Only Pokémon in Galar Pokédex can be transferred to Sword & Shield from Pokémon Home; similar restrictions intended for subsequent titles

Busaiku

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just stated in the Treehouse Live.
From about 25:31 here.


This is absolute garbage.
 
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Birdie

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Oct 26, 2017
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Just revealed on Treehouse with Masuda.

You can't transfer old Pokemon to Sword and Shield unless they're in the Galar Dex.

Ouch.
 

Atheerios

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Masuda from Game Freak just confirmed in the Threehouse Live that similarly to Let's Go, not all 800+ Pokémon will be in the data for the games, only the Pokémon that are part of the Galar Pokédex.

Also Pokémon that aren't part of the Galar Pokédex can't be transfered to SWSH.

More info soon...
 

VegiHam

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Oct 25, 2017
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This is absurd, out of nowhere, and yet somehow not surprising. Game freak gonna game freak.
 

Jessie

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This is the first horseman of the apocalypse. The series simply cannot handle 1000 Pokémon.
 

Wanace

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Wait what? That would be ruinous. My near complete living dex is on Pokemon Bank. I have some Pokemon in there that I caught in the original Ruby on GBA.
 

Joey Ravn

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Oct 27, 2017
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... fuck. Monkey paw strikes again.


Oh. Of course it's due to Let's Go! Of. Fuckin'. Course.
 
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Maple

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This is fucking bullshit.

Seriously. We're now limited to 300-400 Pokemon best case scenario. Terrible.
 

Magnus

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Is the idea that once you unlock the National broader pokedex in the new games that you can then move any Pokemon into Sword and Shield? If so, I'd understand.

But are they saying any Pokemon not in the initial Galar dex are forever trapped in gen 7? Wtf?