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Pokemon BDSP How To Trade With Friends (Local & Online)

Looking to trade your pokemon with a friend in Pokemon BDSP? Don't worry this guide has you covered.

Trading in Pokemon is a very crucial part of the game’s experience. In fact, it is so important that some pokemon require you to trade in order to evolve. Thankfully though trading isn’t as hard as you might think. And the game even gives you two ways to trade your pokemon. So in this guide let us take a look at how to do Local Trade with Friends, Online Trade, and Trade Items in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (BDSP).


How to Trade with Friends in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (BDSP) –

Online & Local

how to trade local and online in pokemon bdsp


Before you can start trading you first need to defeat the first gym leader and get the 1st badge from Oreburgh City. Having this badge allows you to trade online. Below are the ways on how you can trade.

  • Local Trade with Friends
  • Online Trade
  • Trading Items

How to Trade Locally with Friends in Pokemon BDSP


This way of trading doesn’t require the internet. But the player whom you wish to trade with should be around you.

  1. Go to any Pokemon Center.
  2. There use the escalator to go to the 1st Floor.
  3. Here talk to the Nurse on the middle counter. She will greet you telling “Welcome to the Union Room”.
  4. You can find the Local Room within Union Room.
  5. Go to the Local Room.
  6. The moment you enter the local room you can find players that want to trade with a sigh that looks like two swapping pokeballs above their head.
  7. You can also press the Y-Button and choose call. Here you get options like Battle, Trade, Mix Records and Never mind. Here choose trade.

How to Online Trade with Friends


Trading online is very simple and similar to local trade.

  1. Go to Any Pokemon Center.
  2. Use the escalator to go to the basement.
  3. You can talk to any of the nurses in the center of the room.
  4. This will give you access to the Global Room.
  5. Just like local trading, you can find players to trade with a sign of two swapping pokeballs above their heads.
  6. Again you can press Y-Button here to get other options like Battle, Trade, etc.

Just remember that one of the players has to have the sign while the other has to approach in order to trade. And this is common for both online and offline trade. Another thing to keep in mind is you need the Nintendo Online Subscription in order to use Global room and trade online.

Lastly, once you access the global room for the first time, you can press the Y-Button anywhere outside to access the Union Room.

Trading Items

Trading Items in Pokemon BDSP is easier than you think and you don’t need to do anything extra. You can trade items with the help of your Pokemon. Below are the steps on how you can trade items.

  1. Make your Pokemon hold the item you wish to trade. Tell your friend to do the same if you wish to request an item from them.
  2. Select your method of trading that is local or online trade.
  3. Transfer over the Pokemon.
  4. Upon receiving the Pokemon. Go to the Pokemon menu and take the item from the received pokemon.

That covers everything you need to know about how to do a local trade with Friends, trade online, and trade items in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (BDSP). If you like playing this game then be sure to check our other guides on how to make a secret base and how to get Mystery gift in Pokemon BDSP.