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Nintendo Switch Online (Japanese: Nintendo Switch Online) is a service run by Nintendo that allows users to be matched up with other players and play games with each other. It is used by games for the Nintendo Switch. It is the successor to the Nintendo Network service. It is the first service by Nintendo that requires the user to pay a subscription fee in order to allow players to use online functionality with games, such as online multiplayer and user created content.
- Main article: Friend Code
The Nintendo Switch Online service allocates a Friend Code to every user on the service, generated during the creation of the account. It is used to identify other players on online play along, albeit is not the only method unlike predecessors. This feature was also used for the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and on the Nintendo 3DS's online connectivity.
In the games
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! were the first Pokémon games to utilize the Nintendo Switch Online service.
- A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to trade and battle online.
Games compatible with Nintendo Switch Online
The following Pokémon games are compatible with the Nintendo Switch Online service.