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Beastyfella
Mar 5, 2008


How easy is absol to 2 man on a cloudy day? I have 5 lv 30 machamp and my kid has 4 of them so far. If it's cloudy we can probably add one more each, or a hariyama, probably at lv 30+

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Fritzler
Sep 5, 2007

"No" means "No"

Beastyfella posted:

How easy is absol to 2 man on a cloudy day? I have 5 lv 30 machamp and my kid has 4 of them so far. If it's cloudy we can probably add one more each, or a hariyama, probably at lv 30+
Our machamps were slightly lower leveled and did it with 30 seconds left. We needed 6 machamp, but I think you might be fine if it doesn't have psycho cut as a fast move.

Dr Tran
Dec 17, 2002

HE'S GOT A PH.D. IN
KICKING YOUR ASS!


Fritzler posted:

Agreed. Did my first absol raid today because the weather boosted fighting pokemon so it was an easy 2 man and I need that pokedex entry man. It was shiny. Still haven't gotten a shinny magikarp (and they are fairly common here) but got shuppet, duskull and now absol.

Holy poo poo, congrats!

Entropist
Dec 1, 2007
I'm very stupid.


I did an Absol raid today with three others and none of us had done it before. After catching we found out that one of them looked different than the others - a shiny! Unfortunately it wasn't mine.

Away all Goats
Jul 5, 2005

Have you seen my glasses


For christmas I would like one day without an extreme weather alert

People have lived here for like a hundred years niantic, I think we can handle using our phone in such extreme weather such as light flurries

mastershakeman
Oct 28, 2008

This neckbearded nerd has incredibly stupid opinions on fantasy firearms.

"Remember, Mastershakeman is literally always wrong."




from discord

@everyone WEATHER + SPAWNS

As you probably all have noticed, Niantic introduced a new in-game weather mechanic alongside Gen III which can boost the stats (IVs) of certain types of Pokémon depending on the local weather. A 💯 Larvitar can turn into a Wurmple and a 💯 Ralts can become 49% if the weather changes between the time the spawn point was picked up by the scanner and the time it takes you to get there. If this happens, it's not that the scan is "broken" but the new game mechanics in action.

To avoid these IV curve-balls, make sure to check if the mon is likely to be a weather boosted spawn ❄. With weather effects, wild spawns now have a maximum level of 35. So if you see a 30+ mon on the scanner, it is most likely weather-boosted. Also check the time! From initial tests, the in-game weather changes only at the top of the hour (:00). If the scanner picked it up at 7:59 and you arrive anytime past 8:00, the spawn and IVs could change depending on the weather.

The entire dev community is working hard to come up with solutions for this but everyone will have to be patient as we adjust to the new system. Our developer is also currently working on adding weather functionality to the spawn database and we will alert you as soon as that feature is live. 🌞

(P.S. #chicago scans are down temporarily, will be back up as soon as possible...) https://gph.is/1syLEcy

Cowslips Warren
Oct 29, 2005

What use had they for tricks and cunning, living in the enemy's warren and paying his price?

Grimey Drawer

Local girl posted on Reddit about a failed EX raid, where she and one other person were the only ones who showed. People had sympathy until she mentioned it was her third raid and she really wanted a perfect Mewtwo.

Then several others are whining that they want the birds back or they hope the Xmas event is all the legendaries out at once because they still need all 3/6/perfect ones.

seiferguy
Jun 9, 2005

FLAWED
INTUITION


Fun Shoe

It feels like there's a day lag on weather. It's blue skies today and in game it's cloudy. Yesterday was overcast but in game sunny.

I'm not complaining, it's just weird. I'm catching a decent amount of Ralts at least!

shyduck
Oct 3, 2003



34 degrees and sunny is considered extreme

AweStriker
Oct 6, 2014


shyduck posted:

34 degrees and sunny is considered extreme

That seems really off.

For me it was "partly" cloudy in the morning when it probably should have just been regular cloudy, but even so it was a nice break from having nonstop Clear for like a week.

BrainMeats
Aug 20, 2000

We have evolved beyond the need for posting.


Soiled Meat

In Philly for a couple days and there's an extreme weather warning due to low tide on the Delaware River.

GPTribefan
Jul 2, 2007
Something witty yet inspirational about the Cleveland Indians

shyduck posted:

34 degrees and sunny is considered extreme

It's a literal whiteout where I'm at right now and my screen says partly cloudy and the backdrop is green and sunny.

mastershakeman
Oct 28, 2008

This neckbearded nerd has incredibly stupid opinions on fantasy firearms.

