@Aminta - Oh wow! Thank you! To tell you the truth, I have no idea what any of those are besides Jynx, and Swinub, and Sneasel, and Lapras. I would love Jynx, but it doesn't matter. Thank you so much! I'm about to catch my first pokemon to be able to trade, I'll let you know when I'm ready!
To answer your question: you are able to trade as soon as you can catch pokemon. All you need is the other person's friend code and, voila, you both show up in each other's games if you're both online.
Hey there! I can hook you up with some Ice-types if you're interested. I don't have any below level 20, however, I'm willing to breed them for you and send them to you as level 1 Pokemon if you'd like.
I can offer you Vanillite, Cubchoo, Bergmite, Cryogonal, Swinub, Snover, Sneasel, Delibird, and Jynx. Oh, and I have a level 1 Lapras, as well.