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Pokemon Go #2. 6 balls to catch a Pidgey?!?

(953 Posts)
DoctorTwo Sat 01-Oct-16 06:12:28

I'm a couple of thousand XP from level 20. Once there I might just grind up all the rubbish for candies and evolve the best ones.

MagikarpetRide Sat 01-Oct-16 07:32:43

I'm just used my second ever lucky egg. Im only level 25 too. Clearly I lost something with this game! My maniacal overlords dc won't let me evolve anything without them present now so I'm storing evolves up. Got my rapidash now after walking about 25km with my ponyta

Lilaclily Sat 01-Oct-16 07:35:07

I still haven't got a Ponyta!

PokemonGo Sat 01-Oct-16 08:24:19

Hello new thread smile

TaraCarter Sat 01-Oct-16 08:38:14

I am level 21 and planning a mass evolve with a lucky egg sometime next week.

nuttelladreams Sat 01-Oct-16 08:55:16

Marking place grin

schbittery Sat 01-Oct-16 08:57:43

Widgets are getting hard aren't they? We tell them the Pidge Off! In our house. I'm level 26 133 caught and seen. Getting a tad boring now as so hard to get anything new.

Cooroo Sat 01-Oct-16 08:59:44

Great title. The little bastards think they're so clever breaking out of eggs then disappearing in a puff of smoke.

IhatchedaSnorlax Sat 01-Oct-16 09:01:32

Checking in - still 27000 off level 24 so feeling like it's an age since we've been on level 23 & still seen 101 & caught 100! Nothing new since August so very annoying & boring!!

Keep hatching ratattas, pidgeys & Weedles (2k or 5k eggs - not had a 10k since I hatched my Snorlax) so that's very annoying too!

LumpySpacedPrincess Sat 01-Oct-16 10:10:48

Shiney thread!!!! Lovely jubbly.

Dillite2 Sat 01-Oct-16 11:50:37

Yesterday I spent 10 balls on a fucking weedle only for the little shit to poof! It was cp10 weedle! And I used ultra balls.

QueenLizIII Sat 01-Oct-16 12:42:13

If I have to throw more than 2 balls at a Pidgey, Weedle, etc I stop bothering to catch it and tell it to fuck off.

It is so random though. Another day I caught a Eevee with 600+ CP and one regular ball did it.

EnidButton Sat 01-Oct-16 13:16:26

Place marking.

PokemonGo Sat 01-Oct-16 14:31:14

I've a question about the White CP arc over the poke ins heads. The Pokemon in the two screenshots I've posted are similar CP but the arc is far further over on the slightly lower CP Pokemon which is also the one with the IVs. Do you think it has any baring on how high a CP the Pokemon will be if I evolve it. Iyswim

I've noticed the same thing with other almost identical Pokemon.

Natsku Sat 01-Oct-16 14:35:16

I need to get a decent male nidoran because I've got enough candy to evolve all the way to nidoking but don't have a good enough one to do it with.

Found out my new house isn't a complete desert after all - got a spawn spot right in the house but half the time my GPS won't work inside.

EverySongbirdSays Sat 01-Oct-16 14:37:51

Still don't get how people are calculating IVs.

I'm 24 candies off a Genga. And typically, have just got a super strong Gastly.

Dilemma about evolving and then having to wait longer for the Genga.

Advice?

QueenLizIII Sat 01-Oct-16 14:52:02

Does it really matter how strong they are? You can power them up later.

Unless you are going to use them in gyms which you normally have a line of 6 pokemon to go through to take over a gym. It doesnt matter that much.

It isnt hard to knock a pokemon out of gym.

GreenShadow Sat 01-Oct-16 14:55:47

Checking in on the new thread as a very infrequent poster.

I neither live nor work in a town, so don't have easy access to any Pokestops. I'm therefore at a point where I usually have to ration balls for when I come across something rare or unusual.

Having said that I had a VERY constructive trip round Sainsburys this morning. They have a Pokestop that you can access both in store and in the car park. I therefore walk round, phone in hand (hiding under my shopping list), topping up and then often sit in the car park for another 5 mins or so to make the most of the Stop.

It also sits on a small stream, so you can often get slightly more unusual Pokemon there. Today I caught a record 3 brand new monsters within the hour I was there (previously had 74 uniques (76 spotted including a Dragonite very early on in the game) - A Starmie, a Golduck and a Dratini.

DS, who hadn't accompanied me, was most jealous.

EverySongbirdSays Sat 01-Oct-16 14:59:26

Yeah, you're right....

And I've just impulsively traded my Haunter for candy sad

MakeMyWineADouble Sat 01-Oct-16 16:42:00

I only really worry about the cp, when I think it might be a new one of my top six, if it's not I just impulsively evolve for new things I'm regularly told this isn't the right strategy but I get so bored 😂

schbittery Sat 01-Oct-16 16:47:06

I do that too. Keep 6 srong ones powered up to the max and trade everything else below so can evolve and fill pokedex, with a lucky egg on when evolve. I dont see the flaw in that.

nuttelladreams Sat 01-Oct-16 17:04:33

Pondering whether to use a lucky egg tonight. Have got 70 to evolve but only new one and that will take me up to 160k (200 needed) so not enough to reach 27.
Yay or nay?

Icouldbeknitting Sat 01-Oct-16 17:11:46

Can you get 70 evolutions done with one egg? Last time I did 38 and there was less than ten minutes left when I was done.

MakeMyWineADouble Sat 01-Oct-16 17:13:35

How far away off anymore new ones are you? I probably would to clear storage plus I can only ever do 50-60 per egg and as mentioned above can be inpatient 😂

PokemonGo Sat 01-Oct-16 17:14:03

I'd evolve if I had 70 to evolve. Im saving up for a mass evolve.

I got a hitmonchan today. I'd seen one on my nearby before but I couldn't track him (her hmm ?) down.

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