Happy Thursday and February!
I found out through Miketendo64 that there’s another Global Mission for Pokemon Sun and Moon. It’s a trading mission and for some reason that got me thinking about something that I thought I would share here.
Apparently this mission is for us to trade Pokemon through the Global Trading System (GTS). I have used the GTS in the past, though not often. I have only really used it if there are certain Pokemon you get only through trade or they were version exclusive and I hadn’t gotten that far on the other game yet.
However, I rarely trade Pokemon. I trade with Kris as we try to help each other out with our Pokedexes, but even then I create duplicates of all my Pokemon. It’s not enough for me to have the Pokedex said I had seen the Pokemon and caught it at one point. I need to have the actual Pokemon in my party or PC.
I feel bad giving away my Pokemon. That’s the main reason I don’t trade. I know they’re virtual, but Pokemon have feelings too. When I send one of them away, I feel like I’m getting rid of it and it makes me sad.
It sounds ridiculous, I know. But, there is a theory out there that makes me feel bad about trading Pokemon.
I tried really hard to find the reason on the Internet because it came from Nintendo themselves, but I couldn’t find the source.
According to Nintendo, some Pokemon evolve when trading because they believe their previous trainer didn’t want them anymore. So they evolve to seem stronger and try to please their trainer. And to me, that’s sad.
So, I try to keep all of my Pokemon if I can. If I have to trade, I breed or catch more.
Yes, I’m crazy. No, I don’t care.
What about you? Do you casually trade Pokemon or do you overthink things like me? Let me know in the comments below!