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LinkPizza
12/26/18 12:35:55 AM
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keyblader1985 posted...
Probably too late, but did everyone remember to get their dailies in today?

I think its only too late for the east coast...
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keyblader1985
12/27/18 6:35:01 PM
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Anybody else barely playing at all lately? Between the holidays and the cold/weather, I'm pretty much just getting my dailies in. I just got my first catch of the day at 5pm.
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MrMelodramatic
12/27/18 8:33:02 PM
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So how can I get a sinnoh stone?
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LinkPizza
12/27/18 9:14:45 PM
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I still do. But mostly because Im at work...
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Zeus
12/28/18 12:22:28 AM
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keyblader1985 posted...
Anybody else barely playing at all lately? Between the holidays and the cold/weather, I'm pretty much just getting my dailies in. I just got my first catch of the day at 5pm.


The cold weather is the killer. Plus the continued lack of maps.

MrMelodramatic posted...
So how can I get a sinnoh stone?


Possible 7-day research reward and possible loot from PvP/training. Can PvP for rewards 3x per day, can train for rewards 1x per day. Odds of getting the stone might ironically be better if you lose.
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LinkPizza
12/28/18 12:24:37 AM
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How does the training work, btw?
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MrMelodramatic
12/28/18 12:59:44 AM
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Woah you guys should battle me.
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Zeus
12/28/18 1:07:40 AM
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LinkPizza posted...
How does the training work, btw?


It's like a normal PvP battle, except against a NPC. Can access it through the nearby players feature -- click on Pokemon nearby then at the top of the screen there's a thing marked "Battle" and you click on the team leader you want to fight.

It counts for the previously-defunct Ace Trainer medal.

MrMelodramatic posted...
Woah you guys should battle me.


Your rhymes are too weak for a battle.
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LinkPizza
12/28/18 1:09:15 AM
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I saw you had to pick a class. Do you pick a class every time you battle? Or stuck with one forever after choosing it? Also, does choosing who you want to battle change anything?
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Zeus
12/28/18 1:36:38 AM
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There are 3 leagues, you can challenge/battle with any of them (and no, you're not locked into one forever). If you go to your teams page, you can set up multiple teams for each league the same way you would for raid battles.

For the team leaders, their great teams are a joke. It just seems to be weak/unevolved Pokemon.
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LinkPizza
12/28/18 3:01:30 AM
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MrMelodramatic posted...
So how can I get a sinnoh stone?

Definitely try training. My first training session and I won one. Though, I already had like 2. So, now I have 3...
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Zeus
12/28/18 4:46:59 AM
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LinkPizza posted...
MrMelodramatic posted...
So how can I get a sinnoh stone?

Definitely try training. My first training session and I won one. Though, I already had like 2. So, now I have 3...


Most days I just get dust from training and PvP. It's random. However, it's apparently possible to get 2 Sinnoh stones at the same time from a PvP.
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MrMelodramatic
12/28/18 9:53:08 AM
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So I have to battle a real person, or just one of the professors?
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LinkPizza
12/28/18 9:59:15 AM
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MrMelodramatic posted...
So I have to battle a real person, or just one of the professors?

I did one of the professors. But I think you can do either...
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J_Dawg983
12/28/18 10:59:50 AM
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You can battle your ultra friends and best friends anywhere and I think it said you can battle anyone in youre in like trading distance?
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keyblader1985
12/28/18 12:22:56 PM
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I forgot all about battling for a while. Tried to battle Candela this morning and the game glitched again on a charge move so I had to restart.
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Zeus
12/29/18 1:08:06 AM
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MrMelodramatic posted...
So I have to battle a real person, or just one of the professors?


Possible reward from any of the PvP battles, but again you're only eligible for rewards once per day for a team leader and three times per day for players (and iirc they need to be different players)
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jkdarlow
12/29/18 12:11:04 PM
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Thanks for the US gifts guys, getting my distance badge up much quicker now.
Zeus
12/29/18 11:03:07 PM
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tbh, I had been avoiding 7k eggs but now that the egg pool is so fucked up I don't mind getting 7ks.
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keyblader1985
12/29/18 11:08:28 PM
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I've been avoiding 7K too, which was annoying because a while back it took me four entire days to get a new egg from a Pokestop.
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LinkPizza
12/29/18 11:12:17 PM
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keyblader1985 posted...
I've been avoiding 7K too, which was annoying because a while back it took me four entire days to get a new egg from a Pokestop.

