Late reply, but if you still need help with this, there's a glitch in gen 4 you can take advantage of since you have GTS compatibility. You deposit the pokemon you want to evolve into the GTS, ask for something impossible like an underleveled legendary so that your pokemon doesn't get snatched, search for a pokemon and complete a trade, it seems like this considers the deposited pokemon to be "traded", so then take back the deposited pokemon from the GTS and it should evolve. you can read more about it here.yeah I actually have managed to connect to the alt server and everything seems to be working alright. At least I can get into the global trade network just fine. Although I’m still new to anything beyond gen 2 at the moment.