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Pokémon HOME: How to cancel the premium subscription from your Nintendo Switch or Android device

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Pokémon HOME offers a lot of awesome features to help you trade into the service from a host of Pokémon games or to help you trade Pokémon with other users. Anyone who signs up for a premium subscription plan will be automatically enrolled in subscription renewal. If you've tested out the premium subscription and have decided it's not for you, then you're definitely going to want to cancel it. here's how to do that.

How to cancel the premium Pokémon HOME subscription

You will need to cancel the subscription from the version you purchased it from. For instance, if you purchased Pokémon HOME premium from your Nintendo Switch, you won't be able to cancel from the Pokémon HOME smartphone app. In this case, you can only cancel it from your Nintendo Switch.

Cancel on your phone

  1. Open the mobile app.
  2. Tap the screen to get past the start menu.Source: Android Central

  1. Select the hamburger button at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Select Options.Source: Android Central

  1. The next screen will land you on the Account tab. Select Check Plan.
  2. Select Manage Plan Renewal.Source: Android Central

  1. You'll be taken to the Google Play Store to manage your subscription. Select Cancel subscription.
  2. Select the reason why you're cancelling the subscription and then select Continue.Source: Android Central

Cancel on your Nintendo Switch

  1. From the Switch's main menu, select Nintendo eShop.
  2. If there are multiple accounts on your Switch, make sure to select the account that purchased the premium Pokémon HOME subscription.Source: iMore

  1. Select your user icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Scroll down to Your Subscriptions.Source: iMore

  1. Select Turn off Automatic Renewal on the right side of the screen. Note that if it doesn't say Turn off Automatic Renewal, that you either didn't sign up for automatic renewal, or that automatic renewal has already been turned off.
  2. Select Turn Off. Note that the box will tell you how much longer you can currently use the service for.Source: iMore

The premium subscription for Pokémon HOME isn't for everyone. If you don't forsee yourself using this service all that frequently then you likely won't benefit much from the paid version. It's a little strange that you can only cancel your subscription based on which version of the service (mobile or Nintendo Switch) you purchased it from, but that's how it goes.

Additional Equipment

Your gaming sessions can be immensely improved by the proper gear. Here are some of my personal favorite accessories for the Nintendo Switch.

SanDisk 128GB microSD card

SanDisk 128GB micoSD Card (opens in new tab) ($26 at Amazon)

Give your Nintendo Switch more space by purchasing a micro SD card. This one gives you 128GB of storage and has an awesome Mario-theme.

Hori compact playstand for Nintendo Switch

Hori Compact Playstand (opens in new tab) ($13 at Amazon)

Use this stand to prop your Nintendo Switch up when you're playing in tabletop mode or simply when you need to give your hands a break.

Powera Wireless Enhanced Controller Pikachu Mewtwo

PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller - Pikachu vs. Mewtwo (opens in new tab) ($45 at Amazon)

Wirelessly play your favorite Pokémon games while using this fitting controller. It depicts Pikachu and Mewtwo in battle with awesome paintsplatters all around.

Rebecca Spear
Rebecca Spear

Rebecca Spear is a staff writer for Android Central who loves following the latest tech, drawing with her Wacom, and playing video games. You can find her posting about her pets, art, and video game preferences on Twitter @rrspear.