"Remember, Mastershakeman is literally always wrong."




finally got my first gen3 from an egg, yay. up to 266/283. whoo

Away all Goats
Jul 5, 2005

Have you seen my glasses


People dumping 200+ rare candies into the first Slakoth they hatch is pretty funny considering its useless as both an attacker or defender. But then again thats 200 more free bag space

Steve Jorbs
Jan 1, 2009


Away all Goats posted:

People dumping 200+ rare candies into the first Slakoth they hatch is pretty funny considering its useless as both an attacker or defender. But then again thats 200 more free bag space
Some people are just stuck in the mindset of having the highest CP in a gym I guess. Still see Blisseys everywhere despite being trivial to dispatch now.

mastershakeman
Oct 28, 2008

This neckbearded nerd has incredibly stupid opinions on fantasy firearms.

"Remember, Mastershakeman is literally always wrong."




Steve Jorbs posted:

Some people are just stuck in the mindset of having the highest CP in a gym I guess. Still see Blisseys everywhere despite being trivial to dispatch now.

blisseys are still the biggest bitch to fight and if someone is remote golden berrying them you can't do poo poo

Parrotine
Dec 19, 2012

Wolverine with Parrots!


So for all the hype it's confirmed that Slaking is pretty much worthless huh? I guess his Yawn move really cuts any momentum he might have

Cowslips Warren
Oct 29, 2005

What use had they for tricks and cunning, living in the enemy's warren and paying his price?

Grimey Drawer

I hatched a sloth today. I left him in a gym and he's still there. I love his lazy loving meh move.

Pomplamoose
Jun 28, 2008



Parrotine posted:

So for all the hype it's confirmed that Slaking is pretty much worthless huh? I guess his Yawn move really cuts any momentum he might have

If you find a high level sloth in the wild it's worth evolving for the pokedex entry and to have one to put in gyms but it's not worth investing stardust in since it's basically just a snorlax that can only use charge moves.

seiferguy
Jun 9, 2005

FLAWED
INTUITION


Fun Shoe

mastershakeman posted:

blisseys are still the biggest bitch to fight and if someone is remote golden berrying them you can't do poo poo

Can confirm this. I spent around 20 minutes and someone kept remote berrying a Blissey. I needed the points for a gym anyways, because it's a Starbucks and has been known to give out ex passes.

endlessmonotony
Nov 4, 2009


Parrotine posted:

So for all the hype it's confirmed that Slaking is pretty much worthless huh? I guess his Yawn move really cuts any momentum he might have

He's worthless on attack, not so much defense.

Away all Goats
Jul 5, 2005

Have you seen my glasses


nvm

Steve Jorbs
Jan 1, 2009


mastershakeman posted:

blisseys are still the biggest bitch to fight and if someone is remote golden berrying them you can't do poo poo
You can fight even a Dazzling Gleam Blissey with one Machamp. If someone is remote berrying it's gonna suck no matter what it is.

I had someone do it to me and whatever. Thanks for the extra gym points.

Parrotine
Dec 19, 2012

Wolverine with Parrots!


Steve Jorbs posted:

You can fight even a Dazzling Gleam Blissey with one Machamp. If someone is remote berrying it's gonna suck no matter what it is.

I had someone do it to me and whatever. Thanks for the extra gym points.

If that Blissey is in the 3000+ CP range you're gonna be there for a while, that blob can tank for a good hour before the trainer runs out of golden razzies to feed it with

Mustached Demon
Nov 12, 2016

Go vandals


Grimey Drawer

Parrotine posted:

If that Blissey is in the 3000+ CP range you're gonna be there for a while, that blob can tank for a good hour before the trainer runs out of golden razzies to feed it with

That's when I drive down the street to the other gym.

kensei
Dec 27, 2007

He has come home, where he belongs. The Ancient Mariner returns to lead his first team to glory, forever and ever. Amen!



mastershakeman posted:

finally got my first gen3 from an egg, yay. up to 266/283. whoo

I'm at 278/281 - stupid regional exclusives.

Prop Wash
Jun 12, 2010


Parrotine posted:

If that Blissey is in the 3000+ CP range you're gonna be there for a while, that blob can tank for a good hour before the trainer runs out of golden razzies to feed it with

Yeah, I can't think of any pokemon capable of actually winning against a determined attacker (assuming that attacker isn't like level 10 or whatever). Blissey at least makes the battle longer and more painful, which means it's the best pokemon for the only metric that really matters: wasting as much of an attacker's time as possible. I often see people break off an attack after a golden berry because in their mind that 5-minute slog just turned into a 20-minute slog. If they're so dedicated to taking down a gym that they'll waste 20 minutes of their life, then I don't think it was possible to deter them in the first place.

Chanseys are also good if your attacker is lower level. There's a few people in the high 20s running around in my neighborhood, and they seem to spend almost as long on the Chansey as they do on the Blissey. It also loses CP slower, which is nice - a full CP heart on a 900-CP pokemon seems to be a better deterrent than an empty heart on a 3000-CP pokemon.

Mustached Demon posted:

That's when I drive down the street to the other gym.

haven't posted in this thread since Kanto - are car players socially acceptable now?

seiferguy
Jun 9, 2005

FLAWED
INTUITION


Fun Shoe

A 3000CP Blissey with zen headbutt and dazzling gleam will probably take down a Machamp first. Dazzling gleam is a real pain.

