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Pokémon Go |OT2| Y U NO SHINY?

edgefusion

Member
Oct 27, 2017
960
I haven’t caught a single Pokemon since the 25th September, complete eradication of Pokemon from my entire area. Pretty hacked off that after years of playing Niantic have reduced it to nothing more than a colourful map.
 

hergipotter

Member
Oct 28, 2017
174
Lol, I just saw I don't even have the Dragon gold medal yet. I'm at 46 caught. I got gold for all the other types.
 
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GulAtiCa

GulAtiCa

Community Resettler
Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
3,478
That's honestly the first time I've seen this. When exactly did they do it?
Admittedly, it's been a little while since they last screwed up the raid bosses. But, usually occurs almost like clock work when introducing a new month raid rotation (not during an event, events they tend to do right more often). So it's happened a few times earlier this year and a bunch last year too. Usually they add X T5 pokemon like they should (usually), but the T1-4 will sometimes be completely different set, usually some other set for a different T5.

They've done this Research Breakthrough as well, when a new breakthrough suppose to be implemented, sometimes it screws up and defaults back to Moltres of all things. Which is why I always tell people to not claim their research breakthrough until after 1pm Niantic time and as well as confirm with the silph road that it's correct. heh
 

CPlus_Gamer

Member
Jun 24, 2018
100
Admittedly, it's been a little while since they last screwed up the raid bosses. But, usually occurs almost like clock work when introducing a new month raid rotation (not during an event, events they tend to do right more often). So it's happened a few times earlier this year and a bunch last year too. Usually they add X T5 pokemon like they should (usually), but the T1-4 will sometimes be completely different set, usually some other set for a different T5.

They've done this Research Breakthrough as well, when a new breakthrough suppose to be implemented, sometimes it screws up and defaults back to Moltres of all things. Which is why I always tell people to not claim their research breakthrough until after 1pm Niantic time and as well as confirm with the silph road that it's correct. heh
I remember last year they messed up an entire set or raid bosses. It was supposed to be grass themed or something and they went with a rock theme instead. All of the raid bosses except a couple for changed. I remember this specifically because I needed Aerodactyl to complete my Kanto dex and he was gone almost instantly.
 

Jeff Vader

Member
Oct 25, 2017
582
The whole reason why Klink and Shinx are available is literally because people complained on the internet. Look at the T1 boss pool, it's huge, that wasn't planned.


The new version that just got released to iOS didn't add anything significant, so I imagine they can flip the switch any day now.
Yeah they just posted another rocket tweet lol so you’re right about that.
 

Creamium

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,643
Belgium
Catches by type huh? Okay let's see. I have 41.974 total

9.189 normal
1.617 fighting
4.765 flying
5.947 poison
4.274 ground
4.002 rock
3.687 bug
1.868 ghost
1.319 steel
2.075 fire
9.631 water (a lot of shellder, psyduck and barboach)
5.258 grass
2.561 electric
3.460 psychic
1.713 ice
839 dragon (didn't play at Dratini CD but at least caught a lot of Bagon)
2.231 dark
1.627 fairy
 
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GulAtiCa

GulAtiCa

Community Resettler
Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
3,478
Total: 57,385

20,260 normal
13,775 flying
12,522 water
7,888 poison
6,620 bug
5,542 grass
5,038 psychic
4,606 ground
3,786 rock
3,366 fire
2,777 electric
2,667 dark
2,248 ghost
2,245 fighting
2,037 ice
1,898 fairy
1,859 steel
1,318 dragon
 

Luke92

Member
Jan 31, 2019
537
Looks like rocket grunts drop mysterious components now. Can't confirm because it's raining and I can't be arsed to check. It's finally here, thiugh
 

Falchion

Member
Oct 25, 2017
21,832
Virginia Beach
Total 72,092

Normal 18,038
Fighting 1,939
Flying 10,091
Poison 8,728
Ground 6,121
Rock 3,758
Bug 6,595
Ghost 1,849
Steel 1,585
Fire 5,350
Water 12,786
Grass 10,393
Electric 3,733
Psychic 5,728
Ice 1,788
Dragon 597
Dark 3,170
Fairy 2,084
 

StarCreator

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,813
Total 38,558 (I tend to shiny check and not catch things.)

Normal 12,123
Fighting 1,766
Flying 8,044
Poison 5,411
Ground 2,662
Rock 3,169
Bug 3,755
Ghost 1,516
Steel 1,709
Fire 2,352
Water 7,163
Grass 4,624
Electric 2,190
Psychic 3,448
Ice 1,343
Dragon 838
Dark 1,808
Fairy 1,087
 

dyreschlock

Member
Oct 27, 2017
969
Takayama, Gifu, Japan
Pokemon Catches: 23,333

4494 - Water
3617 - Normal
3220 - Poison
3208 - Grass
2426 - Psychic
2402 - Flying
2147 - Ground
1992 - Fire
1863 - Bug
1493 - Ice
1417 - Rock
1398 - Ghost
1233 - Steel
1063 - Electric
1026 - Fighting
892 - Dragon
890 - Dark
841 - Fairy

I usually only catch things that are for dex completion or meta-relevance, though.
Water is so high because I catch every Magikarp I see.
 
