Pokémon GO integration with Pokémon HOME is now live. Read on below to learn more:
11/12/2020 Update: It’s currently no longer possible to send Ditto from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME, but you can still transfer Ditto from Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee.
Connect Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME for a Melmetal That Can Gigantamax
Pokémon GO Trainers will soon be able to transfer Pokémon to Pokémon HOME, and can receive the Mythical Pokémon Melmetal after their first transfer.
Pokémon GO is now officially connected to Pokémon HOME, giving Trainers the opportunity to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME! This feature is rolling out incrementally to all Trainers based on their current Trainer level. Keep checking Pokémon GO for the opportunity to transfer your Pokémon to Pokémon HOME.
Trainers will use a new feature in Pokémon GO called the GO Transporter to transfer Pokémon to Pokémon HOME. Every time you transfer a Pokémon, some energy will be drained from the GO Transporter. The energy used by the GO Transporter recharges over time, but it can also be replenished with PokéCoins. The energy cost to use the GO Transporter to transfer Pokémon varies depending on the Pokémon.
To celebrate this development, Trainers who transfer a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME will receive the Mythical Pokémon Melmetal. This special Melmetal can Gigantamax in any battle in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield that allows it. This Melmetal can be received as a Mystery Gift in the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME. Trainers can then use the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME to transfer this Melmetal to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield and add it to their team. This is the first time Gigantamax Melmetal has been made available to Trainers, so don’t miss out on this chance to team up with the Mythical Steel-type Pokémon!
After transferring a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME, Trainers can open the Mystery Box in Pokémon GO, causing the rare Mythical Pokémon Meltan to appear on the map for a limited time. Trainers can evolve Meltan into Melmetal by gathering 400 Meltan Candy.
For all the details on how to utilize this new connectivity between Pokémon GO and Pokémon HOME, as well as certain restrictions in how it can be used, be sure to check out the Pokémon HOME official site.