Behind catching, trading Pokemon is one of the biggest things in the Pokemon franchise. Trainers can trade any Pokemon to their friends using a link cable with the original Pokemon RBY or using wifi with the 3DS Virtual Console release of Pokemon RBY.
Traded Pokemon grow much faster than Pokemon caught within the same game. This is both good and bad. If a Pokemon grows too quickly and you don’t have enough badges, the Pokemon will disobey you. It may use a different attack or not attack at all!
In addition to regular trading, a handful of Pokemon can be traded with non player characters within the game. These Pokemon and their locations are listed below.
|Your Pokemon||Their Pokemon||Location|
|Clefairy||Mr. Mime||Route 2, east side beyond the cut-able trees.|
|Cubone||Machoke||Route 5, Underground Passage.|
|Lickitung||Dugtrio||Route 11, second floor of the route house.|
|Tangela||Parasect||Route 18, second floor of the route house.|
|Growlithe||Dewgong||Cinnabar Island, inside the laboratory.|
|Golduck||Rhydon||Cinnabar Island, inside the laboratory.|
|Kangaskhan||Muk||Cinnabar Island, inside the laboratory.|
Version Exclusive Pokemon
Some Pokemon can only be found in select versions. The only way to get all 151 Pokemon is to trade with a friend. If you own Red, you’ll need a friend with Blue. If you own Blue, you’ll need a friend with Red. Unfortunately, if you own Yellow, you’ll need to trade with both Red and Blue to catch them all. The following Pokemon cannot be obtained in Pokemon Yellow Version Special Pikachu Edition.