Gabite is one of those things where you wait for a lucky trade.
As you increase your friendship with a pokémon buddy, one of the bonuses is that occasionally it will assist in helping you catch by volleying a ball back at the pokémon you're trying to catch.A moment in this game just impressed the hell out of me! Been playing regularly for maybe 2-3 months but never seen anything like this.
I threw a Pokeball at a wild Piplup just now and it did its deflect animation - for Piplup it swats forward. Its hand smacked the ball back at my screen, the Pokeball bounced off my screen and square back at the Piplup, capturing it :O... Really wish I could have video captured it like you can do with PC games.
Had no idea the game was capable of that kind of thing. I guess I figured once the Pokeball is hit away by the wild it disables it permanently.
Interesting... So the screen itself isn't a reflective window like I was just assuming? It hit me dead on so it looked extremely convincing that it had happened. There's no indication its your buddy hitting it back?
You should see a little hand or tentacle or whatever, smack the ball back.
The field research tasks? Yes.
You had better luck than me at least (though you obviously used more incubators too). I used up the last of my Christmas incubators to hatch about 20 eggs (with 6 left over). The only good thing I hatched was a Riolu with bad IVs, everything else was trash. I also caught one wild Gible.My eggs...
3x Budew (1 shiny)
I'll have 6 or 7 more to slowly hatch over the next week, but yikes, as of now that was rather disappointing. Caught 1 wild Gible, 2 wild Cranidos, and 0 Shieldon. The spawn pool was basically a CD redux for the starters and a handful of Sinnoh Pokemon that have been boosted in previous events.
Yup, they even seemed to activate a lot of spawn points that weren't there previously (which once again confirms all the "we're looking into it" comments after the spawn nerf last year were bs). Though I only played for a few minutes because they didn't announce this week's one beforehand (the first I heard about it was when the notification popped up at 6pm) and I had other things to do.
You get the discount on any Pokemon that has ever been traded at any point in its life.
It's really stupid not to have the rank depend on which league is played. I had a decent GL team, I have absolutely nothing and get wrecked in UL, though.
I won a couple of matches when Togekiss soloed everyone with Charm. That's my only UL-ready Pokemon and Giratina gets wrecked by it. I do have a Giratina so I guess I'd better power it up. I have no idea what else to use.
Lol to be honest Chinese families do that stuff too. They tend to know whether their kids are good or bad at certain subjects.I went running and hatched all my eggs yesterday. One Gible... which I guess was my goal. I had a good day driving around, and working on the Rocket research, though. I had 3 of the Flying rare candy quests, so chasing down birds was fun, too.
I met a dude at a T5 raid whose daughter is trying to enter my school next year, so that was a fun conversation. Though, I don't understand how some parents can talk poorly about their kids. "At my school, I usually teach writing to the higher level classes." "Oh, you probably won't teach my daughter then because she's dumb." <_< Sometimes Japanese modesty comes off as either insults about yourself (or family) or a complete lack of self-confidence.
You are going to get I trouble because Blissy has limited offensive option while Snorlax has some good movesI don't have a Giratina and my Snorlaxes and Togekiss are not ready for ultra league. Currently I'm using a Blissey, Guardevoir and Aggron with quite good results. Blissey is such a tank with 380HP, you don't need to waste any shields on it.
On the other hand, I'm only at rank 6 now so things might turn around soon...
If you've got some community day mons, Counter/Blast Burn Blaziken is good, as is Frenzy Plant Torterra. Earth Power Flygon is a good cheap Ground Pokemon, but you'd have to be extra careful with rock moves cause of your Gyarados. We're about to have Rhyhorn day, which should give you plenty of great Rhyperior, and with some planning, you should have one to qualify for this league.Had my first 5/5 today with a Snorlax, Gengar and Gyarados. Did not expect that in Ultra league since I was off to a rocky start. Leveling the Snorlax and giving it Lick+Body slam did wonders. It's amazing to not shield the first attacks and the big guy takes it like a boss. Even going 2 vs 3 is still easy doable if you have the shield advantage. Guess players are more tactical with shields once you hit rank 8+.
However I do feel that Gengar is not really pulling his weight.Any suggestions here? The 5/5 was good but I tend to go 3/5 more often than 4/5 or better. Please note that I came back a few months ago and I barely have any legendaries. No Giratina here :( When I came back we had 2 months of Evee's with hats as break throughs. Then I read that in 2018 and early 2019 it always contained legendaries. And now I had eevee..Lapras and Woobat haha
I guessing that your rank probably only goes up, but your rating will go up and down depending on your opponent's rating.