Can You Transfer Pokemon Quest Switch Saves To Mobile Phones?

Now that Pokemon Quest is on iOS and Android, many players are left wondering if they can transfer saves between the Nintendo Switch and mobile phones.


Ever since the game made its Nintendo Switch debut back in May, loads of Pokemon Quest players have spent hours making progress in their Pokedex and evolving their Pokemon. Now that the game is available on iOS and Android devices, many trainers have been wondering if they can transfer their Pokemon Quest save data from the Switch to a mobile phone. As it turns out, The Pokemon Company has addressed this concern directly, though players likely won't be too thrilled with the publisher's response.

Can You Transfer Pokemon Quest Saves To Phones?

Even though mobile devices and the Nintendo Switch can interact through functions in other titles, notably the upcoming Nintendo Switch titles Let's Go, Pickachu and Let's Go, Eevee, it appears that there's no way for Pokemon Quest players to transfer their Nintendo Switch save files to iOS or Android phones. According to a post made over on the official Pokemon website, the publisher advises players to "be aware that save data from the Nintendo Switch version of Pokemon Quest cannot be transferred to the mobile versions nor vice versa."

It's a little sad, but as it stands now, there appear to be no plans to implement any kind of save file transfer function to Pokemon Quest. Fortunately, players on any current platform can still take the game with them wherever they go, as mobile phones and the Nintendo Switch are all uniquely suited to portable play.

Despite there being no way to transfer Pokemon Quest save data between the Nintendo Switch and mobile phones, there's still a lot of content for fans to enjoy. We've got helpful guides for players looking to learn more about cooking ingredients and example recipes, plus a comprehensive list of all Pokemon Quest evolution levels and evolved forms. Trainers can also stay up to date on all of the latest developments by heading over to our Pokemon Quest home page or by checking out all of our Pokemon coverage.

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