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Pokemon GO Trading - Trading Cost, Special Trading, Stardust Cost Chart and How to Trade in Pokemon GO

We’ve got everything you need to know about the brand new trading features that are now available in Pokemon GO.

Guide by Jake Green, .

After being one of the most commonly requested features from fans, Trading is now available in Pokemon GO. It's intrinsically linked to a player's friendship level, and costs a certain amount of Stardust to carry out. In this Pokemon GO Trading Guide, we'll breakdown all you'll need to make the most of trading pokemon with your friends in pokemon GO. We've got details on Trading Cost, and how much trades cost with each Friendship level you reach. We've also got info on Special Trades and how to trade legendary pokemon in Pokemon GO.

We'll be adding to this guide as we get more info on how trading will work in Pokemon GO, so stay tuned for further details. In the meantime, head over to our Pokemon GO Main Guides hub for everything else you need to know about the game.

Pokemon GO Trading Release Date

Niantic recently revealed that they would be adding trading, friends lists and gifting to Pokemon GO. The new update is now availble in the game, and is accesible to all trainers at level 10 and above.

How to Trade Pokemon in Pokemon GO

Thanks to a press release recently published by Niantic, we now have some details on how trading will work in Pokemon GO when the update hits later this month. We've gathered the info together for you in the following list:

  • Trainers must reach level 10 before they are eligible to trade pokemon
  • You must be within 100 metres from the person you would like to trade with
  • When you trade pokemon to a friend, you will see the range of CP and HP that you can get. This range is relative to friend level, your level and friendship level
  • Stats for both pokemon will be altered by the trade
  • Regular trades cost 100 Stardust a piece
  • Candy Bonuses on the relative distance between where the two pokemon were first caught

Special Trading in Pokemon GO

On top of the regular trading options available to all players at level 10 and above, there is also Special Trading. This is only available to pairs of trainers who have a friendship level of great or Best with each other. Here's all of the details you need to know:

  • Special Trading is unlocked at Great or Best Friendship levels
  • Special Trading involves Legendary, Shiny and pokemon that either trainer has not yet caught
  • Special Trading costs 40k Stardust per trade and is limited to one trade per day

Pokemon Quest Trading Stardust Cost

The main incentive for levelling up your frienships is that trding will cost less the higher the level you are. Here's the trading stardust cost per friendship level.

Type of PokemonGood Friend (1 Day)Great Friend (7 Days)Ultra Friend (30 Days)Best Friend (90 Days)
Standard Pokemon1008084
Shiny or Legendary (Owned)20000160001600800
Shiny or Legendary (unowned)10000008000008000040000

On top of adding Trading into Pokemon GO, Niantic also added Friends and Gifts. Head over to our Pokemon GO Friends Guide for info on How to Add Friends,and be sure to check out our Pokemon GO Gifts Guide for details on how Gifts work in the game. You should also head over to our Pokemon GO Eevee Guide for tips on how to evolve eevee in Pokemon GO.

That's everything we know about the new Trading update set to come to Pokemon GO very soon. We'll update this guide with more info as we get it.

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