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An in-game 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.
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
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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).
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 (Reflect).
Red and Blue/Green
In Pokémon Red and Blue, Nidoran♂ is traded for Nidoran♀; in Pokémon Red and Green, Nidoran♀ is traded for Nidoran♂.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 This Pokémon will evolve due to being traded but Pokédex data for the unevolved Pokémon will be registered first.
- ↑ This Pokémon will evolve due to being traded but Pokédex data for the unevolved Pokémon will be registered first.
There are a few in-game trades in the game data of Generation I games which are not assigned to any NPC.
Gold and Silver
Several Pokémon have raised Contest conditions, including those from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen but excluding those from Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (which also do not have set IVs). These Pokémon all have one Contest condition raised by 30 and all other Contest conditions raised by 5, with a feel (sheen in Generation IV) of 10.
Ruby and Sapphire
FireRed and LeafGreen
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 If this Pokémon is evolved in a Generation IV or V game, its Ability will become its second Ability.
XD: Gale of Darkness
| XD: Gale of Darkness
|| Player's Pokémon
|| NPC's Pokémon
|| Held item
|| Special moves
| Outskirt Stand
|| Cross Chop, Fire Punch, Ice Punch, ThunderPunch
| Cross Chop, Fire Punch, Ice Punch, ThunderPunch
| Pyrite Town
|| Pure Power
|| Shadow Ball, DynamicPunch
|| Toxic, Sludge Bomb, Substitute
|| Dragon Dance, Outrage
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
In the English language version of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Kazza, Charap, and Gaspar are functionally Japanese in origin. While this has no effect in the Generation IV games (since their species do not have foreign Pokédex entries in the Generation IV games), it becomes noticeable when sent to later generations. These Pokémon have the correct language of origin if obtained in any other game language or Pokémon Platinum.
HeartGold and SoulSilver
- Main article: Hayley's trades
Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
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.
- If the player is male
Yancy's Pokémon have the original Trainer Yancy (Japanese: ルリ Ruri) and Trainer ID number 10303.
- If the player is female
Curtis' Pokémon have the original Trainer Curtis (Japanese: テツ Tetsu) and Trainer ID number 54118.
X and Y
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Sun and Moon
- ↑ This Pokémon will evolve due to being traded, but Pokédex data for the unevolved Pokémon will be registered before it evolves.
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
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 Pokémon outside of GO Park or trading with other players. All traded Pokémon have no nicknames, have randomized natures, and can be either gender and Shiny.
Since the Pokémon received in an in-game trade is the same level as the one traded prior to Generation V, it is sometimes possible to receive a Pokémon at a lower level than normally possible.