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Pokémon Home rewards players with more gift Pokémon

Three earned for completing simple milestones so far

A Nintendo Switch console and a phone displaying the Pokémon Home app Image: The Pokémon Company/Nintendo
Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Pokémon Home users will get free Mystery Gift Pokémon for completing certain milestones, they’ve discovered as players begin using the app. These gifts are in addition to the free Pikachu and Kanto starter that players receive with the console and mobile version of the app, respectively. has a running catalog of which gift Pokémon have been handed out so far. They are:

  • Pichu: Awarded after placing your first sticker in the binder.
  • Rotom: Awarded after your first Pokémon deposited into the Global Trade Station is taken.
  • Eevee: Awarded after your first Pokémon deposited into the Wonder Box is taken.

The gift Pokémon will last for a month after activation. If you need help finding your binder, look in your player profile. It’s the large white space above your name, records, and notebook. Click on that space to add stickers and claim your reward.

Players may also receive Mystery Gifts by other means, such as a local event or a code. This official support page from has more details about how Mystery gifts are awarded, and how to claim them.

Pokémon Home launched Tuesday on the Nintendo Switch eShop, Google Play for Android, and the iOS App Store. It allows players to import monsters from Pokémon Sword and Shield, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu, Pokémon Go, and Pokémon Bank. The app’s launch means about 35 new monsters are now available in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

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