how do trainer levels affect Pokemon levels in trading?
I found this question asked quite often and answered even more often on The Internet, however evidently not correctly, or at least not entirely correctly. The common answer is “the level will be reduced to the level of the receiving trainer +2”. However I just traded a level 35 Machop to a level 32 trainer and the level remained at 35. So how does fit with the above formula?
Fwiw: the trade was symmetric, i.e. the Machop was caught at level 35 (weatherboosted) by both trainers. And it was cloudy at the time the trade was made but I hope that’s not relevant.