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List of Pokemon Sword and Shield trade codes to get version exclusives

Published: 15/Jan/2020 12:48

by Paul Cot


Trading species in Pokemon Sword and Shield can be frustrating if you’re looking for a specific ‘mon. Fortunately, some clever trainers have come together to create trade codes that will partner you with a particular species.

There a lot of trade-able species in the Galar Region, so if you’re doing a random trade the chances of you getting the one you want is unlikely. When performing a trade you can select a four digit trade link code which will connect you with another player who has used the same code.

This is where the intelligence of trainers comes into play. People within the Pokemon community have set various codes to mean trading a particular Pokemon. So, if you’re looking for a version exclusive you can’t find on Sword or Shield, a starter Pokemon or a Ditto, you can now be sure to find one. You can even send Pokemon with items attached to them!

Now you can get version exclusives such as Galarian Ponyta and Galarian Farfetch'd with no issues!

This new method isn’t guaranteed to match you with the Pokemon you want, but if it doesn’t you still have the ability to cancel the trade. However, every time we’ve tried it the Pokemon listed with that code was sent.

How to set up a link trade

Setting it up is easy. Firstly, push Y to get to the trade menu. Make sure you’re connected to the internet, which can be done by making sure the word “Internet” is written in the top-right hand corner of the trade menu.

From there simply click “Link Trade”. You’ll then be given the option to “Start trading” or “Set Link Code” – click the latter as we need set a specific code. Enter the corresponding code (full list below) and click ok.

Pokemon Sword Shield trade menu

Click the final confirmation “Yes” button and you’ll be taken back to the game. Depending on the code used, you’ll probably find a match pretty soon, when you do you’ll receive the following message: “A trade partner has been found! Time for a trade!” If it does a little longer, don’t worry, you’ll be matched whenever someone else is using the same code.

A new screen will pop up showing your Pokemon storage where you can select the species you agreed to. You’ll be able to see all the details of the Pokemon you’re sending in the event you have lots of duplicates.

Once you confirm your selection, you’ll be able to see which Pokemon they’re sending before you confirm the trade. This will allow you to get the species you want without having to sacrifice a potentially lucrative Pokemon. However, you won’t be able to see anything about it other than what Pokemon it is.

Full list of link codes

Here are the specific link codes you can use to find a particular Pokemon:

Version exclusives

In the case of version exclusives, the trade won’t be like for like. You’ll be trading your game’s exclusive with the listed one from the other game.

  • 7201: Deino – Larvitar
  • 7202: Jangmo-o – Goomy
  • 7203: Galarian Farfetch’d – Galarian Ponyta
  • 7204: Turtonator – Drampa
  • 7205: Mawile – Sableye
  • 7206: Gothita – Solosis
  • 7207: Rufflet – Vullaby
  • 7208: Sawk – Throh
  • 7209: Seedot – Lotad
  • 7210: Swirlix – Spritzee
  • 7211: Scarggy- Croagunk
  • 7212: Solrock – Lunatone
  • 7213: Passimian – Oranguru
  • 7214: Basculin (Red Stripe) – Basculin (Blue Stripe)
  • 7215: Galarian Darumaka – Galarian Corsola
  • 7216: Flapple – Appletun
  • 7217: Stonjourner – Eiscue
  • 7218: Zacian – Zamazenta

Ditto is a frequently traded Pokemon in Sword and Shield...


The Transform Pokemon is one, and if not, the most popular Pokemon to trade. Ditto’s unique breeding abilities make it a highly sought after Pokemon in Sword and Shield.

  • 4448: Ditto – Ditto


Obviously only one of Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble is available through the game itself. To get the others you have to rely on trading.

Codes have even been set up for the Kanto starters but Bulbasaur and Squirtle won’t be obtainable until The Isle of Armor DLC releases in June.

  • 7301: Grookey – Scorbunny
  • 7302: Grookey – Sobble
  • 7303: Scorbunny – Sobble
  • 7304: Bulbasaur – Squirtle
  • 7305: Bulbasaur – Charmander
  • 7306: Squirtle – Charmander

Special items

There are even trade codes for Pokemon holding special items:

  • 7107: Onyx with Metal Coat
  • 7108: Rhydon with Protector
  • 7109: Feebas with Prism Scale
  • 7110: Dusclops with Reaper Cloth
  • 7111: Swirlix with Whipped Dream
  • 7112: Spritzee with Satchet

There you have it, no more unknown trades! You can get the exact Pokemon you want just by using a code – the power of the Pokemon community.


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.