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dyreschlock

Member
Oct 27, 2017
969
Takayama, Gifu, Japan
Looks like rocket grunts drop mysterious components now. Can't confirm because it's raining and I can't be arsed to check. It's finally here, thiugh
Exciting! New stuff to do.

Do Rocket pokestops have a curfew now? Or will I be able to do some of them after I finish work tonight at 8pm? Seems like the Rocket Radar definitely has a curfew, but what about normal invasions?
 

dyreschlock

Member
Oct 27, 2017
969
Takayama, Gifu, Japan
Is there a good resource online to find the best counter teams for Rocket battles?

Looks like Cliff's team is Meowth, Snorlax, Tyranitar. Is Machamp really good against Tyranitar in PVE? I'm thinking Meteor Mash Metagross x2, and Machamp might be a good team versus him?
 

Knight613

Member
Oct 25, 2017
8,941
San Francisco
Is there a good resource online to find the best counter teams for Rocket battles?

Looks like Cliff's team is Meowth, Snorlax, Tyranitar. Is Machamp really good against Tyranitar in PVE? I'm thinking Meteor Mash Metagross x2, and Machamp might be a good team versus him?
If you are level 40, it's generally better to use high defense pokemon rather than type effective attack pokemon with low defense. Your Machamp will probably die to the Snorlax before it even reaches the Tyranitar. Metagross with Meteor Mash is super useful, but against Tyranitar it might not be a good idea because it could know dark attacks.
 

Dr. Feel Good

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,202
Can anyone friend add me! Need it for a breakthrough research.
Let's be friends in Pokémon GO! My Trainer Code is 8199 4825 7915!

I give gifts as often as I can :)
 

dyreschlock

Member
Oct 27, 2017
969
Takayama, Gifu, Japan
If you are level 40, it's generally better to use high defense pokemon rather than type effective attack pokemon with low defense. Your Machamp will probably die to the Snorlax before it even reaches the Tyranitar. Metagross with Meteor Mash is super useful, but against Tyranitar it might not be a good idea because it could know dark attacks.
Yeah, but it seems like Machamp should be good against Tyranitar in PVE right? It's strong against rock and dark moves, and has double effective attacks. Or is it's defense too low? And Metagross works well against Snorlax usually.
 

LiquidSolid

Member
Oct 26, 2017
2,968
My catches:
Normal 4,026
Water 3,456
Poison 2,401
Grass 2,272
Flying 2,143
Ground 2,068
Bug 1,696
Rock 1,694
Fire 1,532
Psychic 1,278
Dark 1,197
Electric 997
Ghost 996
Steel 769
Ice 743
Fairy 674
Fighting 634
Dragon 438

Total 18,884

Excited for the Rocket stuff to hit worldwide. Hopefully it doesn't take too long to roll out.
 

DanGo

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,868
So weird to arbitrarily release the feature to some unknown segment of players. Anyway, seems like it'll be an interesting additional thing that you can work on and repeat over time.
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Total catches: 45,901

Ground: 7,414
Normal: 7,383
Grass: 6,202
Water: 6,091
Poison: 5,389
Fire: 5,267
Flying: 4,630
Rock: 4,616
Bug: 3,671
Psychic: 3,455
Dark: 2,776
Electric: 2,124
Ghost: 2,000
Fighting: 1,971
Steel: 1,791
Ice: 1,722
Fairy: 1,590
Dragon: 671
 

Zaphod79

Member
Nov 9, 2017
544
Total catches: 67,097 100.00%

Normal: 17,840 /26.59%
Water: 12,735 /18.98%
Flying: 10,469 /15.60%
Poison: 9,692 /14.44%

Bug: 7,718 /11.50%
Grass: 6,356 /9.47%
Psychic: 6,198 /9.24%
Rock: 5,814 /8.67%
Ground: 5,198 / 7.75%

Fighting: 3,840 /5.72%
Electric: 3,730 /5.56%
Ice: 3,097 /4.62%
Fire: 3,049 /4.54%
Fairy: 2,963 /4.42%
Dark: 2,788 /4.16%
Ghost: 2,754 /4.10%
Steel: 2,504 /3.73%

Dragon: 1,366 /2.04%
 

Luke92

Member
Jan 31, 2019
537
This Rocket leader build up honestly is so shit, shouldn't be so hard to hire some random C graded marketing student to do a better job. The walls of text in Willow's reports got boring by the second or third entry and releasing the feature to "few parts of the world" without specifying is just frustrating for everyone that didn't get it.
 
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GulAtiCa

GulAtiCa

Community Resettler
Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
3,478
So weird to arbitrarily release the feature to some unknown segment of players. Anyway, seems like it'll be an interesting additional thing that you can work on and repeat over time.
Obviously rolling it out. They do this all the time for new features. Usually starting with lv 40 and working itself down, this time it's different. In another day or so, should be everywhere.
 

empty feat

Member
Oct 29, 2017
1,534
Yorkshire, UK
Hope there's some substance to it 'cause the game feels really flat rn. I think we were spoiled by Halloween, spawns now are not even worth walking about for and the t5 isn't worth much either.

