In-game trade

Get it? Because the name is unknown. The subject of this article has no official name.
The name currently in use is a fan designator; see below for more information.

An in-game trade or NPC trade is a trade made with NPCs in the core series and spin-off Pokémon games. The process uses the same trading sequence as player trades and is usually done for Pokémon that are difficult or impossible to obtain through other means, or for Pokémon unavailable at that point of the game. In later games, the traded Pokémon often has special moves, like Egg Moves. Starting in Generation III, the player cannot initiate a trade with another game unless they have at least two Pokémon in their party, but this restriction does not apply to in-game trades.

Prior to Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the NPC Trainer will always specify a Pokémon they want to trade for. The Pokémon the player receives in the trade will have a fixed Original Trainer and nickname; in later games the Trainer ID number, held item, Nature, IVs, and/or level can be fixed as well.

Like Pokémon traded externally, the traded Pokémon will be treated as an outsider, and gain a boosted amount of experience points in battle. Prior to Generation V, every Pokémon has the same level as the Pokémon it was traded for, except in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

List of in-game trades

The following lists of in-game trade Pokémon only include their nicknames and Original Trainer names in English and Japanese. For these names in other languages, see List of in-game trades in other languages.

Generation I

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Reason: Check that the Gen II held items of trade evolutions and Japanese Blue's Krabby are correct.

All Trainer ID numbers and IVs are random in the Generation I games. The Original Trainer always uses the hardcoded text string 0x5D, which is displayed as "TRAINER" (Japanese: トレーナー Trainer) in the game's language. In Western language versions of the handheld games and Pokémon Stadium, this string is displayed in ALLCAPS ("TRAINER" in English), whereas in Pokémon Stadium 2 it is displayed in title case ("Trainer" in English). When transferred using Poké Transporter, this string is permanently converted to title case in the language of the game it was transferred from, being changed to use a literal string instead of a language-sensitive control character.

The held item column refers to the item the Pokémon will be holding if it is traded to a Generation II game. With the exception of Pokémon that evolve during that trade and Krabby in Japanese Blue, they have the same item a wild Pokémon of the same species would have if it were traded to a Generation II game; Pokémon that evolve during the trade have the item their evolved form would have, while Krabby has TM13 (Snore) instead of TM33 (Ice Punch). Because the Trainer ID numbers and IVs are random, these Pokémon can be shiny when transferred to a Generation II or Generation VII game.

Pokémon Red and Green (Japan), Pokémon Red and Blue (Western)

In Pokémon Red and Blue, Nidoran♂ is traded for Nidoran♀; in Pokémon Red and Green, Nidoran♀ is traded for Nidoran♂.

Route 2   Abra   Mr. Mime MARCEL バリバリ
Baribari
Bitter Berry  
Underground Path (Rt. 5–6)   Nidoran♀   Nidoran♂ N/A チャッピー
Chappy
TM43 (Detect)  
  Nidoran♂   Nidoran♀ SPOT N/A
Route 11   Nidorino   Nidorina TERRY テリー
Terry
Berry  
Route 18   Slowbro   Lickitung MARC なめぞう
Namezō
Bitter Berry  
Cerulean City   Poliwhirl   Jynx LOLA まさこ
Masako
Bitter Berry  
Vermilion City   Spearow   Farfetch'd DUX おしょう
Oshō
Bitter Berry  
Pokémon Lab   Raichu   Electrode DORIS おマル
Omaru
Silver Leaf  
Pokémon Lab   Venonat   Tangela CRINKLES リンダ
Linda
Bitter Berry  
Pokémon Lab   Ponyta   Seel SAILOR パウーン
Paūn
Berry  

Pokémon Blue (Japan)

Route 2   Jigglypuff   Mr. Mime まさる
Masaru
Bitter Berry  
Underground Path (Rt. 5–6)   Rattata   Poliwag ロモたん
Romo-tan
Berry  
Route 11   Rhydon   Kangaskhan ロダン
Rodan
Bitter Berry  
Route 18   Persian   Tauros ぎゅうた
Gyūta
Bitter Berry  
Cerulean City   Machoke   Haunter
Gengar[a]
ゴーすけ
Ghosuke
Bitter Berry  
Vermilion City   Pidgey   Farfetch'd アッカ
Akka
Bitter Berry  
Pokémon Lab   Kadabra   Graveler
Golem[a]
さぶろう
Saburō
Bitter Berry  
Pokémon Lab   Seel   Slowpoke オスカル
Oscar
Berry  
Pokémon Lab   Growlithe   Krabby どうらく
Dōraku
TM13 (Snore)  
  1. 1.0 1.1 This Pokémon will evolve due to being traded, but Pokédex data for the unevolved Pokémon will be registered before it evolves.

