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How to add Arceus, Diamond, and Pearl Pokédexes to Pokémon Home 2.0

You can now transfer Pokédexes from the latest Pokémon games.

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Pokémon Home received its 2.0 update late on May 17, making the Pokémon Bank successor compatible with Pokémon Legends: Arceus and other recent games in the beloved Nintendo RPG franchise. Fans have been eagerly anticipating the update, especially those who’ve been waiting to transfer their catches from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl for more than six months. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s new in Pokémon Home 2.0.

Compatible games in Pokémon Home 2.0

Pokémon Home 2.0 adds the three most recent games in the series: Pokémon Legends: Arceus, plus Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. They join the previous compatible games, Pokémon GO, Pokémon Bank, Pokémon Let’s Go, and Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Transferring from Pokémon Legends: Arceus or Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl to Pokémon Home

The three games added to Pokémon Home in update 2.0 have simple transfer procedures, akin to what’s available for Pokémon Sword and Shield.

To start the process, just boot up Pokémon Home and choose which game you’d like to transfer from. Depending on whether you’re bringing Pokémon from Arceus or Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you’ll see all the Pokémon you have either in your Pastures or your Boxes.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl can freely transfer to and from Pokémon Home.

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Either way, you’ll then be able to select where to send your chosen Pokémon. You can either bring them into Pokémon Home or send them to another compatible game.

Pokémon Home transfer restrictions

As with previous games, there are some restrictions on which Pokémon you can transfer to Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. A Pokémon needs to actually be present in the destination game’s Pokédex before you’re able to transfer. Pokémon that aren’t eligible for the transfer you’re attempting will show up with warning signs next to them and you’ll get an error message if you try to move them over.

You should also keep in mind that your Pokémon may behave differently in different games. Pokémon caught in one game may have different moves when they arrive in a new game, but they’ll get their old moves back if they’re transferred back to where they were originally caught.

Pokémon can only be transferred to games where they appear in the Pokédex.

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Pokémon transferred between Arceus and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl in either direction will arrive in a Strange Ball.

Pokémon Bank, Pokémon Go, and Pokémon Let’s Go remain one-way transfers. You can still move Pokémon from those games into Pokémon Home and other compatible games, but you can’t bring a Pokémon from Arceus into Pokémon Go, for example.

Claiming update 2.0 bonus Pokémon

After updating to Pokémon Home 2.0, you’re able to claim a few special Pokémon for your collection. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus players can each receive different Pokémon this way. Once you move a Pokémon from either game to Pokémon Home, just open the mobile version of Pokémon Home to receive your Pokémon as Mystery Gifts.

Moving a Pokémon from Pokémon Legends: Arceus will grant you a Cyndaquil, Oshawott, and Rowlet with maximum effort levels.

You can snag a few bonus Pokémon free after transferring from Pokémon Legends: Arceus or Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

screenshot of Piplup being a cute little guy in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Moving a Pokémon from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will get you a Chimchar, Piplup, and Turtwig with Hidden Abilities.

Pokémon Home Error Code 2-ALZTA-0005 and 10015

Since the Pokémon Home 2.0 update arrived, players on social media have been reporting two different errors: 2-AZTLA-0005 and 10015.

ALZTA errors in Pokémon Home are related to server maintenance. If you get any error code including ALZTA in the name, it’s likely work is happening on the game behind the scenes and you’ll just have to wait until it’s finished. Nintendo Support does suggest some fixes for related codes, though. Deleting your save data for Pokémon Home could clear up the issue (don’t worry: your Pokémon will be safe.) If that doesn’t work, you may want to uninstall Pokémon Home and re-install to make sure you’re running the latest version.

Error 10015 is trickier. It’s a code that’s popping up frequently after the launch of update 2.0 and seems to be affecting a lot of players. Some have suggested on social media that it happens when your account contains hacked Pokémon or bad eggs, which come from corrupted data. Nintendo hasn’t officially addressed this error and some players seeing it say they don’t have any hacked or corrupted eggs, so there’s no way of knowing the actual cause yet. You may want to try re-installing Pokémon Home while waiting on an official fix from Nintendo.

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