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This guide will show you how you can increase the number of PC Boxes for storing your Pokemon in the game Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on to find out the maximum number of PC Boxes, and how to unlock all of them.
PC Boxes are where you store Pokemon that are not included in your current party of 6 Pokemon.
New to Pokemon Sword and Shield, newly caught wild Pokemon can either be placed in a box as normal, or switched out for a Pokemon currently in the party.
PC boxes can be of great help when breeding for strong Pokemon, as you'll need a lot of storage to hold all of the Pokemon and Eggs produced through Pokemon breeding. This can also be of great use when Shiny Hunting, as breeding Pokemon using the Masuda Method is one of the most effective ways to obtain Shiny Pokemon.
At the start of the game, you will have 8 PC boxes in total, which is not nearly enough for any kind of serious breeding or mass catching. This method will easily add more PC boxes to put your Pokemon collection into.
Go to the menu by pressing the X Button to open up the main menu.
From the menu, choose Pokemon and press the R button to access the Boxes. Take note that you will need to progress about one hour into the story to get the Pokemon Box Link in order to access the Boxes from the menu; otherwise, you will only be able to access Boxes from a Pokemon Center, like in previous games.
You can also go to any Pokemon Center to access the PC boxes. To do so, visit any Pokemon Center and head to the Rotomi and select Check Boxes.
You will need to move at least one Pokemon to each empty PC box that is currently available.
Exit the Boxes menu after putting at least one pokemon in each PC box.
Then, open the Boxes menu and you will now have twice as many boxes as before. The first time you do this, your number of Boxes will be doubled to 16, and on repeating these steps again, your number of Boxes will be doubled to 32 if you've already caught Eternatus, or capped at 31 before catching Eternatus.
After you catch Eternatus, your number of Boxes will automatically increase to 32. The presumable reason for this is to prevent the player from filling all their Boxes and being unable to catch Eternatus.
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|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|
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|Differences Between Dynamax and Gigantamax||Access Pokemon Boxes on the Road|
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