Since its release yesterday, there’s been a lot of questions about Pokémon Home, such as how the app interacts with the existing cloud-based service (Pokémon Bank), and what the differences are between the free and paid plans.
If you do end up forking out for a premium subscription, what happens to the Pokémon you’ve deposited when it expires? Here’s the full explanation from the support section of the Pokémon website:
If you deposit 31 or more Pokémon in Pokémon HOME while you have the Premium Plan, and your plan then changes to the no-cost Basic Plan, you will not be able to view or withdraw any Pokémon beyond the 30th Pokémon you deposited.
By re-enrolling in the Premium Plan, you’ll be able to view all the information about the additional Pokémon as well as move them out of Pokémon HOME.
So just to make it clear – you’ll only be able to view and withdraw the first 30 Pokémon you deposited. Beyond this, you’ll have to renew your Premium plan to gain access to the rest.
For the sake of comparison, this is how Pokémon Bank supposedly works when the subscription has expired (via Nintendo Support):
If your Pokemon Bank pass expires, you have a certain amount of time in which to withdraw any Pokemon you currently have stored. Unfortunately, after this period elapses, those Pokemon are lost, and we unfortunately do not have any way to restore them, even if you purchase a new pass.
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