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Pokémon Go: Week 15 [20161031|20:37]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Squee, as always, welcome in the comments.

  • Huzzah for the Halloween event! It kicked off whilst I was in the Netherlands. I managed to walk my Clefairy to the point of evolution, and I unexpectedly caught sufficient Cubones to be able to evolve one.
  • I used my Level 25 lucky egg since the Spreadsheet of Evolve said I had 91 evolutions available. I actually didn’t have enough Pidgeys, Rattatas, Weedles or Caterpies to do them all. Still, 80,000+ XP is not to be sneezed at. I also did some fairly ruthless transferring, to take advantage of the extra candy from the Halloween event.
  • I now have three Gyarados.
  • New to my Pokédex were the Clefable, Marowak, Wigglytuff, Omastar and Dewgong. DEWGONG. <3333
  • How brilliant is the double candy reward for catches (+6) and transfers (+2)? Almost as brilliant as having to walk a quarter of the distance with your Buddy for a candy.
  • I’m walking my Pikachu. I am delighted that it sits on my shoulder. I’m also delighted that I’ll only have to walk 11 km to be able to evolve it, instead of 44.
  • I like the redesign of the egg page. It’s much easier to tell which egg corresponds to what distance with a quick glance.
  • I don’t like the redesign of the medals. I liked having an exact count of the number I needed to bump up from bronze to silver to gold. The progress bar is too imprecise, although I concede it makes the front page listing much tidier. However, once you hit gold, you get the exact count back when you click on the medal, so why isn’t it there for the others when you click on them? Grrr.
  • On the positive side, I hit gold for evolving over 200 Pokémon. Best of all, I’ve hit silver on the Hex Maniac medal because of all the ghost-type Pokémon that are now appearing. This makes me happy.

I wasn’t able to take advantage of the event over the weekend due to spending 90% of our waking hours either preparing for, throwing, or recovering from, Humuhumu’s Halloweeny birthday party. (Pics to come in a future post.) (I may still be recovering.) I can’t complain, though. I can’t thank my child enough for cleverly being born so close to my favourite holiday.

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[User Picture]From: owlfish
2016-11-01 13:16 (UTC)
It turns out my parents' apartment is within reach of a Pokestop, so while I only discovered yesterday the walking bonus, I spent the last week being decadent with lures and taking copious advantage of living practically on top of a stop. The mobile signal was erratic enough in amongst all the houses that I also did a lot of unintentional "walking" along the day. Also, lots more floppy fishes were caught, if not nearly enough to evolve any.

I'm sorry I didn't realize sooner about the walking! I went on a lovely walk yesterday and today, taking advantage of having a full-day schoolgirl. Yesterday's was particularly good: I hatched a Chansey and caught my first Marawaks.

Also in the last week, I caught a Slowbro, a Dewgong, and a Magneton.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-11-01 14:52 (UTC)
Ah, that sounds like great fun! I'm glad you've enjoyed Pokéstoptop living.

Congratulations on your Chansey! They don't seem to be a combat Pokémon of choice, though they have an outrageous amount of HP.
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[User Picture]From: grammaravenger
2016-11-02 04:52 (UTC)
Exact count on the medals: you have to first click on the medal, then click on the gold medal on the far right, and then it will tell you the exact count you've reached. (Even if you don't have a gold medal, you can still click on that greyed-out icon.)

Sadly, I feel like I wasted my super discounted buddy candy. I caught a Dragonite a zillion years ago when I was very low-level and didn't even realize how lucky I'd gotten. I hoped I could walk and get enough candies to get it up to a decent level but... yeah, I still need an absurd number of additional candy to make this guy useful. But I've only ever seen two Dragonites, and only caught the one. :\ Never seen a Dratini at all.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-11-03 08:42 (UTC)
Ohhhh, I see! Thank you! (But wow, that's non-intuitive.)

Aw, I'm sorry your Dragonite is so underpowered. I have an Onix, which, like you, I caught when I first started playing. It's very underpowered, too, and there's no way I could walk it to the point where it would be useful. I've never seen another since.
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