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Welcome To The UCTTG!

This guide was created because it was something I saw many traders, including myself, wish for at a time when the most helpful resource was a collection of past trade listings. As the first of its kind, the UCTTG does not simply duplicate existing methods and information, as one or two other guides have done since the debut of the UCTTG. It is based only on the direct experience of traders and records of past trades, which are fully analyzed and compared before being presented here.

To keep up with current trades, the UCTTG is regularly updated every 6 months and revised via suggestion when necessary. Remember, real offers are based on chance and individual experience. There is the saying that it is foolish to derive your own experience from someone else's, but that would defeat the point of this guide, so... anywho, let me know if anything seems out of place, and I will look it over asap. That said, if you would like to mail me about this guide, please feel free at any time.

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The primary purpose of this guide is to take the UC groups referred to as "tiers" (will dive into this further on) and correlate them with recent past trade information. In other words, it is meant to provide a structured layout of already established relative UC values, while also attempting to point traders in the direction of similarly valued pets for their own.

Please note, an "up-trade" is not always the point. The UCTTG was not created to tell you to only seek a certain UC in order to trade up or even stay at the same level. It is intended to show all reasonable trading options. That said, I welcome inquiry mails for tough ARBs and other specific questions not answered here. If you mail me asking exactly what kind of offers you need to look for, I am likely to refer you right back here.

To the right, this guide classifies each UC type under one of four names: The Big Four, Middle Men, Rangers, and The Misfits. As the first title implies, The Big Four make up the top value-bracket, and they are structured in descending order as UC Draiks, Krawks, Royals, & Plushies. The next classification is the Middle Men. UC Faeries & Greys, respectively, are in this club. The third collection is of the Rangers, and they are so named as the lowest UCs to some of the highest. The Rangers are also listed alphabetically, since they are not as easily sorted as the first two groups. The Misfits make up the last class with all the unique individual UCs who do not fit into the other groups.

Fresh From The News Press!

June
06/05/14: Please bear with me while ImageShack figures out what happened to my images.

March
03/16/14: Biannual updates have been canceled again, but corrections and suggestions are welcome as always. Revision: UC Ty Nimmo moved up to lower tier.

October
10/23/13:Thanks to those who neomailed recently. Revision: UC Usukiboy moved to Upper-Mid tier.

September
There were no updates this month...

August
8/17/13: The layout change is pending until further notice. Revision: UC Dari Gelert has been moved up to the High-Mid tier, waiting on more data for UC Faerie Meerca to analyze.

July
There were no updates this month...

June
6/1/13: Updates for the tiers have been canceled (except for a few noted areas which related to erroneous customs and converteds), but the layout will likely change soon

May
5/12/13: Now that The UC Network has been launched, there will soon be a slight layout change for Sparky's UCTTG. The Affiliates' Corner will be reduced to make room for further analysis of each pet. After the change, the tiers will be updated according to schedule.

April
4/21/13: *tries to resuscitate* Finally got around to making corrections. Until the regular update next month, some of the expected offers will vary a little more than usual from typical PC trends. Hopefully the UCTTG is still helpful for you. As always, mails are welcome. Updates: UC Robo Pteri raised to middle tier, UC Mutant Jetsam lowered to lower-mid tier, UC Mara Hissi/Skeith raised to upper tier, UC Ty bori lowered to middle tier, UC Sponge Moehog raised to lower tier, and a handful of UC Faeries & Misc UCs have been rearranged.
4/19/13: The scheduled update for next month will include a planned layout change.
4/1/13: It seems the UC Trading Database can now be found on /~ladyravenscarr and has been updated. Proper updates for the UCTTG should be in the works very soon. Thank you to those who have mailed recently about corrections.

March
3/19/13: Please welcome another affiliate: The Accept. Reject. Beat? Member Directory. More updates for the tiers still coming but have been delayed due to the BD event and RL.
3/2/13: Thank you to those provided such thorough revisions! The UCTTG has been moved back to /~Ligthspark, and the corrections are in progress. Revisions: UC RB Draik lowered to middle tier, UC Plush Buzz lowered to Lesser tier, UC Grey Korbat/Pteri raised to Upper-Mid tier, UC Dari Tonu raised and UC Dari Meerca lowered to Lower tier, UC Dari Uni/Shoy/Mynci lowered to Lesser tier, UC Dari Hissi/Yurble raised and UC Dari Koug/Eyrie lowered to High-Mid tier.

