At this point, I’ve resigned myself to the belief that legendary research breakthrough Mons are now a thing of the past. Breakthrough encounters have been pretty bad for quite some time now (FC Eevee, Lapras, Woobat, Ferroseed, A-Exeggutor, Shinx, and now Trapinch). Maybe Niantic makes them desireable again someday, but until then, I’m not getting my hopes up. My guess is they decided they didn’t want to give players “free” Legendaries anymore.
The CD pool is also pretty lacklustre, but I had a feeling that was going to happen eventually. Their former pattern of alternating between starters and 10km egg Mons meant they were going to start running out of new options. At least shiny Beedrill looks cool and, with Drill Run, it’ll be pretty good in GL so there’s that.
Fully agree though that Trapinch is a boring choice. Apart from lucking in to a shundo, they’re all just gonna get transferred lol.