Some Pokemon in Go only evolve by trading!
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Almost all Pokémon have an evolution, but not all have a straight-forward way to evolve these Pokémon. Some require various items, others need to be walked a certain amount, some need to be your friend, then there are those who need to be traded in order to evolve.
Trading wasn’t always around in Pokémon Go, so it’s worth noting that Pokémon Go haven’t always had trading-exclusive evolutions. Instead they were just a lot more expensive to do. However, in order seamlessly add the trading evolution mechanic, Niantic simply turned the trading evolutions into more of a discount.
So while you can still evolve your Haunter into a Gengar for 100 candies, if you were to get a traded Haunter, you’d be able to evolve it without the cost of candies. You would still need to use stardust, 100 if it’s the Pokemon is in your your PokeDex and 20,000 if it isn’t.
Here are all the Pokémon who get the trade evolution discount!
But before you start trading, make sure you know that you won’t be able to get that Pokémon back!
In order to bar Trainers from continually re-rolling a Pokémon’s stats through trade, a traded Pokémon cannot be traded again. This feature promotes trading without giving a significant advantage to one Trainer over another.
If you want a tradeable evolution, you’ll need to have a friend give you their special Pokémon.
When trading, here’s some things to keep in mind.
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