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How to Release Pokemon in Sword and Shield

Have you ever wondered how to release Pokemon in Sword and Shield? Wonder no more thanks to our guide on the difficult subject. In this guide, we’ll let you know how to delete Pokemon in Sword and Shield and ponder on life’s tough questions, including why are some people so cruel? Read on to discover everything there is to know about Pokemon Sword and Shield releasing Pokemon.

How to Release Pokemon in Sword and Shield

How to Release Pokemon in Sword and Shield

Can you Release Pokemon in Sword and Shield?

If you’ve got a Pokemon that simply isn’t doing it for you, or you’re worried about running out of space in your PC boxes, you’ll be glad to know that you can release Pokemon in Sword and Shield. You’ll be glad to know, too, that releasing Pokemon in Sword and Shield is an easy process. Saying goodbye is the difficult part.

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How to Release Pokemon in Sword and Shield

If you want to release a Pokemon while playing Sword and Shield, you will need to follow these easy steps:

  • Head into your Pokemon Boxes
  • Press ‘A’ on the Pokemon you wish to release
  • Scroll down to the ‘Release’ option on the small pop-up menu
  • Press ‘A’ to release
  • Choose ‘Yes’ when it asks ‘Do you really want to release this Pokemon?’
  • Take a good long hard look at yourself and re-evaluate your life choices (we’re sure they’ll be happy in the wild again)

Once you have followed these steps that Pokemon you released is gone forever. You won’t be able to re-catch it. While you’ll be releasing a Pokemon into the wild forever, which might seem heartless, there are a couple of reasons you might decide to do so. It does appear as though you have limited space for Pokemon in your boxes. It seems as though you have enough space for 960 Pokemon in Sword and Shield, with 32 available boxes to fill. If you’re trying to catch shinies, you may well fill up your boxes quickly. Time to be ruthless.