Pokémon Yellow

Route 2   Clefairy   Mr. Mime MILES マイム
Mime
Bitter Berry  
Underground Path (Rt. 5–6)   Cubone   Machoke
Machamp[a]
RICKY リッキー
Ricky
Bitter Berry  
Route 11   Lickitung   Dugtrio GURIO ぐりお
Gurio
Gold Berry  
Route 18   Tangela   Parasect SPIKE つんつん
Tsuntsun
Gold Leaf  
Pokémon Lab   Golduck   Rhydon BUFFY ごんすけ
Gonsuke
Silver Leaf  
Pokémon Lab   Growlithe   Dewgong CEZANNE セザンヌ
Cezanne
Gold Leaf  
Pokémon Lab   Kangaskhan   Muk STICKY ベタぼう
Betabō
Gold Leaf  
  1. This Pokémon will evolve due to being traded, but Pokédex data for the unevolved Pokémon will be registered before it evolves.

Unused trades

There are a few in-game trades in the game data of Generation I games which are not assigned to any NPC.

Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue (Japan), Pokémon Red and Blue (Western)
  Butterfree   Beedrill CHIKUCHIKU ピピんRG
Pipin
Bitter Berry
チクチクJB
Chikuchiku
Pokémon Yellow
  Butterfree   Beedrill STINGER チクチク
Chikuchiku
Bitter Berry
  Pidgeot   Pidgeot MARTY まつみや
Matsumiya
Bitter Berry
  Mew   Mew BART Bitter Berry

Generation II

Pokémon Gold and Silver

Violet City   Bellsprout   Onix ROCKY ブルブル
Buruburu
Bitter Berry   KYLE コンタ
Konta
48926 8/9/6/6/6
Goldenrod Department Store   Drowzee   Machop MUSCLE きんにく
Kinniku
Gold Berry   MIKE ナオキ
Naoki
37460 12/3/7/6/6
Olivine City   Krabby   Voltorb VOLTY ビリー
Billy
PRZCureBerry   TIM ゲン
Gen
29189 8/9/8/8/8
Blackthorn City   Dragonair   Rhydon DON ドンドコ
Dondoko
Bitter Berry   EMY ミサコ
Misako
00283 12/7/7/6/6
Route 14   Chansey   Aerodactyl AEROY プッチー
Putchie
Gold Berry   KIM キヨミ
Kiyomi
26491 8/9/6/6/6
Pewter City   Gloom   Rapidash RUNNY カケアシ
Kakeashi
Burnt Berry   CHRIS デンジ
Denji
15616 8/9/6/6/6

Pokémon Crystal

Violet City   Bellsprout   Onix ROCKY ブルブル
Buruburu
Bitter Berry   KYLE コンタ
Konta
48926 8/9/6/6/6
Goldenrod Department Store   Abra   Machop MUSCLE きんにく
Kinniku
Gold Berry   MIKE ナオキ
Naoki
37460 12/3/7/6/6
Olivine City   Krabby   Voltorb VOLTY ビリー
Billy
PRZCureBerry   TIM ゲン
Gen
29189 8/9/8/8/8
Blackthorn City   Dragonair   Dodrio DORIS ドリス
Doris
Smoke Ball   EMY ミサコ
Misako
00283 12/7/7/6/6
Route 14   Chansey   Aerodactyl AEROY プッチー
Putchie
Gold Berry   KIM キヨミ
Kiyomi
26491 8/9/6/6/6
Pewter City   Haunter   Xatu PAUL ポール
Paul
MysteryBerry   CHRIS デンジ
Denji
15616 8/9/6/8/6
Kanto Power Plant   Dugtrio   Magneton MAGGIE てつまる
Tetsumaru
Metal Coat   FOREST モリオ
Morio
50082 8/9/6/6/6

Unused trades

This (full) data is stored in Mobile System GB related code for Japanese Pokémon Crystal. It also appears earlier in the ROM, but with the Original Trainer data not included. Kabīn is possibly a reference to the Game Freak Kōji Nishino and Snorlax (Japanese: カビゴン) in-jokes, and the early 'Kabīn battle' concept art. The code remains in English Crystal; however, the Japanese names were not translated, resulting in garbage text, which causes problems as the game expects the English name length.

  Venusaur   Charizard かびーん
Kabīn
マツミヤ
Matsumiya

Generation III

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

These Pokémon all have one Contest condition that is raised by 30 while the others are all raised by 5, but have a sheen of 10.

Rustboro City   Slakoth   Makuhita MAKIT ポテマル
Potemaru
  X Attack Guts Hardy   ELYSSA モーリン
Maureen
49562 5/5/4/4/4/4 Tough
Fortree City   Pikachu   Skitty SKITIT ベル
Bell
  Glitter Mail Cute Charm Timid   DARRELL ユキポン
Yukipon
02259 5/4/4/5/4/4 Cute
Pacifidlog Town   Bellossom   Corsola COROSO モモちゃん
Momo-chan
  Tropic Mail Natural Cure Calm   LANE サトチン
Satochin
50183 4/4/5/4/4/5 Beauty

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

These Pokémon all have one Contest condition that is raised by 30 while the others are all raised by 5, but have a sheen of 10.

