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Aprimons: A Pokémon that is caught in an Apricorn Ball, which are items exclusive to HeartGold and SoulSilver versions. However, females pass down whichever ball they were caught in when bred in X/Y versions. Aprimons are highly lucrative to some players, so we've coined this term. A list of the Apricorn Balls can be found [here].
AR: Action Replay. Some trade shop owners use this to accelerate the gameplay, and they're required to list what code they're using. Don't worry, we do not allow certain cheat codes, such as "Make all wild Pokémon shiny."
The following methods are accepted as long as you've indicated what AR codes you're using:
— Cloned Pokémon
— Pokémon hatched by Fast Egg Hatch code
— Pokémon caught by 100% Capture Rate code
— Pokémon raised with boosted Experience points code
— Pokémon raised with infinite Rare Candy, vitamins, EV wings codes
— Using codes to obtain infinite available items
— Using max Battle Points code to use the move tutors
— Using Rebattle codes
— Using IV/EV Check codes to check a Pokémon's stats
CMT: Check my thread. It's normally used when someone shows interest in an offer and then links to their post containing their trade thread or trade list.
CSS: Cascading Style Sheets. A particular sheet style language that can be used on PokéCommunity to help design and accentuate your trade thread/list. A simple guide with examples can be found [here].
DCC: Daily Chit Chat. Trade Corner's DCC can be found [here]!
DWf: Dream World female. This is a female Pokémon with its Hidden Ability.
Egg moves: Moves a Pokémon can only learn from breeding with a compatible male with the move or with a mother that already has the move. More information can be found [here (Gen V)] and [here (Gen VI)]
Egg RNG Trick: In Pokémon X and Y, there is a trick to get the IV spread you want, up to 5 or 6 perfect IVS depending on how much patience you have. This trick relies on the item Destiny Knot and the new breeding mechanics. More details can be found [here].
EVs: Effort Values. They determine how much of an extra stat boost your Pokémon gains. No Pokémon can have more than a total of 510 EVs. Any one stat can only have 252 EVs. Every 4 EVs equal an extra stat point in that particular stat. More information can be found [here (Gen IV)], [here (Gen V)], and [here (Gen VI)].
FC: Friend Code. A string of 12 digits that you'll need to trade with other people over Wi-Fi. A guide can be found [here].
Filler: A random throwaway Pokémon that you don't want. Usually used in one-way trades, for example a Caterpie (filler) for my shiny Charmander. Also called trade fodder.
Flawless IVs (Perfect IVs): Normally used to refer to a Pokémon with a perfect or highly ideal IV spread. The maximum IV for any given stat is 31, and if all six stats have 31s, the Pokémon is considered perfect or flawless. Other common terms are:
Hex Flawless - Has all 6 stats with 31s (e.g. 31/31/31/31/31/31)
Quint Flawless - Has 5 stats with 31s (e.g. 31/10/31/31/31/31)
Quad Flawless - Has 4 stats with 31s e.g. (31/31/31/4/31/0).
Genned Pokémon: Pokémon that have been created or modified by the editing program known as PokéGen. Pokémon obtained in this method are considered hacked and are not allowed to be traded here.
HA: Hidden Ability. The third alternate ability of a Pokémon that are featured in Unova and X/Y's generations. Extra information can be found [here (Gen V)] and [here (Gen VI)]. Some HAs are not available and to my knowledge, the only comprehensive easy-to-use lists are about Gen V. One such one can be found [here on Serebii]. Please keep in mind that some abilities may have changed in X/YI. An example is the Venipede line's HA being Quick Feet in Unova, but is Speed Boost in X/Y. Commonly hacked HA Pokémon include the Johto and Unova starters.
Hacked Pokémon: Pokémon that either do not fit within the games programmed parameters for one reason or another, or were created using cheat devices and editing programs. More information for hacks can be found [here (Gen IV & V)] and [here (Gen VI)]. Read "Legal" and "Legit" below for further reference within the glossary.
IGN: In-game Name. This is your trainer's name in your game.
