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Score hidden · 5 hours ago

Has anyone else noticed that the blank battle party glitch in raids isn't working anymore? I tried it this morning when soloing a Donphan, and it kicked me out of the raid with an error. I restarted the timer and was able to finish the raid without using a blank party to get the full 180 seconds.

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Score hidden · 5 hours ago

Unlikely. I haven't heard any complaint on the Pogoraids Discord.

Maybe you have just clicked too early (e.g. when you were on 184).

If you click Rejoin too early and the battle starts before 180, then you get booted out.

Score hidden · 6 hours ago

METEOR MASH METAGROSS, YES!!!!

Now I hope it gets introduced to its normal moveset and not by community day... but I guess that's asking for too much. RIP my two maxed 100% Metagross.

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Score hidden · 5 hours ago

Or maybe it's just for Deoxys.

Score hidden · 9 hours ago

Harder. 4 players is the minimum.

*Unless you were using a fire-based team in sunny weather. Then no.

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Score hidden · 9 hours ago

Or unless it's raining all the time. Then Regirock is easier :-)

266 points · 1 day ago

Terrible idea. Now you know it’s a hundo and start to get sweaty hand and can’t throw right anymore.

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23 points · 1 day ago

But at least you use a Golden Razz Berry instead of a Pinap.

There is a case for Pinaping Regirock? There sure was none for Registeel. In the later raids I simply gave no berries whatsoever. I understand Golden Razzies if you have difficulties in catching the first one (or the best so far).

(I am never going to power up any of them and it was useful to feed any extra pinapps to any gym I like to get gold badge)

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Score hidden · 11 hours ago

If PvP is introduced and Partly Cloudy weather is common where you live, Regirock will be quite good.

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2 points · 1 day ago

I'm quite sure the 3 birds will come every year in some form. They are just too popular not to come periodically.

Next appointment is Moltres Day, when you should really just show up for the whole 3 hours at the gym in the most crowded place in your area, and at some point someone will show up.

For Mewtwo you need to raid once a week at every park gym, maybe you'll get an EX Raid invite.

Mew is there indefinitely, it won't expire.

2 points · 1 day ago

I try to keep a living dex (not gendered) just for collection purposes but I'm definitely ready to get rid of anything if I get something good in exchange (e.g. I traded my only Chimecho to a friend who gave me a level 35 Larvitar).

Anyway currently a living dex only requires 375 Pokémon out of the 950 which is my current storage.

3 points · 1 day ago

Happened to me as well.

Not a big issue, as there are only 5 parties (and one of them was the empty one to get 180 seconds).

Original Poster2 points · 1 day ago

What do you mean by a 180 seconds

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33 points · 1 day ago

I would still say it’s completely useless/unusable; it’s only a minor increase, and a lags behind a TON of Pokémon, many of which are much more common

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2 points · 1 day ago

Yes, it's just useful for very new players who missed both Bulbasaur CD and the Alolan Exeggutor invasion.

10 points · 1 day ago

Except there is Executor.

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4 points · 1 day ago

Eggception

That's still a major pain when opening, especially when you have like a hundred friends like I do. I always try to rotate whose gifts I open so I don't end up opening the same 20 daily and neglecting the other 80. And since the sort by gift's internal way of sorting is by alphabet this means I'll sometimes have to scroll all the way down for every gift.

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9 points · 1 day ago

And since the sort by gift's internal way of sorting is by alphabet

...if my trainer name were Zyxwgh, nobody would ever open my gifts.

4 points · 1 day ago · edited 1 day ago

Complicated enough that you can't publish a preliminary lucky rate for trades of Pokemon that were just caught?

EDIT: I don't know why this was downvoted. Same day trades are the easiest to test. Either there is enough of a sample size to conclude a base lucky transformation rate or there are unforeseen variables. Both would be good pieces of information to know.

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3 points · 1 day ago

Either there is enough of a sample size to conclude a base lucky transformation rate or there are unforeseen variables.

There are unforeseen variables. I can't say more at the moment (we are still trying to nail down the unforeseen variables) but we need a little more time.

54 points · 2 days ago

I'm surprised the silphroad group haven't posted an article yet

I wonder how much data they have so far

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53 points · 2 days ago

I'm surprised too LOL.

But seriously: we are of course researching on the odds of getting Lucky Pokémon.
However it seems more complicated than we initially thought, so we need more data.

When we reach at least some conclusive results, we'll post an article.

