Pokemon Go Is Currently Working On Regional Transfer Bug Fix

The Pokemon franchise has been quite busy this year, and fans have a lot of content to enjoy. For instance, Pokemon Go and the Pokemon Home app are now connected to each other, and now trainers are given access to transfer from Go to Home as well as into the Switch title, Pokemon Sword & Shield.

This new feature is still new, however, so it’s quite expected that it has its fair share of bugs and glitches. One of its more infamous issues has to do with transferring certain regional versions of Pokemon from the Pokemon Go app to the Pokemon Home one.

Fortunately, the long-standing company behind the franchise has announced that it is currently developing a fix that will address this pesky bug. The Pokemon series is currently on its 8th generation, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that there are so many Pokemon at the moment that are included in its roster of characters.

As of the release of Pokemon Sword & Shield, there are more or less 932 different Pokemon. Although this depends on whether or not fans consider the different forms in the Pokedex.


There are currently more or less 36 Pokemon that have regional versions in the series, and these can either be hatched or caught in Pokemon Go. Unfortunately, players have been encountering a bug in Pokemon Home that causes the different regional Pokemon forms to still use the move sets of their original equivalent.

To put it simply, there’s a chance that transferring the Ice-type Alolan Vulpix to Pokemon Home from Pokemon Go will give the Pokemon Fire-type abilities instead due to the Kantonian Vulpix being a Fire-type.

As a result, the Pokemon in question may not have the same abilities it once had before the transfer was made. It’s definitely not the type of bug that completely ruins the gameplay experience, but it also can’t be argued that it’s a big pain.

On the bright side, the developer is aware that this is an ongoing problem, and it’s currently working hard to release a fix as soon as possible. As a matter of fact, the update containing the aforementioned fix is expected to go live within a few weeks.

According to Serebii.net, a respectable site that’s dedicated to Pokemon news, the regional Pokemon from Pokemon Home that were affected by the bug will slowly but surely revert back to its supposed move sets throughout the following weeks.


Like most video game updates, the patches will be released in waves. As such, players will most likely have to wait a little bit before all the regional Pokemon will go back to normal. In other news, The Pokemon Company has been doing its best to improve and refine Pokemon Home ever since it was released. It’s definitely great to see that it’s still making the necessary changes in order to make it even better.

On the other side of the coin, the mobile AR game, Pokemon Go, still continues to thrive despite the world being in the middle of a pandemic. Recently, leaks from dataminers revealed that the first wave of Generation 6 Pokemon will be introduced in Pokemon Go soon. Hopefully, this bug will be completely resolved once these Pokemon officially go live.

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