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  • Load_2.0 14 Aug 2017 14:49:11 25,941 posts
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    Weird. Given there are thousands of gyms in London how would I go about choosing those that might be a location, what time period does "recent" cover? It's going to be tricky for people to attend at specific times.

    I guess they have to make it challenging.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 14 Aug 2017 14:49:32 7,085 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    No idea. I predict a week of everything from the last 3 weeks being available all at once and Lugia remaining as a level 5 raid forever.
    Articuno is back! Just call me Soothsayer Ork.
    You could have provided more detail:

    All legendaries will be available to catch via raid battle until 31 August.
    I didn't have any more, I just saw one on the map, sorry!
  • brokenkey 14 Aug 2017 14:53:35 9,222 posts
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    Ah, it was part of the same update you quoted regarding invitational raid battles.
  • RawShark 14 Aug 2017 15:50:12 178 posts
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    Are they at least going to keep the raids to outside working hours for us working types?
  • RawShark 14 Aug 2017 15:52:28 178 posts
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    @BigOrkWaaagh Ach! That's going to divert people away from the Zapdos and Lugia gyms I was looking to hit later! It's going to be harder to get a reasonable sized group now! Grumble.
  • RawShark 15 Aug 2017 09:58:51 178 posts
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    Well I got out and thankfully did find a couple of raids with enough people around. Finally got Lugia and Zapdos. Phew.

    So I've hit the magic 238 - I figure that's the number you can reasonably be expected to catch at this stage without traversing the globe. And I did it all without spending a penny on the app. That's an achievement in itself.

    Mixed feelings about the Mewtwo plan. On the one hand it does make it feel like an event, but on the other it just comes across too random to reliably know that you're going to get a chance to catch him. Honestly, I don't know if I'll be going out of my way to raid before the remaining legendaries are released, so unless I get lucky with the solo-able raids near my home, I doubt I'll be getting one of these invites.

    Personally, I'd prefer it if it was an endgame for people who have proven they have spent serious time and effort on the game. Maybe if the raids were unlocked for those above level 30, filled their pokedex to a set point, or those who have unlocked a certain set of medals?
  • PazJohnMitch 15 Aug 2017 20:09:59 13,161 posts
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    I am also on 238 but I am missing Articuno. (Have Taurus instead).

    Did 2 Raids today but both were at the same gym. Fully expecting that if I do get a Mewtwo invite it will be during work hours or nobody else is there.
  • PazJohnMitch 18 Aug 2017 18:05:17 13,161 posts
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    Just caught Articuno! :)
  • Matt36 21 Aug 2017 13:33:23 2,072 posts
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    I failed catching a Moltres & never defeated a Lugia.

    I forgot about Zapdos, busy week it was.

    My pokedex is 236/237 - damn Moltres!

    I did FINALLY hatch a Pichu today. Just Elekid & Smoochum to go for the "babies".
  • PazJohnMitch 21 Aug 2017 18:09:24 13,161 posts
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    Was it a shiny Pichu?
  • Jimez 22 Aug 2017 14:08:42 390 posts
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    Got annoyed at a gym yesterday, i walked off. I know it's a feature, but powering up Pokemon and adding to a gym is good. However i don't think it should be an option when someone(s) is attacking/challenging it. Nearly took a gym, but someone kept powering up Chancey and kept adding more.
  • Jim_Dix 22 Aug 2017 14:33:29 365 posts
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    @Jimez I've had that. Only once or twice in gyms with high traffic passing by. Look at it this way, even if you'd knocked Chansey out and popped yours in, it would probably have only lasted ten minutes.

