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    (Original post by UWS)
    Has anyone else found this game boring now? I've caught 125 Pokemon and apart from the raries like Farfetch'd, I've pretty much got all the candies I need to evolve up to 142. What else can I do?


    Also my game crashed when I found a wild 1500+ Charizard the other day so I'm super pissed off
    I guess you're option are:
    - fill out pokedex
    - get your trainer level as high as possible
    - assemble and power a team as high as possible

    Most games get a bit dull when there's an obvious grind. The game isn't really segmented into levels to make you feel like you've achieved the next stage between grinds..
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Ooh very nice! What moves does it have?
    Mudshot and Submission.
    So, not bad but could be better. Still, at least it has a variety. =)


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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Mudshot and Submission.
    So, not bad but could be better. Still, at least it has a variety. =)


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    Nice - least you can use Submission against all those Snorlax!

    I think I'm on about 57 evolutions and could get to 60 today. Might then use my lucky egg finally!
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    So used my lucky egg - managed to add 71,500 XP. Didn't get through all my evolutions but I did hatch about 7 eggs during that period. Now jumped to level 25 with 96 of pokedex filled.

    Got annoyed because the eggs didn't really give me what I wanted (really wanted a Growlith but instead got 2 Seel and other crap). Also evolved my eevee in a Vaporeon which unfortunately has Aqua Tail (rather than Hydropump). Hatched another Eevee shortly after and in my rage I evolved that one into a Vaporeon too WHICH ALSO HAS AQUA TAIL Really should have saved the candy and just powered the one I had! Or evolved into a Flareon/Jolteon *sigh*

    Evolved a Poliwrath which is CP 1553 and has Mud Shot/Hydrop Pump
    Now have 2 Vaporeons which are CP 1604 and 1586 with Water Gun/Aqua Tail (worth powering up or not?)
    Got a Hypno with CP 1514 with Zen Headbutt/Psychic

    Around 25 different pokemon which are CP1000+ but a lot of my stronger ones are now water pokemon..

    Not sure what to buddy now. Still only at 300 Magikarp candy but now I feel like I'll evolve one with Twister :facepalm:
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    (Original post by UWS)
    Has anyone else found this game boring now? I've caught 125 Pokemon and apart from the raries like Farfetch'd, I've pretty much got all the candies I need to evolve up to 142. What else can I do?


    Also my game crashed when I found a wild 1500+ Charizard the other day so I'm super pissed off
    Yeah, really bored of the game atm. Not played it in days. I turned it on when the buddy system was introduced but I haven't even used it yet.
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    Started to use my stardust more liberally now.. sat on 250k and rarely used to date. It's enough to power around 8 more pokemon I think..
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    So used my lucky egg - managed to add 71,500 XP. Didn't get through all my evolutions but I did hatch about 7 eggs during that period. Now jumped to level 25 with 96 of pokedex filled.

    Got annoyed because the eggs didn't really give me what I wanted (really wanted a Growlith but instead got 2 Seel and other crap). Also evolved my eevee in a Vaporeon which unfortunately has Aqua Tail (rather than Hydropump). Hatched another Eevee shortly after and in my rage I evolved that one into a Vaporeon too WHICH ALSO HAS AQUA TAIL Really should have saved the candy and just powered the one I had! Or evolved into a Flareon/Jolteon *sigh*

    Evolved a Poliwrath which is CP 1553 and has Mud Shot/Hydrop Pump
    Now have 2 Vaporeons which are CP 1604 and 1586 with Water Gun/Aqua Tail (worth powering up or not?)
    Got a Hypno with CP 1514 with Zen Headbutt/Psychic

    Around 25 different pokemon which are CP1000+ but a lot of my stronger ones are now water pokemon..

    Not sure what to buddy now. Still only at 300 Magikarp candy but now I feel like I'll evolve one with Twister :facepalm:
    I have 5 gyarados, I have 2 with bite/ hydro pump the rest have twister or dragon rage.
    Sucks so much farming for decent evolutions.
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    (Original post by Donkey******)
    I have 5 gyarados, I have 2 with bite/ hydro pump the rest have twister or dragon rage.
    Sucks so much farming for decent evolutions.
    Damn you've already picked up over 2000 magikarp candies?

    They should introduce a TM system. Perhaps something like it is another random item you can pick up at pokestops and then you have to donate X number of candies of that type pokemon to then use the TM?

    Very frustrating when you find a high CP pokemon with great IV stats.. this magikarp I have is 15/15/15 in stats so would be perfect if the move is hydropump..

    I've decided I'm going to try and get a Victrebell or Exegguctor with solar beam as my strong grass type to counter all the water pokemon. Not sure which I'll get first.. Would still need a lightning type for Gyarados since the flying duel type counter the grass..

    Why is Gyarados water/flying? I thought it was water/dragon..?
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Damn you've already picked up over 2000 magikarp candies?

    They should introduce a TM system. Perhaps something like it is another random item you can pick up at pokestops and then you have to donate X number of candies of that type pokemon to then use the TM?

