Pokémon Go |OT| Tap those mons!

Oct 25, 2017
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That Friendship event is awesome. Now I can accept all those gifts from accounts that have been hovering at "2 days left until Best Friend" in a stalemate to see which of us pops our gift first.
Definitely give them a heads up in case they want to be able to lucky egg the friend increase. Losing out on 100,000 XP could be friendship-ending.
 
As long as you don't use that second account to gatekeep other people from gyms. Although I've seen so many multi-accounts lately, you might as well do it because if you don't do it someone else will.
For my second account I was considering doing a different team, so I could knock out my Pokemon from gyms to collect coins when I wanted, but I think... Hrmm... Also, I go back and forth knocking out Pokemon, and putting new Pokemon in for the +100 badge bonus. Hrmm... Maybe I will do a different team.

Anyway, Gyms turn around so fast in my town and I don't have time to babysit them with berry feeding.
 
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Oct 30, 2017
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Grab your buddies and drag 'em through the weekend! From February 8th, 1PM PST, until February 11, 1 PM PST, you'll earn double Friendship points, double trading Candy and Stardust trading costs are cut in half (rounded down to 100 Stardust) when making trades!
 
Jun 20, 2018
1,078
Thought this was an interesting look into which shinies are the rarest. From a r/TheSilphRoad survey: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSilphRoad/comments/ao0rpw/shiny_tiers_and_february_shiny_survey_results/



I've got everything in the Ubiquitous tier except for Wingull, over half of the Uncommon stuff, a handful of the Rares and nothing in God Mode. What about everyone else?
I got:
Kraby
Alolan Raichu
Ghastly
Budew (2)
Nidoran
Pichu (2)
Halloween Pikachu
Santa Pikachu (4)
Shinx
Magnemite
Drifloom
Tailow (2)
Natu
Poochena (2
Drowzee (2)
Omanyte
Aerodactyl
Shelder (2)
Zigzagoon (4)
Groudon (4)
Lugia
Wailmer
Gengar
Shuppet (3)
Magikarp (3)
Moltres
Cubone 5
Pontyta
Aaron (4)
Roselia (3)
Feebas (2)
Plusle (14)
Minum (3)
Psyduck (2)
Community day pokemon catched not on a comunity day:
Pikachu, 2 Eevee, Squirtle, Bulbasaur
 

Oxx

Member
Oct 28, 2017
645
I found a shiny Krabby in the wild a while ago... But it ran away.

The only non-CD shiny that has run (apart from Go+ stuff).

Hurts to hear that it is actually incredibly rare.
 
Nov 9, 2017
377
Caught my first Glameow today. Shieldon is the only new base level evolution I haven't found yet..
I've caught two of the evolved form of it (Purugly) but still no Glameow

I do have the starters for all of the other new ones so its just a case of walking them to get enough candies to evolve
 

Kito

Member
Nov 6, 2017
657
Bah, my Go-Tcha no longer catches or spins when my screen is off, yet my girlfriend's still does. I haven't changed any settings, and I've always had battery saver on (phone and app level), but turning it off doesn't even help.

I wonder if I have to take a step further and disallow battery saver mode to restrict apps that are seldom used from running in the background?

I'm on a Pixel XL, if that matters. I guess I'll just have to keep my screen on and upside down for now.
 

8bit

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Oct 27, 2017
1,621
Bah, my Go-Tcha no longer catches or spins when my screen is off, yet my girlfriend's still does. I haven't changed any settings, and I've always had battery saver on (phone and app level), but turning it off doesn't even help.

I wonder if I have to take a step further and disallow battery saver mode to restrict apps that are seldom used from running in the background?

I'm on a Pixel XL, if that matters. I guess I'll just have to keep my screen on and upside down for now.
Maybe try removing the bluetooth connection and reconnecting? My go plus has freaked out a few times in the past and that's been the only solution.
 

