As promised, today I present you the famous Magikarp evolution – Gyarados! Pretty, mighty, and very red 😀
You can see it’s called a Lucky Pokemon. It’s because it was traded in a Lucky Trade with another trainer. So how this works is that you can trade your Pokemon with other trainers and usually they will have random IVs assigned to them as a result. They can get pretty bad! But in a Lucky Trade you get a Pokemon with IVs no lower than 12/12/12 and as high as 15/15/15, which is the maximum a Pokemon can get. Lucky Trades happen randomly and rarely, and you can’t know about them in advance, only after it happens, but you can also get a Lucky Friend with a fellow trainer with whom you’re on a Best Friend level, and when this happens you get a guaranteed Lucky Trade. So that’s how my friend and I got a Lucky Shiny Gyarados each ;). Lucky Pokemon are also powered up more easily because they require less Stardust. And as shinies are very rare generally, it’s also even rarer to get a shiny with good IVs that’s useful for anything else than flexing in gyms – and that’s where Lucky Trades get really good indeed ;).