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#61 io   ... Super Moderators   24724 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2016 - 12:07 PM

I play Pokemon Go every day

Me and my kids are still really into it.  Tonight as I was trying to grind in Destiny for the Raid tomorrow my son came thundering into the room at full speed announcing there was a Snorlax nearby.  We had to rush out and catch it for both of us and his little sister who was asleep (and plays on my wife's phone).  That was only the 3rd one we've seen since we started playing the first week of the game.  So it can still be pretty exciting when you find that rare one.



#62 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14090 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2016 - 01:17 PM

My wife and I still play...though interest has definitely died down some.  We really need to get some traveling in to gather some new Pokemon, as we haven't seen a new one in Sightings for a while now.  (Only evolutions have been keeping us getting new stuff.)

 

We go out (usually) nightly and take our town's gyms for the coins.  There's 9 gyms that are a short drive apart.



#63 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6301 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2016 - 01:40 PM

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#64 100xp   Blizzard Spy CAGiversary!   4439 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2016 - 01:55 PM

I'm a day or two away from lvl 30...my office is smack in the middle of 3 pokestops, the trifeca. Sadly the closets gyms aren't close enough for me to infinitely battle or train whilst drawing from the trifecta at work.

 

Big fan of the buddy system, managed to finally top off some candy to evolve and fill out dat pokedex. Pinsir is pretty common in my area, so common I have about 800 candy yet Pikachu, i've seen 2, caught 2, and hatched 1. Buddy buddy, he's now Raichu. Yay!

 

I've been to Central Park (NYC) a few times during the day, when Pogo was hot a few months ago it looked like Times Square at New Year's Eve spilled out...now that's it's lost some steam, it's still looks like ppl lounging at the base of the golden statue catching pokemon and an endless stream of pink petals floating at every pokestop near by.

 

If I wasn't a responsible parent (heh heh heh) I'd probably have a deck full of Gyarados since there's a pier near my house that is lined with pokestops and just walking the length of the piers each with it's own pokestop will net you (no pun intended) 3-4 Magikarp on a bad day.

 

Pokemon I haven't even seen on Radar: (NA region)

- Snorlax

- Mr. Mime

- Mimic

- Dragonite

 

Pokemon I haven't seen in Gyms:

- Kangaskhan

 

The gem of my collection:

- 100% IV score Haunter...some day you'll be Gengar and it will be epic.

 

My boss plays too, more than me...go figure but we aren't on the same teams.



#65 100xp   Blizzard Spy CAGiversary!   4439 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2016 - 01:56 PM

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#66 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14090 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2016 - 06:36 PM

I'm a day or two away from lvl 30...my office is smack in the middle of 3 pokestops, the trifeca. Sadly the closets gyms aren't close enough for me to infinitely battle or train whilst drawing from the trifecta at work.

 

Big fan of the buddy system, managed to finally top off some candy to evolve and fill out dat pokedex. Pinsir is pretty common in my area, so common I have about 800 candy yet Pikachu, i've seen 2, caught 2, and hatched 1. Buddy buddy, he's now Raichu. Yay!

 

I've been to Central Park (NYC) a few times during the day, when Pogo was hot a few months ago it looked like Times Square at New Year's Eve spilled out...now that's it's lost some steam, it's still looks like ppl lounging at the base of the golden statue catching pokemon and an endless stream of pink petals floating at every pokestop near by.

 

If I wasn't a responsible parent (heh heh heh) I'd probably have a deck full of Gyarados since there's a pier near my house that is lined with pokestops and just walking the length of the piers each with it's own pokestop will net you (no pun intended) 3-4 Magikarp on a bad day.

 

Pokemon I haven't even seen on Radar: (NA region)

- Snorlax

- Mr. Mime

- Mimic

- Dragonite

 

Pokemon I haven't seen in Gyms:

- Kangaskhan

 

The gem of my collection:

- 100% IV score Haunter...some day you'll be Gengar and it will be epic.

 

My boss plays too, more than me...go figure but we aren't on the same teams.

