First announced back in February, Pokémon GO and Pokémon Home will be linked up before the end of this year. Tsunekazu Ishihara, the President and CEO of Pokémon Company, confirmed the integration in a presentation (below). With this integration, Pokémon you’ve caught in Pokémon GO will be able to set off on an adventure in the world of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield by way of Pokémon Home.
If you send a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon Home you’ll be able to open a Mystery Box in Pokémon GO. “When this integration GOes live, limited-time events will be happening in Pokémon GO, featuring particular Pokémon. You will be able to activate the Mystery Box after you send a Pokémon to Pokémon HOME from Pokémon GO, and if you open the Mystery Box during the celebration event, you’ll have a chance of encountering a Shiny Meltan!” said the Pokémon company in a statement.
Players will be able to pay PokeCoins in order to shorten the time period of transferring Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon Home.
“In Pokémon GO, players will have a chance to choose what Pokémon HOME account they will transfer Pokémon to by linking to a Nintendo Account that is also linked to the desired Pokémon HOME account.”
Pokémon transferred from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME will not be able to be sent back to Pokémon GO, the company says.
The exact date of the feature has not yet been announced.
Pokémon Home had generated $5.5 million in revenue and surpassed 7 million downloads on GOogle Play Store and Apple App Store, in its first 6 months after being available on mobile.
In a similar manner, Pokémon GO had reached 567.7 million app downloads and surpassed $3.6 billion in global user spending in 4 years, from its release in 2016 to July 2020.
Players caught almost one billion Pokémon and spent a total of $17.5 million during the two-day Pokémon GO Fest 2020 that took place in July.