I'm in the process of filling in my Pokedex in Black 2/White 2 so this question is mostly concerned with the fifth generation. I was wondering if I could trade over a Pokemon (say Haunter) and get an entry in my Pokedex for Haunter and Gengar?

  • In Pokémon Red you'd get both entries, but I can't verify if it still does so in the newer generations. I think it should still be true. Your trading partner won't get the Gengar entry, though, unless you trade it back. – Nolonar Jul 15 '13 at 14:14
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    I would just trade for the final version and use it to breed the lower evolutions. Saves you one evolution item if it is needed. I have been doing this for 3 gens (Pt->HG->White) for many such pokes' with trade + item evolutions. – Samyam Jul 15 '13 at 15:25
  • @SamyamA That's a good idea for the ones that require items to evolve. – Rapida Jul 15 '13 at 15:32

The sending partner receives no entry for the evolved Pokémon, while the receiving partner receives both entries.

There is no feedback to the sender that the Pokémon evolved, and for the receiver it simply evolves on arrival.

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