I live in a town of 12,000 people...and I've seen and captured six Snorlax.  (And hatched one.)  For being a rare, he's very common here.



#67 io   ... Super Moderators   24724 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2016 - 10:10 PM

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I don't Google memes, sorry.

 

100xp, Mr. Mime is the European exclusive, right?  So you shouldn't see it nearby.

 

I've never seen a Lapras or an Aerodactyl myself.  And I only saw Chansey once.  But I've also never seen a Kabuto and a few others too I can't think of right now.  I only have some because of eggs.

 

We caught our first Dragonite last week and my son was pissed because his was only CP46.  Meanwhile my 6 year-old got a ??? one that turned out to be over 2000 and higher than anything either of us have.  (Mine was a middling 1600-something).



#68 io   ... Super Moderators   24724 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2016 - 11:05 PM

The game has definitely slowed down but there are still a fair number of people playing it.  Our gyms still get flipped nearly every day though sometimes we can hold on to one for a day and a half vs. 3-4 hours max like it used to be.  They don't get taken over in the middle of the night quite so much any more.

 

I live in a town of about 16,000 too we have maybe 10 gyms total.  We tend to see the same people in them most of the time so I think the game has settled down to a group of regulars for the most part.

 

In a bigger nearby town there is a lake that is a perfect little loop with lots of stops and Magikarp and Charmander nests still gets a fair amount of people.  We were just there the other day and while not every stop was lured like a month or two ago, there were still a lot of people walking around playing.



#69 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 05:28 PM

Still playing here, pokedex is up to 110 caught, but like Rig said only the evolutions are consistently providing the new entries.  I did catch a Aerodactyl the other day, but other than that is has been weeks since I saw a new wild mon. Still haven't seen or caught a Grimer, Shellder, Seel or Dratini (not surprising on three of them since I'm in AZ and not in the proper biome so to speak).

 

On the evolutions, they really need to come up with a system to reroll your moves, as finally getting enough candies for a Weezing, Wigglytuff and Clefable (through the buddy system mainly), and the feeling when all three of them have bad movesets really takes the wind out of your sails.  I'm not asking for TM or HM type stuff, just maybe spend some dust and / or candy to reroll the move sets, so it doesn't just feel like a pokedex entry.

 

Other than that, with the drop in player populations and the new friendly gym training system, I find it much easier to keep gyms now, so I can get a good flow of coins and dust from that daily.  Maybe not what Niantic had in mind, but its working for me with less competition.



#70 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 05:38 PM

Oh, one more thing, for those that are still responding, curious to see what everyone has gotten from their 10K eggs.  I think I've had some of the worst luck with them, with the seven I've hatched so far (in the relative order IIRC):

 

Magmar

Scyther (arguably my best one so far)

Hitmochan

Magmar

Eevee

Pinsir

Magmar

 

Let me know if anyone has me beat on this for bad luck.



#71 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14090 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:56 PM

Wife and I still play.  We're both Level 28.  I have 128 Pokemon in the 'dex.  Still just needing evolutions of Pokemon I rarely or never see.  (Example:  Sandslash.  I have *never* seen a Sandshrew, but I hatched enough from eggs to evolve.  Basically same thing with Voltorb and Magnemite, though I need one or two more of each from eggs to evolve.)

 

10km's have been...pretty good to me.  My wife, not so much.

 

Early on in the game, I got:

 

Magmar

Electabuzz

Onix

Chansey

 

Then I went through a bad spell where I had five Eevee in...a....row.  :(

 

Lately, they've been great:

 

Aerodactly (x2)

Kabuto

Omanyte

Dratini (I find him from time to time when I'm in a city that's about an hour away; still need 70 candy for Dragonite)

And I *finally* got a Lapras last week!

 

Really need Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan from mine.  I have several Scyther and Pinsir.  Funny thing is, I have 9 Snorlax.  :lol:  Definitely don't need/want him from an egg!