    Very frustrating when you find a high CP pokemon with great IV stats.. this magikarp I have is 15/15/15 in stats so would be perfect if the move is hydropump..

    I've decided I'm going to try and get a Victrebell or Exegguctor with solar beam as my strong grass type to counter all the water pokemon. Not sure which I'll get first.. Would still need a lightning type for Gyarados since the flying duel type counter the grass..

    Why is Gyarados water/flying? I thought it was water/dragon..?
    Pisses me off so much that gyarados typing. Everything is gen 1 typing, unless it suits them (ie. Having Fairy/Dark type already implemented) so yeah, hopefully they'll fix that, but at the moment it's crap.

    Yeah the magikarp are easy to farm in Birmingham, one of the main lure hotspots is by the canals so you can literally sit, fish and drink beer. It's almost like real fishing
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    (Original post by Donkey******)
    Pisses me off so much that gyarados typing. Everything is gen 1 typing, unless it suits them (ie. Having Fairy/Dark type already implemented) so yeah, hopefully they'll fix that, but at the moment it's crap.

    Yeah the magikarp are easy to farm in Birmingham, one of the main lure hotspots is by the canals so you can literally sit, fish and drink beer. It's almost like real fishing
    I'm not convinced duel typing is a blessing on Pokemon Go. At least you could have 4 moves on the games which meant you could take advantage of duel types and cover weaknesses. Whereas on Pokemon Go you are just being exposed to more weaknesses unless your duel types cover off each other..
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    I'm not convinced duel typing is a blessing on Pokemon Go. At least you could have 4 moves on the games which meant you could take advantage of duel types and cover weaknesses. Whereas on Pokemon Go you are just being exposed to more weaknesses unless your duel types cover off each other..
    Yeah you kind of need a sweep team and a defence team for gyms, it doesn't help that Snorlax is so powerful with only fighting as a weakness.

    It's a new game though, I'm happy for them to iron out bugs.
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    (Original post by Donkey******)
    Yeah you kind of need a sweep team and a defence team for gyms, it doesn't help that Snorlax is so powerful with only fighting as a weakness.

    It's a new game though, I'm happy for them to iron out bugs.
    Tbh I usually pick up a couple of gyms which are close by, collect my 20 coins and then happy to lose them soon after. Yea I've only got a small handful of decent pokemon so far. Would be nice to have a high level fighting pokemon to deal with so many Snorlax. Just hatched a Hitmonlee with both fighting moves but with 800 CP and not being particularly strong, don't think it's worth powering up.

    Machamp seems to be the one to have but I'm 99 candies and a good moveset away from that
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Tbh I usually pick up a couple of gyms which are close by, collect my 20 coins and then happy to lose them soon after. Yea I've only got a small handful of decent pokemon so far. Would be nice to have a high level fighting pokemon to deal with so many Snorlax. Just hatched a Hitmonlee with both fighting moves but with 800 CP and not being particularly strong, don't think it's worth powering up.

    Machamp seems to be the one to have but I'm 99 candies and a good moveset away from that
    Annoys me how bad Gengar is

    But yeah, there's not a strong pokemon in each type at the moment.
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    (Original post by Donkey******)
    Annoys me how bad Gengar is

    But yeah, there's not a strong pokemon in each type at the moment.
    I think Alakazam is the one which upsets me.. was basically the best pokemon in the original game series.

    In some ways I'm surprised how spread the highest/lowest stats and CP are between pokemon.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    I think Alakazam is the one which upsets me.. was basically the best pokemon in the original game series.

    In some ways I'm surprised how spread the highest/lowest stats and CP are between pokemon.
    Gengar was put in the game to deal with Alakazam, the poor typing system meant that the ghost poison combo screwed Gengar's effectiveness vs Alakazam.

    But yeah, bugs me dragonite is so OP in this game.
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    (Original post by Donkey******)
    Gengar was put in the game to deal with Alakazam, the poor typing system meant that the ghost poison combo screwed Gengar's effectiveness vs Alakazam.

    But yeah, bugs me dragonite is so OP in this game.
    I didn't even realise Gengar was poison type too.. always thought just ghost.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    I didn't even realise Gengar was poison type too.. always thought just ghost.
    Weird, I had it in my head that ghost was super effective against psychic, but everything else is saying no effect. :/

    Apparently bug is the only thing that was super effective (which again is understandable why Alakazam was so OP, all the bugs in gen 1 were poison as well, weren't they?)
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    (Original post by Donkey******)
    Weird, I had it in my head that ghost was super effective against psychic, but everything else is saying no effect. :/

    Apparently bug is the only thing that was super effective (which again is understandable why Alakazam was so OP, all the bugs in gen 1 were poison as well, weren't they?)
    I think generation 2 they made ghost super effective against psychic?

    Scyther is the only one which comes to mind which is bug but not poison.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    I think generation 2 they made ghost super effective against psychic?

    Scyther is the only one which comes to mind which is bug but not poison.
    Heracross as well, or was that gen 2?

    Was pinsir poison?
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    I don't think butterfree is a poison type, thought it was a psychic/bug type?


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