Hey. Definitely after. I did trade with someone else after we traded, and I can't remember if I changed the router before or after that trade. I was actually going to look for the old router in the storage room and check if I can trade with it.
...you do know the same Deerling works for all four scientist visits, yes? After you show them yours, and leave, you return to find a new addition to the room in the form of a Deerling they just caught (in 2 seconds apparently) in one of four spots in the room. Yours changes with the game as long as it's out of the PC and in your party at midnite. I have an evolved one (Sawsbuck) as well, and it changes in the same fashion.
I don't get what you're saying, but it's basically like this: Illumise breed with any compatible Pokemon (i.e. males from the same egg group) and the baby is either Illumise or Volbeat. Volbeat breed with Ditto and the baby is either Illumise or Volbeat. This works only in Gen V apparently. So as long as you have one of them, you can breed it until you get the other.
The hell? I never knew that...you learn something funny every day.
So I have to catch Volbeats, I can't breed any...while White players have to catch their own Illumise...and if the baby breeds, it's exactly the same as what it is...that's just too strange. I suppose I'll have to wait for a Route 3 swarm to trigger (saw one the other day in fact, it seems to be common unlike some *coughRoute18cough*). Can't do it today - I went Landorus hunting - but could technically soft-reset to trigger it tomorrow and we can have a trade set up as soon as the weekend.
You don't happen to have HG or SS, do you? I had a starter trade possibility all lined up, but I do not know if that's still on as it's been a few days. He was going to go Chansey hunting for a Lucky Egg last I heard, and attach it to one of the trades.
If he doesn't materialize again, I'm curious if you play either of those games and have the other starters. I could use the code for the Lottery too, so I'm not fussy about seeking Eggs or anything like that in particular.
Also, happy Keldeo Promotion Day. As I type, we're five minutes away from the first day of the promo. Watch for Keldeo clone collection attempts soon in Quick Trades. :D