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Trading hacked Pokemon is causing people’s Nintendo Switch consoles to crash. A few innovative bad guys have created an attack using glitched Pokemon via Surprise Trade, but there’s a way to keep your Pokemon Sword and Shield save safe.
The /r/NintendoSwitch subreddit highlighted a tweet by the dataminer @Kaphotics who described the problem.
“Beware!” the tweet began. “There’s a bug in Sword/Shield that can crash your game if you receive a maliciously crafted Pokémon via Surprise Trade. It’ll crash your game when you try to access online features (via Y-COM), preventing online interactions until a patch is released.”
Thankfully, trading hacked Pokemon will only cause a temporary inconvenience to players.
“Your save data won’t be corrupted; the Pokémon you received from Surprise Trade is waiting to be received and will crash when the game tries to receive it,” @Kaphotics said in a folow-up tweet. “Can’t launch any online features. It’ll also crash if received via trade, but only once — just release it afterwards.”
Your save data won't be corrupted; the Pokémon you received from Surprise Trade is waiting to be received and will crash when the game tries to receive it. Can't launch any online features. It'll also crash if received via trade, but only once — just release it afterwards.
— Kurt (@Kaphotics) February 12, 2020