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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Will it be quicker to walk 4k with magikarp as buddy or find another one?

    Yea after all that effort if the gyarados has twister..
    Why not both?

    Depends where you are really, at home I rarely see magikarp, but you wouldn't expect to with so little water, but when visiting London I often walk the Thames walk and there it's magikarp for days

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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Will it be quicker to walk 4k with magikarp as buddy or find another one?

    Yea after all that effort if the gyarados has twister..
    The sheer thought of parting from my Dratini buddy appals me to no end.. How could you even think let alone suggest such a thing?!

    We've walked 125km together and shall continue to do so for the foreseeable future!


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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    The sheer thought of parting from my Dratini buddy appals me to no end.. How could you even think let alone suggest such a thing?!

    We've walked 125km together and shall continue to do so for the foreseeable future!


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    Wow impressive! Determined to get that Dragonite then?

    I've been buddying up with 1km pokemon which I need to add to pokedex - latest one is Pikachu
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    Guys, good or not good?

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    What are the IV stats like?

    Hydropump is a significantly better move than Dragon Rage but the latter isn't as bad as Twister.

    If you haven't got many other powered pokemon it might be worth doing since you could get it near 2k eventually? Depends if you think you have the stomach for another 400 karp candies to try another evoluton (which could still turn out badly).

    On a funnier note:

    The Norwegian prime minister has been caught playing Pokémon Go during a debate in Norway’s parliament.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...t-erna-solberg

    :rofl:
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
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    I'm sorry for your loss. RIP 400 candies
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    What are the IV stats like?

    Hydropump is a significantly better move than Dragon Rage but the latter isn't as bad as Twister.

    If you haven't got many other powered pokemon it might be worth doing since you could get it near 2k eventually? Depends if you think you have the stomach for another 400 karp candies to try another evoluton (which could still turn out badly).

    On a funnier note:

    The Norwegian prime minister has been caught playing Pokémon Go during a debate in Norway’s parliament.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...t-erna-solberg

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    (Original post by Donkey******)
    I'm sorry for your loss. RIP 400 candies
    IVs are 97%, perfect attack and defence but stamina is a 14. =l
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    IVs are 97%, perfect attack and defence but stamina is a 14. =l
    Off the top of my head you don't have many high CP pokemon? Gyarados' overall stats are pretty impressive so it will still make a good attacker/defender for gym battles.

    It's not a "must power" with that moveset but you don't need to ignore it. For example I'm not touching my Arcanine (CP 1600+) since the charge move is bulldoze (ground) which is awful and no STAB. Whereas even though my Vaporeon has Aqua Tail (rather than the preferred Hydropump), I've still powered it up.

    You've got plenty of stardust too.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Off the top of my head you don't have many high CP pokemon? Gyarados' overall stats are pretty impressive so it will still make a good attacker/defender for gym battles.

    It's not a "must power" with that moveset but you don't need to ignore it. For example I'm not touching my Arcanine (CP 1600+) since the charge move is bulldoze (ground) which is awful and no STAB. Whereas even though my Vaporeon has Aqua Tail (rather than the preferred Hydropump), I've still powered it up.

    You've got plenty of stardust too.
    My top Pokemon are ok but nothing spectacular. Screenshot below of my top lot.

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    my top pokemon are ok but nothing spectacular. Screenshot below of my top lot.

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    i found a gyarados in my ********* come check peeps peace out
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    My top Pokemon are ok but nothing spectacular. Screenshot below of my top lot.

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    That's pretty decent. Have you powered anything to max? Depends on moves I suppose.
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    It's not the perfect Gyarados, because it doesn't have Hydro Pump, but it does allow you to do something special with it.

    Since the Gyarados has Dragon Pulse, it has a move which is super effective against Dragon type Pokemon, while Gyarados itself is Water/Flying. Basically you should be able to take down any similar CP Dragon type Pokemon quite easily with this. Though you do already have a Lapras, with the prevalence of Dragonites (since it is the strongest Pokemon) having 2 Pokemon to take them down is by no means an issue.

    Still not played Pokemon Go since the buddy system came out. Anything new happening with it or is it still the same?
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    (Original post by tomtjl)

    It's not the perfect Gyarados, because it doesn't have Hydro Pump, but it does allow you to do something special with it.

    Since the Gyarados has Dragon Pulse, it has a move which is super effective against Dragon type Pokemon, while Gyarados itself is Water/Flying. Basically you should be able to take down any similar CP Dragon type Pokemon quite easily with this. Though you do already have a Lapras, with the prevalence of Dragonites (since it is the strongest Pokemon) having 2 Pokemon to take them down is by no means an issue.

