How to create League Card in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Explaining how to make a custom League Card and share it with your friends.

In Pokemon Sword and Shield, players have the ability to create a custom League Card. The more you play, the more League Card customization options you’ll unlock from backgrounds to poses and everything in between. Wondering how to get started? Below, we’ve put together a quick guide explaining how to create your very own League Card in Pokemon Sword and Shield

How to create League Card in Pokemon Sword and Shield

How to create League Card in Pokemon Sword and Shield
To create a League Card in Pokemon Sword and Shield, stop by your nearest Pokemon Center then interact with the Rotom terminal.
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  • Visit a Pokemon Center, then interact with the Rotom terminal.
  • Choose the “Card Maker” option from the menu.
  • Create a new League Card or update your current League Card.
  • Save your League Card, then share it with others using its unique Card Code.

After you complete the introductory tutorial in Pokemon Sword and Shield and gain access to Pokemon Centers throughout the Galar region, you’ll have the ability to create custom League Cards. Wondering what a League Card is for? Well, it’s kind of like your own personal baseball or business card.

By sharing it with other trainers, they’ll be able to see your stats including how many badges you’ve earned and how many Pokemon you’ve added to your Pokedex. Not only can you share your League Card with others, you can collect League Cards from characters in the game, as well as people playing online.

To encourage people to want to trade League Cards with you, you’ll want to take the time to make your League Card look as good as possible. To customize your League Card, visit the nearest Pokemon Center and interact with the Rotom terminal. From the terminal, select the “Card Maker” option and either create a new League Card or update an existing League Card.

In the League Card customization menu, you’ll find options for different backgrounds you can have, card effects, card borders, facial expressions for your character, and ways your character can pose. The farther you get in Pokemon Sword and Shield, the more options you’ll have available to you in each customization category.

What’s more, you’re free to create a new League Card if you decide to buy a new outfit for yourself and want to show it off via your League Card. Buying outfits from clothing stores is another great way to customize your League Card. Note that once you finish customizing your League Card, you can share it via the Card Code.

Once you're happy with your League Card design, you can share it with other Pokemon Sword and Shield players via the Card Code.
Once you're happy with your League Card design, you can share it with other Pokemon Sword and Shield players via the Card Code.
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To view your League Card and Card Code, press "X" to open your menu, then select League Card. Here, you'll be able to view your current League Card. To share it, press "Card Code" and then wait as your Switch connects to the internet. Once you're connected, choose the option to share your card. 

After a few moments, your Card Code will appear on screen. For example, our League Card code is 0000 0004 6KJ3 BP.

To input someone else's card, you'll use the same Card Code menu but select "Receive a Card" instead of "Share Your Card" and then input the Card Code you've been given. The Card Code system in Pokemon Sword and Shield works similarly to using Friend Codes to add people in in Pokemon GO.

Again, you can collect someone else’s League Card by inputting their Card Code, or pick up League Cards from NPCs you meet throughout the Galar Region like Leon.

Now that you know how to create a League Card in Pokemon Sword and Shield, be sure to read through some of our previous guides including how many Pokemon are in Sword and Shield, and all starter evolutions in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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