It was a good month into the release of Pokémon X and Y before I decided to try out the Wonder Trade feature. I was more focused on finishing the story, filling the Pokédex, and somehow I also ended up starting to build a new competitive team. Then, I started to see Wonder Trade days being organised and heard that people had received some decent Pokémon in the process.
On Saturday 7th December Pokémon trainers from all over the UK travelled to a secret London location to attend the Pokémon Winter Event 2013. To battle in this exclusive event you had to place in the top three at fan-run StreetPass events held across the country over the last couple of months.
If the last three generations of Pokémon have taught me one thing, it's that people are very strange when it comes to trading online. The Global Trading Station, or GTS for short, is home to a plethora of people who truly and deeply believe that their Fletchling is worth your once-in-a-lifetime shiny, perfect IV Xerneas, or those who are apparently dying to show off their Lv.14 Spritzee by asking for Pokémon that aren't currently obtainable.