Pokémon Legends Arceus: How to Trade Pokémon at Trading Posts

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Pokémon Legends Arceus is a brand new type of Pokémon game, featuring vast open areas to explore. It focuses on the Hisui Region, a region that would eventually become Sinnoh. You're tasked with helping put together the very first Pokédex, studying and cataloguing Pokémon as you go. Trading features in the game, allowing you to swap out Pokémon with other players. Here's how it works.

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We've based this information on pre-release materials for Pokémon Legends Arceus. Details are subject to change once the game launches, so keep an eye out for updates.


How to Trade Pokemon in Pokémon Legends Arceus

To trade Pokémon you will need to head to a Trading Post. So far, we know that there is one located in Jubilife Village, which is your main base of operations at the start of the game. There are a few different kinds of merchants here, including a clothier and a craftworks. The Trading Post will allow you trade Pokémon, but at present we don't have too many details on how it will work.

A player visits the Trading Post in Jubilife City
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What we do know is that you will be able to trade Pokémon with other players. Legends: Arceus won't have ranked battles and certain other multiplayer features usually present in Pokémon games, but players will be able to interact at Trading Posts. You can see this in action in the trailer below (skip to 5:56 if needed).


Trade For Items at Trading Posts

Other than Pokémon Trading, Trading Posts hold items that players can buy. These items can be exchanged for Merit Points, a special currency awarded for trading Pokémon with other players. We've yet to see what these items are, so we'll update this page as soon as we can.

That's all we know so far about trading in Pokémon Legends Arceus. We'll be sure to update this guide once more info is released. In the meantime, be sure to check out our Character Customisation guide. Elsewhere, there's our look at All Legendary and Mythical Pokémon Released So Far.