| To equip a linkshell, you must first recive a linkpearl or create a linkshell. Then in the main menu, under Linkshell, select the linkshell you wish to equip, and select Equip. You can hold as many linkshells, sackholder pearls, and linkpearls as your inventory can carry, but you can only equip one at a time. To change linkshells simply unequip your current linkshell in the same menu, then equip the new one. Once your linkshell is equipped, you can check the Member List in the Linkshell menu, to see all the members that currently have the same linkshell equipped, along with their basic job, level, race, nation, and location information.
You can also see whether they have are a linkshell leader, sackholder, or linkpearl by the image to the left of the member's name. When examining a player, under the bazaar button there will be a small image of the color and type of linkshell currently equipped by that player, along with the linkshell name.