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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    Had an amazring haul at lunch today :dance:

    Got a Slowpoke (Slowbro93) a Psyduck, a Meowth, loads of voltorbs, an electrode, loads of magenemite, a magnetron, a nidorina, a krabby, a growlithe, a magikarp (:love:), and a horsea

    Should I focus of evolving my pokemon now or should I wait? Should I max out their CP or before evolving or not bother?
    I'd just focus on gathering pidgeys, caterpies and weedles as they only need 12 candies to evolve, also zubats. Store them all up until you have around 160 candies of each, plus 10-15 of each pokemon in your bag. Pop a lucky egg and then evolve everything within that 30 minutes of double xp, each evolution will be 1k experience and you shoot right up - its the most efficient way to level! :woo:

    A 30 minute evolving stint with a lucky egg can easily net you 40-50k experience, and you get given new eggs at certain levels so you can hop from threshold to threshold, only being held back by needing to collect all the pokemon and candies beforehand :awesome:

    Once you've hit a high trainer level (around 15+) you'll start to see naturally-high pokemon in the wild, like 500 CP and above - catching those will mean you spend less resources on leveling up weaker pokemon caught back when you were level 5-10, I've only just started to power up pokemon and I'm level 17

    edit: re: powering up pokemon before or after evolving them... I have no idea would love to know if anyone's experimented! It seems evolving increases CP by a multiple of the original pokemon's CP, influenced by whether its a 12, 25 or 50 candy evolution.. part of me thinks we should be powering up pokemon to their caps before evolving them for the greatest multiple, but I'm not sure :beard:
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    Boyfriend and I went out to poke hunt today too (sun seems to have got us all out*) caught some goodies - Sandshrew, Jigglypuff, Jynx, Cubone and Squirtle! Also managed to finally evolve a Fearow with all those damn Spearow candies aha and evolved a Polywhirl.

    My actual Pokemon haul today (including a million pidgeys etc) was just over 60 *
    Started the day level 10, ending the day 2000 XP short of level 15

    Yaaaaaaaas *
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    (Original post by Architecture-er)
    Jealousssss

    I've just been focusing on powerleveling for now, spent 3 hours cycling around pokestops in my local park today and got up to level 17.5 :headbang:
    Wow that's amazing! Also a good way to hatch eggs. If it makes you feel better this is the first time I caught some interesting pokemon instead of the common ones. I went to my nearest large city because there is just nothing where I live, the closest poke-stop next to my house is 30 minutes away, and it's the only one. I also wasted all of my poke-bals on weedles, zumbats and rattatas so whilst I was just beginning my hunt today I missed out on a meowth, jynx, eevee and a tentacruel
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    (Original post by Fleming1928)
    Wow that's amazing! Also a good way to hatch eggs. If it makes you feel better this is the first time I caught some interesting pokemon instead of the common ones. I went to my nearest large city because there is just nothing where I live, the closest poke-stop next to my house is 30 minutes away, and it's the only one. I also wasted all of my poke-bals on weedles, zumbats and rattatas so whilst I was just beginning my hunt today I missed out on a meowth, jynx, eevee and a tentacruel
    I feel your pain, my nearest pokestop is 5 minutes walk away but its a water tower, not something you can hang out at easily! I've been taking day trips into the city parks and city centre to collect resources as well :lol:
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    (Original post by Architecture-er)
    I'd just focus on gathering pidgeys, caterpies and weedles as they only need 12 candies to evolve, also zubats. Store them all up until you have around 160 candies of each, plus 10-15 of each pokemon in your bag. Pop a lucky egHug and then evolve everything within that 30 minutes of double xp, each evolution will be 1k experience and you shoot right up - its the most efficient way to level! :woo:

    A 30 minute evolving stint with a lucky egg can easily net you 40-50k experience, and you get given new eggs at certain levels so you can hop from threshold to threshold, only being held back by needing to collect all the pokemon and candies beforehand :awesome:

    Once you've hit a high trainer level (around 15+) you'll start to see naturally-high pokemon in the wild, like 500 CP and above - catching those will mean you spend less resources on leveling up weaker pokemon caught back when you were level 5-10, I've only just started to power up pokemon and I'm level 17

    edit: re: powering up pokemon before or after evolving them... I have no idea would love to know if anyone's experimented! It seems evolving increases CP by a multiple of the original pokemon's CP, influenced by whether its a 12, 25 or 50 candy evolution.. part of me thinks we should be powering up pokemon to their caps before evolving them for the greatest multiple, but I'm not sure :beard:
    The maximum cp is the same for the same pokemon. You can see this by looking at your multiple pidgeots and raticates which you no dout have by now. So no it won't make a difference
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    The maximum cp is the same for the same pokemon. You can see this by looking at your multiple pidgeots and raticates which you no dout have by now. So no it won't make a difference
    No I know that, the question is whether you can reach the max CP cheaper by first upgrading your pokemon and THEN evolving them. Because if evolving is calculated as a multiple of starting CP then theoretically any powering up you do before an evolution would be also multiplied when you evolve.

    Obviously you'd have to be careful you didn't power up too high so as to waste CP when you evolved and hit the ceiling, and for that reason it's probably best to simply evolve naturally 66-75% CP pokemon and then power them up to the cap - at least until someone develops a formula for calculating the optimal way
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    so evolve first, then power up?
    Or otherway round?
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    (Original post by Architecture-er)
    No I know that, the question is whether you can reach the max CP cheaper by first upgrading your pokemon and THEN evolving them. Because if evolving is calculated as a multiple of starting CP then theoretically any powering up you do before an evolution would be also multiplied when you evolve.