#72 io   ... Super Moderators   24724 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2016 - 02:59 AM

Funny you should mention that because it sure seemed like they took 10k eggs out of the game for the last two months.  Neither me, my son, or my daughter got one for that long before a week or two ago (about when the last update dropped).  Since then I've gotten two.  I'm hatching one now.  The other turned into the worst possible thing: an Eevee.  And it wasn't even a good one.  I have nearly 800 Eevee candy, don't need that from an egg.

 

I'm in Atlanta now and since I'm here for work I have nothing to do but play Pokémon Go.  I hit up the Magikarp parking lot every day.  I've evolved two Gyarados so far and have enough for almost two more.  One 5 minute sweep through this parking lot and I can get up to 6 Magikarp.

 

I was able to evolve a Kabutops a few weeks back after we found a tiny park that was a Kabuto spawn point.  I had never even seen one before that.  Same with Omastar/Omanyte.  Then they switched all the spawns and put crap in their place (Bulbasaur where the Omanyte was).

 

I still need a few 10K egg things: Hitmonchan, Aerodactyl, Lapras.  And I need Seels and Machops like crazy, and a fair amount of Abras.  We know of a few Machop spawn places, but they aren't that frequent and we still need tons more.  I'm walking a Magnemite and just hatched one so I'm close on that now. Other than those I have pretty much everything.  I'm at 133 on the Pokedex.

 

So with the changes to powering up gyms, it seems like they are all going to level 10 now.  Most of the ones around here north of Atlanta are level 10 at least.  I'll have to see how it is at home once I get back tomorrow.  I was able to catch a couple of gyms at 49000/50000 and power them up and get a guy in.  One I've had since Monday, which is by far a record for me.  But for the most part it seems people have given up taking them over and there is a pretty even distribution of level 10 red/blue/yellow gyms around. 

 

I just finished leveling one up from 45,000 and it took a ton of my Pokémon and I completely ran out of potions.  I was farming them from stops just before I got back to my hotel and still have tons of healing to do.  I think that's why people aren't fighting these level 10 gyms - it would take a huge stock of potions to do that.



#73 io   ... Super Moderators   24724 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2016 - 03:28 AM

And I know Drowzees are supposed to be common some places but nowhere I've been.  Luckily I've actually caught a few Hypnos, though.  Otherwise I'd still be 25 or so candy short of being able to evolve one!



#74 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14090 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2016 - 04:12 AM

Drowzee used to be in top 5 most common here. Now, however, he is rarely seen.

None of our gyms here are getting higher than level 5. I just don't think there's enough players around here.

#75 io   ... Super Moderators   24724 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2016 - 07:43 PM

I still have 6 gyms in the Atlanta area and I'm back home in Oregon.  The gyms here at home seem to be flipping a bit more frequently (already lost one from last night) but stupid Yellow is camped out in some since before I left a week ago.  My mission is to knock them out this weekend before I go out of town again.



#76 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 07:22 PM

Good thing I complained about not seeing anything new in the wild, caught a Lickitung just outside my house over the weekend.

 

And a PSA for those who didn't find out, the Halloween Event starts on Wednesday and goes on until next Tuesday, good boost in candies and more spooky pokemon.  I was currently walking towards a Gengar so this is good news for me.

 

Pokemon Go Halloween Event Information

 

The biggest thing (for me) is they are saying four times as much candy from the buddy system.  I'm assuming this means you'll find four candies instead of one for each cycle, which if that is the case, I'll probably switch up to a 5km one for that time frame, more than likely an Omanyte or Kabuto (though I still see those occasionally anyways).



#77 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14090 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2016 - 08:24 PM

I'm sure hoping that does mean quad candies off walking a Pokemon.  I'd hopefully be able to knock a couple more evolutions off during that timeframe.

 

Also hope to see more ghost type, and not many Zubat.  ;)



#78 io   ... Super Moderators   24724 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 October 2016 - 04:05 AM

What I read was 4 x for buddies, and 2x for catching/hatching.  It also says "more" candy for transferring Pokémon.  So I'm going to hold on to some stuff for then.  I just wish I had saved that random Machop I found the other day.

