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Just as in Trade Corner, all threads must be approved before becoming visible on the forum. Please be patient; we will get to your thread as soon as possible.
To have a Trade Shop, you must be offering at least TWENTY different species of Pokémon.
If you have less than 20 specific offers, use the Quick Trade Threads(4/5),(X/Y).
There will be ONE shop per person.
Each person gets one Shop to offer all Pokémon and services. Contact a Trade Corner Moderator if you need to edit your Shop's title, close your old Shop in order to make a new Shop, or merge/delete posts to aid your layout.
Hacked Pokémon are prohibited.
Hacked Pokémon are Pokémon that cannot be obtained through normal gameplay, such as a Pokémon with an impossible move, ability, or ribbon. Fan-made events or not yet released Pokémon are also prohibited from being traded. In addition, while we encourage the use of Pokécheck for hack checking purposes, we do not endorse its use for trading nor cloning Pokémon that are not your own. Pokémon directly download from Pokécheck are considered hacked and forbidden from being traded. More information can be found at the Hack Report thread.
Cloning Services are not allowed in Trade Shop.
To avoid users from having their Pokémon stolen, you cannot offer/request cloning services in individual threads. Please use the Official Cloning Thread to find good, reputable cloners.
— Unless you have explicit permission from the Pokémon's owner, do not give away another person's Pokémon.
— Please do not set up a contest as a form of distribution, as they tend to generate spam.
— You may give away Pokémon within your Trade Shop or you may create a separate Giveaway thread if you feel like you need the extra space, but you must have your current shop temporarily closed.
Respect all distribution rights.
Intentionally disregarding distribution rights of an original trainer's Pokémon will result in an infraction.
On File Trading...
You are allowed to trade a .pkm file for another .pkm file. However, the file being traded must be of a Pokemon that you have obtained yourself via ingame methods, events, or from trading with others. Distribution of public Pokemon from Pokecheck is prohibited.
On Action Replay Codes...
If you use an Action Replay to maintain your shop, be sure to list which codes you use (e.g. cloning, max items...). Please do not exchange codes on this forum.
Only discuss Wi-Fi Trading.
Please do not mini-mod, disrespect others, or post your life stories. If you see something that goes against the rules, REPORT IT!
Trade only Pokémon for Pokémon.
Do not trade Pokémon for money or merchandise (e.g. video games, trading cards, collectibles, etc.) Keep trading within the actual Pokémon games.
On Bumping & Revival…
You may bump your own shop without an update once a week, even if your shop is considered dead. Alternatively, you can delete your last post in your shop and then post again to bump it without any penalty. You may only revive your own shop. Do not revive someone else's shop that was last posted in over a month ago.