Hidden Ability Galar Starters Arrive in Pokémon HOME

Pokémon Sword and Shield’s partner Pokémon Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble arrive as Mystery Gifts in Pokémon HOME with their Hidden Abilities.

Trainers can receive these special Galar region Starter Pokémon starting today. Prior to today, it was impossible to obtain any of these Starter Pokémon with their Hidden Ability.

These Mystery Gift Pokémon must be received using the mobile version of Pokémon HOME. Also, Trainers must transfer at least “one or more Pokémon from Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield to the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME.

Scorbunny has its Hidden Ability Libero, Grookey has its Hidden Ability Grassy Surge, and Sobble has its Hidden Ability Sniper; all three Pokémon are Lv. 5.

Libero changes the Pokémon’s type to the type of the move it’s about to use. Grassy Surge turns the ground into Grassy Terrain when the Pokémon enters a battle. Sniper powers up moves if they become critical hits when attacking.

Receive Galar’s Hidden Ability Starters

  1. In the mobile version of Pokémon HOME, tap the button at the bottom of the screen and open the menu
  2. Select Mystery Gifts
  3. Select Gift Box
  4. Select which gift in your Gift Box you’d like to claim
  5. Select Receive, and the Pokémon will be deposited in your Pokémon HOME Boxes
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