Can two people play Pokémon Crimson and Crimson on the same console? Is there local co-op in the new Pokemon games and if so, how do I invite and add the second player? In recent days, this may be the question for any player who has purchased one of the two new Pokemon editions for the Nintendo Switch and would like to play with friends in front of a TV on a console for two. We have created a brief summary of what is possible here and what is not.
Local co-op in Pokémon Crimson and Crimson?
The short answer to the question is no, there is no local co-op in Crimson and Crimson for two to play on one console. There is local multiplayer, but both players must own a Nintendo Switch with the game running.
Unfortunately, unlike some Pokemon game players like Lets Go Pikachu/Eevee, there is no local co-op in crimson and purple. So you can’t just connect a second controller to the console, press a button, and add the second player to the game.
Play with friends in online co-op
Although Pokémon Crimson and Crimson don’t have a local co-op mode that you can play on a console, you can play the game with friends in online co-op. Not only can you explore the Paldea region together and battle against each other and trade Pokémon, but you can also participate in Tera Raids together, for example.
- Start the game on the Nintendo Switch and open the menu with the X button.
- Connect to the internet with the L button (if you haven’t already) and open the PokéPortal.
- You can then use the “Circle of Friends” feature to connect with friends by forming or joining a party. Membership is via a link code that you get from the group creator (also in the form of a QR code).
Local multiplayer works the same way, although as mentioned above, all players must have their own Nintendo Switch with the game so you can play together offline.