Route 2   Abra   Mr. Mime MIMIEN バリヤン
Barrien
None Soundproof Timid   REYLEY ひとまろ
Hitomaro
01985 20/15/17/24/23/22 Smart
Underground Path (Rt. 5–6)   Nidoran♂   Nidoran♀ MS. NIDO ニドちゃん
Nido-chan
  TinyMushroom Poison Point Bold   SAIGE めぐっぺ
Meguppe
63184 22/18/25/19/15/22 Tough
  Nidoran♀   Nidoran♂ MR. NIDO ニドくん
Nido-kun
Poison Point[a] Lonely 19/25/18/22/22/15 Cool
Route 11   Nidorino   Nidorina NINA ニーナ
Nina
None Poison Point[a] Lonely   TURNER とーたん
Tōtan
13637 22/25/18/19/22/15 Cute
  Nidorina   Nidorino NINO ニーノ
Nino
Bold 19/18/25/22/15/22 Tough
Route 18   Golduck   Lickitung MARC なめぞう
Namezō
None Own Tempo[a] Relaxed   HADEN みちはる
Michiharu
01239 24/19/21/15/23/21 Tough
  Slowbro
Cerulean City   Poliwhirl   Jynx ZYNX コリンダ
Corinda
  Fab Mail Oblivious Mild   DONTAE もりべー
Moribē
36728 18/17/18/22/25/21 Beauty
Vermilion City   Spearow   Farfetch'd CH'DING じんすけ
Jinsuke
  Stick Keen Eye Adamant   ELYSSA みどりん
Midorin
08810 20/25/21/24/15/20 Cool
Pokémon Lab   Raichu   Electrode ESPHERE デンマル
Denmaru
None Static Hasty   CLIFTON タナーカ
Tanāka
50298 19/16/18/25/25/19 Cool
Pokémon Lab   Venonat   Tangela TANGENY じゃじゃお
Jajao
  Stardust Chlorophyll Sassy   NORMA なっつん
Nattsun
60042 22/17/25/16/23/20 Cute
Pokémon Lab   Ponyta   Seel SEELOR ぱたろー
Patalor
None Thick Fat[a] Bold   GARETT よしもつ
Yoshimotsu
09853 24/15/22/16/23/22 Tough
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 If this Pokémon is evolved in a Generation IV or V game, its Ability will become its second Ability.

Pokémon Emerald

These Pokémon all have one Contest condition that is raised by 30 while the others are all raised by 5, but have a sheen of 10.

Rustboro City   Ralts   Seedot DOTS セブン
Seven
  Chesto Berry Early Bird Relaxed   KOBE マッチャン
Matchan
38726 5/4/5/4/4/4 Cool
Fortree City   Volbeat   Plusle PLUSES プラプラ
Purapura
  Wood Mail Plus Hasty   ROMAN アッキー
Akky
08460 4/4/4/5/5/4 Cute
Pacifidlog Town   Bagon   Horsea SEASOR ゴロー
Gorō
  Wave Mail Swift Swim[a] Brave   SKYLAR ソガチン
Sogachin
46285 5/4/4/4/5/4 Tough
Battle Frontier   Skitty   Meowth MEOWOW チー
Chee
  Retro Mail Pickup[a] Naive   ISIS マリッペ
Marippe
25945 4/5/4/5/4/4 Smart
  1. 1.0 1.1 If this Pokémon is evolved in a Generation IV or V game, its Ability will become its second Ability.

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

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Reason: Do these Pokemon have their abilities change upon evolution in Gens IV-V?

These Pokémon have random Natures and IVs, and can also be shiny.

Outskirt Stand   Purified
Togepi
  Elekid ZAPRONG コンセント
Concent
20 None Static Random Cross Chop, Fire Punch, Ice Punch, ThunderPunch HORDEL ダニー
Danny
41400
  Purified
Togetic
Pyrite Town   Trapinch   Meditite MEDITITE アサナン
Asanan
20 None Pure Power Random Shadow Ball, DynamicPunch DUKING ギンザル
Ginzaru
37149
  Surskit   Shuckle SHUCKLE ツボツボ
Tsubotsubo
Sturdy Toxic, Sludge Bomb, Substitute
  Wooper   Larvitar LARVITAR ヨーギラス
Yogiras
Guts Dragon Dance, Outrage

Generation IV

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

In the English language version of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Kazza, Charap, and Gaspar are functionally Japanese in origin; in Pokémon Platinum and all other language versions of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, these Pokémon have the same language of origin as the game they were obtained in. While language of origin is normally not visible in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, being a different language of origin does still have functional effects, such as boosting their experience gained by 1.7× (instead of 1.5×) and being applicable for the Masuda method. If traded to Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold or SoulSilver, these Pokémon can register Japanese Pokédex entries; in later generations, language of origin is explicitly displayed on the status screen.

