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    (Original post by Architecture-er)
    Ooo good one, do you know what your CP cap is at your level? I've maxed a Hypno and Starmie and they're 1072 and 1061 respectively, when I'm level 17

    I have a 462 Bellsprout whose CP curve is practically maxed already, but I'll be damned if I can find any candies to evolve it :sad:
    The CP curve is specific for the Pokemon that you're looking at. For example, my 1473 Snorlax has a similar curve to my 1265 Vaporeon (almost exactly the same, actually) despite being 200 CP apart.

    (Original post by PQ)
    Ok so I found an eevee on my way home last night. Can anyone explain which of the three names would be the best choice?
    If it's your first time evolving an Eevee, then I wouldn't bother too much on which Eeveelution that you get. Though Vaporeon has the highest CP out of the 3 evolutions, really it's all about how you use them. I only used the naming trick because I'd evolved 4/5 Eevees and I hadn't had a Flareon . However, if you really want to use the naming trick then, as I said, Vaporeon has the highest CP of the evolutions so go with that one (the name to evolve into Vaporeon is Rainer btw ).
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    (Original post by Architecture-er)
    Ooo good one, do you know what your CP cap is at your level?
    I don't think there is a CP cap at any level. Theoretically, you could have 1072CP Hypno at level 5, it would just cost you an insane amount of stardust to do it, which most people don't have at that stage.

    Once you reach the higher levels you can find higher CP Pokemon in the wild which will require less stardust/candy to max them out. Once they are maxed out though, i'm fairly sure that's as strong as they'll get regardless of level.
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    (Original post by Cll_ws)
    I don't think there is a CP cap at any level. Theoretically, you could have 1072CP Hypno at level 5, it would just cost you an insane amount of stardust to do it, which most people don't have at that stage.

    Once you reach the higher levels you can find higher CP Pokemon in the wild which will require less stardust/candy to max them out. Once they are maxed out though, i'm fairly sure that's as strong as they'll get regardless of level.
    Well caps definitely increase as your trainer level increases.. so there's no limit on how high their health bars can get though I don't think their attacks ever power up

    edit: maybe you can find wild pokemon that somehow have a huge cap level relative to your trainer level, but I've not seen any evidence of it myself.. :holmes:
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    (Original post by tomtjl)
    The CP curve is specific for the Pokemon that you're looking at. For example, my 1473 Snorlax has a similar curve to my 1265 Vaporeon (almost exactly the same, actually) despite being 200 CP apart
    Ah that's frustrating, if it's on a truly individual basis we can't really gauge what is a pokemon with lots of CP potential in that case..

    Perhaps the CP curves are specific to the pokemon species but relate to each other within that species, I have level 734 and 726 Golbats and their curve points are identical, but then my 833 Pinsir has the same curve point as them.

    But then again that would mean certain pokemon species can simply be higher than other species which wouldn't be fair... so maybe the best strategy is to intuitively hunt for high-CP pokemon with as low a CP curve point as possible relative to their level... so they have the maximum growth potential
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    (Original post by Cll_ws)
    I don't think there is a CP cap at any level.
    There is.
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    (Original post by Architecture-er)
    Perhaps the CP curves are specific to the pokemon species but relate to each other within that species,
    Yes.

    But then again that would mean certain pokemon species can simply be higher than other species
    Yes that is how it works. Fair Schmair I guess!
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    There is.
    A cap that increases with level?

    By "no CP cap", I meant no cap aside from the one they hit when they max out. And I was under the impression that the max CP cap was the same for all Pokemon of one species, with certain species having a much higher CP cap than others and therefore being naturally stronger.... a Snorlax vs a Pidgey, for example.

    I haven't maxed out a Pokemon yet, so if this isn't how it works i'd love to know how it does
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    (Original post by Architecture-er)
    Ah that's frustrating, if it's on a truly individual basis we can't really gauge what is a pokemon with lots of CP potential in that case..

    Perhaps the CP curves are specific to the pokemon species but relate to each other within that species, I have level 734 and 726 Golbats and their curve points are identical, but then my 833 Pinsir has the same curve point as them.

    But then again that would mean certain pokemon species can simply be higher than other species which wouldn't be fair... so maybe the best strategy is to intuitively hunt for high-CP pokemon with as low a CP curve point as possible relative to their level... so they have the maximum growth potential
    Yes, a curve relates to how strong the Pokemon is compared to other Pokemon of the same species. And yes, some species are stronger than other species. As for fairness, I'm not really sure what you're trying to say. Of course different Pokemon will have different stats, the same way that an Arcanine is always going to be stronger than a Pidgey .

    Btw guys, here is a list of all the Pokemon and the maximum CP that they can have:
    http://pokemongo.gamepress.gg/pokemon-list
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    (Original post by Cll_ws)
    A cap that increases with level?

