This thread is for.... 1) Simple Item Trades 2) Simple Pokemon Trades 3) Setting up IV Battles 4) Evolution Requests, such as "Hey can someone trade with me so I can evolve my Kadabra?" 5) Asking if a non-RNGed Pokemon you just caught/bred is worth keeping or not (if it's RNG'd, the keep/toss dynamic does not apply) 6) Simple Questions you might have about Wi-Fi and in-game 7) Any other requests that don't warrant their own thread - threads are only for trading DO NOT ask for AR Codes, discuss whether or not a Pokemon will be "legit", etc. You will be warned. ASKING ABOUT WHY HACKS DON'T PASS POKEBANK IS NOT ALLOWED. ANY DISCUSSION WILL RESULT IN A WARNING, AND CONTINUED DISCUSSION WILL RESULT IN INFRACTIONS. --- Look here first for vocabulary questions and hatch locations! (Courtesy of Flora), EV-training spots, and our in-game articles. All articles and the following information is for Generations 1 -5 and will be updated once we have more information on XY. Terms: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide CMT = Check My Thread. This should be used when User 1 is interested in User 2's Pokemon and wants User 2 person to check User 1's thread for another Pokemon of interest. There's no limit to a CMT but it's unlikely that you can obtain all of a user's Pokemon all in one CMT. When you do a CMT, label what specific Pokemon you want. Also, if there is more then one person involved in the trade thread make sure to specify who you are asking. This can be done just by copy and pasting the Pokemon from the thread you're at onto your post or just by typing out the Pokemon simply. Beware though, because if you simply type the Pokemon, you may need to be more specific. For example, User 1 saying "CMT for Azelf" when User 2 has a Jolly and a Timid shiny Azelf is not clear. Instead, saying "CMT for the UT Timid shiny Azelf" would be better as we now know what exactly you want. "Wow, awesome thread you got there! CMT for your Timid flawless UT Azelf and Mild HP Ice EVed Charizard please." CYT = Check Your Thread. This isn't very often used because one really just needs to say "CMT" and a trade is created. Mostly, this term should be used when you're referring that you will check another user's thread in the future. "Alright, I'll CYT after dinner." CML = Check My List. This is for people who don't have trade threads and instead have a link to a single post or page outside of Smogon. A reason for having such a list is because the user doesn't actively trade any more or doesn't wish to have a trade thread at Smogon. "Please CML for your Jolly Snow Cloak UT Mamoswine." Fully Redis Pokemon = Fully Redistributable. These Pokemon are mostly around almost all trade threads and are usually easy to get your hands on. These Pokemon, if traded for, can be placed on a User's trade thread without a complaint. However, make sure to credit whoever's Pokemon it is as if you don't it, you could be blacklisted. "User 1's Timid flawless international Smeargle is a fully redistributable Pokemon that anyone can put on their trade thread!" Semi-Redis Pokemon = Semi-Redistributable. These Pokemon can only be traded by the person trading them or whoever the owner gives rights to for trading. If you receive a Pokemon under a semi-redis label, you can't put it on your Trade Thread. "User 1's Raichu is semi-redis, so you can put it on your thread if you trade for User 1's Raichu, but if other people trade for User 1's Raichu from your thread, then they can't put it on their own threads." VM = Visitor Message. This is where you go to someone's profile and leave a note on their wall. You would usually do this to get in easier contact with a person you're supposed to trade with. This helps avoid a "spammage" of posts appearing in one's thread. "CMT for the UT Bold Celebi and VM me your answer please!" Spitback = A Pokemon that has either the wrong nature but great IVs or a beneficial nature and good looking IVs but in the wrong area. Or, the Pokemon could have a beneficial nature and great IVs, but the user already has a better version of the Pokemon. Spitbacks can also be caused by forgetting to put on a needed Egg move on a Pokemon and, as such, causing the user