Ready to get started trading with friends in Pokemon Go? We show you exactly how much Stardust you'll need to round out your Pokedex! by Ty Arthur After the worldwide phenomena has finally died down a bit (remember all those totally nuts best and worst things to happen when it landed in 2016? First off, you need to remember that Pokémon can only be traded once. Getting to be better friends will help immensely with this, however, bringing the cost of the same trade to a still-substantial but eminently-manageable 40,000 Stardust. Pokemon that are eligible for Trade Evolutions cost 0 Candy to evolve after being traded. This artificially high cost structure keeps the trading economy from immediately toppling over and going nuts so everyone can't immediately trade the strongest, highest level Pokemon back and forth to each other. Trading works differently in Pokemon GO — you can’t trade over long distances, so you’ll need to be physically close to your friend to trade. [NOTE: Child Accounts may not be able to add friends. Trading costs stardust — and certain Pokémon can cost more to trade. A reddit post about stardust costs to trade in Pokemon GO. To get started with the updated trading interface, tap your head / trainer name icon in the lower-left corner, then navigate to the Friends tab. Therefore, they cost more stardust to trade. Trading costs Stardust, still one of the most valuable resources is in the game and not easy to part with, particularly in these quantities. You can level up your friendships by sending gifts back and forth as well as battling in Raids together. So here are all the Stardust costs by friend level, with credit Janka_lml for putting it together. Kevin Thielenhaus / Regionals are highly desirable, and the ability to trade with an essential stranger could lead to problems. Normally, the -only- way to evolve certain Pokémon is to trade them. Here are the exact discounts provided at each Pokemon Go friendship level: Now that you're all set for trading, still need help with the rest of this genre-changing AR game? Two Trainers can trade if you’re mutual friends. Android, Guides, iOS, Pokemon Go /. | Full List, How To Catch (And Purify) Shadow Pokémon | Capture Guide, How To Fight Team Rocket GO | Invasion Event Guide, How To Fight Rocket Leader Giovanni | Legendary Shadow Pokémon Guide, Cyberpunk 2077 Confirmed For GeForce Now At Launch, Phil Spencer Comments On Two Rare Classics, Rainbow Six Siege Is Heading To Xbox Game Pass, XIII Remake Releases Weapons Highlight Trailer, PlayStation 5 Fan Can Be Tweaked Through Updates, When you’re close to your friend — you have to be close by physically, you won’t be able to trade over the internet —. ), its hard to believe Pokemon Go just turned two years old this summer! ... Trading costs stardust — and certain Pokémon can cost more to trade. Pokémon GO: Trade Evolutions Guide | How To Trade & Evolutions List, All The Shadow Pokémon You Can Catch (So Far!) There are more Pokemon that can be evolved with Trade Evolutions in Pokemon GO. You can only have Special Trade once a day. I cover social games, video games, I'm a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Republic,, Wired and more. And when you do, never exchange money, only Pokémon. It costs 100 candy to evolve Kadabra, Machoke, Graveler and Haunter from Gen 1. Trading Pokemon is finally here in Go, but only with people on your friends list, and it will hit you pretty hard in your Stardust account when you first get started. NOTE: Pokemon can only be traded once, so if you trade away a Pokemon, you won’t be able to get it back to gain the evolution bonus. No, developer Niantic Labs has instituted a sort of transaction tax to keep the new system from distorting the in-game economy or encouraging shady back-alley meetups. Luckily, we have the Silph Road to collate all the data is this relatively complicated game and put it all in one place for whenever we need to refer to it. Pokemon can also evolve no matter what — trading is not required to evolve Pokemon. The most expensive trade on this list is for a Legendary or Shiny that you don't yet have in your Poké dex, and it will cost you a whopping 1,000,000 Stardust. The traded Pokemon's level, HP, and CP also drop to be commensurate with your player level when trading, so you can't fill up on ultra strong Pokemon just by trading. I’ll add them to the complete list as they’re discovered. Trading also impacts medals, so for instance tiny Rattata will get you closer to the  Youngster medal, while XL Magikarps get you closer to the Fisherman medal. Right now, it seems like the easiest way to use this system to round out your Pokédex sooner rather than later would be to snag some Regionals, which only cost 20,000 at the good friends level. Tap Next. Trade Evolution Pokémon work a little differently than in the main games. Review the Trade Details and make sure you're happy with them, including the CP and HP ranges. The prices for non-registered Pokemon are insane, but there's a massive discount for increasing your friendship level with a trading partner. Access the Niantic Kids Parent Portal to opt-in to friend requests.]