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‘Pokemon Home’ Cloud Service to Officially Launch in February

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It was announced during the livestream presentation of Pokemon Direct on Thursday that cloud-based service Pokemon Home is slated to launch in February for iOS, Nintendo Switch, and Android devices in February.

For those who are curious about this service, Pokemon Home will allow players to store and bring over their captured Pokemon from Pokemon Bank, Pokemon GO, Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu!, and Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee! to your Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield game in the Nintendo Switch. Players will be able to successfully transfer their Pokemon as long as they’ve appeared in the base games or in their upcoming expansions (slated to be released this June and in the fall).

With the use of this service, you will also be able to transfer from Pokemon between the Sword and Shield games as well as their expansions.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield were released worldwide on November 15. The two versions of the game feature Pokemon from the Galar region, and players can choose one of the three basic starter Pokemon namely Gookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. This is also the game where the Gigantamax forms are featured, in which Pikachu, Eevee, Meowth, Butterfree, Charizard, Alcremie, and Corviknight will be having their own, said forms in this game. Two legendary Pokemon will also be introduced.

Other features in the Pokemon Sword and Shield games include the Max Raid Battles, Dynamax, Gigantamax forms, the Battle Stadium, Poke Jobs, Pokemon Camp, and Surprise trades. This is the second Nintendo Switch game for the popular franchise.

The first Nintendo Switch games Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! were released in November 2018. The release of the games was a huge success as it had a record of more than 11.28 million combined sales as of September 2019. This huge number has made the games known as one of the best-selling games for the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo announced previously that the Pokemon Sword and Shield games will have seven net anime shorts titled Twilight Wings (Hakumei no Tsubasa). The shorts will be produced by Studio Colorido, the same studio that produced Fastening Days, Penguin Highway, and Typhoon Noruda).

While a lot of us are still hype for the new games, a new Pokemon movie has been announced—and is confirmed to be a sequel to the previous “I Choose You” film that premiered on 2017. 

The announcement and the unveiling of the new trailer to the upcoming Pokemon anime film titled Pokemon the Movie: Coco happened in the Japanese morning program Oha Suta that aired on January 10. While the previous film was produced in CGI, this upcoming movie will be done in traditional animation.

As of this time, we don’t have much info on what the story of the upcoming film. However, it slated to be released in Japan on July 10. The director for Pokemon the Movie: Coco is Tetsuo Yajima, who previously directed the Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us movie. Long-time Pokemon writer Atsuhiro Tomioka is confirmed to the scriptwriter for the new film.

With this service, there is more reason to finally catch them all!

Source: ANN

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