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[[File:Trade Pt.png|frame|Trading confirmation screen in {{v2|Platinum}}]]
A '''trade''' (Japanese: '''{{j|{{tt|交換|こうかん}}}}''' ''exchange''), also known as a '''Link Trade''' (Japanese: '''{{j|{{tt|通信交換|つうしんこうかん}}}}''' ''Link Exchange''), is a process in which a [[Pokémon Trainer]] sends one of his or hertheir {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} to another Trainer in exchange for one of the other Trainer's Pokémon. In every Pokémon game, trading is necessary to collect all Pokémon.
Starting from [[Generation II]], [[item]]s can be held by Pokémon, allowing indirect trading of holdable items. However, in Generation IV, the [[Griseous Orb]] cannot be traded, as it will automatically be put back in the Bag when a player with Origin Forme Giratina in their party enters the Union Room or Wi-Fi Room. Certain items, when held by the correct Pokémon, will cause that Pokémon to evolve when traded to another player. [[Mail]] may also be held to send a message.
Similar to Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, trading cannot occur until the player has obtained his or hertheir Pokédex from [[Professor Oak]] at [[Mr. Pokémon|Mr. Pokémon's house]]. The player must have at least two Pokémon in the party; but no additional prerequisite is needed to trade with the Sinnoh games: this can be done at the very beginning of the game. Migrating Pokémon from Generation III games through Pal Park is also possible later in the game if the player has a Nintendo DS or DS Lite.
===Generation V===