So, your six Pokemon slots are full and you want access to your Pokemon while exploring the Galar region? Well, you’re going to need to know how to use Pokemon box link. This link comes in the form of an item called PC box link and was first introduced in Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu versions to help streamline the overall catching process.

In this article, we’re going to go through all you need to know about how to use the Pokemon box link so you too can switch up your lineup in an instant!

How to use Pokemon box link in Pokemon Sword and Shield


Now, you’re wanting to know how to use the Pokemon box link in Sword and Shield, here’s the steps you’ll need to follow to do so:

  1. Reach at least the first Wild Area

    In Pokemon Sword and Shield, you may have missed exactly when you received the PC box link item as many just mash buttons to get through any in-game dialogue, but you actually get it as soon as you enter the Wild Area for the first time. So, if you’re past that point, you should be good to go.

  2. Enter the Wild Area or a Route

    To use the PC box link item you need to be in either the Wild Area or on a Route

  3. Open your Menu

    press X to open your Menu

  4. Select your Pokemon to switch

    Select Pokemon to see your current lineup and then press the R button which will open your Box, allowing you to access any Pokemon in your PC.

  5. Switch your Pokemon

    Choose your Pokemon to switch from/to your party


That’s it, now you know how to use Pokemon box link in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Enjoy switching up your party on the go! We hope that these steps made it easy to access a whole host of new Pokemon from your PC.

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