Have you ever heard of the phrase, ‘Friends make everything Better?’
Well, it could not be further from the truth if you are a Pokemon fan. I had to learn the hard way when I was still an amateur at the game.
I had no friends, nor did I belong to any Pokémon community 😕. It made it difficult to get some things done, for instance, trading my Pokémon.
Previously, if you needed to trade your Pokémon, you had to have friends to trade them with. But the game has evolved so much over time that nowadays, it is possible to trade Pokémon without friends.
You can now trade Pokémon with yourself on a Nintendo Switch device. 🎮
Read on to learn more about trading with yourself on Switch. 📖
How to trade Pokémon with yourself
Trading Pokémon with yourself is easy when you have the proper tools 🎮. To do this, first, ensure the Pokémon game you are playing is equipped with this feature.
It could be Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Pokémon Sword and Shield, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon: Let’s Go, and Pikachu! Or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! 🌟Next, make sure you have two Nintendo Switch for the trade. 🎮🎮
To trade with yourself, you should have two accounts of the same Pokémon game. Alternatively, have an account with an equivalent version of your preferred platform.
For instance, you can use Pokémon Scarlet with Pokémon Violet. 🔄
On the two switches, insert the Pokémon game cartridge. Make sure all your data is loaded on the device. Identify the Pokémon you wish to trade. 🕵️♂️
Next, connect the Switch devices for wireless trading. Prepare the Pokémon to be traded by compiling them at a Pokémon party or in a box 📦. Proceed to trade the Pokémon.
You must verify the Pokémon info and stats are accurate before proceeding to save your progress. 🔄📊
That’s it! 🎉
Can you trade Pokémon between your games?
Yes. You can trade Pokémon between your games.
However, for this to be possible, ensure the games are compatible. Also, you need two separate switch consoles logged in to your different games. 🎮🎮
With these, you can easily trade between your games via a local wireless connection. 📡
How do you trade Pokémon on the same account?
It is easy to trade Pokémon on the same account. All you have to do is get two separate switch consoles. Open your account on each device.
📵It is important to note that you should be offline on one device when doing the trading. Once you have traded the Pokémon, go offline on the switch device that was currently in use. Then, go online with the dormant Switch to check and save your progress. 🔄
Can you trade Pokémon between accounts on the same Switch, Scarlet and Violet?
Yes. It is possible to trade Pokémon between accounts on the same Switch in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. 😊
You, however, have to use Pokémon Home to facilitate the trade. With Pokémon Home, you can trade your Pokémon from the Scarlet account and save it to Home.
Later, trade the Pokémon from Home to your Pokémon Violet account. 🔄🎮
Trading, Transferring, Storage
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