Multiplayer/Co-Op Guide for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Pokemon SV). See how to play Multiplayer, Online & Local play, features, trading, & more!
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Multiplayer Is Possible Between Different Versions
Play multiplayer with up to 4 players, even if you're playing on different versions of the game! Even if you play Scarlet or Violet, you can play together with other players even from far away through the Internet.
Offline Play Is Also Possible With Link Trade
In the Union Circle, you can choose to Link Trade with people nearby or through the Internet. Playing through the Internet will allow you to play with other players around the world. Note that to play via the Internet, you will need a paid subscription to Nintendo Switch Online.
How To Multiplay
Press The X Button & Open The Poke Portal
To play Multiplayer in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you can use the Poke Portal function. The Poke Portal will be available once you visit a Poke Center for the first time.
Select The Union Circle
After opening the Poke Portal, select the Union Circle. The Union Circle will allow you to play with other players.
Create Circle / Join A Circle
|Host||Creates the Circle|
|Member||Participates in the Circle|
If You Are Hosting, Announce To Friends
As the Host that creates the Circle, you will have to tell your friends the 4-digit code for them to use and join your Multiplayer session.
Enter The Code To Join
To join a Circle, you will have to get the 4-digit code from the Host. Input the code in the Join screen to be able to multiplay!
What Can You Do In Multiplayer
|①||Explore Paldea Region with up to 4 people|
|②||Challenge Tera Raid Battle with your friends|
|③||Enjoy a Picnic together|
|④||Trade or Battle against each other|
Explore Paldea Region With Up To 4 People
In Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, you can explore the vast fields of the Paldea region with other players. Enjoy encounters with various Pokemon in unknown fields.
Challenge Tera Raid Battle With Your Friends
Tera Raid Battle is a new feature wherein you take on powerful Terastallized Pokemon! Players can play with up to 4 friends to take on these battles and work together to defeat the Pokemon!Tera Raid Battle Codes Search Board
Enjoy A Picnic Together
Players can have a Picnic together when in Co-Op. In Picnics, you can take a group photo, create Sandwiches, or show off your Pokemon. Your Pokemon can even find Pokemon Eggs by playing with other players.
Trade Or Battle Against Each Other
As in previous titles, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet lets players trade Pokemon between each other, or battle against each other if they want to!Pokemon Trading Forum
About Pokemon Trading
|Type / Description|
|Link Exchange||You can trade a Pokemon of your choice with another player|
|Wonder Trade||Deposit a Pokemon and exchange it for a random Pokemon with trainers around the world|
About Trainer Battles
|Type / Description|
|Casual||- No records of wins and losses being kept|
- All Pokemon can participate
|Ranked||- Ranked change defending on the results of the match|
- Ranked exist for each tier
- The highest ranks compete for placements in the world
|Tournament||- Competitions are held for those who have registered|
- There are official competitions in which participants compete under various rules
- Can be organize by you or others
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