The Pokemon Company shared some new details about Sword and Shield‘s next DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra, during today’s livestream, but that wasn’t the only information we got during the broadcast. The company also confirmed that Pokemon Go compatibility will be added to Pokemon Home before the year is up.
The Pokemon Company didn’t pin down exactly when this compatibility will go live, but it did reconfirm that it’s coming before the end of 2020. Once it’s added, you’ll be able to transfer Pokemon you’ve caught in Pokemon Go directly to Pokemon Home, which means you can then bring them over into Sword or Shield.
What’s more, you’ll receive a few bonuses if you transfer a pocket monster over from the mobile game to Home. First, you’ll receive the Mystery Box in Pokemon Go. When this is opened, the Mythical Pokemon Meltan will spawn in the wild for a limited time, letting you catch it. You can read more about how that process works in our Meltan guide.