Yea reading this thread feels like I'm reading the onion. Stacking 100+ Pokemon? Either buy more space or transfer it. That is just insane

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17 points · 1 day ago

I think this is one of those cases where the silph road users are the exception rather than the norm.

Still, that's many players.

37 points · 1 day ago

The Silph Road community is itself a fractional minority of the game’s players and even then only a fraction of TSR users stacked encounters. Obviously this sucks and it should be rolled back or there should be compensation but it’s nuts to me that so many people here seem convinced this is affecting any notable portion of the player base. If you are affected by this you’re in a tiny minority.

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4 points · 1 day ago

I'm not affected by this (I cleared all my stacked encounters during the double candy event) but "many" is not incompatible with "a tiny minority".

0.01% of 10 million players (figures I'm making up, but plausible in my opinion) are one thousand players who are losing hundreds of high-IV Pokémon, possibly including some shinies.

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1 point · 1 day ago

I’d like to see some more Pokemon added to the wild in the near future

I would be surprised if Gen4 weren't released within 2 months.

5 points · 1 day ago

Thank you very much for posting this.

We have a long history of premature information being spread (it happened several times, not just on July 19th).

Likely candidates to be kept are Magikarp, Mawile, Machamp, Tyranitar, and Absol.

And also the three Alolan raid bosses, in particular the raid-exclusive A-Raichu and A-Marowak.

Original Poster1 point · 2 days ago

How can I see the level of my pokemon?

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2 points · 1 day ago

The level is determined by the dot position on the power-up arc. It can go from 1 (left-most position) to your level + 2 (right-most position).

The best way to see the level of a Pokémon is to use a screenshot-reading IV calculator like PokéGenie (iOS) or CalcyIV (Android).

(To be added to the Silph Road FAQs)

a team of 6 powered up of any legendarily is pretty excessive for anyone I'd think.

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1 point · 1 day ago

A team of 6 level 30 Kyogre/Groudon/Rayquaza/Mewtwo is not excessive.

What's a Unique 6 challenge?

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1 point · 2 days ago

Soloing a Tier 3 raid boss without using duplicate Pokémon.

Example: soloing Flareon using 1 Kyogre, 1 Tyranitar, 1 Golem, 1 Sharpedo, 1 Gyarados and 1 Groudon, instead of e.g. using 6 Kyogre.

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Original Poster5 points · 2 days ago

You nailed it on the head!

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2 points · 2 days ago

You know, it's one of the biomes I have at home (the other one being a Bugless Northern biome, with lots of Normal Pokémon like Spearow, Taillow and Whismur, a bit of Electric/Steel like Magnemite, Plusle/Minun and some rare sightings of Skarmory, Beldum and the pseudo-Electric Porygon, and zero Bug types except for the occasional Venonat).

That's my biome! Bugs besides the water one (previously venonat) are rare. Also ice types are quite common.

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2 points · 1 day ago

Yes, that's the "cemetery variant" here: Drowzee, Swinub, Jynx, Spheal are quite common there (in the past also Zubat, Krabby and Horsea, I don't know why) with the occasional Sneasel/Piloswine and the rare Lapras.

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I'm not sure if you're agreeing or if you're saying that it's theoretical so it's fine to use impossible values. "Theoretical" is meant to suggest what is possible, even if it's not practical or realistic. Theoretically, you would still have to allocate time for the splash screens. And if we could figure out exactly how the notification cap works, that might be a hard limit on how many screens can pop up within 30 min, which should also be accounted for. I believe it is actually impossible to receive 200 friends up level up notifications within 30 min, and that the theoretical maximum is thus lower. I'm not sure how much lower though.

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1 point · 2 days ago

9 seconds per notification is ambitious but I don't believe it's impossible. However you probably need to do nothing else and have a good network connection and fast finger to dismiss the notifications.

However instead of relying on my gut feeling, next time I level up a friendship I'll take a stopwatch.

4 points · 2 days ago

If friendship never sees a double xp event the total is 19,668,000xp

Which is already enough to get to level 40, assuming normal play for the previous 89 days.

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2 points · 2 days ago
  • Nests are great to find good (or even excellent) non-legendary uncommon Pokémon like Geodude, Exeggcute, Jynx, Abra, Machop, Makuhita, Houndour, Carvanha, Bulbasaur, Mudkip, Gastly, Swinub, Spheal, etc.

  • Eggs are good to find the rare non-legendary non-nesting ones like Dratini, Larvitar, Snorlax, Chansey.

  • Quests are good for some of the above, if you can find the rare ones.

