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Pokemon UNITE - Crossplay and Cross Progression Guide
This is a guide on Crossplay and Cross Progression for Pokemon UNITE. Read on for information on how to link your Pokemon Trainer Club account on Mobile (iOS and Android) and Nintendo Switch so you can take advantage of cross platform play!

Does Pokemon Unite Have Crossplay & Cross Progression?

Yes, Crossplay & Cross Progression is Supported!

According to the official Pokemon Unite website, Crossplay is a feature available for Nintendo Switch and Mobile (iOS and Android) devices. This means that players is able to face off against each other in 5v5 team battles across both platforms!

Cross Progression Needs Setup

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In addition to Crossplay, Pokemon Unite players can use their Nintendo Account or Pokemon Trainer Club Account on Nintendo Switch and mobile device, respectively, to save their game data between platforms.

This means you can move all your progress from your Nintendo Switch to your Mobile device once Pokemon Unite releases on Mobile! You can even swap back and forth from Nintendo Switch and mobile whenever you want.

Mobile Release Date: iOS and Android

How to Link Accounts for Cross Progression

This section details on how to link & transfer data from Pokemon UNITE on Nintendo Switch to Mobile (iOS and Android) and vice versa.

How to Link Nintendo Switch to Mobile

1 Download Pokemon UNITE from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) and launch the game.
On the title screen, select Transfer Access to Data.
On the platform log-in screen, choose to link either your Nintendo Account or Pokemon Trainer Club Account - depending on which account you used to play Pokemon UNITE on the Switch.

Important Notes

If you have already started with a fresh save without selecting Transfer Access to Data during the initial setup, you can't link your Switch saved file from there anymore. You may only link your Nintendo Switch save file on the initial log-in screen.

To mitigate this, uninstall the Mobile version of Pokemon UNITE, redownload it, and re-initiate linking.

How to Link Mobile to Nintendo Switch

Before launching your Nintendo Switch version of Pokemon UNITE, go to Settings in the mobile version.
• Go to Account Settings and link your Nintendo Account or Pokemon Trainer Club account.
• Make sure that the accounts are the same as the one you're using in your Nintendo Switch. Additionally, once an account has been linked, it cannot be unlinked anymore.
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4 With your linked Nintendo Account in Step 2, start the Switch version of Pokemon UNITE using the corresponsing Nintendo Account linked to the Mobile version. This should automatically be synced if the Nintendo Account are the same.

If you linked your Pokemon Trainer Club account, link that Trainer Club account on the startup screen!

Important Notes

  • If the Nintendo Account account linked with the Mobile version is different from the account in the Nintendo Switch, the saved data will not be synced.
  • If you started playing on the Nintendo Switch without linking the accounts on the Mobile version, saved data will not be shared.
  • To play with the same saved data, you need to link your Nintendo Account or Pokemon Trainer Club account to the Mobile version before playing on the Nintendo Switch!
  • If the saved data can't be shared to the Nintendo Switch version, prepare another user on the Switch with a different Nintendo account and link that Nintendo account to the Mobile version.

How to Link a Mobile to another Mobile

Go to Settings and choose Account Settings.
Link your Pokemon UNITE save data to either of the following accounts:
• Nintendo Account
• Pokemon Trainer Club
• Google
• Facebook
• Sign in with Apple (available only on iOS, not available for transferring to Android)
2 Download Pokemon UNITE on your new device. Follow the instructions to setup your account and link the account you associated from Step 1.

Important Notes

If you started with a fresh save on the Mobile version without selecting Transfer Access to Data in the initial setup process, you can't link your old Mobile saved file from there.

To mitigate this, uninstall the Mobile version of the app, redownload it, and re-initiate linking.

How to Link a Nintendo Switch to another Nintendo Switch

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To transfer the save data across Nintendo Switches, start the game on the new Nintendo Switch using the Nintendo Account linked to the saved data from the old Nintendo Switch!

What is Crossplay and Cross Progression?

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Crossplay allows you to play with other people online from different platforms. This means that matchmaking can consist of people on either Nintendo Switch or mobile devices. The feature also allows you to register friends from either platform.

Cross Progression

The Cross Progression feature allows you to have a common save file that can be transferred between Nintendo Switch and Mobile versions. This lets you continue your progress on one account regardless of what platform you are playing on.

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