Pokémon HOME, the mobile and Switch application used to store and transfer Pokémon across different games, will enforce anti-cheating measures to tackle issues surrounding hacked monsters, it has been revealed.
The news comes from an update posted within the app itself, which discusses Pokémon “with altered attributes”. You can read the statement below.
“Thank you very much for your continued support of Pokémon HOME. We have addressed an issue regarding Pokémon with altered attributes being deposited in Pokémon HOME. The details are below.
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 message stops short of explaining how these “altered” Pokémon will be addressed exactly, but it does go on to reassure players that you won’t have accidentally come across one through trading or normal gameplay.
“Note: 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.”
Just last week, Pokémon HOME was updated to version 1.2.1 on mobile. If you’re interested, we shared the full patch notes right here.