DEEP STATE PLOT
Aug 13, 2008

Yes...Ha ha ha...YES!



yeah it will unless maybe you have absolutely no lag whatsoever and can get off perfect dodges. my 2600cp 98% iv machamp has yet to solo a 3000+ cp blissey once.

The Zombie Guy
Oct 25, 2008


Prop Wash posted:


haven't posted in this thread since Kanto - are car players socially acceptable now?

Never. Get out and walk you lazy bastards, I don't care how cold it is!

Speaking of cold, my area has swung to the opposite of the weather warning side. There's tons of snow and ice outside, and there's an Extreme Cold Weather alert, but PoGO weather is showing partly cloudy. Oh well.

JesusSinfulHands
Oct 24, 2007
Sartre and Russell are my heroes

Slaking is good to pop into a gym right before a raid to solidify gym control, at max CP it can cause serious pain to attackers. After an hour it's kinda worthless though.

Chairman Mao
Apr 24, 2004

The Chinese Communist Party is the core of leadership of the whole Chinese people. Without this core, the cause of socialism cannot be victorious.

Prop Wash posted:

haven't posted in this thread since Kanto - are car players socially acceptable now?

I can't even imagine how you'd play Pokemon go in my city without a car. You sure wouldn't be raiding much.

Prop Wash
Jun 12, 2010


Chairman Mao posted:

I can't even imagine how you'd play Pokemon go in my city without a car. You sure wouldn't be raiding much.

When I say car players I mean people slowly driving along in residential areas while spinning stops and throwing balls, occasionally stopping for 5-10 minutes with the engine running to tear down a gym. Traveling by car to meet up with a raid group seems totally ok.

Solvent
Jan 24, 2013



This .gif taken from an undeserving antisemite and given to a poor.

College Slice

Steve Jorbs posted:

Was he aversive to walking with you two or did he go on about how Lapras isn't good in the meta and how it's a waste of a raid pass etc?

I wish someone would ask me to do a Lapras raid; it's the only non-regional/legendary I somehow don't have from Gen 1 and 2.

He walked a way after giving me the most cursory "yes I just helped you take a one star blasoise raid" .

there was something about being a narwhal in his name.

Cowslips Warren
Oct 29, 2005

What use had they for tricks and cunning, living in the enemy's warren and paying his price?

Grimey Drawer

Solvent posted:

He walked a way after giving me the most cursory "yes I just helped you take a one star blasoise raid" .

there was something about being a narwhal in his name.

Dude is clearly not a Pokemon Master. Blastoise isn't a one star raid and hasn't been a gym boss in months.

Parrotine
Dec 19, 2012

Wolverine with Parrots!


JesusSinfulHands posted:

Slaking is good to pop into a gym right before a raid to solidify gym control, at max CP it can cause serious pain to attackers. After an hour it's kinda worthless though.

How much damage does that thing gotta sponge till it can pull of a single charge attack?

Chairman Mao
Apr 24, 2004

The Chinese Communist Party is the core of leadership of the whole Chinese people. Without this core, the cause of socialism cannot be victorious.

Parrotine posted:

How much damage does that thing gotta sponge till it can pull of a single charge attack?

It has play rough, a two bar move. If you focus primarily on dodging every attack (even quick ones) you don't actually need to take much damage before you can use it. The other two charge moves are borderline unusable though.

Willsun
Dec 9, 2006

I willed too hard again...


Prop Wash posted:

Yeah, I can't think of any pokemon capable of actually winning against a determined attacker (assuming that attacker isn't like level 10 or whatever). Blissey at least makes the battle longer and more painful, which means it's the best pokemon for the only metric that really matters: wasting as much of an attacker's time as possible. I often see people break off an attack after a golden berry because in their mind that 5-minute slog just turned into a 20-minute slog. If they're so dedicated to taking down a gym that they'll waste 20 minutes of their life, then I don't think it was possible to deter them in the first place.

Chanseys are also good if your attacker is lower level. There's a few people in the high 20s running around in my neighborhood, and they seem to spend almost as long on the Chansey as they do on the Blissey. It also loses CP slower, which is nice - a full CP heart on a 900-CP pokemon seems to be a better deterrent than an empty heart on a 3000-CP pokemon.


haven't posted in this thread since Kanto - are car players socially acceptable now?

Agreed with all this. Having a high Chansey is very useful along with the Blissey.

I don't care about car players because they can go ahead and pay up for the amount of gas used in long-term city driving. The thread probably still thinks alt accounts are blasphemous but everyone in my town has at least 1 alt account going.

Steve Jorbs
Jan 1, 2009


Switch to Sprint and get $100 in poke coins!

lol

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tangy yet delightful
Sep 13, 2005


Steve Jorbs posted:

Switch to Sprint and get $100 in poke coins!

lol

I need to figure out if being a sprint customer already can get me anything.

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