Oh well. I ended up getting the Gamespot Deoxys the next year, so it's cool.
You were so nice just to get a chickorita in return and the guy was still a jack ass? Wow reminds me of my friend Zevenn who always ripped himself off on purpose and I always wondered if he ever met a total jackass with all those trades he did.
Back on-topic though, I do recall once trading an event Pokemon for what I found out was a fake Shiny Electivire, but I didn't mind it too much since I had multiple of the event Pokemon (don't remember which one specifically though), and the guy was really nice and offered to trade back, so I just decided to let him keep it. I don't regret it too much, but a hacked Shiny is still useless.
Mewtwo for a Chikorita. But I did that cuz I knew Chikorita was only available on Pokemon Colosseum. That happened in 2004.
Yes, plenty of times. I once traded a Typhlosion with a perfect Speed IV that had Pokerus because it had bad attack and defense stats; little did I know, that bullshit "fact" that this 5-year old Prima guide instilled in me (it tricked me into believing the male offspring inherits its IVs from the female parent, peroid) turned out to be pure and utter crap, and I was stuck with a Cyndaquil that inherited both its Attack and Defense IVs and got zilch speed. >_>
A long time ago, I had a "friend" who I asked to help raise my LeafGreen team because it was too weak. I traded my team over to his game only to find that my party had been filled with 6 Deoxys that only knew HM moves. When I asked for my team back, he didn't give it to me. I was about 7 at the time.
Well, at least you got a (bunch of) event-exclusive, however haxxed they were. It wasn't until, like, 2007 that I obtained my first Deoxys.
I still don't have a Deoxy's ;_; but I do have an event Jirachi =)
Anyway I had a Shiny Minum which I didn't know was shiny in my Emerald, let my friend migrate it to his Pearl and he wouldn't give it back (sob). It's ok were still friends cause I hate Minum and Plusle and cause another friend really wanted the starter Pokemon and offered to trade a shiny Roselia he found legit. I don't know why he did that? Must hate Roselia...
yes my shiny leval 100 arceus i was sad the next day