I managed to get Grimsley a few nights ago, but I’m still having no luck scouting Ethan yet...once I can get him, I’ll feel comfortable taking a break from scouting for awhile until the next spotlight event that really interests me.
sank like 2k gems-ish on Kukui with no luck so far. might honestly end up skipping just for Steven cause i'm not really feeling all that strongly about getting him to begin with, but i thought he'd at least be nice to have.
Unfortunately, I did not manage to scout Ethan & Cyndaquil before their event ended ;-; I did scout Hilda & Tepig, which kinda got my hopes up with the 5-star scout animation before I saw it wasn’t Ethan. :v I think I’ll wait on scouting any more until Steven’s event.
I spent over six thousand gems and I still couldn't get Brandon or Lyra, but I got a ton of other five star trainers, including three Ethans. My luck during these events is just terrible. I really wish that they didn't make the scouting price so high, especially when the only trainers I'm missing now are the rare five star ones. I try to avoid putting money into this game, so it is frustrating when I still can't trainers and Pokemon that I want to use even if I do put money on it. I was just starting to have fun with the events again, but still having such lousy luck even when specific trainers supposedly have better odds of showing up is frustrating and makes me wish that this game could be altered from the ground up so that it wouldn't be a gotcha game.
I started playing Masters last week when I saw that Steven was being added to the game. I tried the game twice in the past and I couldn't get into it, but I figured I would regret not trying to scout Steven since he's one of my absolute favourite (human) Pokemon characters. And thus, I powered through the game to farm gems while watching stuff in the background. Surprisingly, I actually managed to get Steven after 10k or so gems.
That made me want to continue playing and I've been enjoying the game so far. I also went back to read the stories I skipped. Oh, the power your favourite characters can have... now I feel a little sad I missed out on Christmas Rosa but maybe she'll be brought back some day.