February
2/25/13: Sparky's page will be moved back to /~Raulies for special notice.
2/11/13: The UCTTG is now affiliated with the UC's Guild! Although I am not a member due my own ambitions, this guild is highly recommended for owners and fans of UCs.
2/10/13: The UC Deserts, Halloweens, Maraquans, Mutants, Robots, & Sponges are now updated!
2/5/13: Please welcome our new affiliate: UCustomizable!
2/3/13: So, the two sections about getting an UC and the five ARB steps have been officially moved to the UC Trading Tips page found in the navigation above. As for updates, the UC Babies only needed slight tweaks with their expected offers, so no major changes for them. The UC Darigans have also been updated, but please mail me about recent trades for the Eyrie and Ixi. They seem to be less popular with declined values lately, but I need more information before adjusting them, so they will remain the same for now.
Updates: UC Dari Koug raised one tier to Upper-Mid; UC Dari Lupe/Moehog also lifted to Mid tier; UC Dari Buzz also promoted to Lower tier. Always feel free to mail suggestions and pointers! Upcoming: Tier navigation changes & mouse-over specifics for all possible UCs.
2/2/13: Ack, it's Feb already?! Well, the UC Greys have been updated. Updates: UC Grey Kau/Moehog combined with Low/Low-Mid tier; UC Grey Koi moved down to the Lesser tier.

January
1/20/13: Thank you to those who mailed over the holidays. Sparky's page is going strong, and the Trading Tips are up! See the link at the top of the page. The background decor is also back--not sure where that poofed to. Also, the UC Tier updates will resume sometime soon; the UC Greys are next on the list.

December
12/23/12: Thanks to a fellow PCer who has been paying close attention to the UC Faeries, the Aisha, Shoyru and Tonu will be returned to their previous tiers.
12/13/12: So, due to the lack of recent trades reported on /~BugRanger (my main source of info), only 2 UC Plushies (of 48!) and 3 1 UC Faeries (of 20) will be updated, and the UC Royals/Draiks/Krawks do not have any changes at all. I could not emphasis this more: PLEASE SEND YOUR RECENT TRADES INFO TO Asellus!! Updates: UC Plush Kacheek jumped to upper-tier due high rarity of VWN; UC Plush Buzz raised to lower-tier; UC Faerie Aisha/Shoy/Blum declined to Lower-Mid tier; and the UC Faerie Tonu was lowered to the Middle tier. Feel free to mail me if anything seems out of place. Examples of past trades will help enforce more accurate values.
12/7/12: Please bear with me while I rearrange a few things via live updates. While the background has been changed, the navigation will be a bit funky for the mean time. The nagivation has been adjusted, so The ARB Steps & UC Getters sections will be moved to a new petage in the new future. For now, those sections will remain here.
12/2/12: Happy holidays! Sparky's update has begun a little early and should be posted starting next month. Also, the up-coming "Trading Advice" section will actually become a whole new petpage (along with the information for ARB Steps & UC Getters) and is on schedule to include:

If you have something to add, please don't hesitate to shoot a mail over. Happy trading!

November
11/22/12: So, I'm thinking of adding a new section for trading tips to provide suggestions for situations like, "I have one of those super-rare, only-one-ever-UFT UCs but no one seems to know what to offer..." or "I'm trying to trade up but none of my offers really appeal to me." It would be tips for trading-ruts, brickwalls, and when it seems like the chain never ends (to get to where you want to go with it). If you think this would be helpful or want to throw something in, toss me a mail here.
11/14/12: Charmed: UC Pet Trading Directory has been added as an affiliate.
11/13/12: Wow, it's almost time for another update! I actually decided to retire Sparky's page mostly due to time constraints and the rise of a new guide which is very similar, but several neomails and continuous high page-hits have convinced me otherwise to bring the UCTTG back. By the way, I would like to introduce an two new affiliates: Crazie's UC Trading Guide and Scotti's UC UFT Database.

October

There were no updates this month.

September

9/9/12: There is a new link-back button!
9/2/12: The UC Darigan Kougra was originally misplaced and has been relocated under the middle tier.

