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Pokemon Home explains what happens if you let your Premium Plan lapse

Not as bad as you might think

You may have jumped on the Pokemon Home premium plan from day one, but there might come a time where you'd rather spend the money on something else for a month or two. Wondering what happens if you let your subscription lapse? A note in Pokemon Home explains the situation.

If you deposit 31 or more Pokemon in Pokemon 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 Pokemon beyond the 30th Pokemon you deposited. By re-enrolling in the Premium Plan, you'll be able to view all the information about additional Pokemon as well as move them out of Pokemon HOME.

Remember, if you do decide to give the Premium Plan a try, your subscription is set to auto-renew. You'll have to turn that off if you'd rather handle payments on a month-by-month basis.

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mirby
Wed Feb 12 20 05:48pm
Rating: 4

This is much better than Bank basically saying, "They might still be there, they might not, I dunno." Knowing that they're safe even if a sub lapses is pretty great.

mirby
Wed Feb 12 20 05:48pm
Rating: 4

This is much better than Bank basically saying, "They might still be there, they might not, I dunno." Knowing that they're safe even if a sub lapses is pretty great.

Yeah, Pokémon Bank's staff did random purges on people's accounts that expired. For some people, the Pokémon were deleted almost as soon as the subscription ended, and for some others, they lapsed for years while everything remained intact.

mirby
Thu Feb 13 20 12:05am
Rating: 1

Yeah I know someone who lost their 3DS in 2016 and luckily all their 'mons were still in Bank waiting for them even after all this time. And some of them were caught all the way back in 02.

Home just keeps sounding really suspect to me. Its necessity comes from limitations Game Freak coded into the game themselves. They decide how many Pokemon you can store on your Switch before you need to use their paid service. A single Pokemon requires mere kilobytes of space.

Now, I get that you're paying for the development of the Home software and the bandwidth that gets used when you access your Home Pokemon. But I still suspect they could have made the system in such a way that you could store MANY more Pokemon on your Switch system and trades and transfers could happen through the game itself, much like it did in the DS days.

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