Pokémon Home is a huge addition to the legendary gaming franchise. By tying all the Pokédex entries together, mega-fans had a new milestone to hit. Completing multiple Pokédex libraries is a huge deal to long-time players. Pokémon Legends: Arceus being tied to this is a great thing for the game. This allows players to keep better track of their Trainer adventures across a whole library of games. And with updates adding new features over time, it’s only getting better.
There has also been a major refocus on the game’s systems, all with the aim of attracting players. There have been positive changes to the game, like refining the shiny system. This makes it much easier to get shiny spawns by reducing the time it takes to find them. There have also been things changed that players seem not to like. For one thing, the evolution system has been stripped down, and players have to manually trigger evolutions now. But anyway, back to Pokémon Home.
Will Pokémon Home work with Pokémon Legends: Arceus?
The Pokémon Company has confirmed that Pokémon Home will be functional with Pokémon Legends: Arceus sometime in the next few months. The announcement didn’t give a date, but we can expect the actual patch to be issued soon. The Pokémon Company wants to strike while the iron is hot, and that means getting players invest as soon as possible.
As for what to expect when Pokémon Home compatibility comes, that’s a bit more mysterious. If you’re looking forward to bringing a specific Pokémon with you into Pokémon Legends or adding one to your Pokémon Bank, you might be disappointed.
You can share the box storage system of the Bank with all your games, but the new region’s dex won’t be fully backward-compatible. So you won’t be able to bring all the Hisuian forms to the previous games. The only confirmed case where you can bring Hisuian forms to older games is where the other forms already exist. So in theory, if Hisuian Growlithe is a thing, then you can take that form to any game with Growlithe in it.