There's less Rattata, Pidgey and Zubat now

Started by Lycanthropy November 4th, 2016 2:15 AM
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According to Professor Willow's latest research, Rattata, Pidgey and Zubat have become a rarer sight in our world.

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Good to see these three Pokemon's common status getting trimmed down a bit because let's face it, everyone was annoyed of them. Definitely a sign of changes to balance the game in the future.
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This is NOT good news. Ada, my 1000 + CP Pidgeot was an egg-hatched Pidgey. This change also works against the diligent among us, who horde Pidgey, Rattata, and Weedles to evolve for Lucky Eggs. This benefits younger players and less patient ones, at the expense of adult players and any one wiling to read the FANTASTIC manual.

Also for those of us with outrageously bad aim, the loss of Zubats is a real hurt. I'm glad I hatched out three of them during the Halloween special. They are a great way to lose Poke Balls.

In other news, not posted (and maybe not true. My feeling is a lot more in Pokemon Go is influenced by geography and ecology than we like to think) I've not seen a single Koffing on my nearby radar, either in downtown Atlanta or in Decatur.

I wonder whether Jynx (for those lucky enough to have 10km eggs) and Koffing have disappeared for public relations reasons. I think Koffing sends a wonderful anti-smoking message. As for Jynx, Harriet is my buddy, though I've pushed her as far as I can until I level.
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I only miss pidgey because its a 12 candy evolution, and you get one candy back.

But then, i already reached lvl 30, so its mostly about dust, and the other pokemon we get instead of those will also give 100 dust. Above lvl 30, unless you already comfortably sit in more than 10 gyms and have more than 10 really nice defenders, it is a mistake to power up any pokemon all the way, because its so outrageously expensive. You want to stop as soon as the power up costs 5000 dust, and build up something different instead.

Also, at least without generation 2, all of these (and their evolutions) are worthless in the gym meta.

So its good news over all.

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This is NOT good news. Ada, my 1000 + CP Pidgeot was an egg-hatched Pidgey. This change also works against the diligent among us, who horde Pidgey, Rattata, and Weedles to evolve for Lucky Eggs. This benefits younger players and less patient ones, at the expense of adult players and any one wiling to read the FANTASTIC manual.
As an adult, I think this is a good thing. I can't play all of the time because I work and have other responsibilities. When I do get a chance to play, it will make it more worthwhile because I may be able to get some new Pokemon. Always seeing Pidgey and Rattata made things monotonous. Maybe it hurts people who horde, but I enjoy being able to go out and discover different Pokemon.


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Is this so? I still seem to keep getting those mice and birds. Or maybe it's just my area.
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Is this so? I still seem to keep getting those mice and birds. Or maybe it's just my area.
There certainly still are many of those, but i see many more pokemon that usually used to be less frequent. Still basic and common, but some of these are nice, and they all increased in frequency, which implies that pidgey and rattata actually got less common.

I am talking about stuff like spearow, jigglypuff, oddish, paras, venonat, meowth, slowpoke, magnemite, shellder, krabby, voltorb, horsea, goldeen, eevee.

Weedle is now the most common one i see, it used to be third place, it is now followed by pidgey and rattata. And the next tier of pokemon all appears to be more common now.

I also got some randomly appearing pikachu and squirtle and bulbasaur, certainly more than before.

So its clear to me, they took those 3 down a notch and filled it with other pokemon, probarbly a good chunk of them being weedles and spearows, but all the rest quite clearly moved up a bit. More diversity. There still are enough pidgeys, caterpies and weedles to pick 11-candy evolutions for experience.