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Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl

Trade Pokémon Across the Ocean with the Creators of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl!

Have you been enjoying Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl? Have you been trading Pokémon with your friends? Great! But have you tried trading Pokémon with people from around the world on the Global Trade Station (GTS)? Well, here's your chance to get a Pokémon straight from Japan! The name is in Japanese, the Pokédex is in Japanese, the Pokémon is truly from Japan! But it's not just from anyone in Japan…

Below are three Japanese Trainers who love Pokémon as much as you! But they aren't just fans of Pokémon, they actually work at GAMEFREAK, inc. in Japan and created Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl! You might have heard of them…

They are:


Junichi Masuda (Director of GAMEFREAK, inc.)
Trainer name: Junichi Masuda
ID: 05458
View Interview Video


Ken Sugimori (Art Director of GAMEFREAK, inc.)
Trainer name: Ken Sugimori
ID: 38793


Shigeki Morimoto (Battle Director of GAMEFREAK, inc.)
Trainer name: Shigeki Morimoto
ID: 53437

They are looking to trade their Japanese Psyduck for your American Ponyta! Make sure to log in to the GTS on August 19th through the 23rd, and then August 26th through the 30th (US time) and search for their Pokémon and take part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to trade Pokémon with the creators of the Pokémon games!

Trading conditions
Junichi, Ken, and Shigeki are offering up their Psyducks for your Ponytas on the GTS. The details of their Psyducks are:



  • Pokémon name: Psyduck
  • Gender: No preference
  • Level: No preference

How to participate

1. Deposit your Ponyta to the GTS during the trading period (the GTS is in Jubilife city). On the GTS, deposit Ponyta, then choose Psyduck as the Pokémon you are seeking, then choose no preference for gender and level!
* Note that you cannot choose to seek a Psyduck if it is not registered in your Pokédex!

2. Now sit back and wait to see if the trade will be successful! 90 Psyducks (30 from each) will be traded on the GTS in 10 days, so there are plenty of chances for you to get one of their Pokémon!

Trading period (US time)
August 19th (Sunday) through August 23rd (Thursday)
August 26th (Sunday) through August 30th (Thursday)


Note: The GTS is connected to everyone in the world. Your trade might be successful with people other than Junichi, Ken, or Shigeki. Also, not every trade will end successfully. If the trade is unsuccessful, you can choose "no preference" under "gender" and search again, or come back after a little while to check the GTS again.