For example, if I trade a Bunnelby to Cliff for his Farfetche'd in Santalune City.


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No, the in-game trades are preset and will always be the same exact Pokemon traded to you. The gender, nature, characteristic etc are all preset, and thus, I deduce that those Pokemon cannot be shiny.

As for whether or not they are female, some of them will be, if they were already meant to be female. Of all the in-game available Pokemon for trade, those are females:

  • Stevie (Eevee) from Elena
  • Thumper (Steelix) from Farris
  • Ralts from Diantha

The others will be males.


Actually, I have a shiny female Thumper the Steelix from Farris. If this one can be shiny, I have no doubt that the other in game trades can be shiny too.

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    Can you provide some evidence?
    – 5pike
    May 14, 2014 at 14:36


1 x Number of Dex x Number of Caught x Seen

It's like 1 in 6 million to Shiny from preset npcs. Easiest one is original Gold

  • Do you have a source for this?
    – Robotnik
    Oct 23, 2016 at 12:44

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