Discussion in 'Pokémon GO' started by TeaWest, Jan 22, 2018.
Buy mega stones with candy? Where did you get that from?
Just my speculation, but I think we won't be able to buy Mega Stones with PokéCoins. They wants us to have more-difficult ways to buy Mega Stones.
12 Shinies, all bad IVs; 4 worst CP-wise stayed as Chikorita, 4 in the middle evolved to Bayleef, 4 best evolved to Frenzy Plant Meganium
Level 35 93% Lucky Bayleef I got from August's trade event evolved into FP Meganium, hit 2034 CP which adds Meganium to my 2000+ CP collection, pretty satisfied
Finally, 98% Chikorita caught from a lure during CD evolved into FP Meganium to bring in the good IV option and round out the team 6
Overall I'd say it went very well: 12 Shinies is remarkable. I had fun and didn't mind getting an optimal team of 6 etc. as much, considering FP Meganium is not quite meta relevant. So I focused instead on making 4 evolutionary families out of my 12 shinies as well as a lucky entry and a good IV for the mix.
The Meltan-Ditto half hour was nice but I didn't take much advantage of it considering I was not prepared and we did 2 Mewtwo Raids nearby instead. I might've caught like 10 Ditto on the way, nothing really nice level or IV-wise.
Candy was pretty much a non-issue. I had like 200+ saved from Johto Festival but there were so many Chikorita spawns that I quickly hit my goal of 763 and just stopped using Pinap Berry and even Ultra Ball on the non-shinies. By the end I evolved 3 more Bayleef than originally intended (+72 Candy cost) and still have 458 left which I'm probably not using anytime soon. Which means I got ~1100 Candy during CD, and ~180 catches.
10 shinies, all bad IVs. Traded out my highest level for @nmihal 's highest level as our daily Special Trade in hopes of getting our only chance at a Lucky Shiny Beldum that could evolve into Meteor Mash Metagross. It didn't quite work, to no one's surprise, but as it still was my highest CP Shiny and I would not be able to trade it out like the other 9, I evolved it, then powered it up a little to reach 3005 CP.
The second best was evolved into Metang to have one of each stage in the family, the other 8 stayed Beldum; couldn't afford evolving more.
I started off with only 96 Candy, so I was a bit afraid on whether I'd reach the goal of 739 (for 6 MM Metagross). Thankfully there were enough spawns and I caught everything that wasn't Shiny with Pinap and kept it for trades, ~190 catches.
Went full catch mode only for about 2.5 of the 3 hours of the main CD window, sacrificing the last half hour plus the first half hour of the extra hour to get all 101 daily trades in. Out of which I got 5 luckies.
The last half hour was for IV checking everything, deciding the evolutions and doing them in time. Apparently I only got a 96% Lucky and everything else was 91% and below. So I did evolve (and later maxxed out) the 96% Lucky (it's one of my most favourite Pokemon now!)
And to round out the team of 6, just evolved my 4 highest CP non-Lucky Beldum and powered them up a little to hit 3000 CP.
After the 4 hours were over, I evolved a Shiny and a Lucky Metang and maxxed out the 96% Lucky.
Overall I'd say it was the most efficient CD I've ever had, getting all those catches/candies plus 100 trades was great, nowhere close to my Dratini and Larvitar attempts.
We know the date, it's November 10. I'm actually predicting Cyndaquil and Blast Burn Typhlosion, following the pattern set so far with starters every two months.
I've been preparing for this one ever since Chikorita was announced; Ultra Pinap on every Cyndaquil I see (that's a lot over here, thank desert biome for this!), already at almost 600 candies. Going to stop all Ultra Pinap once I hit 739, will evolve 6 but probably not power up any as I've already have a solid Fire team (including 4 maxxed out BB Zard, which are slightly better except of the few cases where Flying sub-typing is a liability; Charizard and Typhlosion have otherwise identical stats, but the former's Fire Spin wins out the latter's Ember).
I think I'll take it as lightly as I took Chikorita if not even Squirtle's CD, a nice change of pace after Beldum.
Oh my goodness this is a pleasant surprise!! Cyndaquils have been ultra rare for me - I'd love this opportunity to get a Typhlosion!
Remember guys that if you want stardust definitely try to make it to this weekend's community day event. You can get 4x stardust during the event and 6x stardust with a star piece!
So I did have about 800 Cyndaquil Candies before the event since they're quite common here. Did not use any Pinap Berries on them during the event, and Ultra Balls only on the Shinies (would use on high IV ones too but we didn't find any). Just focused on catching everything, as much as possible, for the Stardust; did not use Star Pieces though because I'd rather save my Coins for Premium Raid Passes and the occasional Incubator.
Unfortunately my GPS would drift way more than usual in the park I usually play CD in, so I could not get as many catches as I hoped, which meant only about 200.000 Stardust gained that day when my goal was past 300.000. Did get 6 Shinies at least, although none had good IVs.
For the extra hour I did trade some with a Best Friend and got 4 Luckies, one 98%. Evolved all of them plus 2 Shinies, and after some convincing from my friend, 2 more high level ones since I had way too much Candy and do not really plan on ever powering up more than one, if at all. Also evolved 2 more Shinies into Quilava to have 2 full Shiny evolutionary families. So now I do have 8 BB Typhlosion, 2 of which I might trade away eventually.
I'd say the event went fine for the most part; enough Shinies and exclusive move evolutions, a 98% Lucky... Just a little bummed out about the Stardust, but that can be fixed with some more grinding.
My predictions are either on Trapinch (Earth Power on Flygon), Slakoth (Body Slam on Slaking) or Bagon (Outrage on Salamence). If and only if Gallade and gender-based Gen IV evolutions in general get released soon, Ralts could also work (can't think of likely exclusive moves for Gardevoir/Gallade though).
Personally I'd prefer Bagon of course, in which case I'm most likely maxxing out one Outrage Salamence to get done with my Dragon Top 6, even though I only have about 200 Candy saved. Trapinch is the one I'm most prepared for, however, with over 500 Candy at this point. Ralts I'm about 300+ which is a fine start, Slakoth I don't even have 100 Candy saved so meh, will still manage though.
Also hope the date isn't too inconvenient; please don't be during the holidays.
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