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Post Post #700  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:07 am

I don't even play this game and I'm jelly
alolan vulpix is too fkin cute
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Post Post #701  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:44 pm

I have an alolan ninetails
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Post Post #702  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:07 pm

Absolutely adorable and probably the best Alolan form! :)

It also gave me just enough candies to evolve it and is ~82 on IV so yeah, very exciting!
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Post Post #703  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:08 am

Aloan Muk is the best
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Post Post #704  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:03 am

My 100% IV Alolan Muk might be my favorite thing.
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Post Post #705  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:06 pm

I walked around all day on Zapdos day, going from gym to gym, and didn't get a single Zapdos. I did get a 100% IV sunglasses Pichu, though.
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Post Post #706  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:55 pm

I got a worst story.

I got an Ex-Raid pass for a Mewtwo. Go to the gym on raid day. We have about 60 people, so we're obviously going to split by team to ensure we all get bonus balls. My team is set to go in first. Just as everyone goes in, my phone freaks out and I can't get in on the raid. For whatever reason right at this gym there is a tiny spot where serve goes dead, and when my phone encounters tiny deadspots it freaks the fuck out. Get everything fixed...but unfortunately I have to join the raid with Mystic.

So I only get 6 balls. Then...the game lags on my first three throws and the ball just dribbles on the ground. Mewtwo jumps out of the way of one, and then breaks out the other two, game over.

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Post Post #707  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:02 pm

How do you get Ex-Raid passes?
One time, back in 'nam, Sudo was set upon by an entire squadron of charlies. He challenged them all to a game of Pictionary, which he won resoundingly. The charlies were forced to not only surrender the skirmish, but also their world-famous chili recipe, which Sudo sold to Texas for a hefty profit. Sudo is a master of diplomacy.

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Post Post #708  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:02 pm

That sucks dude.
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Post Post #709  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:02 pm

They drop from normal raids randomly but I think the gym has to be in a park near other gyms
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Post Post #710  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:23 pm

In post 706, T-Bone wrote:I got a worst story.

I got an Ex-Raid pass for a Mewtwo. Go to the gym on raid day. We have about 60 people, so we're obviously going to split by team to ensure we all get bonus balls. My team is set to go in first. Just as everyone goes in, my phone freaks out and I can't get in on the raid. For whatever reason right at this gym there is a tiny spot where serve goes dead, and when my phone encounters tiny deadspots it freaks the fuck out. Get everything fixed...but unfortunately I have to join the raid with Mystic.

So I only get 6 balls. Then...the game lags on my first three throws and the ball just dribbles on the ground. Mewtwo jumps out of the way of one, and then breaks out the other two, game over.

Niatic needs to fix their shit.
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Post Post #711  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:32 pm

In post 705, Sudo_Nym wrote:I walked around all day on Zapdos day, going from gym to gym, and didn't get a single Zapdos. I did get a 100% IV sunglasses Pichu, though.

What why? What happened?

In post 707, Sudo_Nym wrote:How do you get Ex-Raid passes?

There are certain gyms that are tagged as "EX eligible". There's a really technical explanation involving "s2 cells" which is some kind of mapping thing (you can read all about how EX gyms are determined here) but bottom line is that only certain gyms get secretly tagged as EX.

EX raids are triggered when enough people do a regular raid at an EX gym. I believe what triggers an EX raid is if raid participation spikes well over average but I'm not clear on that. The passes are distributed among players who did raids at that gym (during the prior week I think?) but not every player will get one.
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Post Post #712  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:46 pm

I mean that I went to the part of town that has like 5 gyms near each other; waiting for a Zapdos raid to trigger in one of them, and not one all day. Didn't even see a Zapdos. There was a Makahitu raid and a Alolan Raichu raid and a Registeel raid, but no Zapdos raids.
One time, back in 'nam, Sudo was set upon by an entire squadron of charlies. He challenged them all to a game of Pictionary, which he won resoundingly. The charlies were forced to not only surrender the skirmish, but also their world-famous chili recipe, which Sudo sold to Texas for a hefty profit. Sudo is a master of diplomacy.

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Post Post #713  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:47 pm

Wow that's strange. They don't spawn at EX gyms but it's hard to imagine you'd have 5 of those right next to each other.
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Post Post #714  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:47 pm

The fuck?

Every gym had Zapdos for 3 hours yesterday where I was
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Post Post #715  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:50 pm

I was at work and didn't see any around at all. I was gonna jump out and do one on my lunch break but it never happened so I never took a lunch :P
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Post Post #716  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:56 pm

WTF
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Post Post #717  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:59 pm

Did you guys go at the wrong time maybe? It was only for 3 hours.
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Post Post #718  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:31 pm

Perhaps. I tried checking in hourly but I did miss a couple stretches. Oh well!
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Post Post #719  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:41 pm

In post 717, Papa Zito wrote:Did you guys go at the wrong time maybe? It was only for 3 hours.


Possibly, but I got out of the house as soon as I was reasonably able to, and stayed out all day, so I'm pretty upset if I was screwed by timezones.
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Post Post #720  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:21 pm

Raid days/community days are 3-hour events. If you're not playing during that window, than you don't get to participate. In the Americas and Greenland, it is from 2-5pm Eastern. It is probably similarly in the afternoon in the other 3 regions local time.
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Post Post #721  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:46 am

For me it's 12:30 to 3:30, but yeah.
I missed out on zapdos because I assume the people I assumed would be there started at the other end of town., Got bored of sitting at a gym waiting to see if a pile of cars would pull up and decided I was unlikely enough to get shinies anyway.
Weirdly last time I was in that town there was a zapdos raid I had to skip out on because I was required elsewhere.
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Post Post #722  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:13 am

I got a Zapdos at 4/6 of the raids I did, and one was a shiny, so I was mostly happy. My husband got all 6 raids and 2 shinies and one of those shinies was like 94% IV so I'm mad
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Post Post #723  (ISO)  » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:58 pm

We’ve got some division in our local community around what is and isn’t acceptable play. Curious what the opinions are here are on which of these are okay or not, and why? I know what my gut feelings are, but I find it hard to articulate the reasons.

1. Getting a player on a different team to knock a space in a gym of your own team so that you can add to it
2. Using a second account on a different team to knock a space in a gym of your own team so that you can add to it
3. Using golden berries to defend a gym you are holding, whilst someone is trying to take it down
4. Getting players on your team to help defend a gym before an ex raid, even though they don’t have a pass to that raid
5. Using a second account on your own team to help defend a gym before an ex raid
6. Getting a player on a different team to help you remove a specific player from a gym, without affecting the rest of the players occupying that gym
7. Using a second account to knock your own pokemon out of a gym so that you get coins

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Post Post #724  (ISO)  » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:02 pm

If the game allows it it should be ok
mark of a poor game if it’s not enjoyable following this general principle
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