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Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Resist
Aug 25th 2018 at 5:06:47 PM

So, Shiny Wingull has been released 3-4 days early. It's possible that it's a mistake on Niantic's part.

Edited by Anura on Aug 25th 2018 at 1:08:58 PM

Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
Aug 27th 2018 at 11:29:20 PM

Hit level 38, so I'm now the proud owner of the following level 40s: 100% Machamp, 96% Machamp, 100% Kingdra and 100% Rapidash. I also took my best Smack Down Tyranitar, an 87% with 15 Atk, up to level 39.5. I'm just five candies shy of 40 for him.

The friendship system has been rather ridiculous for facilitating this. I've been passively gaining huge chunks of level because I have a list containing a very large portion of the raid chats I'm in and all the Ultra levels are trickling in now. If I throw on an egg, each one of those is worth 100k XP. Tons of gain for almost no effort.

http://www.twitch.tv/kuroitsubasatenshi http://www.fimfiction.net/story/120195/the-necromancers-ambition
Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Resist
Aug 29th 2018 at 1:58:08 PM

Okay, so. This weekend is the last set of Summer Challenges, which will unlock a bunch of Stardust bonuses between the 3rd and 10th of September for doing lots of Field Research Tasks. Hitting all the goals will cause Moltres to return to raids for three hours on September 8th, and like Zapdos it will be possibly shiny and have a unique move, this time Sky Attack. Sky Attack Moltres will have higher neutral DPS than Overheat, and Flying shares Fire's effectiveness against Grass and Bug, so it's worth getting. Even against things like Machamp, which are weak to Flying but not Fire, Moltres will beat out double-Flying Rayquaza in sunny(/moony) weather.

And we also get the mysterious Ultra Bonus. My money's on non-EX Mewtwo, since we seem to be doing Kanto legendaries as a theme.

Edited by Anura on Aug 29th 2018 at 9:58:52 AM

Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Resist
Aug 30th 2018 at 6:11:07 AM

TSR's teardown of the new version. I'm too lazy to put it in my own words this time.

Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
32_Footsteps Think of the mooks! from Just north of Arkham Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
Aug 31st 2018 at 8:57:07 AM

Huh... something I just thought of... do Special Research quests count towards the Community Day goal? I'm still plodding along the "9 eggs hatched" quest (it's not like I'm in a hurry otherwise), and I'll certainly spring for incubators if it turns out that will help.

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Aug 31st 2018 at 9:22:53 AM

I don't think anyone knows. Niantic is pretty non-transparent about this stuff. Even if they do, these goals usually get hit so easily that I wouldn't recommend dropping coins to contribute. Just do it if you want to bypass that time gate faster.

http://www.twitch.tv/kuroitsubasatenshi http://www.fimfiction.net/story/120195/the-necromancers-ambition
32_Footsteps Think of the mooks! from Just north of Arkham Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
Aug 31st 2018 at 9:34:46 AM

I'm somewhat tempted to do it simply to clear out the six 10 km eggs I have out of my inventory regardless... that said, I have to clear out inventory space to be able to do so.

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Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Resist
Sep 2nd 2018 at 4:51:46 AM

  • All regions have completed their tasks. Next week will have double stardust for hatching and catching, 3000 dust for every raid, and 1-hour Star Pieces. Next Saturday will have Moltres raids everywhere with a shiny chance, and on the Monday after that we'll hear what the Ultra Bonus is for hitting every single summer target.
  • Research has rotated. Entei is now the Breakthrough reward and Spinda pattern #3 can be obtained from "Land a Great Curveball" tasks (last month you could only get Spinda #8).
  • Growlithe can now be shiny. Growlithe is also the reward for the task "Use 10 Berries", if you want to try for that.
  • Here's the full list of encounter rewards for the new quests.
  • You can also now get Silver Pinap from the "Catch 3 Fire-types" task.

Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
32_Footsteps Think of the mooks! from Just north of Arkham Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
Sep 4th 2018 at 9:37:25 AM

I think you mean "catch 5 fire-types" task - I have that one currently.

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Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Sep 4th 2018 at 10:13:18 AM

Yeah, I've finished one and am working on another. Since Fire-types don't spawn naturally in my area and the weather has taken a turn for the cloudier, I've been relying on other quests to get it done. I've also already gotten the new Spinda.

Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
Sep 4th 2018 at 10:20:37 AM

New Spinda quest's been oddly common for me compared to the previous one. I think I got three copies of Spinda 8, but I've already gotten 11 copies of Spinda 3, of which I've thrown out 2. I'm debating how many I should hang onto for trade.

Silver Pinap quests have been annoying here, too. Sunny weather has suddenly disappeared, being replaced by ye olde Partly Cloudy. It's not all bad, since that weather makes it much easier to farm everything for dust, but it does make getting the quests done (of which I found four yesterday...) really annoying. Fortunately, the area I like to hang around will still spawn the odd Ponyta in any weather, so it was a matter of being patient and stacking the quests. Helped that I got a couple "catch 5 with weather boost" give me Vulpix, too (even though I'm more interested in Poliwags at the moment, I can't say no to Vulpix, quests or not).

Edited by KuroiTsubasaTenshi on Sep 4th 2018 at 11:22:57 AM

http://www.twitch.tv/kuroitsubasatenshi http://www.fimfiction.net/story/120195/the-necromancers-ambition
32_Footsteps Think of the mooks! from Just north of Arkham Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
Sep 4th 2018 at 1:37:30 PM

We've been getting hit with the cloudy weather as well. I've mostly been clearing through my queue for the stray Charmanders that I've been storing up (although I apparently did every Gastly quest under the sun instead).

