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Surprise Trade - How To Use
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Surprise Trade - How To Use

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Read this Pokemon Sword and Shield guide on how to use Surprise Trade. Learn about how to Surprise Trade, not working / searching fix, surprise trade benefits, and more!

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Surprise Trade Not Working / Searching

Make Sure To Connect Online

If you aren't able to utilize your Surprise Trades, make sure that you Switch is connected online. Your Switch is automatically set to your "local area" so you might need to manually shift into an internet connection, rather than a local one.

Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Required

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!

What Is Surprise Trade?

Automatic Pokemon Trading Using Y-Comm

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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.

Surprise Trading Benefits

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 Use 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

Difference 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 & 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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