Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Getting Pokémon Home Support Next Week, for Real This Time

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet support is finally being added to Pokémon Home on May 30 after Nintendo announced and then cancelled the update last week.

As reported by Serebii, Pokémon Home will go down ahead of the update as it undergoes maintenance, meaning players won't be able to access the service from 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern on May 29 for six hours.

Though players on the west coast of the U.S. will therefore be able to access Version 3.0 of Pokémon Home at 11pm on May 29, most players around the world will have access to the updated app on May 30. East coast players can access the update at 2am, UK players at 7am, and AEST players at 4pm.

Version 3.0 will allow players to move Pokémon from Scarlet and Violet into Home and vice versa, finally adding the long-awaited feature to the latest pocket monster adventure six months after launch.

It was expected a little sooner, however, as Nintendo announced last week that the update would arrive on May 23 before retracting the statement by saying it "put the cart before the Mudsale" and didn't mean to announce a release date.

It's not the only issue players have had with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet though, as it launched with myriad glitches that continue to persist in different forms.

This was a major factor in our 6/10 review, as IGN said: "The open-world gameplay of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is a brilliant direction for the future of the franchise, but this promising shift is sabotaged by the numerous ways in which Scarlet and Violet feel deeply unfinished."

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.

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