Pokemon Home details unveiled: https://home.pokemon.com/en-us/
Cost even more than the "future proof" Pokemon Bank per year, and you still need to pay to transfer Pokemon from Bank. Reminder, this used to be free and very easily still could be, we're talking kilobytes of data being transferred here. In fact everything else the service offers could of easily just been in the game, double infact, GTS also used to be and judging still is. Wonder Box is just a better version of surprise trade, 6000 Pokemon amounts to around 3GB which could very easily fit on the console's storage, and Room trade could have been in the game. Much like Nintendo Switch Online, this is a scam.
They're artificially locking content and tweaking numbers to give this service the illusion of value, creating inconveniences to sell the solution. The free version's 30 deposit limit means the GTS, despite being free atleast, will still be worse than prior versions. Putting up a Pokemon of yours and waiting for offers will work the same, but when it comes to offering the requested Pokemon, you'll be at a disadvantage. Those who paid will already have the requested mon ready and waiting in their box while free users will have to scramble to transfer the mon from their game into Home, but by then it'll likely be too late. Also, with the 30 limit, I imagine some people will move Pokemon from Go and Let's Go into Home without being aware they've been Thanos snapped, so they'll just be dead space on already limited storage.
Silliest thing is that the Switch version of Home can't trade. Everything else makes sense from a business sense, gotta make even moar money, but there's no explanation for this. Guess they're just that incompetent. Welp I'm very glad I opted out of this money sink of a series, and I'm also glad Tem Tem is sure to get even more free press.
EDIT: Well opted out of the mainline games since Sun/Moon, not Pokemon entirely. I'm currently playing through Explorers of Sky afterall.Last edited by Lonely_Dolphin - on 29 January 2020