How to Trade Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Guide

Trading has always been one of the key aspects in any Pokémon game. It’s a great chance to acquire some powerful exclusive Pokémon to fill up your Pokédex.

In Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, trading Pokémon is a bit more obscure on just how to do it. Don’t fret, this guide will teach you everything you need to know about how to trade Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

How to Trade Pokémon

Trading Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl requires that you go to a specific area. The Y-Comm is no longer present in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl so you might be surprised it isn’t like it was before. But don’t worry, you can still trade Pokémon. Here’s how.

Go to a Poké Center

Poké Center

On any town that has a Poké Center, you can head over there to trade. You’re not here for healing, so you can ignore Nurse Joy and head straight towards the escalator for downstairs.

Speak with the Trade NPCs

Trade NPC

Once you’ve taken the downstairs escalate you should speak with the NPCs at the counter. They’re going to ask if you’d like to go to the Global Room. Respond with “Yes, With a Link Code” and you’ll be asked what this specific link code is. This is the code your friend will use to enter the Global Room with you.

Global Room

Global Room

You should know a few things about the Global Room. One you can have more than one person in the room. Feel free to have your own little party in the Global Room you’ve made.

Gaining Shiny Pokémon From Trading

Shiny Pokémon are all the latest rage in the community. And wouldn’t you know, trading is one of the best ways to get a Shiny Pokémon? This is more likely to happen if you trade Pokémon with someone from a different country. You can breed it with yours for an increased chance in getting Shiny Pokémon as well as getting dual citizenship.

Can You Trade with Pokémon From Sword and Shield?

Unfortunately not as of yet. While Sword and Shield is playable on the Nintendo Switch, there’s no way you can trade with players who play that game. Which is a shame, considering there are many great Pokémon from the Galar region.

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