    Still not played Pokemon Go since the buddy system came out. Anything new happening with it or is it still the same?
    Don't understand why it's not Water/Dragon type really..

    Nothing new so far. Spawns seem a little different so I'm getting a different mix lately but otherwise same old same old.

    Did you ever finish your pokedex?
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    And after I post that there's nothing new, Niantic release information about two new changes coming:


    Gym Training Just Got Easier...

    Trainers,

    As we continue to make improvements to Pokémon GO, we have made an enhancement to the Gym experience for Trainers of all levels. In an upcoming version of Pokémon GO, when training at a friendly Gym, Trainers will be able to bring six Pokémon to battle instead of one. In addition, the CP of the Pokémon you are training against may be temporarily adjusted lower during your training session to generally match your Pokémon’s battle capabilities.

    No matter what your level, you can now have an impact on your team’s Gym. Walk with your Buddy Pokémon to that nearby landmark and show your Team Leader that you can battle with the best!

    The Pokémon GO team

    http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/...aining_update/


    Earn a New Capture Bonus to Increase the Odds of Catching Rare Pokémon

    Trainers,

    We want to give you a sneak peek of a feature coming soon to Pokémon GO. We are adding a new feature which grants a catch bonus when you earn medals based on catching certain types of Pokémon (Kindler, Psychic, Gardener, etc.). These new bonuses will give you a better chance of capturing Pokémon with a related type. For example, as you reach a higher tier for the Kindler Medal, your bonus to catch Fire-type Pokémon such as Charmander, Vulpix and Ponyta increases.

    Trainers can work their way to a new tier by catching many Pokémon of the same type. If a Pokémon has multiple types, your bonus will be the average of your bonuses for each type. For example, Pidgey is both Normal and Flying type. Your bonus in this case would be the average of your Normal-type and Flying-type bonuses.

    Look forward to this new feature coming soon!

    The Pokémon GO team

    http://pokemongolive.com/en/post/elemental/
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    So from the updates, it's easier to catch something I already have loads of :/

    Useful...
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    (Original post by Donkey******)
    So from the updates, it's easier to catch something I already have loads of :/

    Useful...
    The gym update makes sense but I wonder if it should be you can use a team which is the same number as the pokemon in the gym (capped at 6). Not clear why you need 6 pokemon if there is only one in the gym? Probably will make it easier for people to get gyms to max level?

    It's not clear if it improves spawn rates or just catch rate? If the latter, is that really a big impact or improvement?

    I guess it's better if improves spawn rates? Don't think that would be easy to code though.
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    The gym update thing will make upgrading gyms waaaaaaaaaaay too easy. I think it's fine the way it is but instead of allowing 6 pokemon, allow players to use potions on their pokemon mid way through the battle.
    Seriously, gyms are being harvested now which is no fun...

    Currently have 44 revives and want to increase it even more to take down a gym which is *issing me off now...
    Seriously, ALL the gyms in my local area are now Team Valor and have the max prestige! Also, they're all owned by the same lot of people... -.-
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    The gym update thing will make upgrading gyms waaaaaaaaaaay too easy. I think it's fine the way it is but instead of allowing 6 pokemon, allow players to use potions on their pokemon mid way through the battle.
    Seriously, gyms are being harvested now which is no fun...

    Currently have 44 revives and want to increase it even more to take down a gym which is *issing me off now...
    Seriously, ALL the gyms in my local area are now Team Valor and have the max prestige! Also, they're all owned by the same lot of people... -.-
    Well, Valor are the hardcore that take it most seriously and competitively

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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    The gym update thing will make upgrading gyms waaaaaaaaaaay too easy. I think it's fine the way it is but instead of allowing 6 pokemon, allow players to use potions on their pokemon mid way through the battle.
    Seriously, gyms are being harvested now which is no fun...

    Currently have 44 revives and want to increase it even more to take down a gym which is *issing me off now...
    Seriously, ALL the gyms in my local area are now Team Valor and have the max prestige! Also, they're all owned by the same lot of people... -.-
    I guess that's the issue with smaller/less active areas? I still see gyms taken down regularly in London so far.
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    Guys, I need a hug...
    Walking through the park today I come across my first ever Wild Growlithe and it had a CP of 813...
    Used a Razzberry and a ultra ball and ran away first time. D=

    Already have a Growlithe from an egg but nowhere near as good as that one...


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