What do you gain from trading? And by gain, I mean what are your goals?
Do you trade so that you can create teams to fight with?
In order to collect, for you enjoy looking at all of these awesome Pokemon?
To help others who are after Pokemon?
How about to simply just make friends/acquaintances?
Or is it a combination of the above?
Just me being curious. ^^ I for one do it in order to build competitive teams, making friends hopefully is just an added bonus for me. ^^
I myself trade to increase the size of my collection and to help other people complete their collections. Of course on the side I do RNG breeding requests and help people with Pokedex entries. I have met a lot of my PC friends through TC and trading. (Best place on PC by the way)
I don't battle, but I do breed competitive Pokemon for other people (come by my place when I reopen requests > 3<)