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Surprise Trades - Merits & How To Use

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Read this article to understand about Surprise Trades in Pokemon Sword and Shield (SWSH). Learn more about their merits, tips on how to use them efficiently, & more!

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What Is A Surprise Trade?

Auto Pokemon Trading Using Y-Comm

Surprise Trade icon

A Surprise Trade exchanges your Pokemon automatically using the Y-Comm feature. By registering one of your Pokemon, Y-Comm automatically finds a partner to trade with via the internet or local communication.

Merits Of Surprise Trading

Surprise Trade

You never know which Pokemon you can get through a Surprise Trade. You can end up with a rare Pokemon if you're lucky.

How To Do A Surprise Trade

3 Simple Steps To Surprise Trade

No Procedure
1Open the Y-Comm menu and select Surprise Trade
2Select the Pokemon you'd like to trade from your Box
3Automatically trade when you find a partner

Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Reqired

You need to sign up for Nintendo Switch Online (Paid) to use this feature. Local communication can be used without the membership.

Check Out Signing Up For Nintendo Switch Online!

Differences From Wonder Trade

No Wait Time To Find A Partner

Using Wonder Trade in previous games, you were required to wait some time in order to find a partner. With the Surprise Trade feature, you won't have to do this! You can just submit a Pokemon and it will automatically be traded.

You Can Trade Locally

With the Wonder Trade, an internet connection was necessary to carry out the exchange. Surprise trade, however, can be done locally with people nearby too!

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