Your question: Is it safe to surprise trade Pokémon?

There’s a bug in Sword/Shield that can crash your game if you receive a maliciously crafted Pokémon via Surprise Trade. It’ll crash your game when you try to access online features (via Y-COM), preventing online interactions until a patch is released.

Is Surprise Trade safe yet?

Pokemon Sword & Shield News

Pokemon fansite Serebii has reported that the new Sword & Shield patch fixed the issue, so it is now safe to use whenever you need to try and access the Surprise Trade moving forward.

Can you get banned for getting surprise traded a hacked Pokemon?

If you got Pokémon from Wonder Box/Surprise Trade with URLs in their names, they will be blocked from usage. If you have entirely illegal Pokémon such as shinies listed here: … you may be banned.

Should I use surprise trade?

Surprise Trade is a great way to possibly get Pokemon that aren’t in your game (i.e Sword and Shield Version Exclusives), Pokemon with Rare Spawn Rates, all the starter Pokemon, great Pokemon (like Ditto, who is perfect for Breeding), and even shinies!

Can you get Shinies from surprise trade?

It is possible to obtain shiny Pokémon from the surprise trade so fans can attempt to try their luck, but it is one of the most unlikely things to come across the other side of the trade.

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How do surprise trades work?

A Surprise Trade exchanges your Pokemon automatically using the Y-Comm feature. By registering one of your Pokemon, Y-Comm automatically finds a partner to trade with via the internet or local communication.

Is it safe to trade in Pokemon sword?

Completing a Trade

PM trades are very risky—scammers much prefer the privacy of PMs because they can hide their behavior from the moderators. This makes it difficult for the moderators to detect patterns of suspicious behavior, or clues that would lead us to evidence that the person is up to no good.

Is Shiny Mewtwo illegal?

One of my goals is to try to get every legendary Pokemon in their normal and shiny form. But some of them are not legitimately available in shiny form. I know that the first three legendary birds and Mewtwo are legal, since in Pokemon Let’s Go you can get them by doing soft reset.

Can hacked Pokemon ruin your game?

About your game: No need to worry about your game, a Pokémon is just some information stored in your savegame and the OT (original trainer) information is preserved so even if it is a hacked one, you can’t be marked as an illegal trader because you received the Pokémon and did not distribute it.

Can I surprise trade without Nintendo online?

So, how do you perform Surprise Trades? First and foremost, you can’t perform trades without being connected to the internet, and you’ll need a Nintendo Switch Online membership to perform these trades.

Which Pokemon should I trade?

Best Pokemon To Trade In Pokemon GO

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Types Pokemon You Should Trade
Meta Relevant (Good For Gym/Raids) Dragonite Gyarados Tyranitar Blissey Snorlax
Legendaries Articuno Zapdos Moltres Mewtwo Mew Suicune Raikou Entei Ho-Oh Lugia Celebi Groudon Rayquaza Kyogre Latios Latias Deoxys Jirachi Regirock Regice Registeel

Can traded Pokemon be shiny?

From the information I can gather, the Pokemon you are traded is preset and is not coded to have a chance of being Shiny, and therefore you cannot recieve a Shiny from the trade.

Should I release a hacked Pokemon?

As long as you don’t show it off online or use it in multiplayer battles, nothing bad should happen. Maybe keep a box of any hacked Pokemon you receive as a sort of trophy case, to look but not touch. Just remember that no matter what you should never bring an obviously hacked Pokemon into an online activity.

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