Re: Starter Requests
You get one Machop and $3,000. Remember, reading the rules is cool! *Is shot.* @__@
And yes, you have to trade Pokemon like Machoke and Haunter so they can evolve. However, if you don't like the idea of doing TATBs (trade-and-trade-backs), you can buy a Link Cable from the Poke Mart. This allows you to evolve your Mon like Machoke without trading them first.