    Obviously you'd have to be careful you didn't power up too high so as to waste CP when you evolved and hit the ceiling, and for that reason it's probably best to simply evolve naturally 66-75% CP pokemon and then power them up to the cap - at least until someone develops a formula for calculating the optimal way
    While I agree with what you're saying, there's also the fact that some people get "luckier" evolutions. For example, a friend of mine evolved a CP 330 Eevee and received a CP 900 Vaporeon, while I evolved a CP 380 Eevee and receive a CP 770 Jolteon (this could be due to the differences between Vaporeon and Jolteon, but as they're both Eeveelutions I'm assuming their levels should be similar). In this example, the CP of the pre-evolved Pokemon does not seem to play a part in the CP of the evolved Pokemon.

    AFAIK, the CP bar of the Pokemon should remain stationary during an evolution, so if it was 75% full before the evolution, it should remain 75% full afterwards. However, you then need to take into account the amount of candies and stardust increases at higher CP, so it may be more efficient to level them up prior to evolution.

    Edit: ugh 50k per level now
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    There's a Pokéstop close enough to work to collect items from my desk
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    Is anybody finding the distance tracking to be dodgy, and I don't mean the inaccuracy of GPS meaning you can hatch without ever moving

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    (Original post by Architecture-er)
    I'd just focus on gathering pidgeys, caterpies and weedles as they only need 12 candies to evolve, also zubats. Store them all up until you have around 160 candies of each, plus 10-15 of each pokemon in your bag. Pop a lucky egg and then evolve everything within that 30 minutes of double xp, each evolution will be 1k experience and you shoot right up - its the most efficient way to level! :woo:

    A 30 minute evolving stint with a lucky egg can easily net you 40-50k experience, and you get given new eggs at certain levels so you can hop from threshold to threshold, only being held back by needing to collect all the pokemon and candies beforehand :awesome:

    Once you've hit a high trainer level (around 15+) you'll start to see naturally-high pokemon in the wild, like 500 CP and above - catching those will mean you spend less resources on leveling up weaker pokemon caught back when you were level 5-10, I've only just started to power up pokemon and I'm level 17

    edit: re: powering up pokemon before or after evolving them... I have no idea would love to know if anyone's experimented! It seems evolving increases CP by a multiple of the original pokemon's CP, influenced by whether its a 12, 25 or 50 candy evolution.. part of me thinks we should be powering up pokemon to their caps before evolving them for the greatest multiple, but I'm not sure :beard:
    Thats such a good idea!:O thanks for the tip
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Is anybody finding the distance tracking to be dodgy, and I don't mean the inaccuracy of GPS meaning you can hatch without ever moving

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    Sadly my phone is too accurate for that

    edit: ah got what you mean, yeah I've found egg hatching to take far greater distances than google maps says it should.. bit annoying
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    (Original post by tomtjl)
    While I agree with what you're saying, there's also the fact that some people get "luckier" evolutions. For example, a friend of mine evolved a CP 330 Eevee and received a CP 900 Vaporeon, while I evolved a CP 380 Eevee and receive a CP 770 Jolteon (this could be due to the differences between Vaporeon and Jolteon, but as they're both Eeveelutions I'm assuming their levels should be similar). In this example, the CP of the pre-evolved Pokemon does not seem to play a part in the CP of the evolved Pokemon.

    AFAIK, the CP bar of the Pokemon should remain stationary during an evolution, so if it was 75% full before the evolution, it should remain 75% full afterwards. However, you then need to take into account the amount of candies and stardust increases at higher CP, so it may be more efficient to level them up prior to evolution.

    Edit: ugh 50k per level now
    Ah that's interesting and makes sense, so its impossible to waste resources by 'over leveling'

    Nice one! So you're what, level 21? What's the plan now?
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    (Original post by Architecture-er)
    Sadly my phone is too accurate for that
    You just need to be in the right sort of building, or have the right weather, and the accuracy is gone. Normally my phone is fine but occasionally indoors it will travel a quarter of a mile

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    I'm level 9 now and unfortunately, I only have 20% of data left for this month...
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    (Original post by Marshall Taylor)
    I'm level 9 now and unfortunately, I only have 20% of data left for this month...
    Whaaa, not from pokemon go though? Mine's only consumed a few hundred MBs
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    I don't understand pokestops. When I click on one ot just says something like "pub name" with a picture and that's it. Aren't they supposed to drop stuff? Mind you I'm only level 4. Haven't had time to get into it wuth the servers keeping on going down and patchy GPS/internet (I'm pretty rural here) properly plus my phone got so hot today playing it I could barely touch it.
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    (Original post by ButterflyEl)
    I don't understand pokestops. When I click on one ot just says something like "pub name" with a picture and that's it. Aren't they supposed to drop stuff? Mind you I'm only level 4. Haven't had time to get into it wuth the servers keeping on going down and patchy GPS/internet (I'm pretty rural here) properly plus my phone got so hot today playing it I could barely touch it.
    You spin the picture to get a reward.
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    Reached level 10 today :ahee:

    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    Had an amazring haul at lunch today :dance:

    Got a Slowpoke (Slowbro93) a Psyduck, a Meowth, loads of voltorbs, an electrode, loads of magenemite, a magnetron, a nidorina, a krabby, a growlithe, a magikarp (:love:), and a horsea

    Should I focus of evolving my pokemon now or should I wait? Should I max out their CP or before evolving or not bother?
    :ahee:
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    So far I've got a Pikachu and a Ponyta from eggs
 
 
 
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