Pokémon Home, the cloud service that allows trainers to store and transfer their many pocket monsters across different Pokémon games, has an important update — and a warning to players using hacked creatures with “altered attributes.”

An update distributed through the app reads, “It has come to our attention that some users have deposited Pokémon with altered attributes to Pokémon HOME, causing the app to function in ways that were not intended. In response, we will be addressing the presence of these altered Pokémon in Pokémon HOME.”

The update doesn’t specify exactly how Nintendo intends to address the “altered” critters. It does, however, reassure Pokémon players that they need not worry about encountering any hacked Pokémon while using Pokémon Home. “The altered Pokémon addressed in this notice cannot be obtained through any of Pokémon HOME’s trading systems or through normal gameplay in any game in the Pokémon series.”

Pokémon Home is available on Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, with free and premium payment plans for players looking to organize their Pokémon.
 

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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!

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