How to Trade in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have many features in the game that are useful and help the players to progress a lot easier. You will find useful materials and items while exploring the region of Paldea.

You will also find Pokémon and upgrade them. But sometimes players think about how they can switch their items and useful materials with other players. For that purpose, the game has a trading system through which you can do all these processes.

In this guide, we will discuss how to do trading in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

How Trading Works in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Trading is a system in which you can trade your useable items with your friend and the players who are online. You can trade your Pokémon also which you also have to do in case you want to evolve a Pokémon because there are some Pokémon who evolve by trading. Like past games, Pokémon introduce this system which make the progress a lot easier. Trading works the same for both games, Scarlet and Violet.

How to Access Trading in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

For trading, you need to access the poke portal for that you have to first unlock the trading. You need to progress through the game until you reach Los Platos. There you will find the Poke Center which is also the first Poke Center of the game. After that, you will have the access to the Poke Portal press the X button on your controller to use it.

poke center in los platos

How To Do Local Trading in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

You can also trade locally meaning you don’t need any internet to trade. This trading depends on local players that you know personally. For this trading, you need to make sure that the device is in offline mode.

Make sure your local person has the same system and then go to the Poke Portal. After accessing the portal you need to select the link trading option. Then select the Begin searching option to search for the trading partner. It will take some time to find a partner once you found a partner you will bring it to the current party menu.

Choose the Pokémon that you want to trade and you will see a Poke ball trading on your screen which is the trading process. After that, you will receive a new Pokémon which will be registered in your Pokedex.

local trading through poke portal

How To Trade with your Friend

You can also trade with a specific friend for that you need to go to the link trading and in the Set link code. Both players need to set the same link code in order to trade. For example, you need to write the Code (5554) on both sides and the game will begin to search for the person with the same code. When you link with each other you can trade the Pokémon of your choice.

How To Do Online Trading in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

For this method, you need to make sure that your device is in online mode and the connection is stable. Because sometimes while trading due to the interruption in connection trading will abrupt.

You can between online and offline modes by pressing the L button. To trade with online players go to the link trading and search for the player. You will be linked to a random person online through whom you can trade.

online trading through poke portal

Trade Pokémon of your Choice

For that, you need to go to the Trade link and there you need to put the code of the Pokémon that you want to trade. There is a specific code for every Pokémon in the game you need to put that specific for the Pokémon that you want to trade.

How To Do Surprise Trading in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

For a surprise, trading goes to the Poke Portal and there you will see a Surprise Trade option. Surprise Trading will be available only for online mode. You need to move the Pokémon in the box from your inventory otherwise it will show an error message to you to put the Pokémon in the box.

Select the Pokémon that you want to surprise trade with. After that, the game will save and give you the option to confirm the trading. After the trade will complete you will see a notice on your screen.

surprise trading

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