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Fynn
02-15-2017, 03:25 PM
The Johto Pokémon are coming this week! This is confirmed, though there is no concrete date for some reason?

Anyway, I'm super excited. After the whole baby Pokémon business, I was really worried they'd be trickling down all these Pokémon instead of giving us big updates

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2017/02/15/pokemon-go-is-finally-evolving-with-80-new-gen-2-pokemon-arriving-this-week/#ce4ddba206df

Pike
02-15-2017, 03:49 PM
I can't wait until it actually gets warmer and less snowy outside so I can start playing this again!

Psychotic
02-15-2017, 03:52 PM
I can't wait until it actually gets warmer and less snowy outside so I can start playing this again!This! I do of course have a hundred complaints, the battle system is meh, there's very limited things you can do, they stopped you being able to spin Pokestops if you're going above 20mph and 90% of the Pokemon I see are Pidgeys, Weedles and Rattatas, but despite all those moans I've had a great time playing it and it got me out and about and exploring new areas.

Fynn
02-15-2017, 03:54 PM
Get ready for some Sentrets and Hoothoots to break up the monotony, then!

Psychotic
02-15-2017, 05:23 PM
I want to know how they'll handle split evolutions like Politoed.

...oh wait they'll just take the Eevee random approach, won't they?

Fynn
02-15-2017, 05:44 PM
They'll actually be introducing a bunch of evolution-related items. It's all in the forbes article I linked

Depression Moon
02-15-2017, 06:14 PM
Whatever happened to this game? It was all over the news and in gaming discussions and then it vanished.

Del Murder
02-15-2017, 06:21 PM
Whatever happened to this game? It was all over the news and in gaming discussions and then it vanished.
For me, it had very little to offer once you've caught most of the pokemon native to your area. Other than catching, the only other content was to take over the gyms and eventually 2500 CP Dragonites controlled all of them. I also wish they kept the first version of the tracker. I hate the new version.

I haven't played this in a few months. Is trading allowed yet? Any other activities besides catching and gym battles? Are there better ways to find pokemon you are missing from your 'dex?

The Gen 2 sounds interesting but I'm not that interested in wading through more pidgeys and rattatas to find them.

Psychotic
02-15-2017, 06:23 PM
The worst part about you saying that is that you live in the Bay Area, aka the best place on the planet to find Pokemon in this game.

Fynn
02-15-2017, 06:24 PM
I think they've actually changed the distribution of Pokémon? So less Ratattas and Pidgeys and more Nidorans and stuff


Btw, I wonder if we'll get a free gen 2 starter

Formalhaut
02-15-2017, 06:50 PM
They should introduce a Pokemon care function on Pokemon GO, to suit those who like to pamper their pokemon after catching them instead of fighting 2500CP Dragonites.

Del Murder
02-16-2017, 04:44 AM
The worst part about you saying that is that you live in the Bay Area, aka the best place on the planet to find Pokemon in this game.
Truth be told, I found like 130 of 150, so there wasn't much left to be found. :D

Squall Leonhart Loire
02-16-2017, 07:01 AM
I have never heard of this game before.

Pike
02-17-2017, 02:26 AM
This app updated on my phone today, but I haven't found any new Pokemon yet so I'm not sure if it's THE update or not.

Fynn
02-17-2017, 08:09 AM
So this is live and people have already figured out that you need to name your Eevee Tamao for Umbreon and Sakura for Espeon

Psychotic
02-17-2017, 08:49 AM
I went out and about looking for them but the update hadn't rolled for me - I did catch a Muk though! Which I was pleased with, as I'd only ever seen one Grimer in my entire time playing the game.

Fynn
02-17-2017, 09:06 AM
My ride to work was pretty fruitful! I did get a Pidgey, a Gastly, and a Ratatta, but I also caught a Spinarak, Sentret, Natu, Swinub, Hoothoot, and Wooper!

And the selection is so much better. I saw Nidoran, Murkrow, and even Sudowoodo! So gone are the days of encountering only Ratatta and Pidgey.

I like the reintroduction of genders (my starter Charmander is actually a female!), and that all the types have icons now. When you encounter a Pokémon their typing is even briefly displayed above their head, which is neat!

EDIT: Also, noticed a whole bunch of people playing. I knew bringing in more Pokémon would keep people involved. It's a shame it took so long with so many poor decisions along the way. Hope we can get gen 3 by summer so that we can get out in the nicer weather with even more Pokémon to catch

Psychotic
02-17-2017, 10:06 AM
Aha, now they're here! Loaded up and got a Spinarak, Sentret, Murkrow and a Hoppip, as well as using the Eevee name trick for Espeon and Umbreon.

Fynn
02-17-2017, 10:16 AM
That's awesome, Psy! I'm so excited for this update! :excite:

Psychotic
02-17-2017, 11:45 AM
Get ready for some Sentrets and Hoothoots to break up the monotony, then!OH GOD I'M TRAPPED IN A SENTRET NIGHTMARE. Even caught a 1100 CP Furret.

Only sightings of Hoothoot yet though. Also caught a Wooper and had a Natu flee on me.

Fynn
02-17-2017, 01:33 PM
Yeah, the Sentrets are everywhere now

I actually managed to get two Hoothoots! I would have had three, but I got hit with the Schrödiger's Pokeball glitch and had to reset.

Pike
02-17-2017, 04:31 PM
I got a Swinub :D My first new Pokemon and also CP 10 lmao

Freya
02-17-2017, 06:06 PM
It's lunch so I was able to pull this up, evolved an eevee to a Espeon! and dang a ledyba jumps around the dang screen!

