How to Trade From Pokémon Go to Pokémon Shield

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Choose the Games that You Want to Trade Between

To begin, choose the game to trade from, OR use the form below.

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This page explains how to trade from Pokémon Go to Pokémon Shield.

What You Need

To send pokémon from Pokémon Go to Pokémon Shield, you need a smartphone with Pokémon Go installed, and a Nintendo Switch with Pokémon Home installed.

Please make sure that your cartridges are genuine Nintendo products! Counterfeit games might not be able to trade. For more information, including contact information for reporting bootlegs, visit Nintendo's anti-piracy web page.

In-Game Requirements

Before you can trade from Pokémon Go to Pokémon Shield:

  • In Pokémon Go, you need to link Pokémon GO to your Nintendo Switch (see below for instructions).
  • In Pokémon Shield, you need to have the Pokédex.

How to Trade

This is a ONE-WAY TRANSFER! Pokémon sent from Pokémon Go to Pokémon Shield cannot be sent back to Pokémon Go!

Download Pokémon Home for Smartphone

To transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Go to Pokémon Shield, first you need to download Pokémon Home to the smartphone where you have installed Pokémon Go. See below for download links.

Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play

Follow the instructions in the smartphone version of Pokémon Home to link it to your Nintendo Account.

In Pokémon Go, go to Settings and choose Pokémon Home, then log into the Nintendo Account that you linked to Pokémon Home.

Send Pokémon to Pokémon Home

In Pokémon Go, from the Pokémon Home option in Settings, choose Send Pokémon. You can optionally pay coins to charge your Pokémon Home Transporter. When you are ready, select Continue.

Choose the pokémon that you want to send to Pokémon Home, then choose Next. THIS IS A ONE-WAY TRANSFER! POKÉMON SENT TO POKÉMON HOME CANNOT BE SENT BACK TO POKÉMON GO! If you are ready, and if your Pokémon Home Transporter has enough energy, choose Transport to send the Pokémon to Pokémon Home.

Download Pokémon Home for Nintendo Switch

Go to the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch and search for Pokémon Home, then download it.

Move Pokémon from Pokémon Home to Pokémon Shield

In Pokémon Home on the Nintendo Switch, choose the Pokémon button, then choose Pokémon Shield from the list of games, and choose Yes to confirm.

You can then move pokémon from the Pokémon Home box to your boxes in Pokémon Shield.