to rebreed a Pokemon, creating the old Pokemon to become a spitback. Most of the time, these spitbacks make great breeding fodder. "I have a Adamant 31/10/31/31/31/31 Salamence spitback because the IVs are really awesome, but its main stat, Attack, is missing out." "My Impish 31/30/31/7/31/30 Skarmory has pretty awesome IVs, but I forgot to put on Whirlwind and Brave Bird, so it's a spitback. I plan to rebreed for those two necessary moves." Fodder = A Pokemon used to trade for a free Pokemon or to serve as empty space for another purpose, such as transferring a Pokemon or giving a user an item. These Pokemon can generally be whatever Pokemon you don't deem important to yourself excluding the Pokemon you can't redistribute yourself. "Okay, catch some fodders and get on so I can give you my giveaway Rattata and Metapod." Credits = This is similar to how money is used in real life. You use up credits in exchange for Pokemon in a user's trade thread. To obtain such credits, you will have to do some services for the user (such as doing a Breeding/Capture Project, EV training, and other minor scenarios such as creating a banner or artwork for a user), gain them in a giveaway, or be lucky to gain credits for free from users. Some trade threads have a somewhat unique credit policy, such as one credit in exchange for one Pokemon, two credits in exchange for a single Pokemon, and so on. You will have to read up an individual's thread for more detail on how their policies work. Most of the time, however, a Pokemon will just be worth one credit while fully redistributable Pokemon will be worth half a credit (1/2). "You have two credits in my shop. What would you like to spend them on? The Modest UT Gardevoir and the Adamant EVed Lucario?" B/C P's = Breeding/Capture Projects. This is where you breed or capture a Pokemon for a user who wants the Pokemon. Generally, User 1 would do this if User 2 has a Pokemon User 1 wants but User 2 doesn't want any Pokemon User 1 has. Otherwise, a user would do this out of respect or even out of being bored. A user will usually have a section for breeding and capture projects labeled out, but in cases that there are no such sections, don't be afraid to ask what Pokemon a user would like to have. If you're asking for a breeding or capture project for yourself, do make sure that the Pokemon is possible to obtain by all means. At the end of a breeding or capture project, usually the breeder or capturer will gain a specific amount of credits or the Pokemon he/she wanted. "Hey, want to do the Venusaur in my Breeding Project post? Make sure it has the IVs: 31/30/31/30/31/30, Hasty nature, female gender, and the Egg move Power Whip. Doing this will whip you up eight credits for use for any Pokemon in my Trade Thread." EV Training = This is usually a service in which you EV train a Pokemon or more for another user to gain credits or Pokemon from that user. Many Trade Threads have their own policies on how they want you to EV train their Pokemon. If you would like to learn how to EV train, Erodent wrote a guide on exactly how to do so here. "Sorry, you got nothing. Perhaps you want to EV train my Timid Zapdos with 6 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe for me? Doing this will net you the Pokemon you wanted." Pending = This is when two users agree to trade but one or both of the users can't do the trade at that exact moment so they add the trade to their pending list. When both users have time, they can then meet up and complete the trade. It is very useful to keep a pending list or some kind of record in your trade thread so you don't forget about trades that you can't complete at that time. "Alright, let's put our trade in pending. My DS's batteries died and I left the charger at my cousin's house." Trophy Case = This is usually a section of a user's trade thread where they put Pokemon that have extra meaning and value then the other Pokemon in their trade thread. Most of the time, these Pokemon won't be traded as easily and are worth more credits if not redeemable by credits. "See this Milotic? It's shiny, flawless, female, and caught in a Dive Ball. Best of all? It's from Emerald with all of the game's ribbons