Read this article to learn more about the Nintendo Switch Online membership system, how to sign up for it, & how it will be used in Pokemon Sword and Shield and more.
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What Is Nintendo Switch Online?
Get Access To Online Play And More!
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, & 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
|3||Online Max Raid Battles|
|4||Joining Player Camps Online|
You can trade your Pokemon with random people all over the world and get something surprising!Check Out Surprise Trades Guide!
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
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
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
|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
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!