokédex.
  • Made various other fixes.
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.1.0 (Switch) / Ver. 1.2.0 (Mobile)

  • Release date: June 17th 2020 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Android / iOS
  • File size: 44MB (Mobile)
  • Additional download (Mobile): No
  • Patch notes:
  • Added compatibility with The Isle of Armor, the first wave of content for the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.
  • Updated the GTS so that impossible search conditions cannot be set under “Pokémon wanted.”
  • Improved the Pokémon Box labeling function.
  • Made various other fixes.
  • List of changes:
  • adds compatibility with the Isle of Armor DLC for Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.1.0

  • Release date: March 25th 2020 (North America) / March 26th 2020 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Android / iOS
  • File size: 68MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): No
  • Patch notes:
  • The Battle Data feature has been implemented.
  • The bug where the information for Gigantamax Alcremie would sometimes not be registered to the Pokédex has been fixed.
  • Other issues have been fixed.
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.0.11

  • Release date: March 25th 2020 (North America) / March 26th 2020 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Android / iOS
  • File size: 25MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): No
  • Patch notes:

Bug fixes

  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.0.1

  • Release date: March 17th 2020 (North America) / March 18th 2020 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch
  • Patch notes:

Fixed several issues to improve gameplay experience.

  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.0.10

  • Release date: March 2nd 2020 (North America) / March 3rd 2020 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Android / iOS
  • File size: 43MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): No
  • Patch notes:

Bug fixes

  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.0.9

  • Release date: February 24th 2020 (North America) / February 25th 2020 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Android / iOS
  • File size: 29MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): No
  • Patch notes:

Bug fixes

  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.0.8

  • Release date: February 19th 2020 (North America) / February 20th 2020 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Android / iOS
  • File size: 39MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): No
  • Patch notes:

Bug fixes

  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.0.7

  • Release date: February 18th 2020 (North America) / February 19th 2020 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Android / iOS
  • File size: 28MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): No
  • Patch notes:

Bug fixes

  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.0.6

  • Release date: February 17th 2020 (North America) / February 18th 2020 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Android / iOS
  • File size: 28MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): No
  • Patch notes:

Bug fixes

  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.0.4

  • Release date: February 13th 2020 (North America) / February 14th 2020 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Android / iOS
  • File size: 25MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): No
  • Patch notes:

Bug fixes

  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: February 12th 2020 (North America, Europe) / February 12th 2020 (Japan)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Android / iOS
  • File size: 24.62MB
  • Additional download (Mobile): No
  • Patch notes:

Bug fixes

  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: see links above

Pokémon Home – Ver. 1.0.0

  • Release date: February 11th 2020 (North America) / February 12th 2020 (Europe, Japan)
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch / Android / iOS
  • Additional download (Mobile): Yes (38MB)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • Additional notes: this is the initial version of the app.
  • Source: see links above

How to download updates for Pokémon Home for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Pokémon Home, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;

OR

  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.

To download updates on Mobile devices, you have two options:

  • tap on the notification that should appear on your phone;
  • go to the App Store / Google Play Store, and more precisely to the “My Apps & Games” section > Installed tab (Play Store, Android) or the Updates tab (AppStore, iOS).

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