Pokémon HOME is going to get a new update in June, which will change the app’s compatibility with certain operating systems.
The Pokémon Company announced that this update will specifically end support for Pokémon HOME on older Android and iOS devices, meaning it will no longer be usable in any form, according to Pokémon database Serebii.
Specifically, Pokémon HOME will no longer be compatible with the Android 5 operating system. It will also no longer function on iOS 9, 10, or 11, nor be usable on iPhone 5s or iPhone 6 devices.
This is a common occurrence to see in apps that update frequently, with older systems bogging down how developers push new content or updates out.
We have no details on how big or even when this update will go live in June. However, if it is removing compatibility like this, there is a decent chance that this will be a sizable drop with some new features or integration that requires The Pokémon Company to move on from those older models.