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  # 1680669 1-Dec-2016 12:58
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Yes, I am hanging out for a Dratini nest after my first and only Dragonite ran away on me the other week. I still have 51 candies to get :(





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  # 1680744 1-Dec-2016 15:17
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littleheaven:

 

Yes, I am hanging out for a Dratini nest after my first and only Dragonite ran away on me the other week. I still have 51 candies to get :(

 

 

You are out of luck, they pulled Dratini nests in the first round of changes


 
 
 
 


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  # 1681001 2-Dec-2016 02:08
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Oh, meanies. Guess I'll just keep walking with mine then. Almost up to 100km!





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  # 1681074 2-Dec-2016 09:46
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Dunedin Botanic Gardens - Pikachu nest

 

Guess I am heading there before/after work and weekends for the next week or so ...


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  # 1683663 7-Dec-2016 09:50
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After hatching a Dratini from a 10km egg on Friday and then catching a few (and a Dragonair) at The Viaduct on Saturday, I am just 7 away from my Dragonite, yay.

 

Look out for something big happening on Friday. Some fairly authentic-looking leaked screenshots of the Starbucks intranet show details of a promotion that mentions the world of Pokemon Go is "expanding with new Pokemon" starting December 8th. Could mean Gen 2, could mean legendaries. Starbucks stores will become Pokestops and gyms for the promo and will be selling some kind of purple berry Pokemon Go Frappucino. Not sure if other Starbucks (or even other companies) outside the US will also be participating. I guess we'll find out on Friday morning.





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  # 1686530 12-Dec-2016 13:17
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Is everyone liking the Nearby Tracker that leads you to Pokemon that are clustered around Pokestops?

 

Rolled out sometime overnight Friday (wasn't there 10pm Friday, was there 8am Saturday).

 

 

 

Both home and work are dense PokeStop locations, so I am always seeing 9 Pokemon near Stops - with the range being significantly extended over the Sightings list
I've also driven around and stopped in locations that give me both Nearby and Sightings on the one screen and then back to sightings.

 

My issues are that showing "the commons" isn't really needed, and I suggest if filtering is not an option, then combine the nearby list just like Sightings is (if there are 4 Pidgeys at a PokeStop, then only show me 1 Pidgey rather than 4 .. save the other space for other Pokemon). 


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  # 1686623 12-Dec-2016 18:20
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I was kind of dreading it, based on feedback from other users in the test countries. Especially as they were reporting that, if they were suburban with one Pokestop half a mile away, they'd end up with one Pidgey on their Nearby and their Sightings list would completely disappear, meaning they couldn't see any of the spawns within their immediate vicinity. Given that I have one Pokestop on the hill opposite me (that you can't get to in a line-of-sight fashion), I was anticipating that it would ruin my ability to hunt at home.

 

However, it turns out that I do still get a reduced Sightings list, and sometimes the whole thing comes back, so that's still okay. And the first day Nearby rolled out, I was driving somewhere with my sister and she screamed "turn the car around!" because an Aerodactyl popped up on the Nearby - and we knew exactly where to go get it. So that was awesome. 

 

I definitely agree that it needs the ability to filter out unwanted Pokemon. That way it might stop your Nearby list from being overwhelmed with Pidgeys that might obscure better Pokemon at the same stop, or a couple of Pidgeys and Zubats at one or two nearby stops removing your Sightings list when it would be more beneficial to see it. Ideally, I'd like the ability to have Nearby on one screen and Sightings on another, and toggle between them. Even more ideally to select which shows on the wee 3-Pokemon bar at the bottom of the screen.

 

So, I'd give it a solid 7/10. I'm pleasantly surprised. It makes hunting in Pokestop-dense areas really fun and I've already used it to identify I nest that I didn't know existed. I predict a lot more will be popping up on the Silph Road Nest Atlas as a result.

 

Unrelated - I discovered on Friday that you can filter what your Pokemon Go Plus alerts you to. Since I want it for collecting resources and tracking distance only, I turned off the Pokemon detection (in settings) and it's changed my life, lol. Now that the speedcap appears to have been relaxed, and it's not prioritising Pokemon over Pokestops, I'm collecting about 80% of the stops I spin while driving (hooray for heavy suburban traffic). I've gone from 80 to 320 Pokeballs in one weekend, and also drastically increased my Great Ball supply. Knowing that every buzz is a Pokestop means I don't even need to glance at the device anymore, I just hit it with my thumb and carry on. It's also saving the battery by not buzzing constantly for Pokemon I don't want to catch. So now I'm ready for Gen 2 with plenty of resources to chuck at all those new Pokemon I hope we're getting. If only I could manage to remember all their names...





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  # 1686876 13-Dec-2016 09:43
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So, Gen 2 are out .. at least four of them anyway

 

Based on the official page, selected Baby Gen 2 Pokemon are available from eggs and based on Reddit posts, baby Clefable and Jiggypuff have been found in 2km eggs
As a result, PokeDex entry goes up to 174 with lots of empty numbers in between Dragonite and these Gen 2 Pokemon.

