The game offers you to play three different battles. Notably, you’ll require a Nintendo Switch subscription for all of them. These battles include single battles, double battles, and multiplayer battles. It is evident that single and double battles are two-player battles. However, if you’re opting to play multiplayer-battles, it’ll require a total of four players.
Selecting a single-player battle, the two players will release one Pokemon from a party at a time. However, if you play a double-player battle, two Pokemon will be released at a time, increasing the difficulty level of the game.
Once you make your way to Route 2 in-game, a Y-comm feature will be made available for you, giving you an advantage of all online features in the game. It includes trading and starting battles with your co-players.
In case your friends are a higher or lower-level player, don’t worry about the same. All the players playing the Pokemon battle will play the same at level 50.
Once you’ve decided the battle you want to play in the ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ game, press the ‘Y’ button on your Joy-Con controller and open the Y-comm menu. Next, press the ‘+’ icon on the screen to get connected to the internet. To remind again, all the players participating in the battle need to have a good internet connection and a Nintendo Switch subscription.
If you’re playing locally, you can link with your friend by clicking on the ‘Link Battle’ option in the Y-comm menu. Next, tap on the ‘+’ button on your Joy-Con to set a link code. All the participants will have to enter the same eight-digit code, which will get you connected. Once done, you can start battling.
Talking about the eight-digit code, it can be anything. Once you’ve decided the same, press the ‘A’ button on your controller to confirm. Notably, if you start a battle without setting a code, you’ll be paired with any random player.
After you’ve matched with the other player, select the Pokemon you want to send to the battlefield. Interestingly, you can also make the rules for the battle. If you want to re-match after one match ends, you have the option to set different rules. On the other hand, if you don’t want to play anymore and end the match, press ‘B’ on the Joy-Con.
Playing with your friends seems interesting, right? So, if you’re one of those who love classic Pokemon, there’s no better way to enjoy it with your friends than playing the ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ game.