Some Pokémon are exclusive to one or the other Pokemon Scarlet Where Pokémon Violet – Pokemon you can’t get unless you trade with someone who has the opposite version of the game. Getting version exclusives isn’t a huge pain if you have friends who are willing to breed and trade their additional pocket monsters. But what if you don’t have friends who play Pokémon? It makes things difficult.
Luckily, industrious Pokemon fans have created a trade link code system for exclusive Pokemon or other creatures that people can’t get from their own games, such as foreign Dittos, which are useful for breeding, and starters. YouTuber Austin John plays is behind most sponsored link codes. He uploaded a video and also posted a handy chart that makes trading easier.
Here’s how it works: Open the Poké Portal and click on the Link Trade option. From here, you’ll have the option to Set Link Code, where you’ll enter the code associated with the Pokemon you want to trade for. You will also be matched with someone who enters this code.
The idea is that when these codes spread, there will be enough people entering the numbers for these trades to occur. There’s a chance you’ll be paired with someone who has the same Pokemon you’re trading, and in that case you’ll simply choose not to trade. So, for example, if you have a Sprigatito and want a Fuecoco, you would enter 0001-0004. A person with a Fuecoco looking to trade for a Sprigatito will enter the same. You are lucky to be paired with either a Fuecoco or a Sprigatito, as the codes are the same. You can just enter the code until you get the correct one.
The numbers are aligned with each Pokémon’s regional Pokédex entry for ease of reference. The process worked multiple times in Polygon’s testing. There are codes for all starters, version exclusives, Pokemon Paradox, and the Legendary Pokemon to ride.
You can see the full list of commercial link codes on Austin John Plays Twitter.