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    How to Update Pokémon HOME

    In this article, you'll learn how to update Pokémon HOME.

    Note

    • This update must be applied in order to use the game’s online features.
    • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
    • If the console is connected to the internet, the update will download and install automatically.

    On 9 December 2020, a new software update for Pokémon HOME became available for download. Please take a moment to download and install this update while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the Internet.

    Complete these steps

    1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.
    2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
    3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
    4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

    Update history

    Click the version number below for information about the update. Each update also includes all previous updates.

    Ver. 1.2.1 (Released 9 December 2020)

    • For some Pokémon that are transferred from Pokémon GO, we have added a process where "moves that originally shouldn't be learned" are forgotten and "moves that should originally be learned" are learned.
      • This processing has been added to handle the issue that was occurring between 11-16 Nov, 2020 where Pokémon that were being transferred from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME could learn "moves" that they were originally not supposed to learn. (The issue that was causing this problem has already been fixed.)
      • In order to perform this process, there is a need to link the Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield and Pokémon HOME where the target Pokémon exists and to save the game data.
    • Fixed a number of issues so that users can enjoy services more comfortably.

    Ver. 1.2.0 (Released 23 October 2020)

    • The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass #2 "The Crown Tundra" is now supported.
    • Fixed a number of issues so that users can enjoy services more comfortably.

    Ver. 1.1.1 (Released 1 July 2020)

    • Fixed a bug about Pokémon not being registered to the Isle of Armor Pokédex when moving 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.

    Ver. 1.1.0 (Released 17 June 2020)

    • Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass #1 "The Isle of Armor" is now supported.

    Ver. 1.0.1 (Released 18 March 2020)

    • Fixed several issues to improve gameplay experience.