 

As a bonus until the 29th, Pikachu now has a santa hat in the wild.


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  # 1687030 13-Dec-2016 12:09
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nzkiwiman:

 

 

 

As a bonus until the 29th, Pikachu now has a santa hat in the wild.

 

 

And he'll evolve into a Santa Raichu :)





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  # 1687764 14-Dec-2016 15:44
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Burned through 8 incubators (24 egg hatches) in less than 24 hours to a) clear out my old eggs and b) attempt to obtain new baby Pokemon

 

3x 2km, 3x 10km and the rest where 5km eggs
Managed to get a Cleffy from one of the 2km, but everything else was old. Biggest disappointment were the 10km - all three contained an Onix, even after getting all 3 in different places around Dunedin

 

Back to using the infinite incubator .. Niantic might get some further cash next week, but I've spent enough this week


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  # 1687819 14-Dec-2016 18:08
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Yes, they've certainly done it in such a way that people have to spend money to get the new ones (unless they're sitting in dozens of gyms all the time).





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  # 1689160 15-Dec-2016 09:53
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littleheaven:

 

Yes, they've certainly done it in such a way that people have to spend money to get the new ones (unless they're sitting in dozens of gyms all the time).

 

 

They are not forcing you however unlike some other games (I've been playing Transformers Earth Wars and recently hit the limit of how far I can go without some massive luck from the free crystals - in PoGo, not having the Pokemon registered in my Dex does not stop me playing). The money I have put into the game, I have been happy to spend (I guesstimate I've spent around $100 in PokeCoins) and in a small way even "bad" egg hatches help.

 

Last night I completed my naming scheme of all the Pokemon I had and then decided it was time to get rid of some Pokemon that I had (many) multiples of, Pokemon with poor movesets and some generally unused Pokemon.
Went from 290 to 209 stored Pokemon, and could get that under 200 but I have kept a few "just in case".

 

I also completed my spreadsheet on my Pokemon that have best and second best movesets, cost to upgrade to Level 30 and resulting CP. After sorting things out, I powered up a bunch of Pokemon (with more to go - battery ran out) and now look forward to using some of the new team in battle 


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  # 1689221 15-Dec-2016 11:03
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Wow, you are organised! I have to admit I've happily shelled out money on Pokemon Go. The amount of entertainment it's given me has been well worth it. I don't do a lot of other things that cost money, so that's my one treat. And, as you say, you can play the game for free and still achieve everything (albeit more slowly) so that's pretty good. There's a nest migration due in a couple of hours so I'm going to rush out to the only Shellder nest I know of to see if I can't get the last two I need for my first Cloyster.





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  # 1690900 16-Dec-2016 09:53
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Did some more upgrading last night and burned through another 500,000 stardust.
At a point now where I either need more candy for upgrading some more "A" class attackers, while looking at some of the "C" class attackers and wondering if I upgrade or evolve in the hope of a better moveset (looking at Exeggutor and Golem).

 

I have however in my purge, left myself a bit short on defenders, I have a few "A" class defenders (who are normally bad attackers) but most are level 20 so have lowish CP values .. no point to powering up defenders as a determined attacker can power through gyms with ease.

 

Still no luck on getting any new baby Pokemon from eggs (36 hatches from limited use incubators so far), along with a decent number of hatches via the infinite use (however Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle from those hatches are nothing to complain about)


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  # 1690907 16-Dec-2016 10:06
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nzkiwiman:

 

littleheaven:

 

Yes, they've certainly done it in such a way that people have to spend money to get the new ones (unless they're sitting in dozens of gyms all the time).

 

 

They are not forcing you however unlike some other games (I've been playing Transformers Earth Wars and recently hit the limit of how far I can go without some massive luck from the free crystals - in PoGo, not having the Pokemon registered in my Dex does not stop me playing). The money I have put into the game, I have been happy to spend (I guesstimate I've spent around $100 in PokeCoins) and in a small way even "bad" egg hatches help.

 

Last night I completed my naming scheme of all the Pokemon I had and then decided it was time to get rid of some Pokemon that I had (many) multiples of, Pokemon with poor movesets and some generally unused Pokemon.
Went from 290 to 209 stored Pokemon, and could get that under 200 but I have kept a few "just in case".

 

I also completed my spreadsheet on my Pokemon that have best and second best movesets, cost to upgrade to Level 30 and resulting CP. After sorting things out, I powered up a bunch of Pokemon (with more to go - battery ran out) and now look forward to using some of the new team in battle 

 

 

 

 

ok, what!? I'm only only level 22 so I'm way behind the big boys, but what is all this about best and second best movesets, cost to upgrade to level 30 . Attackers vs defenders etc etc? Where do you see all this info? And how do you make sense of it? I've got about 150,000 to power up my pokemon, but clearly I need to be wise how I use it, help!?


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