Pokémon Home to launch February 2020

Pokémon Home is to replace the legacy Pokémon Direct Link service.

For fans of the latest "Pokémon" games, a new level of online functionality will arrive in February.

The Pokémon franchise's cloud saving, creature transfer, and online tournament system Pokémon Home will be launching in February 2020, Nintendo announced during its January 9 Pokémon Direct video.

Precise timing for the launch of Pokémon Home is yet to be disclosed.

However, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have previously advised that outgoing service Pokémon Global Link will be retired on February 24.

Pokémon Home will allow players to transfer creatures from the Switch's two entry-level Pikachu- and Eevee-branded "Pokémon: Let's Go" games, or from Pokémon Bank, and into "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield."

Like Pokémon Bank, Pokémon Home is to be a paid service. Again, details regarding this aspect of Pokémon Home are to be announced.