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So, I used pokegen to create a Hydreigon that I could use against my friends in battles, put a couple copies of it on White 2, put them through Poketransfer/Pokebank, and got them onto my Y file.

I'm now trying to trade one to my friend and it won't trade over because it's a "special Pokémon."

Can anyone explain why this is happening? I probably chose the wrong site for this, so I apologize in advance, but I hope it's not too much of an issue.

Also: My Pokémon is 100% legit and there is nothing controversial about it according to Pokecheck.org

not 100% sure, but the game considers POKEGEN a special ID no.
your tags include shiny... is it a shiny event hydreigon? if so, you can't trade it because it's an event pokemon.
Well, mine is shiny, but I don't understand how that turns it into an "event." Pokegen said that it would add a Premier Ribbon my Pokémon upon downloading, and that would disable it from being traded, but I've heard of people making pokegen Pokémon and trading them off

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I can think of three possibilities why this may be happening:

1.) It is holding an item that cannot be traded
2.) It has a certain ribbon which prevents it from being traded
3.) It is from an event

"The player is not allowed to trade a Pokémon if it is holding a Mega Stone. Unlike in the past, event Pokémon that aren't holding event ribbons, such as Darkrai caught in Newmoon Island, cannot be traded anymore; attempting to do so will trigger the message "It's a special Pokémon. You can't trade it!"."

Source: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Global_Terminal

"Gift Ribbons available after Generation III normally prohibit Pokémon with them from being traded in the Global Terminal."

Source: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ribbon

To check if your Pokémon has a Gift Ribbon click here.

"Starting from Generation II, items can be held by Pokémon when traded. The only items unable to be held by Pokémon, and therefore unable to be traded are key items, HMs, and, starting in Generation V, TMs."

Source: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Trade

Edit: It has a Premier Ribbon, a Premier Ribbon is a Gift Ribbon so that's why it won't let you trade it.

Hope I helped :)

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Yes, you helped significantly :)

I have the premier ribbon, which prevents trade... I figured it was that but I know that some people are able to trade pokegen created Pokémon, so I needed to double check. I understand they don't promote hacking, but it's a shame I can't trade one Pokémon to a friend.

Thanks very much, DanH!
Your welcome I'm glad I could help :)