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The mobile version of Pokémon HOME has a brand new update, and not only does Version 1.4.0 add some new features, but it also comes with two Mystery Gift surprises! Looking to add Bulbasaur and Squirtle (that can Gigantamax) to your team? Pokémon HOME is distributing the two for free starting today.

Here’s the announcement in the Pokémon HOME app:



Thank you very much for your continued support of Pokémon HOME.

To celebrate the ver. 1.4.0 update for the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME, you’ll be able to receive Bulbasaur and Squirtle as Mystery Gifts in both the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME and Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Once evolved, these Pokémon will be able to Gigantamax!

These Bulbasaur and Squirtle are special – they’ll be able to Gigantamax once evolved into Vensaur and Blastoise, just like the Charmander you can receive from Leon after becoming Champion in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield!

Evolve these Pokémon in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield to have them Gigantamax and show what they can do in battle!

Note: In Pokémon HOME, the Mystery Gifts feature is available only on the mobile device (iOS/Android) version.

Note: Certain features may be unavailable depending on your device or OS version.

Note: Linking Pokémon HOME with Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield is a feature available only on the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME.

Available until Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 23:59 UTC

We hope you continue to enjoy Pokémon HOME!


As for Pokémon HOME’s Version 1.4.0 details, here are the patch notes:


Update info

  • Pokédex features have been expanded, allowing you to view Pokémon’s appearances from various angles.
    • Note: This feature does not apply to certain forms of Pokémon.
  • The Catch Calendar feature has been added to the main menu, allowing you to view your Pokémon in order of the dates on which they were caught.
  • New icons for user profiles have been added. 
  • Announcement display has been improved.
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a uder-friendly experience.


Remember, Bulbasaur and Squirtle are only available through Pokémon HOME’s mobile app and the promotion ends on Wednesday, June 30th at 4:59 p.m. PT | 7:59 p.m. ET.



Pokémon HOME is available for iOS and Android devices via Apple’s App Store and Google Play, as well as the Nintendo Switch.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)