The Easiest Pokemon to Level Up Past Level 40

Getting a Pokemon to level 40 is kinda tricky. On the last few stages, you’re looking at thousands of stardust and up to 15 candy for half a level. Unless you have a Lucky or Purified Pokemon, the stardust costs become ridiculous. Powering up Pokemon to level 50 however takes that long grind and makes it even harder. For one single power up, from level 40 to level 40.5, you require 10k stardust and 10 Candy XL. One Candy XL is equal to 100 normal candy. the only guaranteed way to get XL Candy is to hatch a Pokemon, which… [Continue Reading]

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Smug Snake Community Day

It’s been ages since we had a Community Day for a starter. The last one was for Piplup in January 2020. So, really, a Community Day for Snivy, the first of the Sinnoh starters, was long overdue. The little smug snake finally got what it deserved, with a nice, sunny community day. A pretty standard Community Day. This community day wasn’t much different from the Roselia or Machop Community Days. There’s 30 free ultra balls in the shop, and there’s one Pokemon spawning everywhere. Luckily for me, it was sunny pretty much all day, meaning all the Snivies spawning everywhere… [Continue Reading]

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2000 Team Rocket Battles Later…

It’s only been, what, seven months? But after so much grinding, I have finally done it. I have defeated 2000 Team GO Rocket grunts. In doing so, I have earned the Platinum medal. This means I get one extra Pokeball for catching Shadow Pokemon. My 2000th battle was against Arlo. If anything, it wasn’t even impressive. Could have done the fight with my 1499CP Poliwrath, but I couldn’t be bothered. Arlo’s lineup contained the rarely seen Infernape, but ended with Salamence, which would have made the fight a bit tricky for Poliwrath. That being said, I actually defeated all three… [Continue Reading]

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Please Calm Down With the Bunnies

Last weekend was Easter. Well, for most people, it was Easter. For me, it’s not Easter until the end of the month, due to Orthodos Christianity being… like that. But for everyone else, it was Easter. So that means everyone else has to have some sort of Easter-themed event. So of course Pokemon GO had an Easter event, even if it’s not specifically called an Easter event. Spring into Spring brought everyone’s favourite Easter-like things. I mean, it’s not a not-Easter-but-still-Easter-related event without eggs and bunnies and stuff, right? The collection thing is back as well, with a bunch of… [Continue Reading]

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Finding A Use for a Genderless Pseudo-Legendary Pokemon

Metagross is a cool Pokemon. It’s a massive, stompy steel monster. Not only does it look cool, but it has a badass shiny and even more badass stats. Its only really scary weakness is Ground, with a hint of Fire, Ghost and Dark thrown in. In fact, back when Metagross first came out, it was resistant to Dark as well. No matter how you look at it, Metagross is just all-round awesome. In Pokemon GO, Metagross is a undisputed Steel Type master. With its exclusive move Meteor Mash, Metagross is a great generalist. The only other Steel type that can… [Continue Reading]

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All These Pokemon GO Events are Kinda The Same

Okay, so, over the last few weeks, we’ve been having events. That’s not much of a surprise, really. Events basically happen weekly now, all the time. In fact, Pokemon GO is made up of more events than normal spawns. But there’s something odd about the last three events. They’ve… all… kinda been the same… To be fair, there’s only so much you can do to make events seem different. There’s only so many new Pokemon and shinies you can add. And you can’t just keep on giving everything new moves and releasing more and more Pokemon, because, well, there’s money… [Continue Reading]

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Wondering if Shadow Pokemon are Worth it?

On the 14th of March, there was a Beldum incense event. Much like the Mareep one we had earlier this year, you could get Beldums from incense. It was basically a mini, secondary Community Day, but kinda worse. But, on the plus side, it was another chance to get Meteor Mash on Metagross. Which meant I didn’t have to wait months to evolve my 100% Shadow Beldum. Using the candy I got from the event, I powered up my 100% Shadow Metagross. I powered it to the same CP as my 100% Purified Metagross. However the costs were pretty high.… [Continue Reading]

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The Three Worst Team Rocket Grunts

While I do enjoy battling Team Rocket Grunts, some of them are definitely better than others. Most grunts will go down pretty quickly, some will put up a fight. All of them wonder why you beat them, despite using Pokemon with a universal weakness. I’ve discussed the best Team Rocket Grunt, a poor guy with nothing but Magikarps. In today’s article though, I want to talk about the three worst Team Rocket Grunts. Boy, are these guys a pain in the ass… The Same Psychic Type Over and Over. There’s only one male grunt on this list. But, coming in… [Continue Reading]

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Who Actually Plays Pokemon GO with Sound on?

The other day, I was having a bit of trouble with Pokemon GO. For some reason, it wouldn’t believe I was connected to the internet or had access to GPS. So I decided to reinstall the app on my phone. Of course, doing so reset all my settings. So all the sound effects and music, which I normally have turned off, all turned back on. Damn, this game is loud. Like, really loud. Every single tap of the screen seems to produce a noise. It’s very, very distracting. The sounds also make it super obvious what you are doing. Sure,… [Continue Reading]

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The Best Team Rocket Grunt

Team Rocket Grunts come in a bunch of different forms. Generally, they are male or female and have Pokemon based on their type. You can generally guess what Pokemon they’ll have based on the line or pun they spout when you challenge them. When you defeat a grunt, they’ll scurry off and leave one of their Pokemon behind. Grunts seem to change on a regular basis. Well, I say that, the grunts themselves stay the same. No matter what Pokemon they have, they’ll spew the same old puns and one-liners. And they’ll always abandon one of their Pokemon at the… [Continue Reading]

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