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Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:53 pm
Welcome to the trading thread for Germantown.

If you are located within or close to this city, you can utilize this thread to coordinate trading with other users. Please see below for more information about how to trade.

During Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto, trading distance is raised from 100m to 40km, so you will not need to meet physically.

SAFETY NOTE: If meeting, please follow COVID-19 guidelines in your area. Remain socially distanced, and stay safe! We recommend meeting at a populated, public place for your safety.


Trading Information: 

GamesRadar.com:

As long as you've been friends with someone for a day, and have exchanged one gift, you can trade Pokemon with them. Every trade you do will cost you Stardust, although the exact cost depends on a number of factors - but more on that in a minute. 

When you know what you want to trade and who you want to trade with, make sure you're physically next to each other (within 100m). Then head to the Friends tab within Pokemon Go, and select the player you want to trade with. Hit the trade button in the right-hand corner, and get your friend to do the same. When you've connected, pull up the Pokemon you want to trade and you'll be informed of the trade cost in Stardust, but also the CP range the Pokemon will hit when it is traded. When the trade is over, the Pokemon's CP level will sit somewhere within this range. The range is affected by your Trainer Level, the level of the receiving trainer and also your friendship level. 

You also get candies for every trade, which is a great added bonus. How many you'll receive depends on where the Pokemon was caught too. The further away you are from its source, the more candies you'll receive. According to Reddit, you get one candy for distances below 30km, two candies from between 30 - 100km, and three candies for anything above 100km. 

Not all Pokemon are regarded the same in Pokemon Go trading though, as there are two types of trades you can do with a friend: Standard Pokemon Go trades, and Special Pokemon Go trades. 

Standard trades include regional Pokemon, different forms of Pokemon already in your Pokedex (such as Unowns, Alolan or Castform varients), and any Pokemon you don't have in your Pokedex that aren't Legendaries or shinies. 

Special Trades are reserved for Legendary Pokemon like Articuno or Zapdos, and Shiny Pokemon. You can't trade Mythical Pokemon - aka Mewtwo and Mew - at all in Pokemon Go. They have to be earned I'm afraid. 

The actual cost of Pokemon Go trading is quite a complex thing. Every trade will cost you Stardust, and that price will depend on a number of factors: whether you've already caught the Pokemon yourself, your friendship level with the player you're about to trade with, and the Pokemon you're actually trading - Standard vs Special trades. 

It seems like the Stardust Pokemon Go trading cost is about as follows (thanks to AshmedaiHel from Reddit  for the info):

Standard Trades
Good Friend: 100
Great Friend: 80
Ultra Friend: 8
Best Friend: 4

Shiny or Legendary (caught)
Good Friend: 20,000
Great Friend: 16,000
Ultra Friend: 1,600
Best Friend: 800

Shiny or Legendary (uncaught)
Good Friend: 1,000,000
Great Friend: 800,000
Ultra Friend: 80,000
Best Friend: 40,000

Basically, you need to plan ahead if you want to trade Legendaries you don't already own to increase your friendship level with the trainer you want to trade with.
FertileSquirtle
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Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:47 am
Where my other moco players at?
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Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:38 pm
@FertileSquirtle wrote:Where my other moco players at?
I grew up in MoCo - some odd mix of Bethesda/Rockville - and visit it relatively often (COVID non-withstanding).   Call Me   Next time I come down if I have anything you wanna trade I'm down to do it if you'd be comfortable.

I know some of the Bethesda players and am on their Discord server.  Very kind folks.
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Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:45 pm
Lol of course you were a local. That's why we get along! Grew up in Wheaton. Don't know too many southern moco players but Basedhotpocket is one of my employees, pretty much everyone knows him... Def hmu next time you're around!
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Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:52 pm
@FertileSquirtle wrote:Lol of course you were a local.  That's why we get along!  Grew up in Wheaton.  Don't know too many southern moco players but Basedhotpocket is one of my employees, pretty much everyone knows him... Def hmu next time you're around!
 My grandma lived in Wheaton!  I spent way too much time in Wheaton Regional Park as a kid.  I loved those giant slides, man.  Northern MoCo is a bit of a mystery to me aside form that; I mostly stayed Rockville and south, then moved into DC when I was 18 before coming up to NY.

I'll definitely hit you up!  Of course I have Bouffalant if you'd want it but also have too many Unowns and Pachirisu. Nice to meet a fellow MoCo player, even though I'm ex-MoCo.
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Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:16 pm
Oddly we get bouffalant here... Dunno why, but not complaining. Those slides at WRP used to feel like they were a mile long when I was like 6. Germantown/Gaithersburg are the two cities immediately north of Rockville. You've been there. Butler's Orchard?
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Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:45 pm
Oh duh, you did threaten to drown us in Bouffalant earlier.  Well, I'm glad y'all get it!  I wonder what the range is.  I thought it ended just north of DC but I'm clearly wrong.

They just went on FOREVER, right?  If I'm not totally losing my mind there used to be a little train that went around the park, I think, or was in a part of it.  I loved that thing, too.  

I've been to Gaithersburg for sure.  I used to go to Roy's for lunch when I was at MC Rockville.  They closed after I moved but I was still pretty devastated when they went.  

When I was bored sometimes I'd just drive north on 355 for a while then turn back and head south.  Butler's Orchard was so much fun.  We didn't go a lot, but we went when I was in elementary school once or twice and I went with friends a few times.  I still love apple picking and give Butler's full credit for that.
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Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:18 am
Lol yup. You've been fact checked and verified as definitely someone who lived in MoCo!

They had/have a train AND a carousel!
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Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:45 am
Oh my GOSH the carousel! How could I forget it?  I will still hop on a good carousel today.

Aahh, good times.  I miss it back there; I haven't been back for any significant amount of time since December 2014.  Most of my trips have been weekends or a five day kinda thing - frequent but not long enough to explore or revisit places.  

I think when COVID is under control and it's safe to do so I'm gonna take a longer MD trip and rent a car.  I gotta visit some spots.
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Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:14 pm
@Polarisana wrote:Oh my GOSH the carousel! How could I forget it?  I will still hop on a good carousel today.

Aahh, good times.  I miss it back there; I haven't been back for any significant amount of time since December 2014.  Most of my trips have been weekends or a five day kinda thing - frequent but not long enough to explore or revisit places.  

I think when COVID is under control and it's safe to do so I'm gonna take a longer MD trip and rent a car.  I gotta visit some spots.

Yeah lets meet up safely if you do.  DC is always fun if you're a museum nerd.  Every time I go to a new city I get irritated that I have to pay to get into them, and then I REALLY appreciate that the Smithsonian exists.
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Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:02 pm
I get SO SALTY about the "suggested donations" in other museums.  I've been so spoiled by the Smithsonian.  I went down to Howard County for a week long trip with a work colleague/good friend of mine and she loves airplanes and space - I'd already brought her to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum so I drove us out to Udvar-Hazy.  I wanted to visit the space shuttle again, anyway, so we were both ridiculously happy.
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