    By "no CP cap", I meant no cap aside from the one they hit when they max out. And I was under the impression that the max CP cap was the same for all Pokemon of one species, with certain species having a much higher CP cap than others and therefore being naturally stronger.... a Snorlax vs a Pidgey, for example.

    I haven't maxed out a Pokemon yet, so if this isn't how it works i'd love to know how it does
    Basically you can max out a pokemon, then when you level up as a trainer then the cap gets increased a bit. So I can max pokemon out to around the 1000 range, a level 20 can max them out to around 1400, etc. But when I get to 20 I can increase my 1000s up to 1400
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    (Original post by tomtjl)
    Yes, a curve relates to how strong the Pokemon is compared to other Pokemon of the same species. And yes, some species are stronger than other species. As for fairness, I'm not really sure what you're trying to say. Of course different Pokemon will have different stats, the same way that an Arcanine is always going to be stronger than a Pidgey .

    Btw guys, here is a list of all the Pokemon and the maximum CP that they can have:
    http://pokemongo.gamepress.gg/pokemon-list
    I suppose, but you're using a strawman :p: , better would be to say an Arcanine will always be stronger than a Pidgeot which I think would restrict the amount of freedom players have in creating their rosters, of course people will still want the rarest pokemon but if you could luck out and find a really high-potential Beedrill or something that could be stronger than an aerodactyl, that would keep people interested for far longer

    Thanks for the link, very interesting! Though those max CPs aren't that high..? I'm sure I saw higher in the beta

    The pokemon-specific charts are the most interesting imo, they allow one to roughly estimate how strong their pokemon is on that species' sliding scale
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    (Original post by Architecture-er)
    I suppose, but you're using a strawman :p: , better would be to say an Arcanine will always be stronger than a Pidgeot which I think would restrict the amount of freedom players have in creating their rosters, of course people will still want the rarest pokemon but if you could luck out and find a really high-potential Beedrill or something that could be stronger than an aerodactyl, that would keep people interested for far longer

    Thanks for the link, very interesting! Though those max CPs aren't that high..? I'm sure I saw higher in the beta

    The pokemon-specific charts are the most interesting imo, they allow one to roughly estimate how strong their pokemon is on that species' sliding scale
    It's not a strawman, it's just an extreme example. In the games, anime, manga etc some Pokemon are clearly naturally stronger than others and as such will have a higher average and maximum CP. It's not quite right to say an Arcanine will always be stronger than a Pidgeot, as you could have a max. Pidgeot and a very low Arcanine, but just that, on average, Arcanine will be stronger due to the higher max. CP.

    There's still plenty of room for variation within the game, as CP isn't the only factor. At the top end of the list you have: Lapras, Vaporeon, Gyarados, Blastoise, Poliwrath and Golduck that are all water Pokemon so any team will probably contain only 1 of those 6 that are high CP. Do this for all 6 Pokemon and there is still plenty of room for variation, just as there were in the games.

    Also, dat 4k CP Mewtwo tho :drool:
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    Hi

    I started pokemon go but the my phone broke. Is it too late to start again? When I play now with the UK version after the pokemon appears it goes to the home page of my Iphone. Is this a problem with the game or my phone? Need to get a new phone :s
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    Finally heard a mention of this by the passing public... at a Lidl
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    Catching Magikarps outside my house like 😂😂😂
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Ok so I found an eevee on my way home last night. Can anyone explain which of the three names would be the best choice?
    I guess it depends on what you're most commonly seeing in local gyms and what would be the best counter.. I live near a park so there's a ton of pidgeys, grass, bug and water pokemon - so I would be best off going for a jolteon (effective vs flying and water). Also electric pokemon are least common in my experience, followed by fire and then water being common as hell.

    Fire could be an option, but the prevalence of water pokemon (being one of the few types you can actually target hunt) would make it less useful in my opinion
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    (Original post by cupcakes87)
    I got a Pikachu!
    i got 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...&postcount=160
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    (Original post by cupcakes87)
    I got a Pikachu!
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    (Original post by Cll_ws)
    I don't think there is a CP cap at any level. Theoretically, you could have 1072CP Hypno at level 5, it would just cost you an insane amount of stardust to do it, which most people don't have at that stage.

    Once you reach the higher levels you can find higher CP Pokemon in the wild which will require less stardust/candy to max them out. Once they are maxed out though, i'm fairly sure that's as strong as they'll get regardless of level.
    You forget that there is a limit to how many upgrades you can do at a certain level, not to mention the startdust cap based on level, unless there is a way of getting it I don't know about

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    I'm still on Lvl 3 (Trainer), can you battle each other later on?
 
 
 
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