How to Special Trade in Pokemon GO & What It Is
After two years of asking, Pokemon GO players will soon be able to trade in Niantic’s mobile game. The feature will be added to the game in the next week or so, before Pokemon GO fest, and will see you add friends, increase friendships levels, and, of course, swap ‘mons with each other. One type of trade that will be added is the ‘Special Trade’. Here’s everything you need to know about what it is, and how to perform one.
A Special Trade is required whenever you want to trade a legendary or shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO. Since they’re rare creatures that you probably won’t want to trade very often, you can only do so one once per day. You will also need to be with a Great or Best friend, which are two of the highest friendship levels that will be introduced in Pokemon GO alongside trading. You can increase your friendship level by battling and trading, but it’ll take quite a while to reach Best Friend status. Also, keep in mind that Special Trades will cost a lot of stardust. An image released by Niantic suggests that a Special Trade could cost as much as one million stardust, with that amount decreasing for players who are at a higher friendship level.
That’s all you need to know about how to Special Trade in Pokemon GO. For more on the game, be sure to check out our wiki.