Oreburgh City   Machop   Abra Kazza ケーケー
Kēkē
  Oran Berry Synchronize Quiet   Hilary ハッシー
Hasshi
25643 15/15/15/25/25/20
Eterna Condominiums   Buizel   Chatot[a] Charap ペッチャラ
Petchara
  Leppa Berry Tangled Feet Lonely   Norton ノブリン
Noburin
44142 15/20/15/25/15/25
Snowpoint City   Medicham   Haunter Gaspar ドロりん
Dororin
  Everstone[b] Levitate Hasty   Mindy ミナッチ
Minatchi
19248 20/25/15/15/15/25
Route 226   Finneon   Magikarp
(foreign)[c]
Foppa ポッちゃん
Potchan
  Lum Berry Swift Swim Mild   Meister マイスター
Meister
53277 15/25/15/25/15/20
  1. Chatot has all five Contest conditions raised by 20, with a sheen of 0.
  2. Due to holding an Everstone, this Haunter will not evolve when obtained in this trade.
  3. German in origin all games except German; Japanese in origin in German games.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Violet City   Bellsprout   Onix Rocky ブルブル
Buruburu
  Persim Berry Sturdy Hasty   Rudy コンタ
Konta
48926 25/20/25/15/15/15
Goldenrod Department Store   Drowzee   Machop Muscle きんにく
Kinniku
  Macho Brace Guts Lonely   Jose ナオキ
Naoki
37460 15/25/20/15/15/20
Olivine City   Krabby   Voltorb Billy ビリー
Billy
  Cheri Berry Static Hardy   Richard ジン
Jin
29189 15/20/15/25/15/25
Blackthorn City   Dragonair   Dodrio Doris ドンドコ
Dondoko
  Smoke Ball Run Away Impish   Ayana ミサコ
Misako
00283 20/20/20/15/15/15
Kanto Power Plant   Dugtrio   Magneton Maggie さてつ
Satetsu
  Metal Coat Magnet Pull Impish   Lorenzo モリオ
Morio
50082 15/20/15/20/20/20
Pewter City   Haunter   Xatu Paul チーフ
Chief
  Wacan Berry Synchronize Modest   Mondo モンド
Mondo
15616 15/20/15/20/20/20
Saffron City   Pikachu   Pikachu
(foreign)[a]
Volty VOLTY   Yellow Shard Static Jolly   Surge マチス
Matisse
33038 20/25/18/25/13/31
Silph Co.   Forretress   Beldum Iron こうてつ
Kōtetsu
  Dawn Stone Clear Body Brave   Steven ダイゴ
Daigo
23478 28/29/24/24/25/23
Diglett's Cave   Bonsly   Rhyhorn[b] Hornlette つのこ
Tsunoko
  Passho Berry Lightningrod Relaxed   Brock タケシ
Takeshi
06845 22/31/13/22/9/0
Olivine Gym   Any Pokémon   Steelix Rusty ネール
Neil
  Soothe Bell Rock Head Brave   Jasmine ミカン
Mikan
26491 8/30/28/18/20/6
  1. French in origin in English games; English in origin in all other language games.
  2. Brock's Rhyhorn knows Thunder Fang.

My Pokémon Ranch

Main article: Hayley's trades

Generation V

Unique to this generation, some of the Pokémon that are traded to the NPC can be battled again by that NPC. These are marked with a † icon. The gender and Ability traded is kept in the new battle, and in Black and White, the traded Pokémon evolves, but the moves may change, even if HMs were taught to the Pokémon when traded. The new level is five levels above the initial level of the Pokémon traded to the NPC, with a minimum of 65 and a maximum of 100.

Except for trades with Yancy and Curtis, all traded Pokémon are guaranteed to have 1 perfect IV and all others set to 20.

Pokémon Black and White

Nacrene City   Cottonee   Petilil Lillil チュりん
Churin
15   Cheri Berry Chlorophyll Modest   Dye アヤ
Aya
39922 Sp. Attack
  Petilil   Cottonee Fluffee モンモン
Monmon
Prankster
Driftveil City   Minccino   Red-Striped
Basculin
Redeye アカメ
Akame
25   Sitrus Berry Reckless Adamant   Kyle ナオキ
Naoki
27646 Attack
  Minccino   Blue-Striped
Basculin
Blueeye アオメ
Aome
Rock Head
Route 7   Boldore   Emolga Minipete トビマル
Tobimaru
30   Lum Berry Static Lax   Manny ゲンゾウ
Genzō
11195 Defense
Route 15   Ditto   Rotom Eeks ドッキー
Docky
60   Max Elixir Levitate Gentle   Lillian ユイ
Yui
54673 Sp. Defense
Undella Town
(summer)
  Cinccino   Munchlax Gorge まんぷく
Manpuku
60   Leftovers Thick Fat Serious   Ander フトシ
Futoshi
40217 HP

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Route 4   Cottonee   Petilil Petulia チュりっぺ
Churippe
20   Power Anklet Own Tempo Timid   Calla ユリコ
Yuriko
65217 Sp. Attack
  Petilil   Cottonee Fluffee メンメン
Menmen
  Power Weight Prankster Modest   Cotton ショウスケ
Shōsuke
05720
Route 7   Emolga   Gigalith Gigalith ギガイアス
Gigaiath
35   Leppa Berry Sturdy Adamant   Manny ゲンゾウ
Genzō
11195 Attack
Humilau City   Mantine   Tangrowth Tangles フサフサ
Fusafusa
45   Sitrus Berry Chlorophyll Hardy   Slick ツルマル
Tsurumaru
27658 HP
Route 15   Ditto   Rotom Bucky バッキー
Bucky
60   Max Elixir Levitate Calm   Lillian ユイ
Yui
54673 Sp. Defense
Accumula Town   Excadrill   Ambipom Ambidexter シッポ
Shippo
40   Sitrus Berry Pickup Jolly   Diana ハツネ
Hatsune
17074 Speed
  Hippowdon   Alakazam Beardy おヒゲ
Ohige
40   Lum Berry Synchronize Timid
Yancy/Curtis

In Nimbasa City, after returning the Dropped Item to the owner and calling them 15 times, Yancy or Curtis (depending on the player's gender) will trade the player a different Pokémon each day, in this order. Each Pokémon has its Hidden Ability and can be either male or female.