Serebii

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Oct 24, 2017
3,572
TSR posts a rumored friendship event that might start tomorrow:


I actually have enough candy to evolve a Bronzong but I'm basically on a complete moratorium on every evolve until I hear of there being an event move for a particular evolution.
Yeah posted that before them. Got it from a newsletter so it's legit :)
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,284
Hey guys I got back into the game after a long time. I was reading here and there and found out about the guaranteed lucky pokemon trades. I have a bunch of pokemon from launch to trade with. What are some good pokemon to trade for to make lucky? And what is lucky actually?
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,543
Hey guys I got back into the game after a long time. I was reading here and there and found out about the guaranteed lucky pokemon trades. I have a bunch of pokemon from launch to trade with. What are some good pokemon to trade for to make lucky? And what is lucky actually?
Trades reroll Pokemon IV; lucky Pokemon increase the minimum floor for said reroll (currently 12/15 for each stat). It also provides a sparkly visual effect and has a separate counter in the Pokedex, so there are people who are aiming to get a lucky of literally every Pokemon species.

IVs generally only make up about 10% of a Pokemon's overall effectiveness, so if you don't care to break solo raid records or the like it probably doesn't really matter what you use your guaranteed lucky trades on. A common thing people try to target lucky trades are Pokemon that have legacy moves (such as Gengar with Shadow Claw, which is still among the highest Ghost-type DPS in the game).
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,284
Trades reroll Pokemon IV; lucky Pokemon increase the minimum floor for said reroll (currently 12/15 for each stat). It also provides a sparkly visual effect and has a separate counter in the Pokedex, so there are people who are aiming to get a lucky of literally every Pokemon species.

IVs generally only make up about 10% of a Pokemon's overall effectiveness, so if you don't care to break solo raid records or the like it probably doesn't really matter what you use your guaranteed lucky trades on. A common thing people try to target lucky trades are Pokemon that have legacy moves (such as Gengar with Shadow Claw, which is still among the highest Ghost-type DPS in the game).
I heard that lucky pokemon are cheaper to power up - are there any pokemon that benefit a lot from powering up that I should try to get Lucky?

Also for example I have a shiny with bad stats, can I trade it to make it lucky and then have it traded back to me?
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,543
I heard that lucky pokemon are cheaper to power up - are there any pokemon that benefit a lot from powering up that I should try to get Lucky?

Also for example I have a shiny with bad stats, can I trade it to make it lucky and then have it traded back to me?
Half stardust cost for powerups is a thing with lucky Pokemon, yes.

All trades are final; traded Pokemon are account bound and cannot be retraded.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I heard that lucky pokemon are cheaper to power up - are there any pokemon that benefit a lot from powering up that I should try to get Lucky?

Also for example I have a shiny with bad stats, can I trade it to make it lucky and then have it traded back to me?
You probably want to go with the ones that are useful for raids. Stuff like Tyranitar, Machamp, Kyogre, Dragonite (maybe?).
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,420
San Francisco
Opened up a second mystery box and got a shiny Meltan on the first encounter.

Just need one more to evolve into a Melmetal.

Edit: Welp got a second shiny Meltan and a 3rd shiny Shinx.
 
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Pwnz

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Oct 28, 2017
4,436
Traded Kyogre for a Lugia today. Tomorrow I shall get Moltres. then I just need Zapdos. Fuck you breakthrough dice roll of endless enteis.
 

Pwnz

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Oct 28, 2017
4,436
You probably want to go with the ones that are useful for raids. Stuff like Tyranitar, Machamp, Kyogre, Dragonite (maybe?).
Yes dragonite with dragon tail and outrage is gud.

Salamence might be a bit better of an attacker dragon but we've had way more opportunities for dratini candy. I have 2 near maxed dragonites with 150 candy.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
1,660
Well my luck seems to have picked up after my endless kennel of dogs. Got a Moltres then today a Ho-Oh. Just missing Lugia and Articuno (which I doubt I'll get)

No shiny Meltan today sadly but a bunch of high CP and high IV ones.
 

Oxx

Member
Oct 28, 2017
645
Not sure what to use my coins on for my new account. Items are probably the most pressurised thing so far.
 
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Farmed quite a lot of Machop from the nest in town. I’m over 300 candies. :) I did 4 Machamp raids between today and yesterday and got two 93%ers, both did not have D.Punch. I also got a L35 91% Machop from the nest, but it had Close Combat when evolved :(

Bleh, I guess I should do some T5 raids tomorrow to get some Charge TMs to blow away trying to get the move I want.

Though, on the bright side, my Gotcha picked up a shiny Spoink. I also hit L38 after opening a bunch of gifts, and mass evolving crap’mons with lucky eggs.