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Release Pokemon
This guide will show you how to release a Pokemon in the game Pokemon Sword and Shield.

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How to Release a Pokemon

Method 1

1. Go to any Pokemon Center.

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2. Go to the Rotomi.

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3. Select Check Boxes.

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4. Select the Pokemon you want to Release.

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5. Choose Release from the choices.

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6. A warning message will appear. If you are sure you want to release the Pokemon, select Yes.

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7. A message will be given stating that the Pokemon has been released.

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Method 2

1. Go to the menu by pressing X in the controls.

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2. Select the Pokemon Tab.

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3. Go to the Boxes tab by pressing R on the controls

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4. Select the Pokemon you want to Release.

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5. Choose Release from the choices.

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6. A warning message will appear. If you are sure you want to release the Pokemon, select Yes.

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7. A message will be given stating that the Pokemon has been released.

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Notes

  • Once you have released a Pokemon you cannot ever get it back. Be absolutely sure that you wish to send a Pokemon away before carrying this action out.
  • Releasing Pokemon is good when your storage box is full and you want to capture or breed more Pokemon. Keep in mind that there are a maximum of 32 storage boxes available, as more boxes will open up once the initial 8 boxes each contain Pokemon.

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