Pokémon Home Brings "Original Color" Magearna to Trainers for First Time

Pokémon Home is available now for Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android mobile devices, and users are still discovering new features about the popular app.

One particular discovery in the Pokémon Home app revolves around the Mythical Pokémon, Magearna. This isn't just any Magearna, however. The Steel and Fairy-type Pokémon from the Kalos region can be gifted in its "Original Color" to those who transfer all their Pokémon into the app.

This discovery was found during Home's first weekend of availability, but not every trainer was able to obtain it.

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There were conflicting reports that trainers would need to have registered every Pokémon and their unique forms in Pokémon Home to complete the challenge to unlock Magearna. In total, that would account for more than 1,000 different Pokémon and their forms.

However, that doesn't seem to be the case. Serebii is reporting that trainers need to have all 890 Pokémon inside the Pokémon Home app. Joe Merrick, Serebii's webmaster, confirms that the "Living" Dex needs to be in Pokémon Home, meaning that they have to be inside the app, not just registered.

Although some trainers have completed this task, the Magearna gift wouldn't initially appear. Serebii performed a workaround using these steps to make the Mythical Pokémon show up in the gift box:

Step 1: Finish National Dex

Step 2: Shift every Pokémon left 1 box on Switch

Step 3: Check app for gift - None

Step 4: Shift back 1 box to the right

Step 5: Check app

Serebii Note: There are now multiple separate reports of receiving Original Color Magearna in Pokémon HOME for completion of the National Pokédex.
At present it's not appearing for everyone but we are currently investigating. We'll bring more as it comes https://t.co/gDbXkHSvkT pic.twitter.com/hjcSW1U80X

— Serebii.net (@SerebiiNet) February 15, 2020

This special Magearna arrives in Pokémon Home at level 50 with the moves: Flash Cannon, Rest, Defense Curl and its signature attack, Fleur Cannon.

If you're familiar with Magearna, you know its form available during the Pokémon X and Y days was silver in color. The Magearna obtained in Pokémon Home is the fabled "Original Color" Magearna, which sports the colors of a PokeBall.

This Magearna form was found in the code of X and Y but was never released until now. There's no difference in battle prowess between both Magearna forms, but to obtain this rare Pokémon is something hardcore trainers will want to accomplish.

To learn more about the Gift Pokémon in Pokémon Home, including Rotom and the Kanto Starters with their Hidden Abilities, you can read our guide. To transfer your Pokémon to accomplish filling out the National Pokedex, read our guide, here.

Pokémon Home is available now for Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android devices.

Have you been able to complete the National Pokedex in Pokémon Home? Did you get Magearna to appear? Let us know in the comments section.