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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

So tell me about this sloth beast. How loving high does that CP go? Is he Snorlax on Viagra and how do you gently caress him back?

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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

Caught two Zangoose today. They are kinda pointless for gyms but drat they look cool.

I have to admit I wasn't thrilled with Mudkip till I saw him, and now that cute fucker is possibly my next tattoo.

Firechicken has the best loving run around when you josh a ball, I intentionally threw a few bad ones to see it again!

Now have a Rhydon with Surf for a charge move, because why not? Is Waterfall any good for Gyarados?

edit: Skitty is also awesomely cute, but the worm is very odd looking. If I evolve him night or day, is that how you get the different evolutions?

Cowslips Warren fucked around with this message at Dec 9, 2017 around 23:17

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

Mudkip nest in AZ, in Surprise. Got enough in two days to evolve 2 amazing ones.

Also caught a baby firebird, Treeko, and a loving Ralts today!

Found the gen3 tier-2 boss and caught on the first ball.

Now I need a sloth.

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.

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.

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.

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

Doing a raid in the mall at a Sprint kiosk, and one of the Sprint guys came over all chipper and asked us if we were Sprint customers cause we could move over and get awesome pokecoins!

"Make it ten EX passes and you have a deal."

Sadly he was unable to give each of us a reason to move to Sprint.

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'd like to issue a thank you to parents with kids at raids, who actually pay attention to the kids. And to the parents who ignore their kids, including not seeing them run into the parking lot, or plain not caring when the kid is in the raid, not actively playing, and bothering the other players, gently caress the gently caress off. I swear the next kid over 5 who grabs me and demands to know if I have a Mewtwo is....well nothing will happen save me backing the gently caress away because as irritating as some kids are, they aren't doing it to be bastards. Most of the time.

The little ten year old fucker tonight though, who kept wandering away from his dad and not raiding despite being in the raid, and wouldn't shut up when we were trying to catch the beast, kept rattling off all kinds of stats and this legendary in this gen and this and this and.....even the teacher in the raid group was getting irritated.

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

EX raids out on Xmas day.

I finally got one.

At least mine is in the afternoon so I might have people show up. I'm just kinda in shock.

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

And my EX pass is gone. Niantic pulled every pass that was for a Sprint store.

Do we get a replacement? Of course loving not.

Did they pull all the passes for the parks? Of course loving not.

Thanks for nothing, you loving Grinches.

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

Entropist posted:

I still have mine, in a park.

Also, I think you still get a few premium passes out of it if they pull your EX-raid.

Yay for $2 of loving passes in exchange for an EX pass. Whoever would pass up on that deal. Seems it was only sponsored ones, you know, like they loving have told us to do to be in the EX lottery.

gently caress, one of the people in my discord got a pass, and so did her 10 year old daughter, their first ones ever. Our entire group had a little party planned because it was Christmas.

gently caress you Niantic, gently caress you extra hard for making a kid cry because she got a loving pass on her goddamn birthday and you had to take that tiny bit of joy away from her.

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

No ours was a stand-alone Sprint store.

Apparently the store has to be open in order for us to raid there despite the fact Sprint doesn't really want you hanging around inside the store to do a raid even when they are open. And seeing as you can access the gym from the parking lot on two sides of the building we should be in the clear.

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

Irukandji Syndrome posted:

It sounds like Cowslips Warren had actually gotten their first and only raid pass, and you seem to have ignored that their post was discussing a mom and her 10 year old who both got one for the first time

How does that translate to Johnny 5 Mewtwos bitching about his lost pass or whatever?

This.

Of course there's dudes in discord whining that they only have an 80 and a 95 and they want a 100 Mewtwo it's not fair! Those fuckers I got no sympathy for.

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

Das Doppelganger posted:

Anybody here have the Go-tcha or had one that can speak to the expected experience?

I got the Plus and love it, other than needing to replace the battery every few months.


So all the parks around here closed at 5pm today, but idiots are still out doing raids. gently caress there were a few EX passes at parks that were closed and had the gates barred, and people parked elsewhere and jumped the gate. I half wish someone had called the cops on the trespassers. Like seriously?

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

In this case the park was closed and there were signs posted that it was closed and all the parking lots are blocked off.

Part of the reason of the closure on Christmas for them being kind of strict is that there are three large ponds there and people fish all the time, so it's deep, and not well lit around the water when closed. Drowning possibly?

edit: there are three parks at the gym, one at the entrance, one at the hiking trail, and the one where the raid was at a curve in the river leading to the pond.