August
8/21/12: The info for UC Getters has been reformatted and added.
8/20/12: The Five ARB Steps have been added.
8/16/12: The old UCTTG on /~Raulies has been taken down. More updates coming soon. Upcoming: Revamped UC Getter Info
8/13/12: The UC Mutant Skeith, now known to go for lower to Mid WN UC Faeries, has also been upgraded to the upper-tier. The Uc Darigan Kau has also come into question, although it will remain unchanged for now. Remember: Real offers are based on chance and individual experience. There is the saying that it is foolish to derive your own experience from someone else's, but that would defeat the point of this guide, so... anywho, let me know if anything seems out of place, and I will look it over asap. Happy trading!
8/9/12: The UC Dari Acara has also been bumped to the middle tier.
8/7/12: The UC Dari Cy has been bumped to middle-tier status. As always, input and suggestions are appreciated.
8/6/12: By request, some specific info for UC P/R/D/Ks has been added to the UC Getters section.
8/5/12: The last UC tier (the micsellaneous ones) have been updated and added!
Also, /~Raulies will continue to remain up for the time being.
8/1/12: The UC Tyrannains are now posted! Also, thanks to those who pointed out a couple missing UCs. The UC Mara Scorch and UC Plushie Kau have been squeezed into their proper places. The UC Plushie Aisha and Blum were both bumped up as well.

July
7/30/12: Soak up the updated UC Sponge tiers!
7/25/12: The UC Mutants & Robots are updated! Upcoming: UC Mutants, Robots, Sponges, Tys, & Misc.
7/24/12: Updated tiers for the UC Darigans, Deserts, Marquans, & Halloweens are now up!
Sorry for the extended delay (after an unexpected internet outage).
Upcoming: UC Deserts/Maraquans/Hallows
7/9/12: Tiers for the UC Babies have been updated.
7/7/12:: And the UC Greys & Faeries are up! Upcoming: Updated UC Baby/Darigan tiers.
7/3/12: Busy, busy, and half-way through summer... Upcoming: Updated UC Faeries/Greys tiers &
(by request) info for UC P/R/D/K Getters.

June
6/27/12: Whew! Each squishy UC plushie is now listed. Somehow, they all managed to fit in there.
6/25/12: The Royalboys and girls are now presented.
6/24/12: Tiers for UC Krawks are now up. Upcoming: Updated UC Royal/Plush tiers, Five A/R/B Steps.
6/23/12: Starting from scratch here, so this is the first update for Sparky's page. Only the tiers for UC Draiks are up right now, but the rest will follow soon! /~Raulies will remain available during the transition. Also, feel free to mail about what you like/dislike about the switch!

Your Quick Trade-Up Reference:

How to use: Follow the green arrows to trade-up from a UC you own, or track the arrows backwards from a UC you wish to obtain.

Scale Low-Wide High-Wide Narrow
High-end

Low-end
Draik/Krawk

Dari/Misc./Robo/Ty

Royal/Plushie
Maraquan/Sponge
Grey/Faerie


Baby/Desert/Hallo
Low-end Darigan/Ty
Mutant

This chart is a rough outline for penny trading. It may be necessary to trade "down" at times, depending on a UC's popularity by color, species, stats, and name, to ultimately trade "up". This is especially true with wide range UCs, which often have greater fluctuations in value compared to the more stable values of narrow range UCs.

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UC Grey Ixi UC MSP

For example, trading a WN UC Grey Ixi for a DN UC MSP and receiving a RW UC Grey Ixi a few trades later can be thought of as a down-trade in terms of a UC Grey versus the equivalent of a popular UC Plushie. However, the ixi is the most popular UC Grey, and any WN one is generally expected to trade for a lower/lower-mid DN UC Plushie. The RW ixi has the most preferred (or "better") name format and is usually rarer than the UC MSP.

Also, contrary to popular belief, UC MSPs are actually one of the least sought-after UC Plush pets due to their commonality, putting the B/DN ones just above UC Plush Buzzes, Chombies, Bruces, and the other UC Plushies which usually trade below their kind. However, UC MSPs are also wide-range UCs since someone who really wants one may over-offer, say with a UC Faerie Draik, for their unique appearance, but such trades do not occur regularly. Thus, wide-range UCs may be a good stepping stone for trading up with positive fluctuation, but narrow UCs are better for maintaining a stable trading value.

