How to set up a local or online multiplayer game in Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee

How to Set Up a Local or Online Multiplayer Game (Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!)

Read on below for instructions on trading or battling with another player in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!.

Additional Information:

  • Two players with a copy of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! can battle or trade with each other online or via local wireless connection.
  • Two players can play co-operatively on one player’s save file – each using their own Poké Ball Plus or the Joy-Con controller.
  • A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to use the online multiplayer features.
  • The option to battle or trade Pokémon becomes available after you have battled your Rival for the first time. Before then, the “Communicate” menu option will be grayed out.

Complete These Steps:

  1. On both systems, launch Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! from the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu.
What do you want to do?

Trade or Battle Pokémon

  1. Press the X Button during gameplay to access the in-game menu.
  2. Select “Communicate.”
    • This option becomes available after you have battled your Rival for the first time.
  3. Select “Play With Others.”
  4. Select “Nearby player” to connect via local wireless or “Faraway player” to connect with another player online.
    • A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to connect online.
  5. Select “Yes” if you are prompted to save your game.

What do you want to do?

Trade Pokémon

  1. Select “Link Trade” on both systems.
  2. Two rows of Pokémon pictures will appear. Have one player (Player 1) select three Pokémon pictures. These will appear at the top of Player 1’s screen. (This is the “link code.”)
  3. Have Player 2 select the same three Pokémon pictures. The Pokémon at the top of both screens should match.
  4. Once the code is entered on both systems, the games will search for each other and connect together.
  5. On both systems, choose a Pokémon to trade, and select “Offer as trade.”
  6. Select “Trade Pokémon” to complete the trade.

Battle Another Player

  1. Select “Single Battle” or “Double Battle” on both systems.
  2. Two rows of Pokémon will appear. Have one player (Player 1) select three Pokémon pictures. These will appear at the top of Player 1’s screen. (This is the “link code.”)
  3. Have Player 2 select the same three Pokémon pictures. The Pokémon at the top of both screens should match.
  4. Once the code is entered on both systems, the games will search for each other and connect together.
  5. Adjust the rules as desired and select the Pokémon to battle.
  6. When ready, select “Confirm” on both systems to begin the battle!
2-Player Adventure

  1. At any point during gameplay, remove the Joy-Con controllers from the system.
    • If Player 1 is using the Joy-Con: Remove both Joy-Con. Have Player 2 shake the Joy-Con (Right) to make their character appear.
    • If Player 1 is using the Poké Ball Plus: Have Player 2 push the Control Stick on a 2nd Poké Ball Plus, then shake it to make their character appear.
  2. To change the controller for one (or both) players, do the following:
    1. Press the X Button, then the Y Button to access the Options Menu. 2. Select “Open Controller Settings.”
    2. Select “Open Controller Settings.”
    3. Select the controller for Player 1 (Poké Ball Plus, Left or Right Joy-Con) by pressing a button on the controller you want to use.
    4. Select the controller for Player 2 (Poké Ball Plus, Left or Right Joy-Con) by pressing a button on the controller you want to use.
  3. When finished, have Player 2 shake their controller again make the character disappear.

Source: Nintendo Support

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