attached after months and months of hard work. Thus, it fits perfectly within my trophy case." FC = This is short for "Friend Code", which is the code used to connect with someone online. You can access your Friend Code in your Pal Pad and enter other people's Friend Codes in there as well. "Add my Diamond, 3462-7770-2264, for Seel. I'm to add 9326-2573-0196, correct?" Whitelist = This is a list of users that have either helped or are really great friends of the user. "User 1 has been a great pal to me and deserves to be on my whitelist. He has introduced me to the Wi-Fi forums, given me several free flawless Pokemon, and to top it off, he's my trade partner!" BW EV Training spots, compiled by Phiddlesticks, Mekkah and RBG: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Just in case anyone else was thinking about it! Thanks to Phiddlesticks for helping with this. If anyone has any better ideas for Def training, or you can confirm how many Atk EVs Druddigon gives, feel free to post here. HP Surf in the dark puddles of Icirrus City - Stunfisk (100%, 2 HP) Also, Victini (3 HP) can be rebattled infinitely as long as you do not catch it. Atk Route 1 - Lillipup (50%, 1 Atk) and Patrat (50%, 1 Atk) Dragonspiral Tower 2F - Golett (100%, 1 Atk) Dragonspiral Tower 1F - Golett (50%, 1 Atk), Druddigon (30%, 2 Atk), Mienfoo (20%, 1 Atk) Outside of Dragonspiral Tower, Double Grass - Tranquill (30%, 2 Atk), Sawsbuck (30%, 2 Atk), Mienfoo (30%, 1 Atk), Druddigon (10%, 2 Atk) A couple of notes need to be made here. - During Winter, the Double Grass location changes up. Druddigon is replaced by Beartic (10%, 2 Atk), which is great, but Tranquill is replaced by Vanillish (30%, 2 SpAtk). Which of these locations is the best is up to you. If you don't mind keeping track exactly how many EVs you got, Dragonspiral 1F or outside Dragonspiral is the place for you. Outside gives the most EVs at in a short time, especially if you can OHKO two enemies at a time. If you'd rather keep it simple, Dragonspiral 2F or Route 1 are where it's at. Def Wellspring Cave - Roggengola (50%, 1 Def) Pinwheel Forest - Venipede (15%, 1 Def) and Sewaddle (35%, 1 Def) Pinwheel Forest Double Grass - Whirlipede (15%, 2 Def) and Swadloon (35%, 2 Def) Chargestone Cave - Klink (29%, 1 Def), Ferroseed (20%, 1 Def), Boldore (10%, 1 Atk, 1 Def) None of these guarantee a Def encounter. Wellspring Cave also has 50% Woobat, Pinwheel has Cottonee/Petilil (35%) and Pidove (15%), Pinwheel Double has Cottonee/Petilil (35%) and Tranquil (15%), and Chargestone Cave has Joltik (36-39%) and Tynamo (2-8%), depending which floor you're on. Note that Boldore gives 1 Atk in addition to 1 Def! SpAtk Celestial Tower - Litwick (100%, 1 SpAtk) You can go to higher floors if you want, those have Elgyem (15%) which also give 1 SpAtk. There's a Nurse on 3F, which is convenient. SpDef Surf in Driftveil City - Frillish (100%, 1 SpDef) Speed Surf on Route 3 - Basculin (100%, 2 Speed) You can Surf in a lot of places for 100% Basculin, but this is an example of a place where you don't have to go through tall grass or anything to get to a surfing spot when coming from a close Poké Center. XY Hatch Locations, courtesy of Esmeya: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Towns Vaniville Town Aquacorde Town Santalune City Lumiose City Camphier Town Cyllage City Ambrette Town Geosenge Town Shalour City Coumarine City Laverre City Dendemille Town Anistar City Couriway Town Snowbelle City Pokemon League Kiloude City Buildings Lumiose Station Kiloude Station Battle Chateau Parfum Palace Shabboneau Castle Battle Maison Ambrette Aquarium Prism Tower Tower of Mastery Lost Hotel Pokeball Factory Kalos Power Plant Lysandre Labs (Behind cabinet in Lysandre Cafe) Routes Route 1 Route 2 Route 3 Route 4 Route 5 Route 6 Route 7 Route 8 Route 9 Route 10 Route 11 Route 12 Route 13 Route 14 Route 15 Route 16 Route 17 Route 18 Route 19 Route 20 Route 21 Route 22 Caves Connecting Cave Glittering Cave Reflecting Cave Sea Spirit’s Den Frost Cavern Terminus Cave Chamber of Emptiness Victory Road Unknown Dungeon [Area with Mewtwo] Gates Lumoise Gate Ambrette Gate Shalour Gate Laverre Gate Dendemille Gate Coumarine Gate Anistar