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What should you Surprise Trade in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

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Please and thank you

Put good Pokémon in, get good Pokémon out – yeah, right. That's not quite how things tend to go with the Surprise Trade feature in Pokémon Sword and Shield, but hey, at some of us are out here trying.

Several years ago, I decided to Wonder Trade all of my best Pokémon away. I regret nothing.

Much more recently, I beat Pokémon Sword's story. Instead of doing whatever it is a good battle-hardened trainer is supposed to do in the post-game (the Battle Tower?), I've come up with a different goal – a friendlier goal. One that involves lots and lots of repetitive yet soothing gameplay.

That's right: I'm trading the night away. And you can too! (Just get the Catching Charm first.)

Early into my adventure, I lucked into getting Grookey and Scorbunny, the two starter Pokémon I didn't choose, and Galarian Ponyta, a Shield exclusive I can't catch as a Sword player. I mean, I also got a buncha useless filler – Skwovet, Rookidee, and more Skwovet – but still! Someone cared.

Now that I've seen the credits and gotten my fill of monster hoarding, it's time to pay it back. If you go into Surprise Trades with no expectation that karma will shine down on you, you'll have a significantly better time. Just imagine the look on a stranger's face when they pull a Dragapult from the void.

So, which Pokémon should you catch and give out in Surprise Trades? Here are some ideas.

If you need a refresher, all of those links point to pages with locations and appearance rates.

Some traders are holding off until Christmas to go wild, but why make the kids wait?

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