Honestly, I love GTS..when you're searching for a Pokemon you need to just fill up your Pokedex. Other than that, the way it's setup is horrible. You can't check the Pokemon you wants IV's or stats as they are now. The worst things are these:
(1)People asking for Pokemon you can only obtain once in the game(Mewtwo, Yveltal, etc) for a Charmander or an Aron. Now listen up, I'm not gonna trade you my Mewtwo for your level 1 Charmander. You "say" it has 6 IV's, but when I get it and find it has none, I will throw my 3DS against a wall. So I refrain from ever conducting those kinds of trades.
(2) People asking for Pokemon that CANNOT be obtained in the game and/or Friend Safaris. There are over 700 Pokemon, yet you choose one of the few that are no obtainable in game whatsoever?(I see EVERYONE asking for Mudkips..). I get it, you want those Pokemon, but NO one will have them until the banks come out a little bit later, so for now, please ask for Pokemon that people can actually give you...
Be that as it may, if you go to 'Options' and turn off Special Pokémon, you should find less of these results. You can also choose to look for Pokémon you have, and not any in general. --- 3DS FC: 2707-2741-9594 Pokemon Y Safari- Sunkern, Sawsbuck, unknown so far.
Those people are not looking to trade theyre looking to show off what they got, which is stupid because no one cares, but that's the general idea.
Typically if you make a regular pokemon available for trade that isnt overly common and ask for something else that isn't a one of pokemon youll get the trade within minutes. Legendary for Legendary probably works the same way but havent tested this hypothesis yet --- Pokemon Black FC = 3396 8733 5419 3DS Friend Code = 5155 - 3829 - 9448
The GTS is quite a lot less rubbish this generation.
You don't need to rely on the Pokedex and only request Pokemon you've seen, and people won't be asking for unobtainable LV 1 Pokemon and making the GTS utterly useless to anyone at all. --- Joy @ 5455-9746-0607
I hate GTS when it requires you to see a Pokemon in game first, Battle Maison doesn't count, before you can actually search for it. --- 3DS Friend Code: 3609 - 2155 - 4967 Trainer Name: Rob. Friend Safari - Fighting: Mankey, Throh, and Riolu. PM me if you add me so I can add you.