The Pokemon Trading Network May 13, 2014 17:40:06 GMT -5
Post by Managrimm on May 13, 2014 17:40:06 GMT -5
The Pokemon Trading Network is a network set up for the purpose of allowing people to trade Pokemon over great distances. It is accessed through the Pokedex and allows the trainer to put up a Pokemon they are interested in trading as a lot and wait for offers. The level, gender, ability, and moveset of a Pokemon are set automatically so it is impossible to lie about them. The trainer may also leave “Notes” either detailing something about the Pokemon or giving ideas as to what they would like. There is a “Contact Trainer” option below each trade that leads to the Pokedex‘s instant messaging function. Once a trade is completed both Pokemon are the lawful property of the other party. The steps to completing a trade are as follows:
1. One person must put up a Pokemon for trade and another person must make an offer. The first person may accept or decline. It is possible to put up private lots that only people on your Pokedex’s friend list can see or to choose to send someone a Pokemon as a gift. It is also possible to offer multiple Pokemon for one or to offer credits instead of Pokemon. Credits exchanged between trainers are taxed by 30%. All of the following steps still apply for multiple or gifted Pokemon.
2. After the trade has been confirmed via Pokedex, both trainers must then go to a Trading Center (found in most Pokemon Centers) and present their id. The picture on the id (and the person's face, obviously) is cross-referenced with a picture that is on file. At this point, if a trainer has the Pokemon they intend to trade on their team it must be transferred to a lab via PC. Both trainers are made to sign a form proving that they consented to trade the Pokemon.
3. Once both trainers have confirmed the trade with a Trading Center employee in-person, both traded Pokemon will be taken to have their ids changed and can be withdrawn by the new owners via PC.