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Drawbacks of trading
==Drawbacks of trading==
A Pokémon with an [[original Trainer]] different from its current Trainer is referred to as an [[outsider Pokémon]], and will only obey a Trainer with the sufficient number of [[Badge|Gym Badges]] or [[Island challenge|Stamps]]. The [[friendship]] of a Pokémon is set to 70[[list of Pokémon by base friendship|its base friendship]] when it is traded from one game to another, unless returned to its original Trainer. In addition, a traded Pokémon's nickname cannot be changed by anyone but the original Trainer, even if it hasn't been given a nickname.
Traded Pokémon are identified by the Pokémon's [[Original Trainer]] name and a five- or six-digit [[Trainer ID number|ID Number]]. Starting in [[Generation III]], even if two games have the same name and ID number, each Trainer also has a [[secret ID number]]. The odds of two Trainers having the same secret ID numbers is 1/65536 or approximately 0.002%, making it extremely unlikely that an outsider Pokémon will be treated as a regular Pokémon on a different cartridge.
It is not possible to trade Pokémon stored in the [[PC]] in these generations, so they must be placed in the party prior to speaking with the receptionist at a Pokémon Center.
Generation IV's [[Global Trade System]] utilizesutilized a separate trading process, in which a playerplayers depositsdeposited one Pokémon at a time (requesting another Pokémon in exchange) and other players may searchsearched and tradetraded for itthem at their leisure. Once traded, the original player will receivereceived the Pokémon upon logging in to the GTS. If the Pokémon iswas not traded, the original player canwas able to cancel the offer by withdrawing their Pokémon from the GTS. Due to the Wi-Fi shutdown, this feature is no longer officially supported as of May 20, 2014.
===Generation V===
Players registered on each other's [[Pal Pad]] can communicate with live voice chat during the trade. A set of four emoticons (Smile Mark, Saddened Mark, Heart Mark, Surprise Mark) also allows for limited communication between players. In addition to showing the Pokémon on offer, the top screen also includes an abstract glimpse of the other player's Pokémon collection in the form of PC boxes with individual Pokémon represented by their [[List of Pokémon by color|Pokédex color]].
The GTS, in addition to the deposit/search-based system introduced in Generation IV, receives a second trading mode ("GTS Negotiations") allowing two players to connect and trade Pokémon using this system. Like Generation IV, Generation V's GTS was shut down in 2014.
===Generation VI===
* In ''[[PS025|You Know... Articuno!]]'', Red traded his {{p|Krabby}} for [[Misty]]'s [[Gyara]]dos because {{p|Gyarados}} knew how to use the move {{m|Surf}}.
* In ''[[PS109|Ampharos Amore]]'', {{adv|Silver}} told {{adv|Gold}} to use his Pokédex to trade his [[Polibo|Poliwhirl]] for Silver's {{p|Seadra}} in order to evolve them. They traded back in ''[[PS110|Piloswine Whine]]''.
* In ''[[PS449|Raising the Stakes with Rhyperior]]'', it was revealed that Blue had traded his {{p|Rhydon}} to Silver, allowing ithim to evolve into {{TP|Blue|Rhyperior}} and fill up the empty slot in Silver's team after his {{TP|Silver|Ursaring}} had disappeared along with {{adv|Giovanni|his father}}. In the {{chap|X & Y}}, Rhyperior was revealed to have returned to Blue's ownership.
* In [[PS543]], {{adv|Blake}} and {{adv|Whitley}} traded their newly caught {{p|Karrablast}} and {{p|Shelmet}}, causing them to evolve into {{p|Escavalier}} and {{p|Accelgor}}, respectively. They then immediately traded back.