Pokémon Scarlet and Violet multiplayer

Our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet multiplayer guide helps you explore the absolutely gorgeous Paldea region with all of your friends and family

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet multiplayer: a character takes a selfie with three friends on a grassy plain with a picnic table on it. She has a bl;onde bob, grey cardigan, tie and shirt, and is waving,another gives a thumbs up and a wink, further back a black pig-tailed girl waves, while another boy strikes a funny pose.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet multiplayer is one of the best ways to experience the ninth generation of Game Freak’s monster hunting titles. With trades, battles, a tera raids to take part in, the latest Pokémon titles embraces co-op and multiplayer play like never before, and we’re here to explain how it all works.

For more from the ninth generation of catching ’em mall, be sure to check out guides to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet itemsPokémon Scarlet and Violet startersPokémon Scarlet and Violet legendariesPokémon Scarlet and Violet TM machine, and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences.

Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet multiplayer.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet multiplayer: three bits of character art superimposedon a blurred background of grass, trees, a path, and sea and sky in the distance. In the middle, a girl with shorts, long socks, brown shoes, a rucksack, white shirt, tie, and white broad-rimmed hat with a single pigtail wields a pokeball. On the left, a boy looks sheepish, wearing long white socks, asimilar blue hat, white shirt and tie and orange shorts. On the right a woman in a similar outfit except withblack tights under the shorts.

What is Pokémon Scarlet and Violet multiplayer?

You can play Pokémon Scarlet and Violet multiplayer with up to four friends, the group of you catching Pokémon and hunting down resources. Better still, multiplayer is available from just over an hour into the game, so you don’t have to wait until the credits roll to invite some friends over.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet multiplayer: a young character takes a selfie, almost doing claws in their pose, with other friends behind. Everyone looks like their dressed for school, with hats, ties, and shirts.

How does Pokémon Scarlet and Violet multiplayer work?

To start a Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s multiplayer mode, you need to access the union circle function at each Pokecenter (it’s the yellow spot). Click on the yellow screen and there’s an option to play live with nearby friends in local mode or those further afield in online mode. Then, the game will register a link code, and you’re good to go!

There you have it, everything we know about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet multiplayer. If you want to discover even more about generation nine, head over to our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet startersPokémon Scarlet and Violet new PokémonPokémon Scarlet and Violet legendariesPokémon Scarlet and Violet Terastal Pokémon, and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Paldea region – check ’em all!