Generation VI

Pokémon X and Y

Santalune City   Bunnelby   Farfetch'd Quacklin' マー
10 None Keen Eye Jolly   Cliff ぐりお
Gurio
00185 Speed
Cyllage City   Luvdisc   Steelix Thumper カッチ
Katchi
20 None Rock Head Impish   Farris アイン
Ain
19250 Defense
Snowbelle City   Jigglypuff   Bisharp Pierce キール
Kill
50 None Defiant Adamant Punky パンク
Punk
03447 Attack
Vaniville Town   Any Pokémon   Chespin* Chester ハリぼん
Haribon
5 None Overgrow Adamant   Shauna サナ
Sana
00037 20/31/20/20/20/20
  Fennekin* Kinniekins フォッぷ
Foppu
Blaze Modest 20/20/20/31/20/20
  Froakie* Froabble ゲコっち
Gekotchi
Torrent Jolly 20/20/20/20/20/31
Lumiose City   Any Pokémon   Ralts Ralts ラルトス
Ralts
5   Gardevoirite Synchronize Modest   Diantha カルネ
Carne
37110 20/20/20/31/20/31
Kalos hotels   Gyarados   Magikarp Carpe Diem こいこい
Koikoi
5 None Swift Swim Random   Caveat カープ
Carp
44285 Attack, Sp. Attack
  Any Pokémon   Eevee Stevie アマヤル
Amayaru
5   Rare Candy Run Away Docile   Elena ヘレン
Helen
29294 Random

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Rustboro City   Slakoth   Makuhita Makit ポテマル
Potemaru
9   X Attack Guts Brave   Darrell モーリン
Maureen
30724 Attack
Fortree City   Spinda   Skitty Skitit ベル
Bell
25   Magost Berry Cute Charm Naughty   Elyssa ユキポン
Yukipon
03239 Speed
Pacifidlog Town   Bellossom   Corsola Coroso モモちゃん
Momo-chan
50   Heart Scale Regenerator Calm   Lane サトチン
Satochin
00325 HP, Sp. Def

Generation VII

  This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Do trade Pokémon in this generation have fixed or random IVs?

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Route 2   Spearow   Machop Macho シトサン
Shito-san
9   X Attack No Guard Brave   Hila ヒラヒラ
Hirahira
000410
Route 5   Lillipup   Bounsweet Bouncee タリーヨ
Tarīyo
16   Bright Powder Leaf Guard Adamant   Kihei キヘ
Kihe
610507
Konikoni City   Zubat   Poliwhirl Whirly ヤンヤン
Yanyan
22   Waterium Z Damp Naughty   Laule'a ラウレア
Laule'a
590916
Malie City   Pancham   Happiny Happini うゆゆ
Uyuyu
27 None Serene Grace Calm   Momoe モエモエ
Moemoe
010913
Tapu Village   Haunter   Alolan
Graveler
Golem[a]
Veler シヨッカ
Shiyokka
32   Rockium Z Magnet Pull Impish   Sill ヘパ
Hepa
610602
Seafolk Village   Granbull   Steenee Stena ノッキリア
Nokkiria
43   Grassium Z Leaf Guard Careful   Kumu クム
Kumu
610503
Poni Gauntlet   Bewear   Talonflame Talo ツノリー
Tsunorī
59   Firium Z Gale Wings Jolly   Anga フフー
Fufū
581022
  1. This Pokémon will evolve due to being traded, but Pokédex data for the unevolved Pokémon will be registered before it evolves.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Route 2   Spearow   Hawlucha Cha オーガー
Auger
8   X Attack Unburden Brave   Hila ヒラヒラ
Hirahira
000410
Route 5   Lillipup   Noibat Noinoi りくひさ
Rikuhisa
19   Bright Powder Frisk Modest   Kihei キヘ
Kihe
610507
Royal Avenue   Tentacool   Barboach Babo レナレナ
Renarena
21   Pecha Berry Anticipation Naughty   Yuichi ユイッチー
Yuitchī
590916
Route 8   Trumbeak   Arbok Arbo ロイ
Roy
22   Balm Mushroom Intimidate Impish   Miyo キーヤン
Kīyan
010913
Tapu Village   Phantump   Phantump
Trevenant
Tumptump ワーイ
Waai
33   Grassium Z Natural Cure Calm   Sill ヘパ
Hepa
610602
Seafolk Village   Granbull   West Sea
Shellos
Solle バブコ
Babuko
44   Waterium Z Storm Drain Quiet   Kumu クム
Kumu
610503
Poni Gauntlet   Bewear   Tauros Professor きょうじゅ
Professor
59   Normalium Z Intimidate Jolly   Anga フフー
Fufū
581022

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, all in-game trades can be repeated an unlimited amount of times. These trades are the only way to obtain Alolan forms outside of GO Park or trading with other players. All traded Pokémon have no nicknames, have randomized Natures, have two guaranteed perfect IVs, and can be either gender and Shiny.

