Every new Pokémon generation begins with two new games launching at once. These different versions of each game come with a number of version-exclusive Pokémon. As a result, trainers who don’t purchase both versions have to rely on trades to complete their regional Pokédexes.
Fortunately, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet allow players to streamline this process through their trade code system. Here’s an overview of how trade codes work in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and what the best trade codes are.
How do trade codes in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet work?
In order to submit a trade code, here’s what trainers must do:
- Head to the in-game Poké Portal
- Connect to the internet
- Click the “Link Trade” button
- Then click the “Set Link Code” and insert your code.
Eventually, they will match with someone who input the same code as them.
The purpose of the best Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trade codes is to match trainers who are looking for a specific trade together. When two trainers input the same code, it suggests to the game that they are looking for a specific kind of Pokémon trade. As a result, standardized trade codes help people find the Pokémon they are looking for more quickly.
Best trade codes for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
As of now, there are no official trade codes established by the Pokémon Company. As a result, the best Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trade codes are fan-made ones established by YouTuber Austin John Plays.
Trainers should note that the ideal codes are all reversible when it comes to the Pokémon being traded. For example, trading a Fuecoco for a Quaxly uses the same code as trading a Quaxly for a Fuecoco. If players who enter this code find themselves in a Fuecoco for Fuecoco trade, they can simply exit the trade and try again until they find someone trading the right Pokémon.
Here is a full overview of Austin John Plays’ list of trade codes and which Pokémon they correspond to:
|Trade Code||Pokémon Scarlet||Pokémon Violet|
|0001 – 0004||Sprigatito||Fuecoco|
|0001 – 0007||Sprigatito||Quaxly|
|0004 – 0007||Fuecoco||Quaxly|
|4448 – 4448||Ditto||Foreign Language Ditto|
|0166 – 0167||Armarouge /
Pokémon holding the Auspicious Armor
Pokémon holding the Malicious Armor
|0319 – 0320||Stonjourner||Eiscue|
|0313 – 0314||Oranguru||Passimian|
|0223 – 0223||Blaze Breed Paldean Tauros||Aqua Breed Paldean Tauros|
|0227 – 0140||Stunky/Skuntank||Gulpin/Swalot|
|0143 – 0114||Drifloon/Drifblim||Misdreavus/Mismagius|
|0337 – 0339||Skrelp/Dragalge||Clauncher/Clawitzer|
|0316 – 0276||Larvitar/Pupitar/Tyranitar||Bagon/Shelgon/Salamence|
|0370 – 0305||Deino/Zweilous/Hydreigon||Dreepy/Drakloak/Dragapult|
|0376 – 0382||Great Tusk||Iron Treads|
|0377 – 0383||Scream Tail||Iron Bundle|
|0378 – 0384||Brute Bonnet||Iron Hands|
|0379 – 0385||Flutter Mane||Iron Jugulis|
|0380 – 0386||Slither Wing||Iron Moth|
|0381 – 0387||Sandy Shocks||Iron Thorns|
|0397 – 0398||Roaring Moon||Iron Valiant|
|0399 – 0400||Koraidon||Miraidon|
Related: Read the best Team builds in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on Gamerjournalist.