Multiplayer/Co-Op Guide for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Pokemon SV). See the special features, Online & Local play, Picnics, codes, Union Circle, how to join and 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! You can play together with friends and other players even from far away through the Internet.Differences Of Pokemon Exclusives
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 Union 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 Union 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.
You Can Catch Pokemon From The Other Version
When multiple players are nearby, the Pokemon in the field will be synchronized, so if you are near a player with another version, Pokemon limited to that version may appear. You can communicate via chat and gather at the location where the desired Pokemon appears to obtain it.Union Circle Guide
Challenge Tera Raid Battle With Your Friends
Enjoy A Picnic Together
Trade Or Battle Against Each Other
As in previous titles, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet allows players to interact with other trainers through Pokemon Exchange and Pokemon Battles.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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