IVs: Individual Value. They are static values that typically make your Pokémon different from other Pokémon of the same species. Each one of the six stats are assigned a value between 0 and 31, 31 being the maximum IV. The number determines the amount of growth that particular stat will have. More information can be found [here (Gen V)] and [here (Gen VI)]. These are also breeding guides for their respective generations and you may find it useful.
Legal: A Pokémon able to naturally exist within the game. Take a glance at the Pokémon and if it has believable stats, attacks, location, and so forth, you may trade it here. It does not necessarily mean that the Pokémon is legit, as an additional condition must be met.
Legit: A Pokémon able to naturally exist within the game AND you are positive that the Pokémon is not created/edited through the means of cheating devices and related programs (e.g. Action Replay, Pokegen, Pokesav). Traders make the distinction between legal and legitimate Pokémon:
A legal Pokémon can be a shiny Timid Mewtwo with flawless IVs, which is within the game's programmed parameters, but if you do not know of its origin, can you 100% safely say that it was not hacked? Nope. An example of a legitimate Pokémon is one that you have obtained yourself (e.g. your starter) or obtained through a reputable trader.
OT: Original Trainer. The name of the original owner is shown on that particular Pokémon's summary page.
PC: PokéCommunity. Or, it may refer to the Pokémon Center in the games.
Pentagon: For X/Y versions, you may have noticed a little blue pentagon on your Pokémon's status screen. This indicates that this particular Pokémon was either bred, caught, or otherwise obtained in Kalos. Also known as "Kalos native" by the official Video Game Championship tournament. This blue pentagon is not a 100% foolproof way of determining if a Pokémon is hacked or not, a common myth floating around. A simple guide about checking it can be found near the bottom of this link [here].
PKRS: Pokérus. It may appear on a Pokémon's summary page where a status (Paralysis, Burn, etc) is normally shown. Don't panic - it does not mean your Pokémon is hacked. It is something a Pokémon can catch normally in-game, a virus of sorts. It is actually beneficial to your Pokémon, as it doubles the amount of EVs (Effort Values) yourPokémon gains in a battle. Bulbapedia has a page dedicated to Pokérus [here].
PM: Private Message. A method of communication here on PokéCommunity. Click on their username or go to their profile to send them a message. Alternatively, you can send a Visitor message by posting on someone's profile wall.
Power Saves 3DS: Commonly mistaken as an Action Replay cheat device for 3DS games. This is not the case, despite the words being present on the packaging as it seems to be part of some sort of sub-series under that name. This is more of a save editor and doesn't allow input of codes such as "100x EXP" and stuff like that. However, the Power Saves does allow you to edit your Bag and such in certain ways. Also, it allows you to back up saves, which can be convenient for some gamers.
QTT: Quick Trade Thread. The threads are found in the section known as Quick Trades.
RNG: Random Number Generator. It's just the way the game determines what Pokémon shows up in the wild, or determines what nature or stats your Pokémon are generated to have, etc.
RNG Abuse: No longer as commonly done, but it is a method in Gen III, IV, and V in which you use a program such as RNG Reporter or PPRNG to predict what Pokémon you catch when you encounter it or hatch when you accept the egg. It can be used to help players obtain perfect Pokémon, shiny Pokémon, or both. Our guide to what all this is can be found [here].
SID: Secret ID. Similar to the Trainer ID in that it is also is comprised of 5 digits, but the SID is hidden. This value is what could differentiate you from someone else with the identical Trainer ID number. Also, the SID can also help determine whether or not a Pokémon is shiny when you encounter/hatch it.
SV: Shiny Value. This is used in the X/Y versions. If you are really curious about it, you can read its details [here].
TID: Trainer ID. A string of 5 digits that acts like an identification number of sorts. It is helpful in setting your player file and your Pokémon apart from someone with a similar trainer name.
UT: Untouched. This is a Pokémon that has gained no additional experience or ribbons, has had no changes to its moves/stats/condition, has not contracted Pokérus, was not nicknamed, etc. Basically, it is as if the Pokémon was freshly caught, hatched, or obtained.