I also managed to somehow get and complete the "catch a Ditto" request. I should keep better track of what I have.

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Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Resist
Sep 5th 2018 at 2:27:46 PM

There's been a change to Lucky Pokemon.

  • If you have fewer then 10 Lucky Pokemon, any trade involving something from August 2016 or earlier is guaranteed to turn Lucky.
  • UNCONFIRMED: The minimum IVs for Lucky Pokemon seem to have been raised from 10 to 12 which, if true, means the odds of them being perfect are 1/64.

Edited by Anura on Sep 5th 2018 at 10:30:15 AM

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Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Resist
Sep 10th 2018 at 8:28:55 AM

Ultra Bonus:

  • From the 13th (this Thursday) until the end of the month, Kanto Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild and in raids.
  • From an unknown start time (probably also the 13th) until the end of the month, all four Kanto regionals will be available from 7km gift eggs.
  • From the 13th to the 20th, all three legendary birds will be available in raids.
  • From immediately after that until the 23rd of October, Mewtwo will be in normal raids.

Edited by Anura on Sep 10th 2018 at 5:15:20 PM

Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
32_Footsteps Think of the mooks! from Just north of Arkham Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
Sep 10th 2018 at 8:45:16 AM

Record Needle Scratch

What.

I had briefly dreamed on the ultra reward being a single chance at Mewtwo, but I kept it to myself as overly optimistic. An entire weekend with multiple chances? No. Way.

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Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Sep 10th 2018 at 8:49:19 AM

[up] I'll have to edit that. It's the 20th of September until the 23rd of October. An entire month.

Edited by Anura on Sep 10th 2018 at 4:50:54 PM

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32_Footsteps Think of the mooks! from Just north of Arkham Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
Sep 10th 2018 at 9:08:41 AM

Jaw Drop

All that, and I barely even registered that the Gen I regionals are going to be in 7 km eggs (I wonder if there's going to be a restriction on where the eggs originated from or not - Anura, I'll be prioritizing your gifts as insurance). This is, to be blunt, miles beyond what I thought we'd get from Ultra Events (I was expecting a weekend of maybe guaranteeing the three birds coming back and being shiny, or maybe even that EX raids would have shiny Mewtwo from here on out).

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Anomalocaris20 Rock is Everything! from Sagittarius A* Relationship Status: Love blinded me (with science!)
Rock is Everything!
Sep 10th 2018 at 11:29:34 AM

By Kanto Regionals do you mean Tauros, Farfetch'd, Mr. Mime, and Kangaskhan? Because if so, that'd be really nice.

The fact that the world exists means nobody has had a TRUE 'everything bagel' yet. Twitch
Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Sep 10th 2018 at 11:32:18 AM

[up] Yup, exactly.

Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
kablammin45 Has a shocking personality from Pyrodia Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Has a shocking personality
Sep 10th 2018 at 11:34:53 AM

Dang, I'm really looking forward to this. I haven't caught any other regionals since Farfetch'd was made available last Thanksgiving. (I just hope I don't just end up hatching a ton of Tauros out of my 7k eggs the whole time, given my usual luck. 😅)

Dude, like, working for Ruby is just rad, y' know? Has tons of neat perks and she's promisin' me a place to fit in. Isn't that righteous?
Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Sep 10th 2018 at 11:45:38 AM

I got Farfetch'd from last year's global challenge, and Kangaskhan from the Europe event after the first Go Fest. Since I get plenty of Mime regardless, that just leaves Tauros.

Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
Sep 10th 2018 at 1:10:32 PM

Heh, if not for this egg event, it'd be too bad we can't trade over distance. I catch a Tauros every few days and at our friend rank, it wouldn't be too costly to trade one to you.

Tauros is the only regional I've got (though I almost got a Mr. Mime from someone traveling through my city until he realized he'd already used up his special trade for the day), so I've got a lot of ground to cover. Good thing getting enough raid passes for turbo Moltres raiding has left me with a hefty stock of Super Incubators.

http://www.twitch.tv/kuroitsubasatenshi http://www.fimfiction.net/story/120195/the-necromancers-ambition
Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Resist
Sep 10th 2018 at 3:32:26 PM

So this whole thing seems to be a way to clear up Gen 1 for good. Mewtwo getting a whole month in regular raids suggests that it's being replaced by something else, with the most common guess being Deoxys.

Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Resist
Sep 12th 2018 at 7:01:32 AM

Pokestop Nomination is being beta tested in Brazil and South Korea!

  • Only level 40 players who don't have child accounts can nominate a location.
  • Nominations go into OPR to be reviewed by Ingress players that are at least level 12 in that game.
  • These are the submission guidelines.
  • And this is how the process works. It's a bit better than the way it works in Ingress, and the improvements will probably be ported over to Ingress Prime when that comes out.

Edited by Anura on Sep 12th 2018 at 3:19:22 PM

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kablammin45 Has a shocking personality from Pyrodia Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Has a shocking personality
Sep 12th 2018 at 7:22:06 AM

I'm not surprised that you have to be level 40 to be able to suggest/submit Pokéstop locations. If just anybody could, they'd probably be drowning in junk locations.

I'm still at level 32, so I have quite a ways to go before I can even think of doing this.

Dude, like, working for Ruby is just rad, y' know? Has tons of neat perks and she's promisin' me a place to fit in. Isn't that righteous?

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