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Pokemon Go part 2

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by luenatic, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. luenatic

    luenatic Well-Known Member

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    I got the most recent Pokemon Go update. Now I can train my own gym with 6 pokemons. Have you tried it out yet?
     
  2. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

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    Oooh, there's another update? I will check it out.

    It's a bit chilly outside, but I need some balls, so I may have to suck it up and go for a walk.
     
  3. oleada

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    I'm really annoyed at the lack of trackers. I do not get why Niantic keeps shutting them down when they have no working tracker of their own. A Snorlax appeared on my radar and I tried to find it, but I didn't manage to do it before it despawned. :wall:
     
  4. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I noticed today that I saw some Pokemon that have not previously been common around here. A squirtle (which I caught), a Drowzee (which I have NEVER seen here before) and a Cubone which I only ever got in an egg and never saw in the wild here. They must have also updated spawning sites.
     
  5. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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    Definitely. I think I must live in a Jynx nest now. I keep catching them, and I had only ever caught two before (one of them in another state).
     
  6. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break #HotMessExpress

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    Yesterday while running I hatched a Paras ( :rolleyes: ) and an Abra.. only ever caught one of those before, so that was cool. And shortly after that I received my medal for walking 100km total.

    I also stumbled across a 750CP Tauros and ended up bending my "no catching while running" rule, as I've only caught a few of those before, and this one had such a high CP. I think maybe he showed up because of the updates? Mr Fridge noticed a Pikachu "nearby" yesterday, and we've never seen one around here.

    I noticed they also now give catch bonuses based on the color of your medal for the particular type of Pokémon. I guess it's kind of an incentive to actually catch all the pidgeys and rattatas for the extra XP.
     
  7. luenatic

    luenatic Well-Known Member

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    Do you know parasect (with solar beam) is one of the most useful and powerful Pokemons in gym battle? It dodges extremely fast, almost the fastest dodger in all Pokemons. A 900XP parasect can kill a 2000XP Exeggutor. I kid you not.
     
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  8. jamesy

    jamesy shut in

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    I checked to see if my parasect has the solar beam but instead it has a...erm...scissoring ability. :shuffle:
     
  9. luenatic

    luenatic Well-Known Member

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    Here is another gym battle tip. Goldduck with water gun + Ice Beam is a Dragonite killer. My 1780CP Goldduck just killed a 2650CP Dragonite. My Goldduck was not even 100% healed. I had to send him to battle with crutches and he still killed the Dragonite. LOL
     
  10. moojja

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    I tried that, it is a powerful little thing. I'm still not good at dodging anything other than the special move. Any hints on how you know the other Pokemon is attacking?
     
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  11. luenatic

    luenatic Well-Known Member

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    By experience I guess. Usually when the pokemon is ready to execute the charge move (like solar beam/hyper beam/hydro pump etc), they will pause a little bit longer than usual. When the warning flash comes off, you have to dodge immediately. Don't pay attention to whatever the attacking pokemon's animation is doing, only pay attention to the warning flash. Some pokemons do a lot of extra animation looks like it's actually attacking you. It fools you to dodge pre-maturely. If you dodged before the warning light goes off, you're toast. A very good example is Poliwrath. He actually does the punching action before the warning light. I got zapped several times before I figured out the trick.

    Some charge moves will get you no matter what. That's why we have potions and revives!
     
  12. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

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    GUESS WHO HATCHED A PIKACHU TODAY FROM A 2-KM EGG???

    My life is now complete and I can die completely satisfied. :p
     
  13. beepbeep

    beepbeep Brazilian Eurotrash

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    My one and only Pikachu came from a 2km egg as well :)

    My last 10km hatched... an Eevee (they run by the bunches here!). At least they're useful...
     
  14. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

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    I went to AZ last weekend and I was really looking forward to finding new pokemon. Well the Pokemon in Tempe, AZ SUCK. I only ever saw Ekans, Pidgey and Rattata!

    Then we went to the Grand Canyon and cell phone reception sucked so I couldn't play much. Then I lost my car key and ended up staying overnight in Flagstaff. Flagstaff had great Pokemons! I caught my first Chancey! And lots of other stuff.

    I'm low on balls and things though because nowhere I was had many Pokestops. I may need to go sit in the park with the 3 Pokestops near me. Only this time of year they turn the house into a Haunted House so I may not be able to roam as freely.
     
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  15. luenatic

    luenatic Well-Known Member

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    Nest changed yesterday. My house is within walking distance to a Pikachu nest!
     
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  16. beepbeep

    beepbeep Brazilian Eurotrash

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    my 10km egg hatched a fecking zubat :wall:

    How does one identify a nest?
     
  17. luenatic

    luenatic Well-Known Member

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    Lots of players report it to this website:

    https://thesilphroad.com/

    check the Nest Alas tab. You need a REDDIT account to log in and use it.
     
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  18. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break #HotMessExpress

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    Caught an Electrabuzz in the parking lot at Skate America. There is also a gym at the arena. Lots of players it seemed. :p Also my hotel is a pokestop :saint:
     
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  19. PrincessLeppard

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    While my car was getting an oil change yesterday, I spot a Snorlax nearby.

    But I couldn't find him. :wuzrobbed
     
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  20. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break #HotMessExpress

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    @PrincessLeppard There was one on my nearby screen at the hotel about an hour ago! I dropped a lure but that obviously only brought more Rattatas and Pidgeys to the yard.
     
  21. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

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    Boo. I was in downtown Omaha and set up a lure where there were two others going, and an Aerodactyl showed up. I caught him on like the ninth try. He's high CP, but crap in battle. Oh, well.

    And a Dratini got away. :drama: I did catch my first Squirtle, though. :)
     
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  22. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

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    Squirtles are cute!
     
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  23. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    Today I randomly opened Pokemon while at a restaurant and there was a Snorlax and a Pikachu nearby. Pretty impressive. I have both so I didn't bother hunting them down but that is some good stuff showing up. I feel like when I do turn on the game I see better stuff lately but still not stuff I am looking for.
     
  24. personwhoishere

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  25. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

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    Considering half those "spooky" Pokemon are rare to non-existent in my neck of the woods, I am quite excited by this announcement!
     
  26. allezfred

    allezfred Hissy Fitting With American Shot Putters Staff Member

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    I have all of those pokemon and most of them are pretty common around here.
     
  27. SHARPIE

    SHARPIE In through the out door... Staff Member

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    Any cool ones in Japan Fred?
     
  28. allezfred

    allezfred Hissy Fitting With American Shot Putters Staff Member

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    Not really. I caught some new things, but not the Asia specific one. :shuffle:

    There were a shitload of Pokestops and gyms, but :EVILLE: work kept me from playing more.
     
  29. MarieM

    MarieM Grumpy Cynical Ice Dance Lover

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    I have a pikachu nest just 50m from my flat. :)
     
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  30. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I am excited about the Halloween special. I need a few of those (mainly the final evolves) and I need just a few more magikarp to final evolve so maybe I can get enough with them being worth 6 candies. Will probably go Pokemon hunting this friday for the first time in a long while.
     
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