    Remote gyms, and evening excursions are the way to get solid complements of coins. Scrapping over a gym isn't worth the hassle.
  • Matt36 22 Aug 2017 18:16:11 2,072 posts
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    @PazJohnMitch No :(
  • TAJB 28 Aug 2017 10:19:03 1,219 posts
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    Haven't caught a single legendary and I don't like that Niantic are locking them off. Maybe making them spawn maybe once a day in big cities or something but just cutting them out means that I just won't catch any. Takes far too much effort to organise a raid and if I've only got 3 days left I'd rather leave them and pretend they don't exist.
  • Jim_Dix 29 Aug 2017 09:10:35 365 posts
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    Caught my first (Pokemon Go) shiny this morning. Magikarp on the way to work. Garbage stats though. Don't think I can justify 400 candies on it.
  • PazJohnMitch 29 Aug 2017 10:51:57 13,161 posts
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    My Shiny Magikarp is terrible too. Although I have about 380 candies and no decent karp so I am probably going to evolve it fairly soon. (Although I think I can level my 4 good gyarados' 1 further level too which will probably happen first).

    Been checking IVs and discovered I have a perfect:
    Typlhosion
    Machamp
    Magneton
    Abrok

    That Machamp is the focus of my stardust at present.

    Edited by PazJohnMitch at 10:52:18 29-08-2017
  • Jim_Dix 29 Aug 2017 11:15:04 365 posts
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    @PazJohnMitch Perfect IV Machamp? Very nice.
  • PazJohnMitch 29 Aug 2017 12:15:50 13,161 posts
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    @Jim_Dix Yeah, Perfect IV Machamp. Levelled it to level 32 so far. Also have a 93% at level 20. (And a 64% I maxed out at level 37 before I started checking IVs).
  • Load_2.0 29 Aug 2017 12:19:45 25,941 posts
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    I don't think I have a single perfect IV. A few in the high 90's but nothing at 100%.

    Though there are a lot of beasties with lower CP I haven't checked.
  • mrpon 29 Aug 2017 12:22:38 33,945 posts
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    Don't forget when appraising you can five finger tap the screen to close all the prompts. Takes some panache.
  • RawShark 29 Aug 2017 14:23:16 178 posts
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    I'm not overly worried about IV. My Dragonite is in the second tier appraisal wise and it's still got a CP of 3000+ at level 32. That's substantially more than any of my other catches, barring Tyrannitar.
  • Jim_Dix 29 Aug 2017 15:15:17 365 posts
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    @RawShark I like it from an achievement/progression perspective. I know that pretty much any Charmander for example is now just a source of candy for my Charizard. I can't possibly get a better one. Equally I know that I only need to evolve another Abra if it is perfect, my current is 97%, and so on.

    It's definitely not something to be hung up on though. In terms of pokemon that are necessary for the gym meta (Machamp for example) you are better off having one, or more, powered up regardless of their IV's. My first and longest serving Machamp only has 82% IV's. The simplicity of the battle system renders IV's largely unimportant. Unlike the main series where they are pretty essential for any sort of competetive play.
  • PazJohnMitch 29 Aug 2017 19:18:15 13,161 posts
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    @Load_2.0

    I have hatched 835 eggs. 3/4 of my perfect IV Pokémon were from hatches.

    I probably got a few others as well but would have threw them away if the evolved movesets were rubbish.
  • Jim_Dix 30 Aug 2017 07:57:47 365 posts
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    @PazJohnMitch I think all but one of mine were eggs also. Only my Staryu was caught in the wild.
  • RawShark 30 Aug 2017 11:05:16 178 posts
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    @PazJohnMitch Yeah true. Until recently IV was pretty irrelevant if the Pokemon had bad moves.

    I was using a Gyrados with Twister for a looooooong time.
  • PazJohnMitch 1 Sep 2017 07:59:46 13,161 posts
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    Apparently the Birds are still here despite Niantic announcing the Dogs would be released today.

    Probably only be in America today.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 1 Sep 2017 08:13:57 7,085 posts
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    Dogs and birds are currently available in raids simultaneously.
  • PazJohnMitch 1 Sep 2017 19:14:13 13,161 posts
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    Right you are. Just caught Entei. :)
  • mrpon 1 Sep 2017 22:41:49 33,945 posts
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    App update out for me.
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