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    (Original post by tomtjl)
    Their response differs based on the IVs of the Pokemon:
    http://pokemongo.gamepress.gg/pokemon-appraisal
    I guess it's a helpful starting point.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    I guess it's a helpful starting point.
    Yeah, not really a great feature to be honest. I was expecting much more from them.
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    I'm saving up my coins to buy a set of 8 lucky eggs to help me get from 26-30, which is when I'll run out of free ones. After 30 I won't care about leveling up as it just gets ridiculous. I'm currently 24.

    I did spend some money increasing my bag storage to 600 however, which I upped to 650 from my first gym coins. I needed the space to store lots of balls and potions. My Pokemon storage is 300 as well, means I have to faff about with transfers less often as I'm usually at about 150-200 that I want to keep either for evolve EXP, duplicates of rares I'm keeping for trading or duplicates that are among my best Pokemon. Like 4 of my best 6 CP Pokemon are Hypnos due to how common they are.
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    The new Appraisal option is completely useless!

    Oh not, my Vaporeon that has an XS marker is the "smallest he has ever seen". Wow, how helpful.

    Given that there are numerous IV calculators out there, I do not think they should have bothered with this, like at all. Waste of time. Could have improved something else.
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    When all you have is 5km eggs and they all hatch into rats :sigh:
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    When all you have is 5km eggs and they all hatch into rats :sigh:
    Hey, I'm half tempted to spend £15 on bag and Pokemon upgrades and the rest in incubators to get rid of all my old eggs. =l

    I think I have some eggs from when I was level 18...


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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Hey, I'm half tempted to spend £15 on bag and Pokemon upgrades and the rest in incubators to get rid of all my old eggs. =l
    I think I have some eggs from when I was level 18...
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    gimme free stuff
    lol I'm only level 15 XD
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    (Original post by Sephiroth)
    I'm saving up my coins to buy a set of 8 lucky eggs to help me get from 26-30, which is when I'll run out of free ones. After 30 I won't care about leveling up as it just gets ridiculous. I'm currently 24.

    I did spend some money increasing my bag storage to 600 however, which I upped to 650 from my first gym coins. I needed the space to store lots of balls and potions. My Pokemon storage is 300 as well, means I have to faff about with transfers less often as I'm usually at about 150-200 that I want to keep either for evolve EXP, duplicates of rares I'm keeping for trading or duplicates that are among my best Pokemon. Like 4 of my best 6 CP Pokemon are Hypnos due to how common they are.
    Having thought about this, I can't see myself playing much Pokemon Go after the weather turns bad in Oct/Nov. Who wants to wander around when it's raining!? Can't see myself getting past level 25 unfortunately.

    (Original post by inhuman)
    The new Appraisal option is completely useless!

    Oh not, my Vaporeon that has an XS marker is the "smallest he has ever seen". Wow, how helpful.

    Given that there are numerous IV calculators out there, I do not think they should have bothered with this, like at all. Waste of time. Could have improved something else.
    I guess it's better than nothing. A lot of casual players might like the addition (most probably don't even know about IVs) but I also complained about it feeling a bit useless.

    tomtjl shared this link: http://pokemongo.gamepress.gg/pokemon-appraisal

    Which when used with an IV calculator, could help narrow down what your pokemon is?

    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    When all you have is 5km eggs and they all hatch into rats :sigh:
    Ouch!

    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Hey, I'm half tempted to spend £15 on bag and Pokemon upgrades and the rest in incubators to get rid of all my old eggs. =l

    I think I have some eggs from when I was level 18...

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    Yea ditto on considering buying 3-4 incubators to get rid of 5k eggs.. I have 8 at the moment.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Having thought about this, I can't see myself playing much Pokemon Go after the weather turns bad in Oct/Nov. Who wants to wander around when it's raining!? Can't see myself getting past level 25 unfortunately.



    I guess it's better than nothing. A lot of casual players might like the addition (most probably don't even know about IVs) but I also complained about it feeling a bit useless.

    tomtjl shared this link: http://pokemongo.gamepress.gg/pokemon-appraisal

    Which when used with an IV calculator, could help narrow down what your pokemon is?



    Ouch!



    Yea ditto on considering buying 3-4 incubators to get rid of 5k eggs.. I have 8 at the moment.
    ikr fml m8
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    I think my Magnamite has IVs of 14/15/15. Shame it's not a stronger pokemon!
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    Guys, I've been saving my incense for a while now (currently have 2) and was thinking of using them when I make my way back down to Bristol in a week or two for uni and since I will be on the coach, I can just see what I can find because I read somewhere that a new Pokemon will spawn every couple hundred meters when using incense?

