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Union Circle Guide - How To Trade & Battle

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Union Circle Guide for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Pokemon SV). Learn what you can do with this new feature, catch version exclusive Pokemon and how to trade and more!

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What You Can Do With Union Circle

Feature Overview
  • Travel in the Paldea region with up to 4 Trainers.
    └You can even catch version Exclusive Pokemon
  • Challenge Tera Raid Battles with friends
  • Hatch new eggs by pairing Pokemon with other Trainer's Pokemon
  • Interact with Union Circle Trainers by trading and battling
  • Travel In The Paldea Region With Up To 4 Members
  • Strolling the field in the Paldea region for up to 4 people

    You can explore the vast fields of the Paldea region with other players in the same Union Circle.

    You Can Even Catch Version Exclusive Pokemon

    When you are in a Union Circle with another player with a different version of the game, Exclusive Pokemon may appear when you are near that player. You will be able to catch version Exclusive Pokemon from the other edition than the one you are currently playing.

  • Challenge Tera Raid Battles With Friends
  • Challenge Tera Raid Battle with friends

    Up to four Trainers in the Union Circle can challenge the Tera Raid Battle. Together you can work together and challenge the Tera Raid to make it easier to defeat the boss and get rewards.

    Best Pokemon For Tera Raid Battles & Raid Tips
  • Hatch New Eggs By Pairing Pokemon With Other Trainer's Pokemon
  • Picnic with friends

    You can share a Picnic with other players who are in the same Union Circle. In this Multiplayer mode feature, only the first Pokemon in your team can be taken to the Picnic, and depending on the compatibility with the other member's Pokemon, an Egg may be created and hatched afterwards.

    Egg Hatching & Power Guide
  • Interact With Union Circle Members By Trading And Battling
  • Exchange or play against each other.

    You can interact with your friends in Union Circle through Pokemon Trade and Pokemon Battle. On the other hand, note that while in the Union Circle, you cannot exchange or compete with people outside of this specific circle.

How To Do Union Circle

Union Circle Procedure
  • Press L-Button in the menu to connect online.
    ※Link Trade not required (connect with nearby devices)
  • Open Poke Portal from the menu
  • Select Union Circle
  • Choose create or join a Union Circle
  • Union Circle ends when the host disbands or all guests leave.
  • Press the L-Button In The Menu To Connect Online
  • Press L-Button in the menu to connect online.

    Press the X-button to open the menu, then press the L-button to go online. It is not necessary to use Link, only if you want to connect with nearby devices.

  • Open Poke Portal From The Menu
  • Open Poke Portal from the menu

    Union Circle can be done by selecting Poke Portal from the Menu. Poke Portal will unlock when you first visit the Pokemon Center.

  • Select Union Circle
  • Select Union Circle

    Select Union Circle after opening the Poke Portal.

  • Choose Create Or Join A Union Circle
  • Choose create or join a union circle
    HostCreate a circle
    JoinJoin a Circle

    To become a host, select "Create a Circle" while if you want to participate choose "Join a Circle" .

    Union Circle Recruitment Board

    Make Sure To Share The Password When You Host

    If you're going to host, tell them your password

    If you become a host and create a circle, tell your friends the password displayed at the bottom left. The length of password is 4 digits offline and 6 digits online.

    Enter The Password To Join

    If you want to participate, enter the right passwords

    If you want to participate in Multiplayer, make sure to ask the host for the password then enter the 4-digit or 6-digit password on the input screen.

How To Get Limited Edition Pokemon At Union Circle

Travel With The Main Trainer In A Different Version

When Multiple players are nearby, the Pokemon in the field are synchronized, so if you are near someone with a different version of the Pokemon, you may see a Pokemon that is Exclusive to the their version. Talk via chat or other means of communication to plan and gather at a location where the desired Pokemon appears to obtain it.

Version Exclusive Pokemon May Appear In Area Zero


▲Sample of Multiplaying with a Union Circle member with a different version (Violet Limited)

Also in Area Zero, each player's view of the area (including Pokemon appearing nearby) are synchronized, so there's a high chance that an Exclusive Pokemon from a different version will appear. Since it is synchronized, anyone on the Union Circle may be able to defeat and catch the Pokemon even if it is limited originally to their version at hand.

Communication Is A Must

It is recommended to communicate with others in Area Zero as you cannot see others in this specific area. Communicate your current location or let the know which Research Station you are at, so everyone knows each other's locations.

Area Zero Location & List Of Pokemon Guide

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