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I tried to search for various Pokemon on the GTS in Pokemon X.I typed the names in(perfectly, I might add)and nothing came up.I GAURENTEE that there is at least 1 manaphy out there. What happened?
Also, as a side note, can you type the name in all-caps and still have the game recognize it?


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Certain "special" Pokemon cannot be traded over the GTS. "Special" meaning event. If you try and trade an event Pokemon to someone who isn't on your friend list, it will tell you that because of the Pokemon being Special it cannot be traded. Manaphy is an event legendary, and so cannot be offered for trade on the GTS. That is why the search fails.

And yes, the game will still recognize the Pokemon searched if you type in all caps.

Source: Experience

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well, well played.
plus, Manaphy is hatched from an egg, then transferred.
You earned my vote too.
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I'm pretty sure it's because manaphy is really rare and not a lot people have it, and those with it on x/y don't want to trade it.

It's not really your game.

As for the side note: Pretty sure it should recognize it.