Pokémon BDSP Pokémon Home – are they compatible?

Pokémon BDSP Pokémon Home compatibility is coming, but not until 2022

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are remakes of the original Nintendo DS games. They remain faithful to the 2006 originals in almost every way, except for its graphics, as the new instalments adopt a chibi art style, while Pokémon Diamond and Pearl took a pixelated approach. Of course, the latest games feature the starting Pokémon and the generation four Pokédex – though the games don’t include the additional creatures you find in Pokémon Platinum.

It’s no secret that trading is an integral part of the Pokémon franchise. As such, you likely want to know about Pokémon BDSP Pokémon Home compatibility. Is it possible to transfer your loveable creatures through the use of the cloud-based service? Fortunately, the answer is yes – though given Pokémon home is compatible with Sword and Shield, Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu, and Pokémon Go, we’d be surprised if it wasn’t.

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What is Pokémon home?

For those not familiar with Pokémon Home, it’s a cloud-based service that lets you transfer your Pokémon between various games in the series. For example, if you want a Growlithe in Let’s Go Eevee, you can move one across from Pokémon Go if you’ve caught a Growlithe in the location-based title.

Sure, you could trade the old fashioned way with other players, but Pokémon Home offers you a way of transferring creatures without the use of another person – a handy tool if people have a tendency to annoy you.

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When is Pokémon BDSP Pokémon Home compatibility coming?

While we do know that Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are compatible with Pokémon Home – thanks to BDSP’s official website – we don’t have a release date for when the connection becomes available. For now, all we have is a release window for 2022.

However, when Pokémon Home compatibility does come to Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you can transfer Sinnoh region Pokémon to Sword and Shield, or even Pokémon Go.

And that’s everything you need to know about Pokémon BDSP’s Pokémon Home compatibility, make suree you head over to our Pokémon BDSP exclusives guide to see which creatures appear in each version. If you’re after something new to play, check out our picks for the best Switch RPGs here.