Cerulean City   Rattata   Alolan
Rattata
12   Tatianna ミニコ
Miniko
121106 HP, Attack
Vermilion City   Geodude   Alolan
Geodude
16   Higeo コツブ
Kotsubu
551873 HP, Attack
Lavender Town   Diglett   Alolan
Diglett
25   Diggette レディダグ
Ladydug
520159 Attack, Speed
Celadon City   Sandshrew   Alolan
Sandshrew
27   Nicholice ボーアイス
Beauice
703019 Attack, Defense
  Vulpix   Alolan
Vulpix
Sp. Attack, Speed
Saffron City   Raichu   Alolan
Raichu
30   Psytrice エリッチ
Erich
940711 Sp. Attack, Speed
Fuchsia City   Marowak   Alolan
Marowak
38   Genmar ジェンガラ
Jengara
102595 Attack, Defense
Cinnabar Island  

Grimer

  Alolan
Grimer
44   Darko ワルモン
Warumon
000219 HP, Attack
  Meowth   Alolan
Meowth
HP, Speed
Pokémon League   Exeggutor   Alolan
Exeggutor
46   Exemann マニシ
Manishi
060310 Attack, Sp. Attack

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In the base game of Pokémon Sword and Shield all in-game trade Pokémon have nicknames, have set Natures, have set gender, cannot be Shiny, and have static IVs. Each in-game trade Pokémon has 15 IVs in every stat.

Motostoke

Bunnelby

Skwovet Cheekers ほっぺ
Hoppe
10 1  

Oran Berry

Cheek Pouch Mild   Haley ハツミ
Hatsumi
648753
Turffield Stadium Galarian
Meowth
Meowth Cash コバン
Koban
18 1   Sitrus Berry Technician Timid   Mattia ジョバンニ
Giovanni
263455
Hulbury

Minccino

Cottonee Candyfloss わたあめ
Wataame
23 1 None Prankster Modest   Grazia マイド
Maido
101154
Hammerlocke Toxel Togepi Snips チョッキ
Chokki
25 1 None Serene Grace Timid Holly タカラコ
Takarako
109591
Stow-on-Side

Maractus

Hatenna Fringe まえがみ
Maegami
30 1 None Anticipation Quiet Romeo ロミオ
Romeo
101101
Impidimp Peepers ギョロギョロ
Gyorogyoro
Prankster Brave 256081
Ballonlea Stadium Galarian
Yamask
Yamask Masky カーメン
Carmen
35 2 None Mummy Bold   Eve イヴ
Eve
102534

Circhester

Vanillish

Throh

Reddos あかなげ
Akanage
37 2 None Inner Focus Adamant Grimm シラユキ
Shirayuki
768945
Sawk Blubop あおぱん
Aopan
Spikemuth Obstagoon Mr. Mime Mymo バリさん
Bari-san
40 1 None Soundproof Calm   Edmund タナベ
Tanabe
891846
Wyndon

Frosmoth

Duraludon Linear ちょくせん
Chokusen
50 3 None Heavy Metal Adamant   Kapoor カプーア
Kapoor
101141
The Isle of Armor
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Reason: If the Pokémon offered changes between days/Regina's model

Regina's trades can be done an unlimited number of times. After trading with her, she will randomly relocate elsewhere on the Isle of Armor, offering another Pokémon, randomly, from the table below. All traded Pokémon have no nicknames, have randomized Natures, can be either gender, can be Shiny, and have a static Egg Move. Normal form Pokémon have their Hidden Ability (besides Weezing, which can have either its Hidden Ability or one of its 2 standard abilities), while Alolan Form Pokémon can have either of their standard Abilities. The trades for Farfetch'd and Darumaka are only available to players whose base game is Pokémon Sword, while the trades for Ponyta and Corsola are are only available to players whose base game is Pokémon Shield.

Brawlers' Cave
Challenge Beach
Challenge Road
Courageous Cavern
Fields of Honor
Forest of Focus
Honeycalm Island
Honeycalm Sea
Insular Sea
Loop Lagoon
Potbottom Desert
Soothing Wetlands
Stepping-Stone Sea
Training Lowlands
Workout Sea
Meowth Meowth 15 5 Unnerve Last Resort Regina チホコ
Chihoko
101141
Ponyta Ponyta Flame Body Morning Sun
Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Defiant Quick Attack
Exeggutor Exeggutor Frisk Ancient Power
Marowak Marowak Cursed Body or
Lightning Rod

Curse

Weezing Weezing Stench, Levitate or
Neutralizing Gas
Pain Split

Mr. Mime

Mr. Mime

Technician

Fake Out

Corsola Corsola Regenerator Head Smash
Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Quick Feet Extreme Speed

Darumaka

Darumaka

Inner Focus Extrasensory

Stunfisk

Stunfisk

Sand Veil

Yawn

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Oreburgh City   Machop   Abra Kazza ケーケー
Kēkē
9  

