To celebrate the Home update, Nintendo is offering three free Pokémon as Mystery Gifts whenever you complete your first transfer into “Scarlet” and “Violet.” Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly — the three Paldea starters — are all available with their corresponding hidden abilities. Nintendo wasn’t clear whether you can get all three and, if not, whether you can choose between them. Either way, you’ll need to use the Home app on your smartphone to receive them.
In addition, version 3.0.0 and beyond will bring new features, such as exchanging Pokémon Home Points for League Points, the choice currency for crafting TMs, and acquiring training-related items across Paldea. You’ll automatically receive Home Points based on the amount of Pokémon you have stored there. We’re also getting per-game details, allowing you to view each Pokemon’s details as they appeared in specific games.
Perhaps the biggest change is being able to update a Pokemon’s moveset within Pokémon Home before transferring them to your game of choice. You’ll only be able to choose from moves it’s learned until that point, and the only moves you can assign are those learnable from “Sword” and “Shield” onward.
Next up for “Scarlet” and “Violet” are new expansions set to arrive later this year. It’ll be a two-part release that adds 230 Pokemon, so hopefully, you can bring most of the friends from Home you’d previously been forced to abandon.