I feel like the only time Im empty on eggs is when I hatch all of them at the same time. Or hatch and incubate without being able to play much. Or without Pokestops around. But thats very rare...
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Zeus
12/30/18 1:27:50 AM
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Got a shiny Zapdos from research today --- 13/13/15 -- but it's just not the same without Thundershock.

keyblader1985 posted...
I've been avoiding 7K too, which was annoying because a while back it took me four entire days to get a new egg from a Pokestop.


That's just weird. Oo How many spins did you try?
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keyblader1985
01/02/19 9:46:32 AM
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Not a whole lot, but at least one or two every day.

I'm glad they're giving out Legendaries for Research Breakthroughs this month, but I'm one day short of getting five. Hopefully I can get ones that I don't already have.
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keyblader1985
01/02/19 5:27:31 PM
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Well nevermind on that; the only ones up for grabs are the Gen I/II ones. Those are pretty much the only Legendaries I do have.
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keyblader1985
01/07/19 5:51:43 PM
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Yo @MrMelodramatic we're about to hit Ultra Friends. When's a good time for you so we can both use a Lucky Egg?
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ungubby
01/07/19 5:53:06 PM
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So, I've officially gotten bored of this game. Anybody want some legendaries? or Shinys? I don't care about them anymore.
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LinkPizza
01/07/19 5:53:49 PM
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ungubby posted...
So, I've officially gotten bored of this game. Anybody want some legendaries? or Shinys? I don't care about them anymore.

Really?
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MrMelodramatic
01/07/19 5:59:13 PM
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keyblader1985 posted...
Yo @MrMelodramatic we're about to hit Ultra Friends. When's a good time for you so we can both use a Lucky Egg?

@keyblader1985 Anytime. I just got home and can open it whenever.
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keyblader1985
01/07/19 6:07:27 PM
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Okay, in just a minute I'll pop an egg and then send you a gift.
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Zeus
01/07/19 8:28:18 PM
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LinkPizza posted...
ungubby posted...
So, I've officially gotten bored of this game. Anybody want some legendaries? or Shinys? I don't care about them anymore.

Really?


Can't really trade them anyway so academic.
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Doctor Foxx
01/09/19 12:39:17 PM
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My new job is on top of 2 pokestops. Score!

I put out a lure and a coworker noticed, asked if that was me, and we had a pokemon chat.
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Zeus
01/10/19 1:30:31 AM
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Doctor Foxx posted...
My new job is on top of 2 pokestops. Score!


Oo

Wish I had a stop or gym near my office. Currently waiting for the day that they let us suggest gym locations.
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LinkPizza
01/10/19 1:39:30 AM
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Zeus posted...
Doctor Foxx posted...
My new job is on top of 2 pokestops. Score!


Oo

Wish I had a stop or gym near my office. Currently waiting for the day that they let us suggest gym locations.

I have one at my job. I go past it a lot sometimes, so it works out. On Saturday (or Saturday like days), a friend/co-worker and I walk around to hit a few stops and gyms. And sometimes, we drive to a few. But my battery sucks, so it'll be better once I get that potable charger... I cant find the old one...
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MICHALECOLE
01/10/19 1:45:46 AM
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I have one at my job. Thats why all of you get Schmitty the cowboy as presents (the few times I have sent presents in the last couple months)
LinkPizza
01/10/19 1:46:52 AM
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MICHALECOLE posted...
I have one at my job. Thats why all of you get Schmitty the cowboy as presents (the few times I have sent presents in the last couple months)

Yeah. I think a lot of people have gotten the ones from my job. And the few around my house. Though, Ive been giving out cool new ones, lately...
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keyblader1985
01/10/19 7:16:15 AM
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I have a Coney Island next to my job, but I can't reach the Pokestop at work. Nowadays I usually just go to the college campus near my house after work. It's a nice place for a walk, it's got plenty of stops, and it's next to a shopping center, so it's win/win/win.

