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Pokemon Legends: Arceus, BDSP Support Added to Pokemon Home

The service's new 2.0 update lets you store and move Pokemon between the series' latest Nintendo Switch games.

You'll soon be able to transfer Pokemon you've caught in Pokemon Legends: Arceus to other games.
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A big 2.0 update has arrived for the Pokemon Home service, and it gives users the ability to store and transfer Pokemon from the series' most recent games.

The free update adds compatibility with the recently released Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl and Pokemon Legends: Arceus games. Once you download the update, you'll be able to link those titles to Pokemon Home and transfer Pokemon between them.

Additionally, you can move compatible Pokemon caught in other games to Pokemon Legends and Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, and vice versa. For instance, you can bring a Pikachu captured in Pokemon Sword to Pokemon Legends by transferring it through Pokemon Home. However, some details about the Pokemon--such as its level and what moves it knows--may change when bringing it into a different game.

The 2.0 update is now live for both the Switch and mobile versions of the service. As an added bonus, players who link Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl and Pokemon Legends: Arceus to their Pokemon Home account after downloading the update will receive some special free Pokemon.

The Pokemon Home service is available on Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, with different features and functionality on each platform. An annual subscription costs $16. The service also offers a free plan, albeit with much more limited storage capacity.