Greetings ladies and gentlemen of knowledge.
I started kind of recently and a lot of research has been leading me here. I’ve hit level 25 and am starting to wonder what to do with my resources so I don’t waste too much and reached out to my local community for pointers, but I’m now noticing their input seems to drastically go against what I’m understanding from this website (and that Trainer Tips youtube channel).
Basically my neighbourhood seems to say literally anything that isn’t 100% IV and absolute number 1 per type DPS should go to the bin… which seems like that’ would be basically everything I own with no exception. Mind you it’s possible I just happen to be in a very competitive / whale prone area for all I know (I just started playing so I could spend time with my fiance… well ex now… w/e). Also none of them seem to wanna answer what New Attack is, is it an additional charge move or is is an expensive TM?
I do realize spending all my dust on a 100% Weedle or Castform would probably be unwise, I was under the impression prioritizing movesets was a bigger deal then just absolute perfect IV, but I could be wrong. I’ll list what I seem to have on my upper availability and ask you kind guidance if you don’t mind too much. I’ll try to list as much information I can find to paint a better picture though of course I won’t list everything… I wouldn’t want to abuse of anybody’s good will and we’d be there forever, thank you again.
Gyarados CP 1438 ~ level 15 (I think)
13 Atk / 15 Def / 14 HP : Waterfall + Hydro Pump
This is what initially had me wondering, according to your listing this should be an optimal moveset, but the only reply I got from my community was “it’s not a perfect Kyogre, it’s garbage” so I wasn’t sure if my doubts were justified or not. Of course I’d love it if it was a full 100% … but I’m either doing something really wrong or just plain unlucky.
Level up or pass?
Groudon CP 2458 ~ level 21 (I think)
15 Atk / 15 Def / 13 HP : Mud Shot + Earthquake
I needed space and this seemed like my most optimal legendary pokemon to take my rare candies. I’m not entirely sure if there is some sort of handicap / level ratio going on cuz oddly enough this isn’t my most reliable pokemon, then again a lot of things seem to be in the air so that can’t help and when I do fight some grounded Rocket goons he tends to mop the floor with them.
I hope I didn’t goof too bad on that pick.
Walrein CP 1657 ~ level 21.5 (I think)
13 Atk / 15 Def / 15 HP : Frost Breath + Blizzard
So here I was downright laughed at when I mentioned this guy, which is ironic considering he seems to survive longer then Groudon. Like, I’m aware this isn’t a Mamoswine, but would it be that dumb to get this guy up a bit so I have something to carry around? I also realize Rayquaza has left but the chart seems to imply like this can’t be the dumbest thing to raise either.
I got a Kyogre 14/10/10 Waterfall+ Blizzard and a Latios 15/10/10 Dragon Breath + Dragon Claw (both 2 stars) and a 10/12/15 Exeggutor with Extrasensory + Psychic from a 2 star raid, are those things I should invest at all, or potentially trade? I’m not too sure how the trading seem to work in here.
As far as purely IV goes I’m not sure what the formula for the 95-98% I’ve been seeing floating around is, but I got a 15/15/14 Ivysaur and Monferno I’m understanding I should wait until december for potential legacy moves (as well as a Slakoth of the same number but I hear this isn’t good),
a 14/15/15 Ponyta and Mankey
a 14/15/14 Graveler,
a 15/12/15 Trapinch and Purified Rattata (not sure what that means),
Oh and a shiny 15/13/15 Eevee I’m understanding should become a Glaceon by virtue of being the least outclassed through same type ranking and a same IV Snubbull,
a 14/14/15 Voltorb, anything else starts dropping lower then that and I can’t imagine would be worth the candy and dust to guess a play the moveset lottery…
Well actually my only full 100% 4 star pokemon is a Togepi with Hidden Power Fire, but the lil guy is level 2 so I don’t know what to say about it.
I truly appreciate the input and wisdom, thank you.