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HOW TO TRADE Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Shield [ONLINE, LOCAL, and SURRPISE Trades]

HOW TO TRADE Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Shield [ONLINE, LOCAL, and SURRPISE Trades]


Welcome to the NintendoCade channel, I am Danny. With the release of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield for the Nintendo Switch, it brought forth a new generation of Pokemon to battle and catch. Like in past games in the series, you can
trade the Pokemon you catch with others, working on completing your Pokedex. I thought this guide would be helpful to all
that are new to Pokemon or are not aware on how to trade. As you are watching, I appreciate a thumbs
up, especially if you find this helpful. Consider subscribing to NintendoCade
for more videos like this coming your way. Alright, let’s get right into it. Regardless of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield
you chose; this will work the same way on both games. There are different methods and scenarios
on how you can trade Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Shield. So be sure to watch until the very end to
catch everything. Be aware that you will need access to the
Y-Comm menu for any trading to happen. If you just started out, you will
not have access to it right away. You will need to progress in the game until
you meet with Professor Magnolia on Route 2. There you will receive your Dynamax Band
from the Professor. Now you have access to Y-Comm by pressing
the “Y” button on your controller. To trade locally with other players,
start by opening the Y-Comm menu. Select the “Link Trade” option then
select “Start trading” in the submenu. The game will back out of Y-Comm, and you
will know it is searching for nearby players from the bottom left corner message. This method will allow you to trade with anyone
nearby that have setup their game in this method. Once they have found someone, you will be
brought to your inventory of Pokemon you caught. Select the Pokemon you want to trade, and
you will see the one you will receive in return. An animation of the trading process will play
out and the Pokemon’s data will be registered to your Pokedex. The next method is to trade
locally with a specific person. Both players need to access the
Y-Comm menu, then select “Link Trade”. In the submenu, select “Set Link Code”. Both players need to input the same 4-digit
number for it to work. The game will back out to the world and will
search for the player with the same corresponding Link Code. Once found, you can trade Pokemon in the same
manner as the previous method. Be aware, local trading does not need internet
connection, it relies on local communication between Nintendo Switch systems. Now onto trading Pokemon with
other players through the internet. Keep in mind that all online methods will
require you to have an active Nintendo Switch Online service. To trade with random players, first access
the Y-Comm menu. Press on the plus (+) button on your
controller to connect to the internet. Then select “Link Trade” and
select “Start trading” in the submenu. You will then be paired with a
random person to trade with. The rest of the steps should be the
same as the methods shown earlier. Next online method allows you to trade Pokemon
with an intended player of your choice, such as a friend or family. For this to work, both players need to access the Y-Comm menu, then connect online by pressing the plus (+) button. Select “Link Trade” and “Set Link Code” in the submenu. You and the other player will need
to input the same 4-digit Link Code. Once that is done, you are back in the world
and it will start looking for the correct corresponding player. Once found, you will just need to select the
Pokemon you want to trade, and the rest of the process is the same as the others mentioned earlier. The last trade method is the “Surprise trade”. This allows you to be randomly paired with
another player to receive a Pokemon of thier choice, and they receive a Pokemon of your choice. As the name implies, this option is intended for
both parties to be surprised by the unknown incoming traded Pokemon. To initiate this trade, access the Y-Comm
menu, then press the plus (+) button to connect to the internet or disable it for local communication. This method works both local and online. Now, select “Surprise Trade” and an inventory
of all the Pokemon you have caught will be brought up. Select the Pokemon you want to surprise trade with. It will then prompt you to save your
game and to start a Surprise Trade. Select “Start” and the game will begin
searching for another trainer. You can play in the world normally and
trade will happen behind the scenes. It is complete when you see a notice on the
bottom left showing “Trade completed!”. You can see what Pokemon you
received by pressing on the “Y” button. The transfer animation will
play out confirming the trade. So, there you have it. If you found this episode helpful, I would
appreciate a thumbs up, consider subscribing for more helpful videos like this coming your way. I am Danny from the NintendoCade channel,
until next time, thanks for watching!

Comments (5)

  1. Quick Question: Will you be going live tommorow night? And what time? I really want to see you and Eve react Live to the end of your journey.

  2. my favorite youtuber ?

  3. Thanks for the info as always

  4. I tried local but it didn't work it was searching for 10 min

  5. Thank you for tip, I was wondering how you trade pokemon

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