How To Open Ports in Your Router for Pokémon Sword

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July 05, 2019 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Pokémon Sword is a Role-Playing and Adventure game published by Nintendo, The Pokémon Company released in 2019.

Pokémon Sword artwork featuring Zacian
Pokémon Sword artwork featuring Zacian

Ports To Forward for Pokémon Sword

The ports that need to be forwarded in your router for Pokémon Sword are as follows:

Pokémon Sword - Switch

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for Pokémon Sword that will show you the connection ports.

When you play Pokémon Sword you will experience the following styles of play.

Port Forward Pokémon Sword

When you are playing Pokémon Sword 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 on occasion 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

Our Network Utilities software makes port forwarding a breeze. You can be done in just a few minutes.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

That's all it takes to open your ports. Want to learn how to create more port forwards? Check out our list of games and applications.

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