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!Check Out Beginner's Guide & Tips!
What Is A Surprise Trade?
Auto Pokemon Trading Using Y-Comm
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
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
|1||Open the Y-Comm menu and select Surprise Trade|
|2||Select the Pokemon you'd like to trade from your Box|
|3||Automatically 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!Check Out All The New Features In Sword And Shield Here!