Hey at least I'm not one of the players that bitched out to Niantic that my spot was going to be closed in a Sprint gym so they close all the Sprint and the Starbucks ones.



gently caress another city already removed all stops and gyms from its main street and two parks because of idiots going after hours.

Cowslips Warren fucked around with this message at Dec 26, 2017 around 12:45

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

MY PALE GOTH SKIN posted:

It's hard to tell with these things, since they're knockoff Chinese fitbits with different code crammed in. I know mine, personally, works the same with any distance between phone and Gotcha, up until we get near the "far enough away it might unpair" limit. But I've also seen these do some weird poo poo. Friend got one, it had to be held right at 2.5 feet away from his phone to connect and stay connected. He tried rolling with it for about 2 hours, then exchanged it for one that works just fine.


Have you double checked to make sure your phone is fully compatible as far as Bluetooth itself? Older phone, older Bluetooth could cause it.


I also absolutely prefer charging, but seems a lot of people won't try it because of that. They just burn through batteries while catching slower. I don't get it at all.

That's the wristband I have. I've never used the one that came with the Gotcha. TBH I've been wearing the drat thing all day for months, often 12+ hours, jumping in and out of cars, going all over town, and this is the first it's popped free. I probably just didn't wedge it in there right.


You're concerned with the city requesting the stops and gyms be removed, or the general attitude of the town regarding PoGo, right? Or both?

Genuinely curious since I know this has been a whole thing for you: what would you have done if you'd had a pass to that EX raid?

Are there any leaders in the PoGo community there? We had a couple early EX raids on private property, non-sponsored, and one of the admins on Discord just.. called the places and said "hey can a group of weirdos come stand in your parking lot for 15-20 minutes?" Obviously the park people could have said no, but if they understood no one was going to actually be loving about on the ponds, they might agree to it.


Someone did ask the park personnel and they were told at the park is closed and everyone has to leave. The other area I mentioned there were many warnings given to people before they finally pulled all the stops and the gyms but people ignored it. I don't remember if I posted it or not but there was at least a dozen people complaining that the guards and the cops had no legal reason to keep them out of private property once it was closed. "My taxes pay for this!"

As for me getting a pass there, well I wouldn't have gone. It would have sucked heavily but I don't want trespassing or an arrest on my record. At the park I'm speaking of I have seen an increase in police cruisers. I doubt it's because of Pokemon. Still we never used to have so many cops in the area and more than once they've come over to see a raid when the Park is open and asked what was going on.

Basic security guards I'm not too worried about, but the police keep stopping at groups and asking what's happening, I have no idea what they're really looking for.

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

Wait, you can charge the gotcha instead of replacing batteries?

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

Caught a perfect girl Ralts. Evolved her because why not?

So what's the deal with male Ralts? You want to keep at least one unevolved?

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

Entropist posted:

The guy who organized the main raid group in my city, and had close to 700 legendary raids on his medal, did not get a pass until the previous round even though they've been handing them out for quite some time here! It seems like the game has something against lvl 40s getting passes.

Anyone over lvl 30.

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_Socom posted:

Luckily, the Zangoose/Seviper switch was outside of the usual nest rotation. I'm a bit grumpy about the end of the event though, Slakoths have become WAY less common and I didn't manage to catch a decent one during the event

Ditto, I was catching 4-5 sloths a day before.

I've seen a lot of Feebas lately but they are all female and all horrible stats. And all in gated communities.

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

To be fair, Niantic has said if you raid more and have more gold gyms, you have a better chance to get an EX pass. It might only be 1% chance higher than a casual. So when a bunch of people who barely raid get the EX passes, and high level daily raiders who keep as many gold gyms as possible, get none, you don't see why people get angry? You do what Niantic says increases your chances, because everything else is 'anecdotal.'

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

If all the legendaries were one per trainer, same with Mewtwo, I'd be totally fine with the EX system entirely.

I mean people would multiaccount like poo poo but they already do that for an EX pass.

Some dude in our raid group got pissy the other day because people don't want to raid with him any more. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact he has four Mewtwos and whines he hasn't gotten a 100% one yet and is debating about setting up two more accounts to try for the perfect one. Most of our group has yet to get one, and those that do tend not to brag about it or laugh at people who haven't gotten a pass, because they aren't assholes who need a perfect Mewtwo.

