Is anyone else finding themselves bored with this game? I beat the game and completed the Paldea Pokédex.
I’ve never been much of a shiny hunter. I don’t have the patience to grind away for hours just to catch a different color Pokémon. I’ve also only dabbled with competitive Pokémon for a few months at the end of Gen 8s life. Competitive play was fun for a little while but then it got repetitive because I was facing the same 10 Pokémon over and over and everyone used legendaries.
I like participating in raids but this also gets repetitive. I often find myself wanting to play Pokémon, so I fire up the game and then just stare at the screen because I don’t know what to do? Does anyone have some ideas to lock me back into the game?
I don't think I can ever get bored with Pokémon. I completed the game, but it's the competitive play that keeps me interested in any Pokémon game after I beat it. My primary goal is to try to reach the Master Ball tier in ranked using only my favorites and claim the good rewards when the ranked season ends. You also get a ton of League Points for winning regularly and ranking up in ranked battles, as well as random rare items. Legendaries also aren't allowed in ranked battles, at least for this season, but we can expect them to be allowed as time passes. Nevertheless, competitive Pokémon can be very fun if you want a challenge and valuable rewards every month. You can also improve your skills and challenge yourself by reaching the Master Ball tier without using the meta. I also competed in the Paldea Prologue recently. In it, players were limited to 15 battles a day, and despite the fact that I accidentally competed only on the last day, I went 11-4, which was pretty good. It was extremely fun for me. I enjoyed every bit of it. Because you mentioned legendaries, I take it you were playing Link Battles against randoms. That's a good way to play 6v6 and/or test your team, but note that the Link Battle players may or may not have the best teams or might be using a team full of legendaries. As for players using the same Pokémon repeatedly, understand that only 39% of all Pokémon are currently present in the game. This drastically shortens in competitive, in which players are more likely to use fully evolved Pokémon. That's why I always argued that we desperately needed Pokémon HOME compatibility and DLC pronto. I am personally not a fan of Tera Raids, however. I believe they are broken trash and the rewards are simply not worth the pain.