Trading Pokemon is a great way to get version exclusives and new Pokemon. This guide explains How To Trade Pokemon In Pokemon Sword & Shield as although it’s a simple feature, there are multiple versions of trading that players may find confusing.
You can trade very early in the game, as soon as you gain access to the Y-Comm. It’s called the Y-Comm because you use Y to communicate with the servers. Smart, eh? Simply press Y and it opens the Y-Comm menu. From here you can select a number of different items, some of which are trade related.
How To Trade Pokemon In Pokemon Sword & ShieldThere are two primary forms of trading Pokemon in Sword & Shield. When you select Link Trade you can then select to trade with another player from around the world. Or you can choose Link Code. If you want to trade with a particular player, a friend for example, you can both enter the same Link Code and then you will trade with each other. Otherwise simply select trade and wait for another player to be matched with you.
The other form of trading, Surprise Trade, is entirely random. You select a Pokemon from your box and then trade it with a randomly selected player and Pokemon from around the world. That sums up the 3 main methods of trading in the game. Hopefully you find something you like.
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