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I have a couple of maxed Brelooms (I catch 'em wild) but their IVs are terrible... do you think they're still worth using here?

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IVs don’t matter all that much.

I trade only for regionals I won’t get. Basically everything out of the US. Seems like a nice way to use the feature and still earn the rest.

Even Zapdos day? I get that it’s a personal thing and you may have no need of it but it I feel like there’s always something that could use some of those sweet rare candies.

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Yeah. I’ll always do my one a day. And of course Zapdos day.

Original Poster1 point · 11 hours ago

The point is, what if you don't know?

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Then you lose the profit from cheating and you stop trading with that person. Seems like a minor slap on the wrist to me.

Original Poster1 point · 10 hours ago

No. What I lose is a legit caught rare pokemon.

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You lost that when you traded it away.

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66 points · 13 hours ago

Second only to the customers who don't call at all.

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the best ticket is the one you never got.

Original Poster1 point · 14 hours ago

Got it. Bummer... I think I'll be disappointing quite a few people lined up for a Tauros!

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Seems like you are in a nice situation where if a bunch of people want a tauros and the game limits you to only a couple, you have a bidding war on your hands. People need to start making you offers.

Original Poster1 point · 17 hours ago

Dust isn't a problem for me, the problem is the candies.

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Do you have millions of dust sitting around? Have you powered up a ttar team, a machamp team, a few blisseys to hold high turnover gyms, your best few kygore, your best few rayquaza, your best few raikou, your top few mewtwo if you have any? If you haven't powered those up, the dust should go there instead.

More importantly, what scenario is this moveset good for?

People can spend their dust how they want to. It's an infinite resource.

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I’m not sure why you told me that people could spend their dust how they want. Were you under the impression that when I offered advice to someone who asked for it I believed that they must follow my advice? I general if people ask for advice they should expect to get it, and not get weirdly defensive about it.

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I think everyone gets a button for everyone else in the lobby, if two people click eachother, they become friends immediately.

And only do something if both players press the friend request button. If only one player presses the button, the other player doesn't need to be bothered -- to prevent any issues with players spamming friend requests to everyone.

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Yeah. That’s what I said.

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I'd probably stop coordinating with people and mostly raid myself. Which I think will ultimately make the game worse. Once 90% of people do that, communities will mostly die.

Yeah I know "you don't have to choose the most efficient option", but people do. That's how game design works, you can't give people an option that's "easy" if you want to promote the aspects of doing it the hard way, because they won't do it the hard way.

Find a local community chat. This isn't it.

Taking gyms just before midnight is fine. That's the game. There's other stuff you listed, but if your lead in is that they take gyms, I'm skeptical of the rest of it.

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reported to the admins

Honestly nobody cares - it's not a real threat. Just open up a new account and evade away. You need to shadow mute them so they keep messaging but you can't see them

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Every time people bothered us every three days and we reported it to the admins it stopped.

If it's not a real threat you tell me why it seems to work so often.

2 points · 1 day ago

He modmails also. Hell, he mod mails subs I don't even mod. :)

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So, have you done what was suggested yet?

13 points · 2 days ago

Betting 1 celebi per account. Period. No trades, no deletes.

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I bet go fest attendees will get another set of quests, and another celebi. Stakes: a month of reddit gold?

I see two options.

  1. Ignore trade evolutions, just make them normal.
  2. Make trade evolutions not re-roll IVs.

I could see #2 happening, I think trading is new enough that we don't know what sort of flexibility they're willing to introduce to it's rules yet. But I think #1 is more likely.

-6 points · 1 day ago

You can leave and move on to the next after "Go" appears. I believe that moving out of the radius negates the 100% catch rate on shinies, though, so you'd run the risk of missing a shiny that way.

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I believe that moving out of the radius negates the 100% catch rate on shinies, though, so you'd run the risk of missing a shiny that way.

I caught 4 articuno shinies on the first throw while plenty out of the radius.

1 point · 1 day ago

Can anyone else confirm this? My groups goal is currently just under 40 for Saturday but we could beat that if were not sitting around waiting to shiny check.

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If you're driving away you could get the speed lock. But all of my gyms I walked between. Some several city blocks though.

It's not about shininess, it's about speed lock, which always has that impact.

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2 points · 1 day ago

" I did over 2M last articuno day "

Articuno was double xp weekend?

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double xp for raids.

I REALLY hope trading never becomes a requirement to evolve. Would hate to trade away a good Pokemon just for it to involve into a trash one.

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I think the fact that IVs change in trades mean they won't use that method.

Alternatively, those could few that evolve could keep their IVs, which seems like a neat alternative.

Make new account, level it up to Lv 20 which takes a few hours if you know what you're doing, transfer all the items to main account.

Rinse and Repeat

See the problem? That's why we can't trade items.

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definitely the best way to get incubators.

If you’re level 15. You don’t need to think about IVs. If you focus too much on IVs you’ll end up with a bad team that could be great if you hadn’t run out of stardust/candy.

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