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

Raid train today. Wasn't able to do one raid at Sprint because the timer was low and my app wouldn't load. Of course it gave out EX passes....to half the people that raided, all under level 35.

For Thursday at 2pm. Are EX raids just never on weekends? That's when people are mostly raiding!

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

Finally got an EX raid pass. Did the raid today, from 10-1045. We set a 1015 start time just in case....and one lady was really pissed about it, because she had to get to work. I understand, but no one wanted to be the assholes that jump right at 10, seeing as the passes seem to be pretty low in number. Right at 1014 another dude zipped in and actually in an Uber to get to the raid, so thankfully we waited, so we had 11 accounts.

Fucker had Focus Blast and was one-shotting everything but we beat him. Everyone but the pissed lady caught him. My friend caught on the first ball, mine was the second. Two of the other guys were playing for their kids and were worried about losing the chance, so another person caught them for them.

The suck part is that everyone else was in a circle to battle but that one lady refused to get near the group, almost anyone would have tried to catch him for her. Ah well?

One of the players was whining hers was only 72% but loving hell man, it's a drat Mewtwo, I don't care if he has negative %!

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

Snow must be worse than 120* weather cause in the summer/fall we still get fuckers out raiding.

Time for new raid bosses. May I suggest:

Tier 1: babies.

Tier 2: Seadra, Hitmonchan/lee

Tier 3: Tangela

Tier 4: Dragonite, Gyarados, Ampharos

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

We can already put them in gyms, so why not.

Tier 3 also: Umbreon, Espson, Hounddoom

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

Entropist posted:

I don't know why it's called community day but I had a nice stay-in-bed-and-lucky-egg-evolve day.

We had a few events set up over town. I did a local park and passed out stickers to anyone who was playing, and hid little Pokemon figures and balls around the park. Was pretty fun seeing the kids, and some adults, flip their poo poo at finding a Sandshew or Machoke magnet chilling on a Stop sign.

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

My event only sucked when I didn't bring my spare cords and my usual charge cord poo poo out. But drat it was fun watching people find the little figures!

edit: Now drama in planning a raid train tomorrow. The Discord's group's leader is out tomorrow, and they start usually by 6am. Another group starts about 830/9am. I am a member of both groups but haven't been hitting the 6am group lately. So I let them know hey, the late morning group is going to start about 9, anyone want in? Somehow this got me volunteered to lead the 6am raid, and when I declined, someone got pissy and said I always try to take over when we do the early raids (which has been some weeks) so now I have to do it, in their words.

Then again the same person told people they need to skip church/family functions to raid. So I hope he's joking.

One, I have never tried to take over, all I've done is read the map and try to find more spots for us to hit. Two, I'm not going to be up and raiding at 6am. And three, if there's 6 of you people arguing over me being the volunteer, one of you idiots can take my place!

I swear all I need is one loving skywhale and I can be done till the next boss comes out.

Cowslips Warren fucked around with this message at Jan 21, 2018 around 04:36

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

The super funny thing is that there was no train at all at 6 a.m. now because no one else volunteered to be up that early? I mean there was a group of like four or five people at all really wants to do is 6 a.m. one but not a single one of them would actually lead the train.

We ended up doing the 9 a.m. group which still wasn't the best because people would flake out after one or two which meant that we had a really strong group for the first two raids in for everything after we were barely squeaking by. But it's all good I finally got my sky whale orca.

And to the dip that did one raid but couldn't do anymore and kept arguing because he really wants another perfect Sky whale Orca, screw you. Pretty much everyone in the group didn't have one yet but he likes to show off he already had a 100% one and was bragging that his other five or six at only 95 or 90%. And he was going to trash them. Know your audience.

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

So down for a Dratini event. I need that gold badge.

Wondering if I should leave Pokemon in the park again. Double Xp was great for raiding but stardust not so much!

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 really do like the Staggering but I can do without some of the Gen 1 Nests at this point.

If lorad is so rare does that mean even in places like Seattle where it rains a lot they don't spawn so much?

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

Crosspeice posted:

Oh that's right, where the gently caress are Shroomish? I've seen zilch.

Hatched 2 and caught one with the Pogo Plus.
I have seen more wild Breloom than Shroomish.

