We’re now in year 3 since Gen VI officially began and online trading’s been plagued by the same issues it’s had since Gen IV: People keep putting up super-common Pokemon like Bunnelby and Zigzagoon while asking for Legendaries and Shiny Pokemon in exchange. The problem’s simply become more obvious in X/Y/OR/AS, which by the way share the same system.
…Who the hell does that realistically expecting their “request” to be fulfilled?
While yes I will concede there are alot of folks with the Power Save Cheat Device who flood the GTS with the Pokemon they make, they’re vastly outnumbered by the unrealistically lopsided trades and Wonder Trade Expectations.
…This sums up Wonder Trade prettymuch: Since everyone goes in planning to rip off whoever they randomly trade with, none should be surprised they get more or less what they were trying to get rid of. Of course, most just keep Wonder Trading until they get something interesting but I don’t have the time or patience for that.
That and I breed Pokemon as well as Trade them. Oh and of course, I don’t care about Shinies or Max IVs/EVs as much as I do Hold Items and Second or Hidden Abilities. The advent of the DexNav in OR/AS made it much easier to catch Pokemon with a randon Egg Move, rare item and/or Second or Hidden Ability.
When I use the GTS in all four of my games, it’s to find Pokemon I don’t have yet. I have all the Legendaries except Victini, Meloetta, Keledeo, Genesect, Hoopa and Volcanion so I’m prettymuch set in that regard. I also don’t care much for Shinines (aside from the different color they’re no different from their non-Shiny equivelents)–Their value was decided by the community and I don’t view them as valuable for that reason.
I just want to be able to collect ’em all at my leisure and evolve them all without too much difficulty. As long as these two conditions can be maintained, we can do business. Seeing as I have two 3DS consoles and all four 6th Gen games, the only reason I’d actually use the GTS is for Pokemon I don’t feel like importing from the 5th or 4th Gen or am not in the position to at the time.
These are commonly requested Pokemon I see on GTS in exchange for commonly found Pokemon:
- Kyogre/Groudon with Blue/Red Orb attached (OR/AS)
- Delta Episode Rayquaza (OR/AS)
- Deoxys (OR/AS)
- Xerneas/Yveltal (X/Y)
…There ya go. And yes, people seriously expect people to give them what they’re asking for.
These are the Pokemon you’re prettymuch guaranteed to get 9 out of 10 times via Wonder Trade:
As you can see, almost all of them are Pokemon one would have all of by the time they got their first badge in the 6th Gen.
…This is what happens when you decide to trade anonymously.