Hello! Welcome to the Rawkhet Pokemon Trade Guide. If you’ve never traded with us before (that’s right, even if you have traded with others – and especially if you’ve never traded before), please take a moment to peruse this Trade Guide. We promise it’s faster than the safety video of an airliner, and will help us connect without a hitch.

Questions unrelated to the trading process? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

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Better Trades

Here are some important pointers that will help the trade be fast and smooth.


  1. DO NOT TRADE junk Pokemon that will trade evolve (e.g. Kadabra, Haunter, Machoke, Graveler, Boldore, Gurdurr, Phantump, Pumpkaboo). Doing so will greatly delay trades as we’ll have to wait for the evolution animation to complete.
  2. It’s cute, but try not to trade us a Pokemon of the same species as the one we’re trading you. For example, don’t trade us an Eevee if we’re also sending you an Eevee. It’s very confusing for us!
  3. Figure out which are the junk Pokemon you are trading me before we begin – sort your boxes if necessary. It’ll save us both time if you don’t have to look through your boxes for them mid-trade.
  4. Our Trainer Name is ALWAYS just “Rawkhet”.
  5. Upon purchase, you will immediately receive an email receipt, and trade details will be sent within 12-24 hours (or less). If you don’t receive these, send us a message via any of our channels. Remember to check your Spam!
  6. Communication is VITAL when setting up trades. You MUST be contactable so we can set up a trade. This means that the email you enter during Checkout must be valid and contactable. If you are unable to reliably message through email (e.g. no notifications, slow sending or receiving), please message us on a channel that you are comfortable with during collection.

During the Trade

With the exception of Pokemon Home, just send over junk Pokemon that you’ve caught for Pokemon that you’ve bought! Junk Pokemon are really just any Pokemon you don’t want.

For Sword & Shield

Trading in Pokemon Sword and Shield requires a Nintendo Account and active Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Your Switch Friend Code and in-game Card Code are unnecessary.

  1. Open the Y-Comm by pressing the Y button.
  2. Press [+] to connect to the Internet. The top right should say “Internet“.
  3. Select Link Trade, then Set Link Code.
  4. Key in the Link Code you received from Rawkhet when it is time to collect, only when you are told to do so (it’s never 7691 1111, which is just a decoy. If you enter that, we’ll know you didn’t read the Trade Guide).
  5. Wait for the trade to be established. Stay in the overworld and do not open any menus.
  6. IMPORTANT: If we don’t connect within a minute, reply to let us know (no need to retry) so we can try another code!

Please ensure you have a stable Internet connection to trade. To check if you can trade online with Rawkhet (and others), do a Test Connection on your Switch (System Settings > Internet > Test Connection) and ensure that your NAT Type is A, B, or C (where A/B is ideal).

NAT Type D and F will NOT be able to connect with other players. Mobile Hotspots from your iOS or Android device, public WiFi, and work/enterprise WiFi are usually D. Use a different network or find troubleshooting steps over at Nintendo Support.

For Home (Moving Key)

Transfer to Pokemon Home requires a Home Premium Subscription. You MUST have this before claiming your Pokemon.

Home transfer via Moving Key involves us sending Pokemon from Gen 1-7 via Pokemon Bank on our 3DS to your Home account. Gen 8 Pokemon, which do not exist on the 3DS, cannot be sent through this method.

Note: You do NOT need a 3DS, that’s on our side.

The listings that this method is compatible with are:

Delivery from other listings such as ones from USUM or SWSH is NOT supported (explanation).

Unlike in-game trades, no actual trading is done. Upon providing the Moving Key, all Pokemon are moved into your Home account at once. No junk Pokemon is required.

  1. ONLY when prompted during collection:-
  2. Select Move in the main menu.
  3. Select Begin Move.
  4. Follow the steps until you see a Moving Key. Screenshot, take a photo, or copy the key and send it as fast as possible, we must enter it within 3 minutes.

  1. ONLY when prompted during collection:-
  2. Bring up the Menu and choose Options.
  3. Select Move Pokemon.
  4. Select Begin move!
  5. Follow the steps until you see a Moving Key. Screenshot, take a photo, or copy the key and send it as fast as possible, we must enter it within 3 minutes.

For Home (Nintendo Account)

Transfer to Pokemon Home requires a Home Premium Subscription. You MUST have this before making your purchase.

Home transfer via your Nintendo Account, unlike the Moving Key method, involves us temporarily accessing your account and sending Pokemon from our game directly into your account. This enables us to transfer Gen 8 Pokemon as well.

The specific listings that this method enables are:

Unlike the Moving Key variant, we are also able to send additional Pokemon with your order direct to Home. For example, if you purchase any of the above listings, you can add on listings meant for Sword and Shield (e.g. Gigantamax Package, Custom Pokemon) and have them sent to your Home along with your order. Note that items cannot be stored on Home and will be ignored.

Unlike in-game trades, no actual trading is done. Upon providing your Nintendo Account details at Checkout, the Pokemon will appear in your empty boxes when we are done. No junk Pokemon is required.

  1. Login to your Nintendo Account at
  2. Under [Sign-in and security settings], change your password to something temporary that we can use.
  3. Under the same section, at [2-Step Verification settings], make sure it is “Not set”. If you have 2-Step Verification enabled, please remove the protection for the duration of this transaction. You can add it back after.
  4. Provide us with your Nintendo Account details at Checkout.
  5. If your Nintendo Account is not in the same country as your Billing Address (e.g. you live in Brazil, but your Nintendo Account is set to United States), please write the country in Order Notes at Checkout.
  6. Within 24 hours (generally less), we will transfer the Pokemon directly into your Pokemon Home account and let you know when the transaction is complete.
  7. We’ll sign out of your account automatically, but you can confirm this by additionally pressing “Sign out” in your Nintendo Account page, under [Sign-in history]. You can then change your password and re-enable 2-Step Verification if required.

For Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee

Trading in Pokemon Let’s Go requires a Nintendo Account and an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

  1. Open the game menu and select Communicate, then Play With Others.
  2. Select Faraway Player (Internet), then Link Trade.
  3. Enter the Pokemon combination sent by email to establish a connection with Rawkhet.
  4. Note that both parties must enter the code simultaneously. Communication is extremely important.

Friend Codes (3DS)

  1. Make sure your Internet connection has been set up in the 3DS Settings, and that you are within range of your Wi-Fi network.
  2. On the Home Screen of the 3DS, there is an orange face icon at the bottom screen, for Friend List. Click that.
  3. There’ll be a button [Register Friend] at the top right. Click that, then [Internet]. Add the Friend Code that you’ll receive in an email after purchase, when your order is ready. The name doesn’t matter at this stage.
  4. You’ll see your own profile to the right. Moving to your card, you’ll see your Friend Code on the top screen. Send that to us, along with your in-game name which we’ll will need to find you.

For Sun & Moon / Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

  1. In-game, on the lower menu, click [Festival Plaza].
  2. Finish the tutorial if you haven’t.
  3. Click the blue Wi-Fi button at the bottom right to connect to the Internet. When connected, the blue bar on the bottom screen will change to “Connected to the Internet“.
  4. Wait for our trade request to appear. Don’t open any menus while waiting. Do NOT send us a trade request. Only accept the request from “Rawkhet”.
  5. Note: Connecting before you’re told to will likely cause us to miss each other.


  1. Navigate to the Player Search System (PSS) on the bottom screen.
  2. Hit the blue Wi-Fi button to connect to the Internet. An “Internet” text will appear when you are connected.
  3. Wait for our trade request to appear. Don’t open any menus while waiting. Only accept the request from “Rawkhet”.