. ... the amount of Stardust required for a Trade reduces as follows (thanks to … For example, Haunter can only evolve into Gengar in the main games if you trade Haunter. That will also, I suspect, be the biggest safety issue for the game going forward. Basically, Trade Evolutions aren’t required. Legendary Pokémon, Pokémon you haven’t yet caught, shiny Pokémon, and special forms of Pokémon are all considered Special. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Trade Evolutions just reduce the cost of candy to 0. Increase your friendship level could reduce significant amount of stardust requirements. The most expensive trade on this list is for a Legendary or Shiny that you don't yet have in your Pokédex, and it will cost you a whopping 1,000,000 Stardust. Mythical Pokémon can’t be traded at all. Stardust Requirements For Trading. The discount starts at 20% for Great but sharply increases to 92% when you hit the Ultra level. Review the Trade one last time. To trade, you (and your trading partner) must be Level 10 or above. Stardust trading costs are absurdly astronomical for Pokemon that you don't already have in your Pokedex (meaning you haven't ever caught one before on your own) but they drop off by massive levels as you increase in friendship level with another player. Google, © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. The friendship level goes up when you send (or receive) a gift with that friend, or when you trade Pokemon, so it takes a good deal of Stardust to increase the level unless you want to frequently send gifts of Pokeballs and other consumables. Trades for certain Pokémon such as Legendary, Shiny and Pokémon not in your Pokedex called Special Trades, which need more stardust to trade. Different Pokémon take different amounts of Stardust to trade, however, and the amount of Stardust it takes goes down depending on how good friends you are with the person you're trading with. Trade Evolutions are totally new in Pokémon GO, and if you’re rusty on how Trading actually works in this massively popular mobile game, then we’re here to help. I'm a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Republic,, Wired and more. Trading Pokémon can actually earn you bonus candy. The lack of trading at launch was a huge criticism among the player base, since that has been a part of this franchise since friends were connecting their black and white Game Boys together back in the '90s! Features / Trade Evolutions just remove the candy requirement to evolve. Tap Confirm. There’s a whole lot of Pokémon that benefit from this change, too! They’re just a super-handy way to save yourself some candy. On this guide, I’ll cover how to Trade Pokémon, and all of the Pokémon that can evolve (at a reduced candy cost) after being traded. Trading is finally live in Pokémon GO, but it isn't so easy as finding someone with a creature you want and filling out your Pokédex. This means that those 1,000,000 Stardust cost trades for Pokemon not in your Pokedex drop all the way down to 80,000 at the Ultra level. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. Keep in mind that the same Pokemon can only be traded once, so you can't chain them repeatedly through multiple trades and will have to catch new ones instead. If you do a lot of travelling, make sure to stop and trade a few Pokémon when you’re in a new place! That isn’t how Pokémon GO works — instead, you can always evolve your Pokémon using the standard method; spending candy. Trading only becomes available once both you and the friend you are trading with are at trainer level 10 (which should be just about everyone at this point). Notice that there's no slot on that table for mythical? I write about video games and technology. Tap a friend's name and then you can choose the Trade interface found in the lower-right corner. You've got to earn those Pokemon all by yourself. That's because they can't be traded at all! The minimum stat level of the traded Pokemon is also influenced by your friendship level with the other player, so the higher your friendship, the better the Pokemon will be when it arrives in your Pokedex. As you can see, the prices get pretty steep if you're trying to fill in your Pokédex with high-value creatures by trading with people you've just met. You’ll earn more candy depending on the distance you’ve traveled between where a Pokémon was caught, and where a Pokémon was traded. I cover social games, video games, technology and that whole gray area that happens when technology and consumers collide. | Full List | How To Catch (And Purify) Shadow Pokémon | Capture Guide | How To Fight Team Rocket GO | Invasion Event Guide | How To Fight Rocket Leader Giovanni | Legendary Shadow Pokémon Guide | How The Buddy System Works | How To Earn Buddy Hearts Easily | How To Catch New Unova Pokemon. Check out our other Pokemon Go guides here: Ty splits his time between writing horror fiction and writing about video games. After 25 years of gaming, Ty can firmly say that gaming peaked with Planescape Torment, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a soft spot for games like Baldur's Gate, Fallout: New Vegas, Bioshock Infinite, and Horizon: Zero Dawn. He has previously written for GamerU and MetalUnderground. He also writes for PortalMonkey covering gaming laptops and peripherals. Ready to get started trading with friends in Pokemon Go? 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