    Good idea or no?


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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Guys, I've been saving my incense for a while now (currently have 2) and was thinking of using them when I make my way back down to Bristol in a week or two for uni and since I will be on the coach, I can just see what I can find because I read somewhere that a new Pokemon will spawn every couple hundred meters when using incense?

    Good idea or no?


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    Surely the speed of the coach will be too high to register distance?
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Surely the speed of the coach will be too high to register distance?
    I thought speed only affected egg hatching or am I wrong?


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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    I thought speed only affected egg hatching or am I wrong?


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    tom would probably know

    Ugh saw a wild Magmar and then the app crashed and disappeared when it reloaded.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    tom would probably know

    Ugh saw a wild Magmar and then the app crashed and disappeared when it reloaded.
    Am I now the local expert on Pokemon? .

    The incense trick might work, however there are some issues with it. When traveling at higher speeds, it seems that if you don't catch your Pokemon with the first Pokeball that you use, it will run away. I'm unsure if this is due to speed or distance, but in my experience (having played the game on trains, etc) and what others have told me, it can be quite difficult to catch while traveling at high speeds.

    Plus, if you're traveling at 70mph (assumedly you're taking the motorway?) then simply clicking on the Pokemon before it disappears will be a challenge as the map is so small as the game is meant to played at walking pace.

    That said, if there is heavy traffic of if you're traveling >15mph (that's approximately the speed limit for POGO) due to being in a city centre or such, then it's probably worth it. Since you have 2 of them (and incenses are pretty crap, tbh) you could try it with one and see how well it works. If it doesn't work particularly well, you won't have missed out on much (max. of 6 Pokemon, really) whereas if it works well then you have potentially quite a bit to gain.
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    Ugh stuck at work and I've got a 10k egg at 9.99km

    Better be something good! Got a second scyther yesterday which wasn't helpful.

    Anyone got a link which shows max CP of each pokemon at your current level?

    The below link has for level 40 but that's not particularly helpful since I want to check at level 22.

    http://uk.ign.com/wikis/pokemon-go/Pokemon_Max_CP
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Ugh stuck at work and I've got a 10k egg at 9.99km

    Better be something good! Got a second scyther yesterday which wasn't helpful.

    Anyone got a link which shows max CP of each pokemon at your current level?

    The below link has for level 40 but that's not particularly helpful since I want to check at level 22.

    http://uk.ign.com/wikis/pokemon-go/Pokemon_Max_CP
    Just walk to and from the toilets. =P
    Also, I thought wild and egg pokemon caps were reached once you hit level 30?
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    My boyfriend deleted the game today because he's bored of it and there's not enough to do. He's level 24 and has been playing since release. :/
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Ugh stuck at work and I've got a 10k egg at 9.99km

    Better be something good! Got a second scyther yesterday which wasn't helpful.

    Anyone got a link which shows max CP of each pokemon at your current level?

    The below link has for level 40 but that's not particularly helpful since I want to check at level 22.

    http://uk.ign.com/wikis/pokemon-go/Pokemon_Max_CP
    I don't think that's a thing, currently . Each Pokemon would have to have 40 columns for the max CP, it would be a mess! Plus the max CP list comes directly from the coding of the game, nobody has looked for the max CP at each level afaik.

    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Just walk to and from the toilets. =P
    Also, I thought wild and egg pokemon caps were reached once you hit level 30?
    Egg Pokemon will always hatch at a maximum of level 20 and wild Pokemon can be caught at a maximum of level 30, but the maximum level itself is 40. So from 30 onwards you can only power up your Pokemon for a new max CP.
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Just walk to and from the toilets. =P
    Also, I thought wild and egg pokemon caps were reached once you hit level 30?
    Wasn't picking up my GPS enough so had to wander out for lunch.

    Hatched a Lapras!!
    CP 1694 and the IV calculator has it at 15/13/15 so it's near perfect :woo:

    Move set is Frost Breath and Ice Beam so the only not amazing thing is that it doesn't have Blizzard as the charge move (which has a higher DPS).

    The thing I don't understand about the DPS calculations - what is it based on? Surely the fact that it takes twice as long to charge up counts against it?

    Any event, I'm going to start powering up this Lapras with stardust and candy as:
    - I don't know if/when I'll get another high level Lapras with good IVs/moves
    - I've got 150k stardust so I may as well use some
    - with double ice moves, it can be my Dragonite killer

    The level of the CP you can catch/hatch caps at level 30 but you can still increase the CP with stardust/candy so the actual ceiling is higher.
 
 
 
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