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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet trade codes for version exclusives

As with each new generation of game, Pokemon Scarlet & Violet each have exclusive Pokemon to unlock and we have the trades for them.

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In Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, there are still version-exclusive Pokemon for players to claim, but not everyone has a friend to trade with to catch ’em all. So our guide will tell you the trade codes you need and how to use them.

The Pokedex for Game Freak’s Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is a pretty Le Chonk-y one with 400 Pokemon to catch or evolve others into taking the overall Pokedex into four digits.

As usual, there are differences between Scarlet and Violet, and one of them is the different Pokemon you can catch. In years gone by, players were encouraged to locally trade with players who owned the other version of the game to help fill out their Pokedex.

Nintendo and Game Freak have made it easier for individual players to complete their Pokedex over the years.

So let’s run through Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s trade codes, what they are, and what they’ll get you.

Every Pokemon Scarlet & Violet version-exclusive trade code

Depending on which version you buy, your copy of Pokemon Scarlet or Pokemon Violet will contain version-exclusive Pokemon that simply won’t appear in the other title.

Meaning that if you want to catch every Pokemon and have a completed Pokedex to show for your efforts, you’ll need to trade with a user who has the alternative game e.g if you have Pokemon Scarlet, then you’ll have to trade with someone who has Pokemon Violet and vice versa

There’s also the remote possibility of trading with someone who already has every Pokemon too.

Let’s run through every version-specific creature in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet and the community-recognized trade codes used:

  • If you have Armarouge and want Ceruledge: 0166 – 0167
  • If you have Stonjourner and want Eiscue: 0319 – 0320
  • If you have Oranguru and want Passimian: 0313 – 0314
  • If you have Tauros (Fire) and want Tauros (Water): 0223 – 0223
  • If you have Stunky and want Gulpin: 0227 – 0140
  • If you have Skuntank and want Swalot: 0227 – 0140
  • If you have Drifloon and want Misdreavus: 0143 – 0114
  • If you have Drifblim and want Mismagius: 0143 – 0114
  • If you have Skrelp and want Clauncher: 0337 – 0339
  • If you have Dragalge and want Clawitzer: 0337 – 0339
  • If you have Larvitar and want Bagon: 0316 – 0276
  • If you have Pupitar and want Shelgon: 0316 – 0276
  • If you have Tyranitar and want Salamence: 0316 – 0276
  • If you have Deino and want Dreepy: 0370 – 0305
  • If you have Zweilous and want Drakloak: 0370 – 0305
  • If you have Hydreigon and want Dragapult: 0370 – 0305
  • If you have Great Tusk and want Iron Treads: 0376 – 0382
  • If you have Scream Tail and want Iron Bundle: 0377 – 0383
  • If you have Brute Bonnet and want Iron Hands: 0378 – 0384
  • If you have Flutter Mane and want Iron Jugulis: 0379 – 0385
  • If you have Slither Wing and want Iron Moth: 0380 – 0386
  • If you have Sandy Shocks and want Iron Thorns: 0381 – 0387
  • If you have Roaring Moon and want Iron Valiant: 0397 – 0398
  • If you have Koraidon and want Miraidon: 0399 – 0400
starter pokemon in pokemon scarlet and violet

Every Pokemon Scarlet & Violet starter Pokemon trade code

Every new generation of Pokemon poses a serious question to trainers: which starter Pokemon do you choose? The reality is we’d like to have all three at our disposal, but that would be too easy.

So Game Freak forces you to choose between a fire-type, a water-type, and a grass-type, in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s case: Sprigatito, Fuecoco, or Quaxly.

So, if you’ve selected one and want the other two added to your party, or need them to complete your Pokedex, here are the common trade codes to use:

  • If you have Sprigatito and want Fuecoco: 0001 – 0004
  • If you have Sprigatito and want Quaxly: 0001 – 0007
  • If you have Fuecoco and want Sprigatito: 0001 – 0004
  • If you have Fuecoco and want Quaxly: 0004 – 0007
  • If you have Quaxly and want Sprigatito: 0001 – 0007
  • If you have Quaxly and want Fuecoco: 0004 – 0007

How to use trade codes in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Using trade codes requires a player to visit the Poke Portal and use the Link Trade feature in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

We should point out that these trade codes aren’t officially designated by Game Freak or Nintendo, but by AustinJohnPlays, a content creator whose trade codes have become widely accepted by the community.

For complete instructions on how to use trade codes in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, here is every step:

  1. Boot up your version of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.
  2. Make sure your game is linked to the internet and the connection is stable.
  3. Open up the main menu, in-game, by pushing Y.
  4. Now, go to the Poke Portal option.
  5. From here, select Link Trade.
  6. It’s time to enter one of the trade codes we’ve listed above – depending on what you’re after.
  7. Click Begin Searching.
  8. You need to select the Pokemon you wish to trade in this transaction.
  9. Double-check that you’re happy with what your virtual partner is offering.
  10. Complete the trade and welcome the new Pokemon to your collection!

Always remember to double and triple-check the trade details as it may take several tries until the right Pokemon are agreed upon.


That just about covers everything you need to know about trade codes and how they work in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. If you want even more guides for the game though, we’ve got you covered:

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