  • Some Raids give you good Pokémon or at least good candy. Tier 1 and 2 raids are soloable by using any combination of high-DPS Pokémon, while most Tier 3 require more specialists at higher level (L25-30 is usually enough). Nowadays you can find Makuhita, Kirlia, Machamp, Alolan Exeggutor as soloable raid bosses with useful candy. If you find a weather-boosted boss, even better because it's already level 25.

  • Check the Silph League for a Discord/Telegram group in your area: you can find people to trade good Pokémon, to report rare/useful quests in your area, and most importantly to coordinate raids (especially relevant for future legendaries and for Tyranitar).

Original Poster1 point · 2 days ago

Thanks a lot for the tips! Do you have any advice on how to find nests?

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1 point · 2 days ago

http://thesilphroad.com/atlas

Even if something isn't listed, you can usually find nests in parks. Even if they only have 1 or 2 spawn points, they can still be useful if you go there every day.

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11 points · 2 days ago

Specialists are usually better, because both moves are Super Effective at the same time, and both moves are boosted by the same weather.

However there are two special cases:
1) When both moves are super effective against a particular raid boss (e.g. Bi/SE Tyranitar against Lugia, Co/OH Blaziken against Registeel or Regice).
2) When the moveset has a particularly good neutral DPS (e.g. DT/SB Alolan Exeggutor or Co/SB Exeggutor or Co/SB Mewtwo).

2 points · 2 days ago

The Silph Road Research Team is researching on this topic. Stay tuned!

2 points · 2 days ago

I started playing in July 2016.

I reached level 30 after 4 and a half months, level 34 around the time raids were introduced (June 2017) and I'm now breezing through level 39 because of these unreasonable friendship bonuses.

Nowadays you can get to level 40 in few months just with friendship.

I wouldn’t say level 35 in no time; that’s still 6M XP. Level 30, though, is really easy and practically meaningless now

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2 points · 2 days ago

I wouldn’t say level 35 in no time; that’s still 6M XP.

54 Ultra Friends + 54 Lucky Eggs, so 3 months in the worst case (with no optimization of gift opening to avoid hitting the 20-per-day cap).

1 point · 2 days ago

Yes, more or less like Hydro Cannon Blastoise: it will be a decent Tier B attacker instead of being just useless as until now.

To be fair, eggecutor isn't that hard to get ahold of. Grass is honestly pretty much the easiest type to get good attackers in, between Shiftry, Vileplume, Victrebel, and Eggecutor. It's the only type I actually have more good attackers in than I have slots on a team.

That said, I'd definitely like me some high-powered starter pokemon in grass.

I do find it a bit... dangerous to only level up one thing, though. There's always the possibility that niantic is going to change it so you can only have one of each pokemon on your attacking team, or that they're going to revamp the battle system in some way. If you're wholly dependent on a single pokemon type, you have a much higher chance of getting hosed by any such changes.

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1 point · 2 days ago

It depends on the biome and on the nest availability. Here it's decently easy, but there are people who have to walk Oddish or Bellsprout.

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8 points · 2 days ago

Genuine question here. I’ve seen a lot of people guessing it’ll be Gastly next. Why is that? Because of Halloween? Or other unspoken rules that Niantic seems to be following?

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3 points · 2 days ago

1) Gengar is popular, so it's likely for Gastly to get a Community Day.
2) Halloween is the perfect time to have a Gastly Community Day.
3) October 21st is late enough to be considered part of Halloween.

18 points · 2 days ago

Niantic doesn't profit when Pokemon are traded though, and made sure people have as much trouble as possible trading Pokemon for money. So no, your making it Niantic's point of view is really just trying to justify your selfish point of view. You might be on to something if they allowed a secondary market for rare pokemon.

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0 points · 2 days ago

Niantic doesn't profit when Pokemon are traded though

Trades cost stardust, and to get more stardust players buy more incubators and star pieces, or just play more.

And usually SC Gengar becomes a special trade, because the owner of a SC Gengar wants something valuable in exchange like a shiny or a legendary or something they don't have in the dex.

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It's hard to stock rare candies since it takes up too much bag space. I'll just start farming candy for them after I catch my first one.

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2 points · 2 days ago

I'll start stocking 20% of my bag space for Rare Candies when Regirock is 2 weeks from leaving.

1 point · 2 days ago

Only problem is 2 weeks in it's hard even using my free daily on a Regi lol.

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1 point · 2 days ago

It can be 4 weeks, depending on how much is 20% of your bag space. I have a quite small bag :-)

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