Playing for a weekly roll at birbs
 

Lionel

Member
Oct 28, 2017
477
This new rocket stuff is so bad, you have to do 6 rocket grunt battles, this will eat several max revives and max potions then you get to do a rocket admin/leader battle and you can get a shiny shadow pokemon as a reward which is fine, Unova stone as a reward is nice, Sinnoh Stone as a reward is oke but you know what I got? 1 Hyper Potion and 1 Max Revive......I used like 6~ max revives and 6~ max potions to even get there.
 

Kyoufu

Member
Oct 26, 2017
10,983
Hope there's some substance to it 'cause the game feels really flat rn. I think we were spoiled by Halloween, spawns now are not even worth walking about for and the t5 isn't worth much either.

Playing for a weekly roll at birbs
I'm happy that there's some downtime. It's cold here and I can play Death Stranding and not feel like I'm missing out on much in PoGo. lol
 

dyreschlock

Member
Oct 27, 2017
969
Takayama, Gifu, Japan
This new rocket stuff is so bad, you have to do 6 rocket grunt battles, this will eat several max revives and max potions then you get to do a rocket admin/leader battle and you can get a shiny shadow pokemon as a reward which is fine, Unova stone as a reward is nice, Sinnoh Stone as a reward is oke but you know what I got? 1 Hyper Potion and 1 Max Revive......I used like 6~ max revives and 6~ max potions to even get there.
You don’t need to fight 6 snorlax battles to get all the parts. Find a “normal” grunt and take out the rats!

I fought a psychic grunt after work today and my Bite/Crunch Tyranitar took him out with more than half health left.

For revives and potions keep spinning gyms and opening gifts everyday. Or do T5 raids if you can.
 
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GulAtiCa

GulAtiCa

Community Resettler
Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
3,478
Man, some of you complain complain complain.... Jeez. Honestly, some of you sound so spoiled.
 

Luke92

Member
Jan 31, 2019
537
Obviously rolling it out. They do this all the time for new features. Usually starting with lv 40 and working itself down, this time it's different. In another day or so, should be everywhere.
Well, the difference is that "only for Level 40 right now" is pretty straightforward while this approach is pretty bad. You have to manually check if you're in because nobody has an idea who/what/where qualifies. And that can be annoying if you don't live in a big city with plenty of stops in your front yard. It's also incredibly easy to communicate in a story line way, e.g.: "we've received reports that Rocket leaders have attacked [strong] trainers in London".
 
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GulAtiCa

GulAtiCa

Community Resettler
Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
3,478
Well, the difference is that "only for Level 40 right now" is pretty straightforward while this approach is pretty bad. You have to manually check if you're in because nobody has an idea who/what/where qualifies. And that can be annoying if you don't live in a big city with plenty of stops in your front yard. It's also incredibly easy to communicate in a story line way, e.g.: "we've received reports that Rocket leaders have attacked [strong] trainers in London".
omg, this isn't a big deal. Stop trying to make it a big deal, barely even been 24 hours since released. It's going to be released globally soon. They literally did this for the original Team Rocket rollout. And that was made global very fast.

Of course this will become global soon.

Heck, they literally did this for the Pokestop nearby system too.
 
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GulAtiCa

GulAtiCa

Community Resettler
Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
3,478
Wayfarer being introduced to all Pokemon Go players lv 40 next week apparently (probably stay at lv 40 for now, maybe it will go down, but maybe not)!

This will help push along reviews
 

Luke92

Member
Jan 31, 2019
537
omg, this isn't a big deal. Stop trying to make it a big deal, barely even been 24 hours since released. It's going to be released globally soon. They literally did this for the original Team Rocket rollout. And that was made global very fast.

Of course this will become global soon.

Heck, they literally did this for the Pokestop nearby system too.
Okay, man, got it. I'll stick to crying about not getting shinies instead. Or the limited chance to get a shiny. Because that seems to be alright in here.
 
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GulAtiCa

GulAtiCa

Community Resettler
Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
3,478
Okay, man, got it. I'll stick to crying about not getting shinies instead. Or the limited chance to get a shiny. Because that seems to be alright in here.
I wish people would stop bitching about not getting shinies too (except for catches like Feebas Task day or when EUAsia gets screwed over too). What's worse is when someone complains about getting a low IV shiny. Nuts! lol

There is a reason why the OT title has "Y U NO SHINY?", it's making fun of the people here and elsewhere that go way over the board. lol

All I'm trying to say, is that give it a few days. This is a permanent feature. There is no reason to rush. Hell, I live in Metro Atlanta, of all places, so if I wanted I could attempt to drive 20 min into the city to get it, but I'm good. I'll wait till it's elsewhere. There are plenty of things to complain about their programming/managing skills (That "your regional" egg event from 2 months back for example) that we don't need to add extra shit for the sake of it.