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entremet
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(12-15-2016, 03:20 PM)
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Bottle caps make natures useless right?
Berordn
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(12-15-2016, 03:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by entremet

Bottle cap make natures useless right?

No, natures are still unchangeable. Bottle Caps make IVs less of a concern, but there's a very long grind required before you can use them.
Galava
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(12-15-2016, 03:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by entremet

Bottle cap make natures useless right?

Natures still play a role. Bottle caps just make the chosen IV at max (31).
panthapanda
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(12-15-2016, 03:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by entremet

Bottle cap make natures useless right?

Not at all. Bottle caps make IVs useless. Natures are more important imo.
WrenchNinja
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(12-15-2016, 03:22 PM)

Originally Posted by entremet

Bottle caps make natures useless right?

No. Natures are still important for the 10% boost in a stat you want and decrease in the stat you dont care about
Sciel
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(12-15-2016, 03:24 PM)
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200+ Absol eggs down...MUST PERSEVERE.
HawthorneKitty
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(12-15-2016, 03:24 PM)
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IVs are still a concern if you want to use Hidden Power...
Bulzeeb
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(12-15-2016, 03:25 PM)
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I am on the third island and I guess near the end of it, this has been the most fun I had playing pokemon since gold and silver and I love the removal of the HM, I believe that they improved on almost anything that made X,Y and ORAS somewhat boring for me with the exception of fishing, I am so tired of getting Magikarps and Wishiwashis on almost all darn fishing spots.

on a side note, the game is keeping the trend of being preschooler levels of easy, the random trainers should have at least from 3 to 5 pokemons, heck your rivals should have a full team
Tacorona72
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(12-15-2016, 03:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Subtervotion

I have to say, I'm pretty unhappy with battle tree. It's a worse Battle Maison. No triple, no rotation battles. One upside is the scout feature. Otherwise it's Battle Maison all over again. Game Freak, I can't keep playing the same mode 3 games in a row.

Is it too hard to add a team preview so we're not bent over by rng team comps? If you're seriously going for a streak, you have to devise a foolproof safe team. You can't pick the Pokémon you want. This has always been a problem with Maison, but after 3 games in a row, it's unacceptable.

Pokémon Stadium had 3v3 singles where you brought 6 and team preview allowed you to choose 3. Vastly superior back in 1999.

Holy sh*t lmao.

But seriously, I agree with you. The sheer amount of times I've lost in both the Maison and Tree because the opponent full on counter-picked my team, is completely bonkers. My problem is as you stated, "You can't pick the Pokemon you want" cause that makes me really mad. I remember winning 50 Super singles in the Maison because I used Garchomp, Aegislash, and Greninja. I was happy I won, but it was disheartening to know that I could only win if I used the best stuff.

Plus the Maison and Tree get things we normally can't, like Intimidate Incineroar, or Custap Berry. Seriously I lost to a Custap Berry Claydol at 49 in Super doubles. I was livid.
DedValve
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(12-15-2016, 03:29 PM)

Originally Posted by Bulzeeb

I am on the third island and I guess near the end of it, this has been the most fun I had playing pokemon since gold and silver and I love the removal of the HM, I believe that they improved on almost anything that made X,Y and ORAS somewhat boring for me with the exception of fishing, I am so tired of getting Magikarps and Wishiwashis on almost all darn fishing spots.

on a side note, the game is keeping the trend of being preschooler levels of easy, the random trainers should have at least from 3 to 5 pokemons, heck your rivals should have a full team

For real what is with the number of magikarp in fishing spots? I stopped using them entirely. I only ever got 1 wishiwashi and 1 barboach (wischash prevo) out of 25+ fishing spots ALL have been fucking magikarp.


I stopped by the 4rth island, simply not worth my time. A place like Hawaii should have an extremely diverse ocean. And surfing just gives you either finneon or its evo, tentacruel or its prevo and thats about it. Maybe the extremely rare pelipper which is also found in grass.
Rafavert
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(12-15-2016, 03:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by spiritfox

The move tutor teaches skills that are learned after the Pokemon's current level now.