 

I've had a gym now for a full week - which is by far a record for me.  I'm back in Atlanta and I think I still have 3 or 4 here from my trip last week.  But one gym I thought I had is still level 10 Mystic but it looks like I got kicked out and replaced with an all 2500+ team!  I don't even have one that high (and I'm level 27 now).

 

One enhancement I'd like to see in the game is for it to show the gyms you have control of - perhaps a link from Pokémon that are in gyms.  I'd like to see which ones I have and where I am (position) in the gym at least.

 

I guess I'll keep walking my Machop.  If I hadn't just evolved a Blastoise and Charizard I'd definitely do those.  I actually might just do a Snorlax instead to upgrade my semi-decent one.



#79 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14090 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 October 2016 - 01:13 PM

Hopefully, the Halloween spawns produce some Cubone.  I have 30-ish candy for him, and would love to finish that off for Marowak.

 

I intend to do a *lot* of walking/driving during the event.

 

I wish you could sort the lists in opposite order based on the category.  For example, if I sort by HP, I see my highest 'mons up top.  I wish I could hit HP again, and have the list adjust to bring the lowest HP up top.



#80 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Billytwoshoes

Posted 25 October 2016 - 05:01 PM

What I read was 4 x for buddies, and 2x for catching/hatching.  It also says "more" candy for transferring Pokémon.  So I'm going to hold on to some stuff for then.  I just wish I had saved that random Machop I found the other day.

 

 

One enhancement I'd like to see in the game is for it to show the gyms you have control of - perhaps a link from Pokémon that are in gyms.  I'd like to see which ones I have and where I am (position) in the gym at least.

 

I read that transferring is double candy as well, which is enough incentive for me to be holding onto the more rare-ish mon I pick up.  Still transferring the common stuff regularly though.

 

It would be cool as well to see the gyms where your pokemon are at and the relative placement, but I think Niantic is doing everything they can to reduce server usage (one of the reasons the tracking feature is so basic now).  Though with fewer people playing now the server stress is lower...

 

Hopefully, the Halloween spawns produce some Cubone.  I have 30-ish candy for him, and would love to finish that off for Marowak.

 

 

Cubone / Marowak make much more sense than Drowzee / Hypno, since they are wearing masks.



#81 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14090 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 October 2016 - 11:39 PM

Update is live/early!

#82 Physio2  

Posted 26 October 2016 - 05:12 AM

This Halloween update makes me think this is what the game should have been all along with the more spawns and more spawn points. The developers seem to have added spawn points recently, including multiple spots in my neighborhood that didn't exist in July. The added spawns of the Halloween-themed Pokemon is cool but I did laugh when the event went live and the first two spawns I saw were... Pidgey and Spearow.

 

I did see my first wild Marowak thanks to this event, and have already caught multiple Cubone, so I also got to evolve a Cubone, which I never thought I'd get to do. 

 

I've been losing some interest in the game lately, but maybe this next week will be cool enough to keep me going. The added candies for hatching eggs, 4x the speed on buddy candies (hello, .25km for a candy buddies), and the double candy for catching and transferring is nice- I can evolve Pidgeys twice as fast now! 



#83 io   ... Super Moderators   24724 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2016 - 05:14 AM

Hopefully, the Halloween spawns produce some Cubone.  I have 30-ish candy for him, and would love to finish that off for Marowak.

Well you sure got your wish there, eh?  I saw at least 5-6 Marowak (and even more Cubone) just going out to dinner.  I only saw one Gengar which ran from me, but I got lots of the others.  And being here (a work trip to suburban Atlanta) at my amazing Magikarp parking lot is good timing too.  I'll probably have enough for two more Gyarados after this trip (after getting 2 from prior trips).

 

The only problem is that I'm now Pokeball poor again.  I have to stop catching every Drowzee and Meowth I see.  I caught more Drowzees in the first 30 minutes I realized things had changed than the entire time in the game prior to this.   But I already had a Marowak, Gengar, and lots of Persians, so the rest aren't too exciting.  I went from 250+ Pokeballs (mostly Great Balls) to having just about 50 now.   Yikes.

