How To Open Ports in Your Router for Pokémon Shining Pearl

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February 27, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Pokémon Shining Pearl is an Adventure, Role-Playing, and Strategy game published by The Pokémon Company, Nintendo released in 2021.

Pokémon Shining Pearl artwork featuring Palkia
Pokémon Shining Pearl artwork featuring Palkia

Ports Required for Pokémon Shining Pearl

The connection ports for Pokémon Shining Pearl are as follows:

Pokémon Shining Pearl - Switch

  • TCP: 6667, 12400, 28910, 29900, 29901, 29920
  • UDP: 1-65535

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Pokémon Shining Pearl simply follow one of these links:

Pokémon Shining Pearl includes the following styles of play.

Forward Ports for Pokémon Shining Pearl

When you are playing Pokémon Shining Pearl you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is a useful trick in gaming because it can really help to make your network connection most stable and sometimes even faster. Routers were not designed to allow incoming network requests and some games can play tremendously better if an incoming connection is forwarded through the router to the game.

Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

How to locate your router's IP Address

The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

How To Forward Ports

Quickly get your ports forwarded using Network Utilities. Then when you are done you can just as easily close your ports back down to keep your network as secure as possible. You can also do it manually.

The general process for forwarding a port is:

After that you're done - your ports should be open. Wait, there's more... Check out our growing list of games and applications.

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