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

Darth TNT posted:

Water pokemon everywhere where I live. I'm currently walking my second Milotic to be. I have 2 genders of Sharpedo.

I have both genders of Crawdaunt, though I was lucky that there was a mini nest nearby. Otherwise I would probably only be half way to the second.

Lotad is really weird. If it rains it's fairly common, if it's dry then there are none in sight. I now have 80 Lotad candy.

I also have both Breloom genders.

I have a Shiftry, because Seedot was really common for a while. Somehow however they've gone completely extinct since a few weeks ago.

The new monsters are nice, but my water biome will probably mean that no numels will ever spawn near me.
Aron is semi rare, Whismur is everywhere and Balltoy is uncommon. I don't think I've seen any other of the new Pokemon yet.

Just in case you hadn't heard yet, but all eggs now only contain Hoen pokemon. So get to hatching.

All NEW eggs, right? Not the ones chilling in your storage?

Got two Crawdaunts, two Sharpedos, 3 Brelooms, 2 Shiftrys, 2 Milotics (did use a lot of rare candy there), but I did hit two huge nests for the first two. Currently walking my Lotad, because that fucker is more rare than Snorlax.

I really hope we get a double candy event soon, I need to turn in a poo poo ton of sloths.

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

Why do we get new gen 3 out when all the nests are loving gen1? Oh boy, we have loving 6 Goldeen nests within an hour of each other. No Magikarp. No starters. ONE Gen3 nest that is Nosepass. Yay.

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

TheMaestroso posted:

Nests aren't exclusively a particular gen. The nests around here switch gens pretty regularly when nests change.

I know it's random and the nests are likely generated by computer random logs but there is no reason we should have so many gen 1 nests and few to no Gen 2 nests and 1 to 2 gen 3 nests.

Likewise there is no reason so many of the eggs have to be from gen 1 by this point. They removed the rat in Pidgey and they really should remove several of the others like Ponyta Growlithe the male and female Nidoran Etc.

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

Chairman Mao posted:

Only Snorunt is a pure ice type (at least for now), and only Gen 5's Klink line is pure steel so the rest of the steel/ice types should be boosted by other weather conditions. I think that's probably by design because what does steel have to do with snowy weather?


We have had a ton of reasonably rare gen 3 Pokemon nest around here lately, you unfortunately just got the rear end end of the rng this time. They'll probably roll around to you eventually.

If it helps any, they've removed all gen 1 and 2 Pokemon from the egg pool temporarily and you haven't been able to hatch a nidoran in ages.

I've hatched about ten Nidorans from eggs, all recent eggs, in December. So they're still there.

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 spotted a rarity at a raid last night. A neckbeard goon.

Most of the raids we have around here have a few, but this dude was clearly a Prime Cut of rear end in a top hat. Almost 6 feet tall with the pube hair attempt at a beard, being driven around by his friend who clearly wasn't comfy with the goon asking about friend's mom's breast cancer, and demonstrating by tapping his own mantit and asking if she'd get fake ones put in.

Said awesome goon started in asap, saying he didn't want to catch Kyorge because he doesn't have ANY legendary and doesn't want to break that streak. When he found out I'd missed the Aggron raid, he wouldn't shut up about how he caught it, but me showing him my Slackings and Dragonites shut him up fast, before he accused me of spoofing. No, rear end in a top hat, I've just played a lot and walked a lot and spent money to get incubators.

Of course he kept his social skills when we split into groups (21 people showed) and when he caught on the last ball, he started screaming. Literally screaming NO NO NO I CAUGHT HIM NO NO gently caress NO.

I think maybe 3 people caught it in his group. I think I know why no one invites him to carpool to raids.

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

Caught three Kyogres today. It's like, I try like crazy to get the first one, and after that it's loving easy. Sadly missed the only Aggron raid of the day. But did get the cactus scarecrow dude and the Baltoy and its evolution, Fifty Shades of Buttplug.

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

Darth TNT posted:

Pretty happy I received my second pass. Still a terrible system.

My friend was almost in tears when she told me she got a pass this week. She also got them the past two times they were out.

The two lvl 40s in our main group have yet to get one. Me, I'm happy I just finally got the one Mewtwo. Now to convince my friend she has to do the raid still, one person not there could break the battle.

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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

Non EX pass, but when do we go back to getting gen 1 and 2 in the eggs? Stocking up on the good poo poo now.

Well better than Ponyta and Growlithe and Para poo poo.

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