Recently Pokemon X and Y were released. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you have at least heard about this. In a lot of ways these new games were a big step forward for the franchise. They gave us a new generation of Pokemon, as well as bringing the series into 3D. One of the new features added was the “Wonder Trade” system.
Wonder Trade is essentially a random Pokemon trade. Up until this now you always had to agree to a Pokemon trade and knew exactly what you were giving up, and what you would be getting in return. Wonder Trade gets rid of all that. Instead you essentially pick what Pokemon you want to give up, and the Pokemon you receive in exchange comes from a random different trainer using Wonder Trade at the time.
Every person I’ve explained this to has basically had one of two reactions. The first just being something along the lines of “That sounds cool”, and the second being something more along the lines of “That could be dangerous”. Which is correct, because it is dangerous. With this system there is nothing stopping somebody from just spamming the system was super weak, easy to catch Pokemon in hopes of getting awesome Pokemon in return. You can also access Wonder Trade very early in the game, so many people will just try it out when they don’t even have access to “good” Pokemon yet.
This all made me wonder how often you get a good or rare Pokemon in the Wonder Trade, and how often you get a undesirable Pokemon. The easiest way to try this out seemed to be just catching a bunch of extra Pokemon, throwing them into Wonder Trade and seeing what I get in return.
The first group of Pokemon I sent through the Wonder Trade are actually pretty decent ones. I caught most of them in and around Victory Road, mainly because that was just where I was when I got this idea. So although these Pokemon aren’t really rare, they are a high enough level to really help out somebody early in the game. So I might have brightened some kids day a little bit. Here is the first group I threw into Wonder Trade, and what I got in return.
Graveler Lv. 58 <—-> Litleo Lv. 5
Gurdurr Lv. 58 <—-> Noibat Lv. 1
Graveler Lv. 57 <—-> Scatterbug Lv. 5
Graveler Lv. 58 <—-> Zigzagoon Lv. 3
Haunter Lv. 58 <—-> Flabebe Lv. 7
Lickitung Lv. 58 <—-> Floatzel Lv. 52
Wobbuffet Lv. 1 <—-> Marill Lv. 25
Floatzel Lv. 29 <—-> Flabebe Lv. 14
Ursaring Lv. 52 <—-> Skarmory Lv. 1
Gurdurr Lv. 58 <—-> Scatterbug Lv. 3
Gurdurr Lv. 57 <—-> Luvdisc Lv. 15
Gurdurr Lv. 58 <—-> Zangoose Lv. 1
Haunter Lv. 58 <—-> Slowpoke Lv. 25
Geodude Lv. 28 <—-> Noibat Lv. 30
Graveler Lv. 57 <—->Woobat Lv.23
Fearow Lv. 57 <—->Charmeleon Lv. 30
Graveler Lv. 58 <—-> Honedge Lv. 14
Gurdurr Lv. 57 <—->Farfetch’d Lv. 7
Graveler Lv. 57 <—->Skrelp Lv. 1
Gurdurr Lv. 58 <—->Mareep Lv.1
Graveler Lv. 57 <—->Bidoof Lv. 4
Scyther Lv. 51 <—-> Pansear Lv. 9
Altaria Lv.51 <—-> Ralts Lv. 8
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