What Is The Tier-System?

So, what is the tier system? I mentioned something about relative values earlier. Going into extremes, take a minute to compare a UC Mutant to a UC Royal.

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UC Mutant Usul UC RB Cy

The latter is much more appealing, yes? Many factors take part in values, but this is primarily why UC Royals trade for much more than UC Mutants. Typically, the UC Royals/Plushies/Krawks/Draiks are referred to as high-end UCs; while most UC Mutants, Tyrannians, Darigans, and a few other types are termed as low-end UCs.

However, not all low-end UC types are truly that. For instance, a UC Tyrannian Ixi has the potiental to trade for a high-end UC like a Plush or Royal. This is actually true for most UC Ixis because traders like them so much.

Each group is divided into three sub-groups called tiers. Using the above example, each Ixi becomes part of the Upper tier for their color-group, and the rest of the group makes up the other two tiers: Mid & Lower. In the case of large lots like the UC Plushies & Darigans, more divisions are necessary. This is mainly where the Upper-mid and Lower-mid tiers come into play. The end result is that there are many in the group with very similar values, but the entire group spans a very wide range overall.

For each category, Upper tier UCs usually trade above their group. Mid tier UCs can go mostly for their same group or the equivalent. Lower tier UCs typically trade below their group. In some cases, specified UCs in the Lesser tier are known to trade notably lower than the rest of their type. Because of these tiers, "high-end" UCs can be summed up as UC P/R/D/K and any equivalent. This does include some upper UCs of many other types, but not all other UCs should expect those offers.

Taking Names Into Account...

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind, names are always subjective, but this guide assumes names are equal (VWN for VWN), and variations of names typically mean a pet will trade above or below its stated tier. The guidelines listed here may be ignored, but they are given for the many traders who have asked. The outlined examples below use trades between UCs of the same kind for simple reference. It has generally been observed:

As for trades between different kinds of UCs, the same rules are usually applicable. For instance, upper-mid UC Greys have been known to trade for upper UC Darigans. If the UC Grey is DN, it is more likely to trade for an upper-mid UC Darigan instead. Likewise, an upper DN UC Darigan will probably get offers of mid UC Greys. A real trade example occurred recently in March, when a DN UC Grey Chomby traded for a UC Dari Koug, in lieu of an upper UC Darigan. Additionally, a BN UC Grey Ixi traded not long afterward for a VWN UC Darigan Koug. The koug is normally a more suitable offer for an upper-mid UC Grey, but the ixi's name format brings its trade potential down to the same level.

Hanging On The Tier...

All groups have been completely separated from each other for friendlier visuals. The Big Four and Middle Men are listed in order of declining values, while the Rangers descend alphabetically. Each group gives the expected offers for Very Well Named (Xxxxxxxx) pets. If your pet is DN or BN, the suggested offers would have the same format.

Remember, B/DN goes 1-2 tiers down from the given for VWN. Say, if your WN UC is said to be able to get a WN Mid UC Darigan, but you don't like any of them; try looking for a DN Upper-Mid UC Darigan instead. And the rare RW/N UCs sometimes get an extra tier or two up, if you have a proper and fairly common one.

Unconverted Draiks
Lower Middle Upper
Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
Lower-Mid/Mid UC R/P
to various UC D/K
Upper UC Plushies/Royals Upper-Mid/Upper UC P/R/D/K

Unconverted Krawks
Lesser Lower Middle Upper
Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
(mouseover) UC MSP, Upper-Mid
UC Royals, Mid UC Plushies
Upper-Mid
UC P/R
Upper-Mid/Mid UC Draiks &
Upper/Upper-Mid UC P/R

Unconverted Royalboys
Lower Middle Upper
Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
Lower-Mid to Upper-Mid
UC P/R & Lower UC D/K
Mid to Upper UC P/R/D/K Upper UC D/K

Unconverted Royalgirls
Lesser Lower Middle Upper


Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
(mouse over) Lower-Mid to Upper-Mid
UC P/R/D/K
Upper-Mid/Mid
UC P/R/D/K
Upper UC D/K

Unconverted Plushies
Lower Low-Mid High-Mid Upper

















Lesser
Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
(mouse over) Upper-Mid UC P/R & Lower to Mid UC D/K Upper/Upper-Mid UC Draik/Krawk

