In recent years, Pokémon games have made their way to mobile devices and Nintendo Switch. While that's great in terms of accessibility, The Pokémon Company had to conjure up a new way to make trading and moving monsters between platforms a possibility. Enter Pokémon Home, a cloud-based service the company has introduced during a press conference in Tokyo. It's not tied to a single system and will work with Pokémon Go, the Pokémon Lets Go games and even the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield. You'll even be able to connect it with Pokémon Bank, if you have an account for the monsters you've collected in the 3DS games.
Welcome home, Trainers.— Pokémon (@Pokemon) May 29, 2019
Introducing Pokémon HOME, a cloud service that will work with Nintendo Switch and iOS and Android devices, allowing you to bring over the Pokémon that you've shared adventures with throughout your journey. #PokemonHOME pic.twitter.com/fAlodMrRzh
While details are scant, the company has confirmed that Home features a trading function and says it will allow "you to bring over the Pokémon that you've shared adventures with." That might be a hint that the service will give you a way to port monsters from old games to new ones. We'll know for sure when more details come out before Home goes live in early 2020.