Del Murder
02-17-2017, 06:21 PM
I know it will be a while before they get to Gen 7, but they should at least release the Alola forms of the Gen 1 Pokemon for people playing in Hawaii. :D

Freya
02-17-2017, 07:09 PM
I was able to walk across the street to the church! Still couldn't find the Sudowoodo that was on my tracker :( Couldn't keep hunting though, I barely can't reach it from my work desk, LAME. I wonder how rare he is! I hope I didn't miss out on a rare one D:

Fynn
02-17-2017, 07:10 PM
I caught a Sneezel as I was grocery shopping! And a Noctowl! Lucky!

Squall Leonhart Loire
02-17-2017, 11:24 PM
What platform is this game on? Is it a JRPG?

Freya
02-17-2017, 11:34 PM
It's for your phone. It's a tracking going outside and finding app, haha. You have to physically go places and you "throw" a ball at pokemon you find. There are Gyms you can take over for your selected team too.

Squall Leonhart Loire
02-17-2017, 11:54 PM
Sounds boring, @Freya. Most likely why I only heard about it up until now.

Freya
02-17-2017, 11:56 PM
It was very popular last summer, millions were playing it but it's since dropped in popularity. Sorry it's not your cup of tea! Have you played any of the Pokemon games?

Squall Leonhart Loire
02-18-2017, 12:36 AM
Last Pokemon game I played was I think Pokemon Black. I hated it. I think I owned the sequel and maybe Y but I never played them and they're probably gone by now or my younger brother took them before I went to college.

Pokemon is a joke IMO. Too easy and basic. Have no idea why it's so popular.

Freya
02-18-2017, 01:22 AM
Well different people have different tastes and there's nothing wrong with that. Sorry you didn't like it! Maybe you'll find a game you do like :)

Psychotic
02-18-2017, 09:10 AM
They've also upgraded the character appearance area so you can take off your dumb hat, bag, gloves and long socks! Naturally there's paid for items in there too including a top hat.

Fynn
02-18-2017, 09:11 AM
I bought a pair of hipster glasses so they match my own!

Pants selection is still terrible, though

Depression Moon
02-18-2017, 05:29 PM
Last Pokemon game I played was I think Pokemon Black. I hated it. I think I owned the sequel and maybe Y but I never played them and they're probably gone by now or my younger brother took them before I went to college.

Pokemon is a joke IMO. Too easy and basic. Have no idea why it's so popular.

If it's too easy you can try the ROM hacks. Ever since I got introduced to them I've stopped playing the vanilla versions. There's also Pokemon Prism that has level design different from the others and came out last Christmas and I wrote a review of it here. By the sound of it Sun and Moon also changed the formula up considerably.
http://home.eyesonff.com/showthread.php/169408-Pokemon-Prism-Review

Pike
02-18-2017, 10:13 PM
They've also upgraded the character appearance area so you can take off your dumb hat, bag, gloves and long socks! Naturally there's paid for items in there too including a top hat.

Oh man I want the top hat so bad.

Cell
02-18-2017, 11:53 PM
First Gen 2 to evolve for me was Sentret. Got a pretty decent spawning spot for them down my road, so I've not got a Furret.

Psychotic
02-19-2017, 11:32 AM
Wanker Octillery breaking out of a great throw Ultra Ball and running off :colbert:

Cell
02-19-2017, 08:45 PM
Got myself an Espeon today, glad the naming trick works for this generation.

Fynn
02-19-2017, 08:47 PM
So I caught like 20 Clefairies today?

Formalhaut
02-19-2017, 09:02 PM
Can I just say when I first played Gen. II, Furret was one of my favourite pokemon. It is so cute!

Pike
02-19-2017, 11:37 PM
I'm catching a ton of new Pokes, loving this update. :up: also I LOVE Furret, it's one of my faves from Gen II. Super, super cute :love:

Psychotic
02-20-2017, 10:58 AM
Marrill made a visit to my office today :3: Along with a 1300 CP Sudowoodo and I've also got a Dunsparce now too. Still sore about Octillery though. :colbert:
So I caught like 20 Clefairies today?wtf how? I have only ever seen two in my entire time playing this game. I've set it as my buddy now. 1km for 1 candy? Heck yes.

Fynn
02-20-2017, 11:17 AM
I think they're still remnants from the Valentines event

Cell
02-20-2017, 01:06 PM
I've never seen a single Clefairy and only two Chanseys.

I did catch a Sudowoodo yesterday tho'.

Freya
02-20-2017, 05:02 PM
I got a marril too! Found a sudowoodoo as well! And a Stantler! I've caught two of each gen 2 starters now too haha

Fynn
02-20-2017, 05:17 PM
I saw a Chikorita silhouette at the park yesterday. Sadly, it didn't spawn.

99513363
02-26-2017, 02:57 AM
I'm not familiar with generation 2 Pokémon, are umbreon or espeon equal to or more powerful than gen 1 evees? Only have a few Evees so I can't get both atm.

Pike
02-26-2017, 03:52 PM
How do you get the starters? I haven't seen any.

I got a Spinarak which had a really good appraisal so I'm excited about that.

Fynn
02-26-2017, 05:32 PM
I only saw silhouettes of Chikorita and Cyndaquil - they just popped up, but I didn't have the time to track them :(

Freya
02-26-2017, 09:48 PM
How do you get the starters? I haven't seen any.

I got a Spinarak which had a really good appraisal so I'm excited about that.
I found the chikorita just around my town, totadile a was near a pokestop and Cyndaquil was on a pokestop that had a lure on it.

Pike
03-03-2017, 06:50 PM
I caught a Sentret but then turns out it was actually a Ditto in disguise! I had no idea that could even happen.