Unconverted Faeries
Lesser Lower Lower-Mid Middle High-Mid Upper-Mid Upper









Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
Mid Tys & Lower-Mid Misc UCs Lesser to Lower-Mid UC Grey/Fae Mid Greys Lesser UC P/R,
Mid UC Faeries, &
Upper-Mid UC Greys
Up to Lower B/DN P/R for VWN Lower to Mid P/R Upper-Mid P/R & Mid to Upper D/K

Unconverted Greys
Lesser Lower & Lower-Mid Middle Upper-Mid Upper
















Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
Common RW/Ns + customs Lower UC Faeries, Lower-Mid/Mid UC Ty/Dari/Misc, & UC Deserts Lower-Mid/Mid
UC Faeries/Greys
Upper-Mid UC Greys,
Mid UC Faeries,
& Lesser UC Plush
Mid Fae &
D/BN Low-Mid P/R

Unconverted Babies
Lower Middle Upper
Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
Lesser UC Faeries,
Lower Misc UCs &
Mid UC Hallos/Robots
Lower/Lower-Mid
UC Faeries/Greys
Mid UC Greys &
Lower-Mid UC Darigans

Unconverted Darigans
Lower Low-Mid Middle High-Mid Upper-Mid

















Lesser Upper
Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
(mouseover above) Lower-Mid/Mid
UC Greys/Faeries
(mouseover above)

Unconverted Deserts
Lower/Middle Upper
Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
Lesser/Lower UC Greys & Lower/Lower-Mid UC Darigans Lower-Mid UC Faeries & Mid UC Darigans

Unconverted Halloweens
Lower/Middle Upper
Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
Lesser/Lower UC Darigans & Mid UC Mutants Mid UC Greys/Faeries
& Lesser UC Plush/Royal

Unconverted Maraquans
Lower Middle Upper
Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
Lower UC Greys Upper-Mid UC Daris,
Mid/Low-Mid UC Greys/Faeries,
& Upper UC Babies
Lower to Mid UC Greys/Faeries

Unconverted Mutants
Lower Middle Upper
Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
High Customs + Paint/FFQ Lower/Lower-Mid
UC Darigans &
Lesser UC Greys
Lower UC Faeries/Greys,
Lower-Mid UC Tys,
& Mid UC Daris

Unconverted Robots
Lower Middle Upper
Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
Upper UC Deserts,
Lower/Lower-Mid UC Darigans
& Lower UC Greys
Lower-Mid UC Greys
& Mid UC Darigans
Upper UC Greys/Misc, Mid/Upper-Mid UC Faes/Daris,
& Lower-Mid UC Plush/Royal

Unconverted Sponges
Lower Middle Upper

Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
Lesser UC Greys, RW/Ns,
& High Customs
Lower/Lower-Mid UC Faeries
& Mid UC Greys
Mid/Upper-Mid UC Faeries,
Upper-Mid/Upper UC Greys,
& Lower to Mid UC P/R

Unconverted Tyrannians
Lower Lower-Mid Middle Upper




Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
Lower UC Darigans/Sponges & Upper UC Babies Lower/Low-mid UC Greys
& Lesser UC Faeries
Mid to Upper-Mid
UC Grey/Faeries
Lower to Mid
UC Plush/Royals

Miscellaneous Unconverteds
Lesser, Lower & Lower-Mid Middle Upper-Mid Upper
Expected Offers With Similar Name Format
Lower/Lower-Mid UC Mara/Baby/Spong/Hallow,
& Lesser UC Faeries/Greys
Lower to Mid UC Faeries/Greys/Daris,
& Lesser UC Plush
Mid & Upper-Mid UC Faeries/Greys Upper/Upper-Mid UC Greys/Faeries/
Daris, Lower/Lower-Mid UC P/R,
& Lesser UC Krawks

Thanks For Visiting!

Please note these are estimated tiers based on direct observation and the up-to-date UC Trade Databases (see affiliates), which contain information for individual UCs. This guide was created by Reny to show how unconverted pets are generally related for trading tier reference. The UCTTG is available for every user on Neopets to gather a general idea of their trading options related to unconverted pets. Keep in mind input is always welcome. If you would like to dispute any tier/UC or provide any helpful info...




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