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How to Connect Pokemon GO to Pokemon Home – Is It Possible?

Wanting to know how to connect Pokemon GO to Pokemon Home? You can't quite yet, but there IS a workaround that you can use if you have Let's Go.
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So, you’re curious about whether or not the blessing that is Pokemon Home is going to be something that you can directly benefit from as someone who fancies themselves a Pokemon GO fanatic. Well, it’s a mixed bag, really. Pokemon Home has really revolutionized the lives of Trainers everywhere, as evidenced by the absolutely mental download rate that it’s had, but if you’re wondering how to connect Pokemon GO to Pokemon Home, things aren’t really quite as straightforward.

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How to Connect Pokemon GO to Pokemon Home – Is It Possible?

Pokemon Home currently supports functionality from the following:

  • Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu
  • Pokemon Bank
  • Pokemon Sword and Shield

Conspicuously, you’ll note that Pokemon GO is absent from that list. However, that doesn’t at all mean that you can’t connect your team in Pokemon GO to Pokemon Home at all, it’ll just require a few more steps. As you may have noted, it’s possible to get Pokemon like Melmetal in Pokemon Sword and Shield via transferring the Pokemon from GO to Let’s Go, then from Let’s Go into Home, and from Home into your chosen Galar box. You can’t directly sync up Pokemon Home to Pokemon GO at this stage, but that support is definitely a feature that’s planned for the future and as we see more people wanting to get critters from GO into Sword and Shield, we have no doubt that demand will start to put some pressure on the feature to roll out faster.

Now that you’re a little more clued in about how to connect Pokemon GO to Pokemon Home in what might be one of the most roundabout ways possible, you might want to temper your expectations when it comes to seamless trading between Pokemon GO and Pokemon Sword and Shield. However, as Nintendo has already mentioned, we’ve got full support for the mobile app to look forward to in the future so we have no doubt that we’ll get an upgraded experience very soon. Need a hand with anything else related to Pokemon GO? Check out these other tips and tricks that we’ve put together for your convenience:

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