Gate Couriway Gate Snowbelle Gate Pokemon League Gate Misc Azure Bay Pokemon Village Santalune Forest Friend Safari Blazing Chamber [Elite Four] Ironworks Chamber [Elite Four] Dragonmark Chamber [Elite Four] Flood Chamber [Elite Four] Radiant Chamber [Elite Four] Team Flare Secret HQ (Available for short time during story) ORAS hatch locations, courtesy of Stellar: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Littleroot Town Oldale Town Dewford Town Lavaridge Town Fallarbor Town Verdanturf Town Pacifidlog Town Petalburg City Slateport City Mauville City Rustboro City Fortree City Lilycove City Mossdeep City Sootopolis City Ever Grande City Pokémon League Route 101 Route 102 Route 103 Route 104 Route 105 Route 106 Route 107 Route 108 Route 109 Route 110 Route 111 Route 112 Route 113 Route 114 Route 115 Route 116 Route 117 Route 118 Route 119 Route 120 Route 121 Route 122 Route 123 Route 124 Route 125 Route 126 Route 127 Route 128 Route 129 Route 130 Route 131 Route 132 Route 133 Route 134 Meteor Falls Rusturf Tunnel ??? Desert Ruins Granite Cave Petalburg Woods Mt. Chimney Jagged Pass Fiery Path Mt. Pyre Team Aqua Hideout Seafloor Cavern Cave of Origin Victory Road Shoal Cave New Mauville Sea Mauville Island Cave Ancient Tomb Sealed Chamber Scorched Slab Team Magma Hideout Sky Pillar Battle Resort Southern Island S.S. Tidal Safari Zone Mirage Forest Mirage Cave Mirage Island Mirage Mountain Trackless Forest Pathless Plain Nameless Cavern Fabled Cave Gnarled Den Crescent Isle Secret Islet Soaring in the sky Secret Shore Secret Meadow Secret Base SM hatch locations, courtesy of MegaCharizard25 Hatch Locations (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Hatch Locations (open) Hatch Locations (close) Cities Hau'oli city Iki town Heahea city Konikoni city Paniola town Maile city Po town Tapu village Seafolk village Routes Route 1 Route 2 Route 3 Route 4 Route 5 Route 6 Route 7 Route 8 Route 9 Route 10 Route 11 Route 12 Route 13 Route 14 Route 15 Route 16 Route 17 Trial sites Verdant Cavern Wela Volcano Park Lush Jungle Brooklet Hill Hokulani observatory Thrifty Megamart (Route 14) Vast Poni Canyon Caves Seaward Cave Digletts tunnel Resolution cave Ruins Ruins of Conflict Ruins of Life Ruins of Abudance Ruins of Hope Miscellaneous Mahalo trial Tent carat Hill Melemele sea Hau'oli cemetery Berry fields Melemele meadow Kala'e bay Paniola ranch Royal avenue Hano grand resort Hano beach Akala outskirts Memorial Hill Maile garden Mount Hokulani Mount Lanakila Haina desert Blush mountain Secluded shore Ula'ula meadow Lake of moone Shady house Poni plains Poni meadow Poni Gauntlett Poni Breaker coast Poni wilds Ancient Poni path Altar of sunne Battle tree Poni Grove Poni coast Aether Paradise Pokemon League Hidden Power IV combinations: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dark: 31/31/31/31/31/31 Dragon: 30/31/31/31/31/31 31/30/31/31/31/31 30/30/31/31/31/31 31/31/30/31/31/31 Ice: 30/31/30/31/31/31 31/30/30/31/31/31 30/30/30/31/31/31 31/31/31/31/31/30 Psychic: 30/31/31/31/31/30 31/30/31/31/31/30 30/30/31/31/31/30 31/31/30/31/31/30 Electric: 30/31/30/31/31/30 31/30/30/31/31/30 30/30/30/31/31/30 31/31/31/30/31/31 Grass: 30/31/31/30/31/31 31/30/31/30/31/31 30/30/31/30/31/31 31/31/30/30/31/31 30/31/30/30/31/31 Water: 31/30/30/30/31/31 30/30/30/30/31/31 31/31/31/30/31/30 30/31/31/30/31/30 Fire: 31/30/31/30/31/30 30/30/31/30/31/30 31/31/30/30/31/30 30/31/30/30/31/30 Steel: 31/30/30/30/31/30 30/30/30/30/31/30 31/31/31/31/30/31 30/31/31/31/30/31 Ghost: 31/30/31/31/30/31 30/30/31/31/30/31 31/31/30/31/30/31 30/31/30/31/30/31 Bug: 31/30/30/31/30/31 30/30/30/31/30/31 31/31/31/31/30/30 30/31/31/31/30/30 31/30/31/31/30/30 Rock: 30/30/31/31/30/30 31/31/30/31/30/30 30/31/30/31/30/30 31/30/30/31/30/30 Ground: 30/30/30/31/30/30 31/31/31/30/30/31 30/31/31/30/30/31 31/30/31/30/30/31 Poison: 30/30/31/30/30/31 31/31/30/30/30/31 30/31/30/30/30/31 31/30/30/30/30/31 Flying: 30/30/30/30/30/31 31/31/31/30/30/30 30/31/31/30/30/30 31/30/31/30/30/30 Fighting: 30/30/31/30/30/30 31/31/30/30/30/30 30/31/30/30/30/30 31/30/30/30/30/30 30/30/30/30/30/30 HP Normal and HP Fairy don't exist, don't ask about it. 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