*UPDATE (June 17, 2021): Gigantamax capable Bulbasaur and Squirtle are now available in Pokémon HOME, with a second distribution of the same two Pokémon, also happening in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, which can be collected by receiving a Mystery Gift via the internet.

 

Gotta receive em’ all!

With more and more Gift Pokémon getting added to Pokémon HOMEwe’ve decided it was high time to start cataloguing them all and provide the details in which to obtain them, starting from your selection of starters, to the Orginal Form Magearna herself and beyond!

So, here’s us doing just that:

 

Latest Pokémon HOME Distributions:

Pokémon: Rowlet (#722)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: May 18, 2022

Distribution Period: May 18, 2022 onwards (No expiration)

Unlock Requirement: Link Pokémon Legends: Arceus with Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0 on mobile devices.

Ability: N/A

 

Known Moves:

  • Gust

Pokémon: Cyndaquil (#155)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: May 18, 2022

Distribution Period: May 18, 2022 onwards (No expiration)

Unlock Requirement: Link Pokémon Legends: Arceus with Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0 on mobile devices.

Level: 5

Ability: N/A

 

Known Moves:

  • Quick Attack

Pokémon: Oshawott (#501)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: May 18, 2022

Distribution Period: May 18, 2022 onwards (No expiration)

Unlock Requirement: Link Pokémon Legends: Arceus with Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0 on mobile devices.

Level: 5

Ability: N/A

 

Known Moves:

  • Tackle

Pokémon: Turtwig (#387)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: May 18, 2022

Distribution Period: May 18, 2022 onwards (No expiration)

Unlock Requirement: Link Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl with Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0 on mobile devices.

Level: 5

Ability: Shell Armor

 

Known Moves:

  • Tackle
  • Withdraw

Pokémon: Chimchar (#380)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: May 18, 2022

Distribution Period: May 18, 2022 onwards (No expiration)

Unlock Requirement: Link Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl with Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0 on mobile devices.

Level: 5

Ability: Iron Fist

 

Known Moves:

  • Scratch
  • Leer

Pokémon: Piplup (#383)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: May 18, 2022

Distribution Period: May 18, 2022 onwards (No expiration)

Unlock Requirement: Link Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl with Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0 on mobile devices.

Level: 5

Ability: Defiant

 

Known Moves:

  • Pound
  • Growl

 

Previous Pokémon HOME Distributions:

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Pokémon: Bulbasaur (#001)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: February 12, 2020

Unlock Requirement: When you first use Pokémon HOME on mobile devices, Grand Oak will let you have your pick of the Kanto starters, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. Simply pick the one you want

Level: 5

Ability: Chlorophyll

 

Known Moves:

  • Tackle
  • Growl
  • Vine Whip

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Pokémon: Charmander (#004)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: February 12, 2020

Unlock Requirement: When you first use Pokémon HOME on mobile devices, Grand Oak will let you have your pick of the Kanto starters, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. Simply pick the one you want

Level: 5

Ability: Solar Power

 

Known Moves:

  • Scratch
  • Growl
  • Ember

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Pokémon: Squirtle (#007)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: February 12, 2020

Unlock Requirement: When you first use Pokémon HOME on mobile devices, Grand Oak will let you have your pick of the Kanto starters, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. Simply pick the one you want

Level: 5

Ability: Rain Dish

 

Known Moves:

  • Tackle
  • Tail Whip
  • Water Gun

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Pokémon: Pikachu (#025)

 

Version: Mobile Application and Nintendo Switch

Release Date: February 12, 2020

Unlock Requirement: Use Pokémon HOME for the first time

Level: 5

Ability: Static

 

Known Moves:

  • Thunder Shock
  • Tail Whip
  • Growl
  • Quick Attack

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Pokémon: Rotom (#479)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: February 12, 2020

Unlock Requirement: Gift for using the GTS

Level: 5

Ability: Levitate

 

Known Moves:

  • Thunder Shock
  • Astonish
  • Double Team

Pokémon: Pichu (#172)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: February 12, 2020

Unlock Requirement: Gift for creating a Binder

Level: 5

Ability: Static

 

Known Moves:

  • Thunder Shock
  • Tail Whip

PH1

Pokémon: Eevee (#133)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: February 12, 2020

Unlock Requirement: Gift for using the WonderBox

Level: 5

Ability: Adaptability

 

Known Moves:

  • Helping Hand
  • Tackle
  • Growl
  • Tail Whip

Gift Pokémon

Pokémon: Grookey (#810)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: June 02, 2020

Unlock Requirement: Gift for connecting to Galar 1 (Trade a Pokémon from either Sword, or Shield, from June 2, 2020 onwards)

Level: 5

Ability: Grassy Surge

 

Known Moves:

  • Scratch
  • Growl

PH5

Pokémon: Scorbunny (#813)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: June 02, 2020

Unlock Requirement: Gift for connecting to Galar 2 (Trade a Pokémon from either Sword, or Shield, from June 2, 2020 onwards)

Level: 5

Ability: Libero

 

Known Moves:

  • Tackle
  • Growl

 

PH6

Pokémon: Sobble (#816)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: June 02, 2020

Unlock Requirement: Gift for connecting to Galar 3 (Trade a Pokémon from either Sword, or Shield, from June 2, 2020 onwards)

Level: 5

Ability: Sniper

 

Known Moves:

  • Pound
  • Growl

Pokémon: Gigantamax capable Bulbasaur (#001)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: June 17, 2021

Distribution Period: June 17, 2021 onwards (No expiration)

Unlock Requirement: Update Pokémon HOME to version 1.4.0 on mobile devices to receive this celebratory Bulbasaur, which when fully evolved into Venusaur, will be able to Gigantamax.

Ability: Overgrow

 

Known Moves:

  • Vine Whip
  • Growth
  • Leech Seed
  • Razor Leaf

Pokémon: Gigantamax capable Squirtle (#007)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: June 17, 2021

Distribution Period: June 17, 2021 onwards (No expiration)

Unlock Requirement: Update Pokémon HOME to version 1.4.0 on mobile devices to receive this celebratory Squirtle, which when fully evolved into Blastoise, will be able to Gigantamax.

Ability: Torrent

 

Known Moves:

  • Water Gun
  • Withdraw
  • Rapid Spin
  • Bite

 

Special Pokémon HOME Distributions:

Pokémon: Original Color Magearna (#801)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: February 14, 2020

Unlock Requirement: Gift for completing the National Pokédex (In the event Magearna doesn’t appear, try shifting every Pokémon one box to the right

Level: 50

Ability: Soul-Heart

 

Known Moves:

  • Fleur Cannon
  • Flash Cannon
  • Defense Curl
  • Rest

Pokémon: Shiny Zeraora (#807)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: June 30, 2020

Distribution Period: June 30, 2020 – July 6, 2020

Unlock Requirement: Gift for 1 million Trainers beating Zeraora 1 million times during Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield

Level: 100

Ability: Volt Absorb

 

Known Moves:

  • Plasma Fists
  • Close Combat
  • Blaze Kick
  • Outrage

Pokémon: Gigantamax capable Melmetal (#809)

 

Version: Mobile Application

Release Date: November 10, 2020

Unlock Requirement: Transfer a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME for the first time!

Level: 100

Ability: Iron Fist

 

Known Moves:

  • Double Iron Bash
  • Hyper Beam
  • Dynamic Punch
  • Thunder Punch

We hope you found this guide helpful!

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: contact@miketendo64.com / jack.lo@miketendo64.com Website: https://miketendo64.com/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyVMO4QgcniAjhLxoyc9n8Q

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