This is a page guide on how to battle and trade with friends in the game Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on to learn how to use link codes to trade and battle both locally and online.
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Players can trade Pokemon with friends or other players all over the world either locally or online. By using the Link Code feature, you can ensure that you will connect to the correct trainer. However, note that if another unrelated trainer enters the same Link Code at the same time, you might accidentally enter a trade with the wrong player. This is particularly likely to happen online.
|How to Trade Using the YY Network|
|1||Press Y to Access YY Network.|
|2||Press + to connect to the internet, if you wish to do online trade. You do not need to connect to the internet to trade locally.|
|3||To trade Pokemon with friends, select Link Trade.|
|4||Both parties should select Set Link Code and enter the same code. After a while, the trade will begin.|
|5||Press A to select a Pokemon to trade. You'll be able to see what Pokemon your friend will trade before starting, so be sure to check its Stats, Moves and Abilities.|
|6||Press B to cancel if you don't want to agree to the trade.|
In addition to traditional Pokemon trading, players are able to exchange their League Cards as well. For players who've spent some time crafting a professional League Card, or are hoping to get the card of a high-ranking competitive player, you'll definitely need to use this feature.
To trade League Cards with another player, you'll need to access the
Swap Cards feature in YY Network and set a Link Code that you and the other player agree on.
Players can use the Link Battle feature to have a Pokemon battle with a specific player locally or online. As long as yourself and a partner agree on a Link Code, and are both connected to the internet, you can battle with a player anywhere in the world.
|How to Start a Link Battle|
|1||Press Y to access the YY Network.|
|2||Select Link Battle.|
|3||Both parties should select Set Link Code and enter the same code. After a while, the battle will begin.|
|4||Choose Single, Double or Multi Battle.|
|5||Start the battle.|
You can choose among the three types of link battles: Single battle for a one-on-one battle, Double for a one-on-one battle that both can use two pokemon, and Multi for a four players battle with two players on each side.
|Getting a Good Start|
|Things to Know Before Starting Pokemon||How to Adjust Screen Size||Galar Starters|
|Which Starter Pokemon Should You Choose?||How to Get All 3 Starters||Changing Appearance|
|How to Change Your Appearance||How to Change Your Uniform||Pokemon Battles|
|Type Effectiveness and Damage Output||Fishing for Pokemon|
|How to Run Away||-||Building the Best Team|
|How to Build the Best Team||Train Pokemon Like a Pro|
|Catching Legendary Pokemon||-|
|How to Stop Evolutions||How to Release Pokemon|
|How to Get More PC Boxes||-||Online Features|
|How to Add Friends||How to Get and Use the Y-Comm|
|How to Battle and Trade with Friends||-||Pokemon Camp|
|How to Pokemon Camp with Friends||How to Get Toys|
|How to Make Best Curry||-||Useful Information|
|Things to Do Every Day||Useful Characters and Their Locations|
|List of Unrepeatable One-time Events||How to Get Money (Poke Dollars) Fast||New in Sword and Shield|
|Differences Between Dynamax and Gigantamax||Access Pokemon Boxes on the Road|
|How to Get Sweets||Removed Features|
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