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    (Original post by Donkey******)
    Heracross as well, or was that gen 2?

    Was pinsir poison?
    Heracross was def gen 2.

    Yea perhaps Pinsir is another only bug type? Neither were particularly strong which didn't help.

    A Jolteon with pin missile was usually the way to go..

    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    I don't think butterfree is a poison type, thought it was a psychic/bug type?


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    Maybe bug/flying? Although it did learn confusion or some other psychic moves.
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    Just gained a veeeery nice chunk of 72k exp today evolving all my ratatta, pidgy and a few new evolutions I've been saving (Arbok, Tentacruel, Electrode and Persian). =D

    Only 20k exp off level 24 now!


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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Just gained a veeeery nice chunk of 72k exp today evolving all my ratatta, pidgy and a few new evolutions I've been saving (Arbok, Tentacruel, Electrode and Persian). =D

    Only 20k exp off level 24 now!


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    Nice work!

    Been powering up my Poliwrath since it's easy to find Poliwag candy and now he's CP 1750
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    FML.. my last 4 eggs:

    5km - Krabby
    5km - Krabby
    10km - Onyx
    10km - Scyther

    All of which I have
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    On 101 in the pokedex. Got another 7 new evolutions ready and just need 2 more Magikarp for my first Gyarados..

    I get the feeling I'll evolve some of the pokemon and they won't have any of the moves I want and then I'll ragequit
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    Looks like most people have given up now?

    Now up to 110 in pokedex.. I don't know if 141 is too far away or a possible target?

    Did some more evolutions. Very pleased that my IV perfect Magikarp evolved into a Gyarados with Hydropump Will start powering it up now..

    Unfortunately my Exeggutor didn't get any grass moves with Psychic which makes it a little useless to me. Was lucky to hatch a bellsprout which meant I was able to evolve for a Victrebell which does have solar beam. Not as well rounded as a Exegguctor but the attack stats are pretty high so I'll stick to this for now. Also powered a Slowbro to CP 1900 as they seem to be a pretty good gym defence pokemon.
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    Alright guys, there is a level 7 and a level 9 gym down the road from me owned by Valor...
    On my way back from uni tomorrow, they're going down...

    This is my mission!


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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Alright guys, there is a level 7 and a level 9 gym down the road from me owned by Valor...
    On my way back from uni tomorrow, they're going down...

    This is my mission!


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    Did you manage to take over the gyms?

    Anyone know how many power-ups you can do per level? I think it's 2 extra power-ups each time you level up.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Did you manage to take over the gyms?

    Anyone know how many power-ups you can do per level? I think it's 2 extra power-ups each time you level up.
    Alright, I swear whoever is putting Pokemon in these gyms now is cheating...
    It now sits at 52k/50k prestige...
    I don't think it's worth trying at my current state because I only have like 10 revives...

    Lowest pokemon is around 1,400 and the highest is a 2950 Dragonite...
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Alright, I swear whoever is putting Pokemon in these gyms now is cheating...
    It now sits at 52k/50k prestige...
    I don't think it's worth trying at my current state because I only have like 10 revives...

    Lowest pokemon is around 1,400 and the highest is a 2950 Dragonite...
    Yea I've seen a gym that high once before. Would def take a lot of revives to take it out..
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    This gym now takes the *iss and a half...

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    As soon as I am able, I will take down this gym... Will take me a few attempts though...
    Was knocked down to 42k prestige only a few hours ago for it to climb back up to 52k...

    Only thing is, I need more revives, have too many pokeballs... (about 200).
    The biggest threat in there is like a 2600CP Snorlax...
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    This gym now takes the *iss and a half...

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    As soon as I am able, I will take down this gym... Will take me a few attempts though...
    Was knocked down to 42k prestige only a few hours ago for it to climb back up to 52k...

    Only thing is, I need more revives, have too many pokeballs... (about 200).
    The biggest threat in there is like a 2600CP Snorlax...
    That's not even that high tbh..

    Yea I regularly ditch like 10-40 pokeballs a day since too easily to collect them.
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    *sigh*

    Thought it was my lucky day when my 5km egg hatched a Growlithe which gave me enough candy to evolve into Arcanine. Unfortunately once I evolved it, it has Fire Fang/Bulldoze as the moveset.

    No point in powering it up now - would've been happy with either Flamethrower or Fire Blast :mad:

    I do feel like I'm losing interest now and probably won't bother unless they add a function which lets you obtain TMs to change moveset. Otherwise the game is so frustrating when you get a good pokemon which you can finally evolve and then it has awful moves.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    *sigh*

    Thought it was my lucky day when my 5km egg hatched a Growlithe which gave me enough candy to evolve into Arcanine. Unfortunately once I evolved it, it has Fire Fang/Bulldoze as the moveset.

