This page describes how to connect Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl with Pokémon HOME.
What is Pokemon HOME?
Pokémon HOME is the current generation of online Pokémon creature storage–basically the successor of Pokémon Bank. It’s an app developed by Nintendo, available for free on the Nintendo Switch (via the eShop) and mobile devices (via the Apple store or Play store etc.).
How to Use Pokemon HOME
When you first open Pokemon HOME, you must link a Nintendo Account. If you don’t already have one, it’s free to create a Nintendo Account, via your Nintendo Switch or Internet browser on your computer/mobile device.
Free Versus Paid Plan
Although Pokémon HOME is a free app, there are limitations unless you pay for a subscription.
|Feature||Free users||Paid users|
|Number of Pokémon that can be stored.||30||6000|
|Number of Pokémon in Surprise Box.||3||10|
|Number of Pokémon in GTS||1||3|
|Set up a trade room||Join only||Host or join|
|Transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Bank||No||Yes|
Nintendo Switch Versus Mobile Devices
Additionally, some features are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version or the mobile device version.
|Feature||Nintendo Switch||Mobile devices|
|Transfer Pokémon from Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee||Yes||No|
|Transfer Pokémon between HOME and Sword/Shield||Yes||No|
|Transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Bank||Yes||Yes|
|Transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO||Yes||Yes|
|Trade Pokémon between Pokémon HOME||No||Yes|
|Receive Mystery Gifts in Pokémon HOME||No||Yes|
|Check Battle Data and News||No||Yes|
|Exchange HOME points for BP||Yes||No|