Oran Berry

Synchronize Quiet   Hilary ハッシー
Hasshi
025643
Eterna Condominiums   Buizel   Chatot[a] Charap ペッチャラ
Petchara
15   Leppa Berry Tangled Feet Lonely Norton ノブリン
Noburin
044142
Snowpoint City  

Medicham

  Haunter Gaspar ドロりん
Dororin
33   Everstone[b]

Levitate

Hasty   Mindy ミナッチ
Minatchi
019248
Route 226   Finneon   Magikarp
(foreign)[c]
Foppa ポッちゃん
Potchan
45   Lum Berry Swift Swim Mild   Meister マイスター
Meister
053277
  1. Chatot has all five Contest conditions raised by 20, with a sheen of 0.
  2. Due to holding an Everstone, this Haunter will not evolve when obtained in this trade.
  3. German in origin all games except German; Japanese in origin in German games.

Generation IX

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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Reason: NPC avatars
Cortondo   Flabébé
(any form)
  Snom Snowsalot こゆきち
Koyukichi
10 Ice None Shield Dust Bashful Glen ヒカタロ
Hikataro
50724 31/18/13/28/26/20

Cascarrafa

  Paldean
Wooper
  Wooper Manchester マサオ
Masao
18 Water  

Rare Candy

Water Absorb Relaxed Sue チェミ
Chemi
33081 27/18/25/16/31/13
Levincia   Pincurchin   Haunter
Gengar[a]
Hauntikins ちみちゃん
Chimi-chan
25 Ghost None Levitate
Cursed Body
Lonely Blossom サキねえ
Saki-nē
16519 14/20/25/28/16/31
  1. This Pokémon will evolve due to being traded, and Pokédex data for the unevolved Pokémon will be registered before it evolves.
The Indigo Disk

If the player invites a particular Gym Leader, Elite Four member, Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV staff member, Geeta, or Cyrano to the League Club Room for the third time, then they will offer to trade a Pokémon of theirs for any of the player's Pokémon, as long as its OT is the player, and the Pokémon is not a Shiny or Special Pokémon. These Pokémon come without nicknames or held items. Each of these Pokémon has a Partner Ribbon.

League Club Room   Any Pokémon   Magby[a] 12 Fire Vital Spirit Docile Crispin アカマツ
Akamatsu
418071 31/12/25/31/31/15
  Dudunsparce 35 Flying Serene Grace Relaxed Larry アオキ
Aoki
766634 15/24/31/31/11/26
  Paldean
Wooper
8 Poison Unaware Naughty Rika チリ
Chili
591912 27/31/31/16/30/6
  Pawmo 24 Fighting Volt Absorb Hasty Clavell クラベル
Clavel
209896 15/22/31/14/3/29
  Cetoddle 37 Ice Sheer Force Bashful Grusha グルーシャ
Grusha
209896 31/23/18/15/9/31
  Veluza 20 Water Sharpness Sassy Kofu ハイダイ
Haidai
373015 31/28/14/14/18/26
  Arctibax 45 Dragon Thermal Exchange Relaxed Hassel ハッサク
Hassaku
316242 24/22/21/30/31/30
  Combee 15 Bug Hustle Calm Katy カエデ
Kaede
993663 24/22/31/28/0/16
  Duraludon 36 Electric

Stalwart

Quiet Drayton カキツバタ
Kakitsubata
217978 20/30/25/31/13/0
  Meditite 28 Fire Pure Power Quirky Dendra キハダ
Kihada
137719 24/30/12/0/6/29
  Sunflora 40 Grass Solar Power Brave Brassius コルサ
Colza
584457 12/19/25/16/24/20
  Mareanie 20 Poison Regenerator Timid Miriam ミモザ
Mimosa
158604 30/21/10/22/29/16
  Magnemite 22 Electric Magnet Pull Rash Iono ナンジャモ
Nanjyamo
568659 4/29/8/31/2/30
  Skarmory[b] 40 Steel Sturdy Lonely Amarys ネリネ
Nerine
745642 24/15/22/14/9/19
  Glimmet 5 Psychic Corrosion Modest Geeta オモダカ
Omodaka
661291 31/0/22/30/31/31
  Tinkatuff 25 Fairy Mold Breaker Careful Poppy ポピー
Poppy
949475 12/29/29/28/22/26
  Greavard 10 Ghost Fluffy Jolly Ryme ライム
Lime
275703 15/26/14/4/31/16
  Gimmighoul 30 Steel Rattled Sassy Raifort レホール
Raifort
361010 5/12/1/16/18/22
  Flittle 32 Psychic Speed Boost Impish Tulip リップ
Lip
149671 13/20/12/21/21/12
  Hattrem 33 Fairy

Healer

Serious Saguaro サワロ
Saguaro
654886 22/18/18/31/31/7
  Alolan
Meowth
21 Dark Technician Relaxed Salvatore セイジ
Sage
314512 9/31/24/12/12/11
  Blitzle  20 Electric Lightning Rod Hardy Cyrano シアノ
Cyano
390518 31/25/23/23/31/31
  Snubbull[c] 18 Fairy Intimidate Adamant Lacey タロ
Taro
816963 18/30/24/24/25/31
  Rockruff 12 Ground Steadfast Impish Tyme タイム
Thyme
980975 20/30/2/15/17/19
  Gulpin 17 Poison

