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When Will Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Be Compatible With Pokémon Home?

Players have always had a way to trade their Pokémon through the generations of "Pokémon" games. However, "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet" didn't release with the ability to connect to "Pokémon Home," the Nintendo Switch app that acts as a hub for moving Pokémon between games. This has left many players wondering when they'd be able to interact with their beloved Pokémon. 

There have been several different apps or methods over the years and on various Nintendo consoles, but it hasn't always been straightforward (via iMore). However, after working to get some rarer "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet" Pokémon, some trainers may be ready to move them into safekeeping and retire the creatures to their collection forever. Plus, with anticipated legendary Pokémon possibly coming to the Generation Nine games, players may want to offload a few Pokémon they don't regularly use somewhere safe.

Nintendo has given players an idea of when they'll see "Pokémon Home" connect with "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet," here's what's known.

Pokémon can go Home in Spring 2023

In November 2022, the Pokémon Company released a news update detailing how "Pokémon Home," "Pokémon Scarlet," and "Pokémon Violet" would work together following updates to the "Pokémon Home" service. The post announced that Pokémon would be able to move between Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet" in Spring 2023. While fans haven't been able to export Pokémon from the new titles into "Pokémon Home," there are some integrations between the three coming in early 2023.

Some expect Battle Stadium statistics for "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet" to be added to "Pokémon Home" – specifically the mobile version — sometime in February (per Game8). This would allow players to see certain battle information, including data on past teams, held items, abilities, moves, and performance in previous Pokémon battles. For players that like to enter each match as prepared as possible, this can be a game-changer for competitive game modes. Plus, seeing this information from a mobile device makes it easily accessible while in the middle of battle.

It's worth noting that once "Pokémon Home" does become fully compatible with "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet," players will only be able to move Pokémon into the new titles if they are available in the Generation Nine Pokédex.