= Check My Thread. This should be used when User 1 is interested in User 2's Pokemon and wants User 2 person to check User 1's thread for another Pokemon of interest. There's no limit to a CMT but it's unlikely that you can obtain all of a user's Pokemon all in one CMT. When you do a CMT, label what specific Pokemon you want. Also, if there is more then one person involved in the trade thread make sure to specify who you are asking. This can be done just by copy and pasting the Pokemon from the thread you're at onto your post or just by typing out the Pokemon simply. Beware though, because if you simply type the Pokemon, you may need to be more specific. For example, User 1 saying "CMT for Azelf" when User 2 has a Jolly and a Timid shiny Azelf is not clear. Instead, saying "CMT for the UT Timid shiny Azelf" would be better as we now know what exactly you want.
"Wow, awesome thread you got there! CMT for your Timid flawless UT Azelf and Mild HP Ice EVed Charizard please."
= Check Your Thread. This isn't very often used because one really just needs to say "CMT" and a trade is created. Mostly, this term should be used when you're referring that you will check another user's thread in the future.
"Alright, I'll CYT after dinner."
= Check My List. This is for people who don't have trade threads and instead have a link to a single post or page outside of Smogon. A reason for having such a list is because the user doesn't actively trade any more or doesn't wish to have a trade thread at Smogon.
"Please CML for your Jolly Snow Cloak UT Mamoswine."
Fully Redis Pokemon
= Fully Redistributable. These Pokemon are mostly around almost all trade threads and are usually easy to get your hands on. These Pokemon, if traded for, can be placed on a User's trade thread without a complaint. However, make sure to credit whoever's Pokemon it is as if you don't it, you could be blacklisted.
"User 1's Timid flawless international Smeargle is a fully redistributable Pokemon that anyone can put on their trade thread!"
= Semi-Redistributable. These Pokemon can only be traded by the person trading them or whoever the owner gives rights to for trading. If you receive a Pokemon under a semi-redis label, you can't put it on your Trade Thread.
"User 1's Raichu is semi-redis, so you can put it on your thread if you trade for User 1's Raichu, but if other people trade for User 1's Raichu from your thread, then they can't put it on their own threads."
= Visitor Message. This is where you go to someone's profile and leave a note on their wall. You would usually do this to get in easier contact with a person you're supposed to trade with. This helps avoid a "spammage" of posts appearing in one's thread.
"CMT for the UT Bold Celebi and VM me your answer please!"
= A Pokemon that has either the wrong nature but great IVs or a beneficial nature and good looking IVs but in the wrong area. Or, the Pokemon could have a beneficial nature and great IVs, but the user already has a better version of the Pokemon. Spitbacks can also be caused by forgetting to put on a needed Egg move on a Pokemon and, as such, causing the user to rebreed a Pokemon, creating the old Pokemon to become a spitback. Most of the time, these spitbacks make great breeding fodder.
"I have a Adamant 31/10/31/31/31/31 Salamence spitback because the IVs are really awesome, but its main stat, Attack, is missing out."
"My Impish 31/30/31/7/31/30 Skarmory has pretty awesome IVs, but I forgot to put on Whirlwind and Brave Bird, so it's a spitback. I plan to rebreed for those two necessary moves."
= A Pokemon used to trade for a free Pokemon or to serve as empty space for another purpose, such as transferring a Pokemon or giving a user an item. These Pokemon can generally be whatever Pokemon you don't deem important to yourself excluding the Pokemon you can't redistribute yourself.
"Okay, catch some fodders and get on so I can give you my giveaway Rattata and Metapod."
= This is similar to how money is used in real life. You use up credits in exchange for Pokemon in a user's trade thread. To obtain such credits, you will have to do some services for the user (such as doing a Breeding/Capture Project, EV training, and other minor scenarios such as creating a banner or artwork for a user), gain them in a giveaway, or be lucky to gain credits for free from users. Some trade threads have a somewhat unique credit policy, such as one credit in exchange for one Pokemon, two credits in exchange for a single Pokemon, and so on. You will have to read up an individual's thread for more detail on how their policies work. Most of the time, however, a Pokemon will just be worth one credit while fully redistributable Pokemon will be worth half a credit (1/2).
"You have two credits in my shop. What would you like to spend them on? The Modest UT Gardevoir and the Adamant EVed Lucario?"
= Breeding/Capture Projects. This is where you breed or capture a Pokemon for a user who wants the Pokemon. Generally, User 1 would do this if User 2 has a Pokemon User 1 wants but User 2 doesn't want any Pokemon User 1 has. Otherwise, a user would do this out of respect or even out of being bored. A user will usually have a section for breeding and capture projects labeled out, but in cases that there are no such sections, don't be afraid to ask what Pokemon a user would like to have. If you're asking for a breeding or capture project for yourself, do make sure that the Pokemon is possible to obtain by all means. At the end of a breeding or capture project, usually the breeder or capturer will gain a specific amount of credits or the Pokemon he/she wanted.
"Hey, want to do the Venusaur in my Breeding Project post? Make sure it has the IVs: 31/30/31/30/31/30, Hasty nature, female gender, and the Egg move Power Whip. Doing this will whip you up eight credits for use for any Pokemon in my Trade Thread."
= This is usually a service in which you EV train a Pokemon or more for another user to gain credits or Pokemon from that user. Many Trade Threads have their own policies on how they want you to EV train their Pokemon. If you would like to learn how to EV train, Erodent wrote a guide on exactly how to do so here
"Sorry, you got nothing. Perhaps you want to EV train my Timid Zapdos with 6 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe for me? Doing this will net you the Pokemon you wanted."
= This is when two users agree to trade but one or both of the users can't do the trade at that exact moment so they add the trade to their pending list. When both users have time, they can then meet up and complete the trade. It is very useful to keep a pending list or some kind of record in your trade thread so you don't forget about trades that you can't complete at that time.
"Alright, let's put our trade in pending. My DS's batteries died and I left the charger at my cousin's house."
= This is usually a section of a user's trade thread where they put Pokemon that have extra meaning and value then the other Pokemon in their trade thread. Most of the time, these Pokemon won't be traded as easily and are worth more credits if not redeemable by credits.
"See this Milotic? It's shiny, flawless, female, and caught in a Dive Ball. Best of all? It's from Emerald with all of the game's ribbons attached after months and months of hard work. Thus, it fits perfectly within my trophy case."
= This is short for "Friend Code", which is the code used to connect with someone online. You can access your Friend Code in your Pal Pad and enter other people's Friend Codes in there as well.
"Add my Diamond, 3462-7770-2264, for Seel. I'm to add 9326-2573-0196, correct?"
= This is short for "in-game name", referring to the name of your trainer. Telling someone your in-game name helps them identify you in the game so they know if they're trading with the right person.
"My FC is 3462-7770-2264 and my IGN is Ash. You'll be trading as Misty, right?"
= This is a list of users that have either helped or are really great friends of the user.
"User 1 has been a great pal to me and deserves to be on my whitelist. He has introduced me to the Wi-Fi forums, given me several free flawless Pokemon, and to top it off, he's my trade partner!"