I still remember when I was staying in a hotel for a weekend for Comic Con. There was a Pokestop in range from my room, and several others around it. Not only that, the phone's GPS would randomly go roaming, so I could frequently hit those other stops while in bed.

This was also during a Halloween event which had double experience, candy and stardust. So I went pretty ham the whole time I was in the hotel.
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LinkPizza
01/10/19 9:02:18 AM
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Mine does that a lot. It moves closer to Pokestops when the GPS is trying to figure out where I am. So, sometimes, I dont have to get that close to Pokestops. Including the one at work...
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MrMelodramatic
01/10/19 2:34:07 PM
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Does anyone want to battle? Just hit me up. Im ChristopherC6 and Ill be free the next two hours or so.

Oh actually I think only @MICHALECOLE and @keyblader1985 can battle me.
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MICHALECOLE
01/10/19 2:37:24 PM
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Lets do it! Ill send you a battle request now

@MrMelodramatic
MICHALECOLE
01/10/19 2:40:18 PM
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You see it?
MrMelodramatic
01/10/19 6:33:50 PM
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@MICHALECOLE posted...
You see it?

It never showed up :(
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Doctor Foxx
01/10/19 11:03:30 PM
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keyblader1985 posted...
I have a Coney Island next to my job, but I can't reach the Pokestop at work. Nowadays I usually just go to the college campus near my house after work. It's a nice place for a walk, it's got plenty of stops, and it's next to a shopping center, so it's win/win/win.

I still remember when I was staying in a hotel for a weekend for Comic Con. There was a Pokestop in range from my room, and several others around it. Not only that, the phone's GPS would randomly go roaming, so I could frequently hit those other stops while in bed.

This was also during a Halloween event which had double experience, candy and stardust. So I went pretty ham the whole time I was in the hotel.

That's the dream

That's what my work is like. It occasionally hits a 3rd and 4th stop. If I go for lunch even across the street I pass other stops. So good.

Too bad I have to actually work and not just Pokmon. I'm going to find that pogo plus
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Zeus
01/10/19 11:18:00 PM
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omfg! Feebas event announced! Shiny Feebas, too!
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LinkPizza
01/11/19 2:15:58 AM
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IVs are more important than CP, right? Because you can raise CP, even if their CP is low, if they have perfect or almost perfect IVs, would it still be good to evolve them and raise their power? That makes sense, right?
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Oblivion_Hero
01/11/19 6:50:57 AM
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Its a balance, because while it may have perfect IVs at level 1-8 for example, you have to decide if its worth such a large resource investment and your time to raise that up over say, a level 33 78% that would be quite immediately usable upon evolving.
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keyblader1985
01/11/19 9:51:04 AM
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IV's are important, but they don't hold absolute priority. If you have a perfect IV mon that's under level 20, it's probably not worth spending the large amount of stardust to level up. (Unless it's a top tier mon, then it's a judgment call.)
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LinkPizza
01/11/19 11:01:42 AM
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The only way to know they level is Poke Genie, right? Also, how low would you say is too low? Would 20 be too low for most? And whats a range percentage that would be good enough to call for evolution? Like the minimum...
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MrMelodramatic
01/11/19 7:25:09 PM
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Just caught a 15/15/14 Celebi!!!!
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Oblivion_Hero
01/11/19 9:09:12 PM
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LinkPizza posted...
The only way to know they level is Poke Genie, right? Also, how low would you say is too low? Would 20 be too low for most? And whats a range percentage that would be good enough to call for evolution? Like the minimum...


This is going to be a decent length post, sorry in advance.

Poke Genie is my go to app, but there are probably others.

How low is too low is entirely your call, and depends a lot on your playstyle and what you want to do.

For perspective: I have a level 1 shiny Typhlosion. It's already fully evolved, so that is 125 candy I already used on it. If I plan to battle with it PVP, I probably want the second charge move for another 25 candy and 10,000 dust, so I'm spending a total of 150 candy to fully evolve it and get a dual charge move loadout.
To get it to its max CP for the 1500 league, level 19 ish would cost me an additional 52 candy and 40,000 dust.
To get it to its max CP for the 2500 league, level 33.5 ish would cost me 162 candy and 161,000 dust.
To max it out at level 40, and this is as expensive as it gets, 304 candy and 270,000 dust.

