Turtwig showing up as a shadow is a cool glitch. Not just for the irony of having caught so many yet the game thinks I have not registered it, but it's also even easier to hunt them down before CD starts, and hopefully find/trade good IVs.
I've hatched A LOT of Eggs for the Ultra Bonus events, both the Unown one and the shiny regionals one.
96% Shinx from a 10km (not Unown, but good)
98% Wailmer (filler Eggs to clear out for 10km)
In the nick of time, Unown R.
So yeah, wish I could get more Unown but at...
Got done with the Feebas evolution, switched to Magikarp for a little bit to get the "Earn 3 Candies walking with your Buddy" part as soon as possible, since it was still Water Festival and I could do it with just 1.5 km
Once that was done, back to our regularly scheduled Gible
5 more Rayquaza, for a total of 16 by the time its raid month ended
Carvanha from the Water Festival. I was kinda lucky on this one as I did not play much that event.
Random Minun, home spawn. 93% too!
And then came Ultra Bonus Week 1 (the Johto part)
Chikorita close to my home, first hour. I...
Random wild Sunny Castform a while ago. I now have 2 of these.
Crawdaunt from a trade. With Crabhammer of course, but I'm not planning to power it up anytime soon.
Yanma from a trade as well. Keeping it unevolved for now.
Honchkrow, wild during Ultra Bonus Week 1 (aka another Johto Event)
2 Slakoth from trades during the European compesnation weekend, for a total of 4 100% Body Slam Slaking <3
Random Alolan Rattata, just traded it because it was tiny for the Youngster medal. Might be nice for PvP.
Mudkip from trades after CD, waiting for December.
Random Lucky Totodile, also...
The search keyword "hatched" is super useful for figuring out months since my last post what Pokemon have been relevant (ie not traded/transferred away already):
November 12: 100% Feebas
Nov 19: 96% Mudkip, kept and evolved during CD
Dec 1: 96% Turtwig, saving evolve for CD, Also 96% Rhyhorn...
Just like most players in my community I was super hyped for them early on, but it died down a bit. Still, there's a lot to be gained from this mechanic:
First, the Hero and Purifier grinds. These are medals that actually give out in-game bonuses (extra Premier Balls on Shadow encounters). I...
Slakoth CD felt kinda bad while I was playing it but at the end of the day it was not as terrible as others I've had ago. Basically I didn't have free time for the first 2 hours, I was just commuting and tried to catch as much as possible from the bus, with incense etc. which got me 4 shinies...
1: Alolan Exeggutor wild spawn from the Alolan event
3: Groudon, raid hour
4: Magnemite, GO Fest Chicago global field reserach
5: Groudon, Research Breakthrough. Nidoran Male, wild spawn (yeah those were rare but they still existed :P). And also Growlithe, random wild spawn
8 Slakoth over...
April 23: Mewtwo from a special (non-lucky) trade. Doesn't have Shadow Ball and probably won't get powered up :(
April 25: Lapras from Raid Day. Unfortunately getting a perfect expended my luck to the point I didn't get a shiny
June 5: Onix from Adventure Week Field Research, evolved into...
April 29: Random Cyndaquil
May 8: Lucky Trade Feebas for 40.000 dust, a friend who missed Mewtwo really wanted one so he gave me a spare shiny which I didn't have to make it worth the cost. I should evolve this someday to get the Milotic Lucky and Shiny entry both at once, but I suspect...
Out of the 4 wild-spawning Alolan shinies, I'm most hyped for Geodude, then Exeggutor, then Rattata, in that order. Diglett's meh.
I still don't have Shiny Kantonian Geodude despite my biome spawning lots of them, so I'd like to get that family dex registered, even if it's the Alolan version...
December CD was great as a concept and I hope this year it's done again except that now that we do expect it and prepare accordingly it can be better.
January CD was very good too, with Hydro Cannon Feraligatr having immediate use VS Groudon and being best non-legendary Water type, but knowing...
It's been so so long since I last made a post here, and trying to do this old-style is just going to take ages, so I'll just try a different approach.
I did post lists of all shinies, luckies, 100s and the like in the relevant threads so I'm not going to repeat myself here, so let's see what...