Gluttony

Gentle Jacq ジニア
Zinnia
134745 12/28/25/17/31/19
  Tauros 50 Fighting Intimidate Jolly Nemona ネモ
Nemo
933665 31/31/26/31/31/31
  Skwovet 7 Fighting

Gluttony

Gentle Arven ペパー
Peper
105971 14/12/22/23/22/10
  Eevee 1 Dark Anticipation Modest Penny ボタン
Botan
376983 8/26/31/31/31/31
  Poltchageist 30 Water Hospitality Sassy Carmine ゼイユ
Zeiyu
704310 12/19/29/31/3/22
  Applin 15 Dragon Bulletproof Modest Kieran スグリ
Suguri
184745 30/31/22/31/26/18
  1. This Pokémon is stored in a Quick Ball.
  2. This Pokémon is stored in a Heavy Ball.
  3. This Pokémon is stored in a Nest Ball.

Trivia

  • Prior to Generation V, since the Pokémon received in an in-game trade is the same level as the Pokémon traded for it, it is sometimes possible to receive a Pokémon at a lower level than normally possible.
  • In Pokémon Red and Green and Pokémon Red and Blue, four Pokémon are exclusive to in-game trades: Lickitung, Jynx, Farfetch'd, and Mr. Mime.
    • In Japanese Pokémon Blue, Lickitung and Jynx were made available in the wild. In Pokémon Yellow, Lickitung and Farfetch'd were made available in the wild as well. Therefore, Mr. Mime (in all languages) and Jynx (in languages other than Japanese) remained unavailable in the wild until Generation II.
    • Due to being exclusive to in-game trades, until the release of later games in which they could be obtained in the wild, they could only have their traded nicknames and the Original Trainer of "TRAINER".
  • In Pokémon Red and Blue, the Scientist at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island who trades Electrode for Raichu claims that Raichu evolved, which is not possible. This is due to a context-ignorant translation of the Japanese Pokémon Blue text, in which the player trades Kadabra for Graveler, both of which evolve by trade
    • Similarly, the old man who trades the player Jynx for Poliwhirl in Cerulean City claims that Poliwhirl "went and evolved". Poliwhirl does not evolve by trade in the Generation I games but rather through the use of a Water Stone. In the context of the Japanese Pokémon Blue, the old man trades away Haunter for Machoke, both of which evolve by trade.
  • In Pokémon Crystal, once the player trades a Haunter for Chris's Xatu "Paul" in Pewter City, Chris comments after the trade "Uh? What happened?", and then in later interactions "Trading is so odd... I still have a lot to learn about it." Although it is not explicitly said, Chris's surprise may suggest that Haunter evolved into Gengar. However, this dialogue does not change even if the player trades this Haunter holding an Everstone, which would normally prevent this evolution.
    • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player can trade a Haunter for Mondo's Xatu "Paul" in Pewter City. However, after the trade, Mondo says instead: "How wonderful! You made my day! Thanks to you, I have finally got the Pokémon I’ve been looking for... since forever!" It is not explicitly said if Haunter evolved into Gengar. As in the previous game, Mondo's dialogue does not change if Haunter is traded holding an Everstone.
  • In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Elyssa and Darrell's names do not traditionally match their genders. Since their names are switched in the games' remakes, it is likely this was a mistake.
  • Pokémon received from in-game trades in the Generation VI and VIII games have memories set. For example, in Pokémon Sword and Shield, the Togepi the player can trade for has the memory "Snips hatched from an Egg and saw Holly for the first time in a castle".
  • Kapoor's name and Artist Trainer class are likely a reference to British artist Anish Kapoor. The Duraludon he trades furthers this reference, since the real-life Kapoor has worked on numerous architectural projects.
  • In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, it is possible to become permanently trapped if the player trades away Finneon for Meister's Magikarp and has nothing else in their party that can learn Surf or Fly, as well as no Rare Candies to evolve Magikarp, or fishing rods to black out or evolve Magikarp.

See also


Event distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Generation VII: 3DS: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Local
Switch: PE
Generation VIII: SwShBDSPLA
Trading
Generation IX: SV
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Other groupings: Movie events10th AnniversaryTanabataUndistributed
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen II • Gen III (RSFRLGEOrre) • Gen IV (DP ​• Pt ​• HGSS) • Gen V (BWB2W2)
Gen VI (XYORAS) • Gen VII (SMUSUMPE) • Gen VIII (SwShBDSPLA) • Gen IX (SV)
Gift Pokémon (Eggs) • Wild Pokémon (Roaming Pokémon) • In-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VII
Gen VIII (Wild Area News) • Gen IX (Poké Portal News)
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based) • Gen VIIIGen IX (Game-based)
Global Link
Other lists
Notable ID numbers (Gens I-IIIII onward) • Wonder Cards (Gen VGen VIGen VII) • Serial code prefixes


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