So to get that Shiny Cyndaquil to maximum potential would be a total of 454 candy and 280,000 dust. That's not insignificant.

I have a level 20 Togepi I hatched. It's still a baby, so unlocking its second charge move is at 25 candy. To fully evolve it will be 125 candy total, so that's 150 candy.
To power a level 20 Togekiss to its 2500 league max would cost me 34 candy and 39,000.
To power this Togekiss to the level 30 I tend to like my combat stuff at would cost me 66 candy and 75,000 dust.
To max it out, 248 candy and 225,000 dust.

I will probably wait a while to see if it eventually gets a fairy fast move before evolving it, but to have it reach its max potential is 398 candy. That's 56 candy cheaper and 55,000 dust cheaper to skip 19 levels compared to Typhlosion.

And finally, I have a level 30 Honchkrow. I caught it as a level 30 Murkrow, so it was already at the level 30 I typically like things at. It cost 100 candy to evolve. Its second attack, should I choose to use it (lets assume I do) will be 50,000 dust and 50 candy. So it cost 150 candy and 50,000 dust, which in this case happens to evens out perfectly candy wise with the 150 to get dual moves and fully evolve Cyndaquil and Togepi.

To power it up to its limit for 2500 or below at level 35.5, would cost me 74 candy and 70,000 dust.
To max it out, 182 candy and 150,000 stardust.

So to max out that Murkrow, I'm spending 282 candy and 150,000 stardust to get it to 40, and would spend 332 candy and 200,000 stardust to get it to 40 with dual charge moves. Assuming I go with the dual moves, I'm ahead 66 candy of Togekiss, saving 10 levels, and 122 candy ahead of Typhlosion, saving 29 levels.

If these were all the same species, eliminating the difference of second charge move purchase and disparity, what are things like 66 candy and 122 candy worth to you? Is 66 candy worth the difference between a level 20 perfect and a 89% level 30 for you? If these were all Typhlosion, and the level 1 was perfect, the level 20 was 93%, and the level 30 was 82%, what is that worth to you? Would the specific breakdown of IVs matter to you? What do you like to power things up to? Do you look at attack and defense breakpoints for different species in match ups? People can give you their standards, but you need to find yours.
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Oblivion_Hero
01/11/19 9:12:31 PM
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Limiting factors:
1) The candy. Is it a species that shows up often for you, or will you have to walk or rare candy it? I rarely see Cyndaquil, rarely hatch Togepi, and have in the ballpark of 900 or 1000 Murkrow candy. I could indulge on a level 1 shiny perfect Murkrow cause I have the candy for it right now and it wouldn't be a problem. If it was a perfect Shiny Cyndaquil, I'm going to have to work at that.

2) The stardust. I have 630,000 stardust. Some people have millions. I have the dust to power anything from 1 to 40, but I can't do that very often and need to value what's worth it.

3) The time. Related to the other areas. Level 1 perfect Cyndaquil I dream of taking to max? I'd have walk or rare candy for every candy, and 400+ of that is a lot. Level 1 perfect Murkrow with a Deoxys Attack raid tomorrow? I could do that on the spot and it'd get used.

4) Viability. Stuff like Tyranitar or Metagross, or the big time Legends like Mewtwo, Kyogre, Groudon, Lugia etc, that you would consider giving dual moves are going to cost you 75 candy with 75,000 stardust, or 100 candy with 100,000 stardust. You could evolve and/or power up another one with that level of investment. Things like the starters, baby pokemon are so cheap to unlock second moves on it isn't that big a deal to just do it. Honchkrow is kind of in the middle.

5) Do you like the pokemon. If hypothetically Typhlosion is my favorite pokemon and brings me joy to use, and I would appreciate battling with my perfect one, then working to get that level 1 to premium status might be worth it. But I don't feel that way about it; if I had one that happens to be around a league limit or caught it around level 30, my arbitrary mark, then it may get used occasionally. Murkrow I'm not overly fond of, but I caught one at 89% with max attack at...level 30. I evolved it and it got its dark moveset, so now I figure I might as well use it. I adore Espeon, and when I got a 15/15/14 Eevee at level 10 before TMs, I evolved it and it had its best moveset, so I powered it up to the maximum possible for my level until I finally got it to 40.
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