This guide will show you How to Battle Online and different kinds of battle you can join with players around the world in the game Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Players can battle online by doing a link battle in the Y-Comm. You can connect with friends by setting up the same link code, or random trainers online by simply starting a battle without setting up a link code.
|How to Start a Link Battle|
|1||Press Y to access the YY Network.|
|2||Press the + button to connect to the internet.|
|3||Select Link Battle.|
|4||Both parties should select Set Link Code and enter the same code. After a while, the battle will begin.|
|5||Choose Single, Double or Multi Battle.|
|6||Start the battle.|
Check out our full article below for more information on battling with friends both on Local Connection and on the Internet.
How to Battle and Trade with Friends
|How to Go to Battle Stadium|
|1||Press X to Access the menu.|
|2||Select the Vs. Icon|
|3||Select the Battle Stadium Option|
Casual Battles are 3-versus-3 Pokemon battles with other players online. Both Single and Double Battles are available.
Casual Battle does not use any kind of ranking system, so this mode is better for casual players, or players wanting to try out a new team without it affecting their standing in Ranked Battle.
Ranked Battles are a competitive online platform for battling with players online. Ranked Battles are 3-versus-3 Pokemon for Single Battles and 4-versus-4 Pokemon for Double Battles.
Ranked Battles feature a player ranking system in which you gain or lose points depending on whether you win or you lose. When you reach a certain amount of points, your rank will be raised, and if you lose a certain amount of points, your rank will be lowered.
In Pokemon Sword and Shield you can join or host online competitions. Online competitions are tournament like format in competing with other trainers around the globe.
Official competions are announced on the official site of Pokemon Sword and Shield, so be sure to keep a close eye to make sure you don't miss any upcoming competitions. You can also host your own online competitions to share with friends or players around the globe.
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|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|
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|List of All Mystery Gift Codes||-||New in Sword and Shield|
|Differences Between Dynamax and Gigantamax||Access Pokemon Boxes on the Road|
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