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Can You Transfer Pokemon from Sword to Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl? Answered

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Can You Transfer Pokemon from Sword to Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl? Answered

Pokemon Home has offered a welcome solution to those who want to trade Pokemon, either between different editions of their own games or to pass on to others. So far, the service has been made compatible with The Pokemon Company’s latest games, but what about the new remakes? Here’s what you need to know about transferring Pokemon from Sword to Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Can You Transfer Pokemon from Sword to Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl? Answered

The answer to this question is both yes and no. The good news is that The Pokemon Company has confirmed that Pokemon Home will be made compatible with both Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, allowing you to transfer your Pokemon from Sword to the new games and vice versa.

However, as is typically the case, there are no plans to make this feature available until several months after its launch. Home will only be made compatible with Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl later in 2022. This is likely to ensure the integrity of the game’s progression, meaning that players are instantly able to complete their Pokedex days after a new game launches via trading.

How to trade in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Once Pokemon Home offers Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl functionality, you’ll be able to transfer Pokemon across from Sword as you would any other game. Until then, though, you’re restricted to using Diamond and Pearl’s in-game trading options: Wonder Trader, Local Trade, and Online Trade.

For the latter of those options, do not that you are required to own a Nintendo Switch Online membership in order to make use of it.

That should give you everything you need to know about transferring Pokemon from Sword to Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.. For more useful tips and guides on the game, be sure to check out our guide wiki. You should also see some related content below that may prove helpful.

As always, if you have a question about a specific topic not answered anywhere on the site, do feel free to reach out in the comment section below and we’ll do our best to lend a hand.

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