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How To Sign Up For Nintendo Switch Online

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Read this article to learn more about the Nintendo Switch Online membership system, how to sign up for it, and how it will be used in Pokemon Sword and Shield (SWSH)!

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What Is Nintendo Switch Online?

Get Access To Online Play And More!

Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online is a paid service for your Switch which gives you access to several new functions, such as saving data to a Cloud, playing many NES and SNES games, and access to a smartphone app.

Is It Necessary For Pokemon Sword & Shield?

Required For Some Features

There are a few features of Pokemon Sword and Shield which are only available if you have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

Nintendo Switch Online Only Features

No Procedure
1 Surprise Trades
2 Battle Stadium
3 Online Max Raid Battles
4 Joining Player Camps Online

Surprise Trades

Surprise Trade Larvitar

You can trade your Pokemon with random people all over the world and get something surprising!

Check Out Surprise Trades Guide!

Battle Stadium

Battle Stadium

Access to the Battle Stadium, where you can rank up and fight players from all over the world, is limited to people with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

Check Out Battle Stadium Features!

Online Max Raid Battles

Online Max Raid Battle

Everyone can do Max Raid Battles locally, but if you want to play with people over the internet, a membership will be required.

Check Out Max Raid Battles Guide!

Joining Player Camps Online

Join Others

You can only join other players' camps on the internet if you have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription!

Check Out Pokemon Camp Features!

How To Sign Up

How To Sign Up For Nintendo Switch Online

No Procedure
1 Go To The Nintendo E-Shop or Website
2 Choose Your Payment Option
3 Sign In To Your Nintendo Account
4 Fill In Your Payment Information

Go To The Nintendo E-Shop

Access the Nintendo E-Shop on your Nintendo Switch. You can also sign up with a smart phone or on the computer by pressing the following link:

Choose Your Payment Option

You will have to choose a payment option here. You can sign up for 1 month, 3 months, or 12 months at a time.

Sign In To Your Nintendo Account

Nintendo Account Sign In

You will be asked to sign in to your Nintendo Account. If you don't have an account, you can create one here by clicking the "Create a Nintendo Account" button at the bottom.

Fill In Your Payment Information

Once you fill in your payment information, you will have access to Nintendo Switch Online. You will now be able to take part in all features of the game!

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