I need to join this... the more clubs for me the merrier.
Partner Pokemon: Slowking
Reason for joining: I think trading is one of the most interesting evolution methods and most make good powerhouses.
Answer to the current topic: To be honest I didn't like trading as an evolution method at first given I had to hoard my brother's DS just to trade my Pokemon to evolve them, but I guess it's all part of Nintendo wanting to make money cos trading encourages more people to complete the Pokedex and the item-based trade evolutions as well as Shelmet/Karrablast were one of the most interesting methods I saw in Pokemon so far. If you get a trade evolution, you feel proud for working that hard to evolve your Pokemon.