    No point in powering it up now - would've been happy with either Flamethrower or Fire Blast :mad:

    I do feel like I'm losing interest now and probably won't bother unless they add a function which lets you obtain TMs to change moveset. Otherwise the game is so frustrating when you get a good pokemon which you can finally evolve and then it has awful moves.
    I've not played for at least a week, the game is now just a walk and grind app. It's pretty dull now.
    Exactly the same thing happened with so many of my pokemon, I've just got disheartened. Even if the TMs were premium, I'd be happy.
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    (Original post by Donkey******)
    I've not played for at least a week, the game is now just a walk and grind app. It's pretty dull now.
    Exactly the same thing happened with so many of my pokemon, I've just got disheartened. Even if the TMs were premium, I'd be happy.
    I haven't minded the walking but the random factor of eggs and moves on evolution are far too annoying. I guess it's fine if you have a location where you can get the pokemon you want to grind (e.g. if near a Dratini nest or a Growlithe nest) but where stuff is rare enough to make it difficult, who can be bothered to try and grind for something you rarely find?

    So I'm on 111 in the pokedex now. If you add the region exclusives which are available by hatching eggs, then there are 145 available (or do you discount to 142 since too rare to get?)

    Half of those, I'm probably have about 50% of the candies needed to get the pokedex filled. The other lot.. I'm nowhere near.

    I might just hatch this 10km egg and see what it is and then decide if I can be bothered with any more of a grind.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    I haven't minded the walking but the random factor of eggs and moves on evolution are far too annoying. I guess it's fine if you have a location where you can get the pokemon you want to grind (e.g. if near a Dratini nest or a Growlithe nest) but where stuff is rare enough to make it difficult, who can be bothered to try and grind for something you rarely find?

    So I'm on 111 in the pokedex now. If you add the region exclusives which are available by hatching eggs, then there are 145 available (or do you discount to 142 since too rare to get?)

    Half of those, I'm probably have about 50% of the candies needed to get the pokedex filled. The other lot.. I'm nowhere near.

    I might just hatch this 10km egg and see what it is and then decide if I can be bothered with any more of a grind.
    I'd say your max pokedex is actually 142, they seem not to like you having multiple region pokemon.

    I might just spend time taking down gyms trying to earn coins, rather than trying to catch pokemon, and wait for the next gen release.
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    (Original post by Donkey******)
    I'd say your max pokedex is actually 142, they seem not to like you having multiple region pokemon.

    I might just spend time taking down gyms trying to earn coins, rather than trying to catch pokemon, and wait for the next gen release.
    Okay so 31 to fill out my pokedex.. feels like quite a lot? Especially when I've never seen an Ekans for example

    Yea I take down a couple of gyms a day but even the gym grind seems slow since most stuff you buy with coins is quite expensive. Although activity seems down since I seem to be holding onto gyms longer than a few weeks ago.

    Even powering pokemon is really tough. I've not been able to power up my Lapras/Snorlax for a while now
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Okay so 31 to fill out my pokedex.. feels like quite a lot? Especially when I've never seen an Ekans for example

    Yea I take down a couple of gyms a day but even the gym grind seems slow since most stuff you buy with coins is quite expensive. Although activity seems down since I seem to be holding onto gyms longer than a few weeks ago.

    Even powering pokemon is really tough. I've not been able to power up my Lapras/Snorlax for a while now
    Yeah I can see where the buddy system is becoming useful, like with the 10km egg pokemon mainly.

    I've not got many I'm missing, just cba to grind certain pokemon (ekans for example)

    Just want a reliable next list but I think folks have lost interest in it a bit now.
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    (Original post by Donkey******)
    Yeah I can see where the buddy system is becoming useful, like with the 10km egg pokemon mainly.

    I've not got many I'm missing, just cba to grind certain pokemon (ekans for example)

    Just want a reliable next list but I think folks have lost interest in it a bit now.
    Well it's still 15km to get a the 3 candy you typically need to power up..

    Things they need to improve on imo:

    - the game is too similar at level 5 and at level 25, you need something different at the higher levels to encourage people to do it. For example I think the buddy system should only unlock at say level 10 (with gyms at level 5) and then perhaps a second permanent egg incubator at level 20 to encourage people to grind to higher levels

    - Need to add TMs so that you can change moves. I'd be happy to have to trade in candy of certain pokemon types to activate a TM (e.g. you need 50 grass candy to activate solar beam TM with a one time use).

    - Need to add player vs player battles (6 vs 6). Gyms are nice but people also want to battle each other!

    - Trading seems to be coming in the near future but I'm not convinced it improves the game but rather makes it easier? Likely to be open to abuse too.

    - Events? Something so that certain days you can get more stuff perhaps? Or certain pokemon more available that day?
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    Ugh.. **** this stupid game :mad:

    Just hatched my 3rd Onyx FML.

    Would've been happy with half of the potential hatches from 10km egg since need the candy or new to pokedex and instead I get one of the worst pokemon in the game for the third time :facepalm:
 
 
 
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