Pokémon Home, the upcoming Pokémon storage software for the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, seems like the be-all-end-all solution for storing and accessing your Pokémon anywhere you like.
The service will also allow players to make online trades directly through the app. While it seems Pokémon Home will be pretty comprehensive, there are a few features that would be nice for players to make up for the lack of the National PokeDex in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
1. Battle Simulator
For many Pokémon, being dropped into Pokémon Home will be a semi-permanent move, as they will not be able to enter Sword and Shield due to the small size of the Galarian Pokedex. Similar to the website Pokemon showdown, it would be nice for players to use these Pokémon in a mobile battle simulator via the Pokémon Home app.
2. Pokedex Themed Rewards
While players cannot complete the National Dex in Sword and Shield, it would be nice if they were incentivized to do so within Pokemon Home, as transferring their Pokémon into the software and completing certain regions can provide item rewards that can be transferred over to a players Sword and Shield save file.
3. Mystery Gift
Just like Pokémon Bank before it, Pokémon Home should provide mystery gifts to players that subscribe to the service as an added bonus. Either special event Pokémon, legendaries, or items, mystery gifts are a great way to thank players for subscribing to the extra service.
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