The Pokemon Company has announced that a link between Pokemon Go and Pokemon Home will be set up “before the end of 2020”. This will allow the transfer of Pokemon between the mobile Pokemon Go app and the Pokemon Sword and Shield Nintendo Switch games.

Revealed by Pokemon Company President and CEO, Tsunekazu Ishihara, the link will enable Pokemon caught in Pokemon Go to “set off on an adventure in the world of Pokemon Sword and Shield by way of Pokemon Home.”

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There’s more to the system than just that, too. If you send a Pokemon from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home, you’ll be able to open a Mystery Box in Pokemon Go. Opening the box will cause the mythical Pokemon Meltan to appear on the map within the Pokemon Go app.

In addition, you’ll also receive a mystery gift in Pokemon Home which contains a special Melmetal capable of Gigantamaxing, for use in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

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The announcement came as part of an update video about Pokemon Sword and Shield, which also revealed the Crown Tundra DLC release date. For more information, check out everything you need to know about Pokemon Home.

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Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.  
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