 

In case you haven't noticed, the way the buddy candy works is that the distance is reduced.  I'm walking my best Snorlax (only 69 IV unfortunately) to power him up and I'm getting a candy every 1.25 km.  If I just turn off the Wi-Fi while I'm in my hotel the game makes me run around enough to probably get a few each night while I sleep ;).



#84 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14090 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2016 - 01:42 PM

Yeah, I don't need Cubone anymore!  :lol:

My friend and I were walking around downtown when my game crashed.  I launched to see the new loading screen...and then all the ghosts and Cubone showed up!

 

Dividing the distance by four is just as good.  We were surprised when we heard the candy notification noise going off fairly frequently.  Makes it easier for a couple Pokemon where I just wanted one candy. 

 

All in all, I like this themed update.  All this extra candy is awesome, and I'll be able to finish up two more medals (ghost and ground type).



#85 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Billytwoshoes

Posted 26 October 2016 - 05:10 PM

Dividing the distance by four is just as good.  We were surprised when we heard the candy notification noise going off fairly frequently.  Makes it easier for a couple Pokemon where I just wanted one candy. 

 

 

I prefer the divide by four distance much better than quadruple rewarding which I thought was going to happen.  Means you can get exactly how much candy you want (and technically faster) for the next evolve before switching to another one.

Plus it increases the chances of a double candy pick up, which so far has only happened once for me.

 

One cool thing Niantic could of done for the Halloween event is to give Meowth / Persian a black coat of paint, it would better match the theme, since we're seeing a lot more of them (or at least it seems).



#86 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1824 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Billytwoshoes

Posted 26 October 2016 - 11:12 PM

So I was super pumped when I got a 10K egg before this event happened (which was my first mistake to be optimistic), and after hatching it during this double candy event, I was greeted to a Pinsir with 62 candies.

 

Yeah, I can use those more than say, 62 Dratini candies...

 

My bad luck 10k egg streak continues at least.



#87 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14090 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2016 - 11:29 PM

I hatched a Pinsir today, too. :/
My other 10km is at 6.3.

#88 io   ... Super Moderators   24724 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2016 - 04:00 AM

I can't even get another 10km egg (edit: oh crap, I do have one now, must have just got it tonight  - will work on that as soon as one of my 5kms hatch).  Earlier I hatched a Voltorb with 42 candy though.   Too bad I had walked a Voltorb nearly a month to evolve it just a week ago.

 

I'm down to just 31 pokeballs now - all ultras!  I need to do some serious stop farming.

 

Oh, and I caught a perfect IV Magikarp today!  It was only CP 100 (when they are maxing around 175 for me now).  It evolved to around 1000 CP, so it will take a lot of stardust to get that thing leveled up.  At least it has Hydro Pump and not Twister.  That's my first perfect IV Pokémon - had lots of 98%ers before that.

 

Meowths are everywhere but it seems like they aren't adding Persians.  I've yet to see one even nearby.



#89 io   ... Super Moderators   24724 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2016 - 04:19 AM

Anyone know what is going on with Pokémon Go Plus?  I have yet to see one anywhere but this week on Amazon the page for it has been flooded with super cheap listings (like $20 shipped) from "Just Launched" sellers with no feedback.  Yet Amazon themselves is still not selling it.



#90 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14090 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2016 - 01:19 PM

Persian hasn't shown up here, either.  Thought that was odd.

 

Walked my Magnemite for enough candy (finally).  I threw Grimer in there.  I only had 5 Grimer candy, and I just never see him.  Hoping to really get up there with candy for him.  (Would love to walk Voltorb and then Charmander.)

 

Hatched a *second* 10km egg last night...another Pinsir!  :X   Someone nearby said they hatched a Dratini and got 64 candy with it!  That would be more like it!

 

I haven't heard anything more about a restock or anything.  I'm actually tempted to get one, if I ever see it.  I suppose I'd try a listing on Amazon...E

 

EDIT:  I went to Amazon, and grabbed a "New" from a new seller for $17 and $3.99 shipping.  Had a gift card with a couple bucks on it.  We'll see what shows up...  :lol: