Thread: [Discussion] Tricks of the Trade
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Old May 9th, 2012 (8:51 PM). Edited October 27th, 2012 by twistedpuppy.
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Speed Trading
or Treat
Darkness comes. There's a chill in the air. Against their better judgement, Traders are going out in the night expecting to find a treat. However, unbeknownst to them, there are are other Traders out there, ready to hand out a trick. There's something rustling in the bushes. "What's that?! Who's there?!" It's Speed Trading: Trick or Treat!

How it works

Unlike other Speed Trading events, this event has a special Halloween theme. For this Speed Trade, we will not be using the random system from other Speed Trading events to determine which Pokémon you will be trading. Instead, Traders will have two special types of Pokémon: a Trick Pokémon and a Treat Pokémon. You can have more than one of each type.These Pokémon can be whatever you'd like them to be. They can be a poorly bred Pokémon, or an exceptionally rare Pokémon. Just make sure that they match the theme of Trick or Treat.

Additionally, you will not be trading other Trader's Pokémon you have received through the event itself. You will only be trading your own Trick or Treat Pokémon. Please keep track of which type of Pokémon you trade and receive. If you traded away a Treat Pokémon and received a Trick Pokémon, place that information alongside who you traded with.
Username: Trader 1
FC: 0000 0000 0000

1.) Trader 2 (Gave: Trick | Received: Treat)
2.) Trader 3 (Gave: Treat | Received: Treat)
3.) Trader 4 (Gave: Trick | Received: Trick)
4.) Trader 2 (Gave: Treat | Received: Trick)
There is no deadline for signups. Simply post your information and start trading. Have fun everyone!


All Trade Corner rules apply.
Do NOT trade hacked Pokémon.
Respect all distribution rights if applicable.
Consecutive trades with the same person are not allowed. You may only trade with the same person after you've traded with 2 other people.
Do not negotiate trades. This is about speed. Get in, get out.
Do not spam this thread. If you have a question, send a VM to twistedpuppy.
To know that you read the rules and how the event works, include the phrase found at the end of the FAQ.


A Gen V game
As many Trick or Treat Pokémon as you'd like.


October 28, 2012 12:00am EST - November 1, 2012 6:00am EST [UTC -4]
Time Converter: Link

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Points & Prizes

Each trade will be counted towards one point.
Two participants with the most Treats or Tricks will receive a special emblem.
All participants who do not place will receive a participation emblem.

Participation Emblem

Treat Emblem

Trick Emblem


How do I keep track of my trading history?
Edit the post you made for your sign up form to keep track of your trading history.

Can I just trade Trick/Treat Pokémon only?
No, you may not. You must trade both a Trick and Treat Pokémon as often as you can.

How many Trick/Treat Pokémon can I trade?
You can have as many Trick or Treat Pokémon as you want, but only trade one at a time.

Will there be a Pokémon prize?
Unfortunately, due to time constraints, there will not be a Pokémon prize for this Speed Trade. Maybe next year we'll have one.

What if I can't find people to trade with on PokéCommunity?
You can always go on Trade Corner's irc channel, #TradeCorner. You can find it here.

What if someone scams me?
You'll be fully reimbursed for the Pokémon you have lost.

What if I scam other participants?
You'll receive an infraction and be banned from future events.

What is the phrase found at the end of the FAQ?
Continue the song "This is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas after each poster recites a verse.

"Boys and girls of every age, Wouldn't you like to see something strange?"

Originally Posted by Gonz0 View Post
When I'm catching Pokemon (only when I RNG them) I always take: Parasect (Spore, False Swipe, Swords Dance, Sweet Scent), a synchronizer (usually Abra with Teleport or Xatu with Fly), two Chatots and (if the Pokemon I want is ghost or when surfing) Kabutops (Swords Dance, False Swipe, Foresight, Surf). I have them in all three generations (all but Chatot). If the the route to the Pokemon I need requires many HMs, I always try to get those in HGSS when I can easily put both Chatots to box and take HM slaves, or in DPPt where I can use journal flips and only one Chatot. If it's not a ghost, I just box my Kabutops, but I had hard times RNGing my Misdreavus in HG ;x

When breeding, I have my Flygon and Camerupt in Emerald, Magmortar and Swablu in HGSS and Litwick with two Chatots in BW. I avoid breeding with Ditto, unless I don't need any egg moves.

When it comes to roamers, I hit them hard until they're at low HP, then I use False Swipe, then I use my 0 IV Speed Brave Tangrowth with Zoom Lens and use Block, then Sleep Powder (89% Accuracy is neat) and finally, I spam with balls until my Pokemon is caught :3

I also have very messy boxes... I found ~15 RNGed Pokemon between my randoms in HG >...<" How about your boxes?
Oooooo! So many good things to know. I use Lampent in BW to keep my eggs nice and toasty. \o/

For a while I used Dragonite as my HM slave, but I got tired of it and required something else just as cute and pink. So I use Mew as my HM slave now. I love having it follow me around in SS.

Seriously though, the roamers information is good to know. I've never tried RNGing a roamer, but I really want to catch Latios. Gotta breed myself a Tangrowth now.

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