I traded and battled constantly with friends and kids from school. The school let us have Gameboys on the bus, so it was a routine bus activity. Everyone would rush to get trades done before the bus got to school, and there'd be anywhere from 1-5 cables linked across the isle... Kids would dare to yank the cable out, risking your save file, but they rarely did because they knew they'd be raged at by a lot of people.