Sorry, what? What move tutor? o.o
astrogamer
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(12-15-2016, 03:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rafavert

Sorry, what? What move tutor? o.o

Move Relearner before the Pokémon League
DrArchon
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(12-15-2016, 03:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bulzeeb

I am on the third island and I guess near the end of it, this has been the most fun I had playing pokemon since gold and silver and I love the removal of the HM, I believe that they improved on almost anything that made X,Y and ORAS somewhat boring for me with the exception of fishing, I am so tired of getting Magikarps and Wishiwashis on almost all darn fishing spots.

on a side note, the game is keeping the trend of being preschooler levels of easy, the random trainers should have at least from 3 to 5 pokemons, heck your rivals should have a full team


Just fish in the bubbling spots. Those ones have better chances of landing you rarer Pokemon. The normal ones are total garbage. Don't even bother with them.

They should've just made the bubbling encounter rates the default rates for all fishing spots, but I guess Gamefreak wanted it to be exciting when you saw one. I don't really get it.
Forkball
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(12-15-2016, 03:45 PM)
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This Trubbish has been sitting in the GTS for over a day and still no Solgaleo.

You all LIED to me.
Rafavert
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(12-15-2016, 03:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by astrogamer

Move Relearner before the Pokémon League

Oh my Arceus, this is a game changer! I was looking at Silvally today and flinching at Parting Shot only at lv85...!

Thanks!
Busaiku
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(12-15-2016, 03:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Forkball

This Trubbish has been sitting in the GTS for over a day and still no Solgaleo.

You all LIED to me.

You missed out man.
They were all the rage a few weeks ago.
Got every Legendary with them.
Wiseblade
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(12-15-2016, 03:47 PM)
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Natures are most important of all. While EVs can be freely manipulated and IVs improved under specific circumstances, a Pokémon's Nature is determined at birth and cannot be changed.
Boss Doggie
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(12-15-2016, 03:48 PM)
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Tapus and UBs are Tree and Royal usable right?

Originally Posted by Wiseblade

Natures are most important of all. While EVs can be freely manipulated and IVs improved under specific circumstances, a Pokémon's Nature is determined at birth and cannot be changed.


we really need a pokemon therapist for gen viii
Wiseblade
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(12-15-2016, 03:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

Tapus and UBs are Tree and Royal usable right?

Tapus definitely are and I assume the same goes for UBs.
Berordn
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(12-15-2016, 03:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wiseblade

Tapus definitely are and I assume the same goes for UBs.

They both are, yes.

Buzzwole's immense bulk is what carries me.
Linkstrikesback
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(12-15-2016, 03:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Busaiku

You missed out man.
They were all the rage a few weeks ago.
Got every Legendary with them.


I got the moon exclusive ultra beasts last night doing it, with ones I caught outside the centre, so the party isn't quite over yet.
Revven
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(12-15-2016, 03:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Busaiku

You missed out man.
They were all the rage a few weeks ago.
Got every Legendary with them.

I just got all the Legendaries myself from this method, Necrozma being the last one yesterday. So, people are still trading for Trubbish lol.
NEO0MJ
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(12-15-2016, 03:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Android18a

Annoyingly I swapped my spare Buzzwole for a Pheremosa, but nobody will give me a Celesteela for my Kartana. I should have looked to see which were equivalent value, I didn't realise I was conning myself.

What's strange is that they marketed Pheremosa and Buzzwole as equivalents.
Boss Doggie
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(12-15-2016, 03:59 PM)
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what's so special about trubbish

do people just avoid going to the spot with the style guy

Originally Posted by Wiseblade

Tapus definitely are and I assume the same goes for UBs.

oh cool
WrenchNinja
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(12-15-2016, 03:59 PM)

Originally Posted by NEO0MJ

What's strange is that they marketed Pheremosa and Buzzwole as equivalents.

They are in the sense that its masculine vs feminine, punching vs. kicking, muscular vs lean, one annoying insect (mosquito) vs. another annoying insect (cockroach). They've got the same typing.

Kartana's only connection with Pheromosa is the number of them. Course its connection with Celesteela is questionable too.
DedValve
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(12-15-2016, 04:01 PM)
Jesus christ the pokemon league champion, I was not prepared.

This marks my first ever lost in this game and I steamrolled through the E4 with only 4 properly leveled pokemon and swapping in my two vastly underleveled pokemon for EXP.

Time to train up those two pokemon.

EDIT: I'm giving this a break to go get me some trubbish.

I also have a genesect code but I need to see what legendaries I'm missing from ORAS. I think its volcaninion. I'll throw in a blue psyduck if thats not enough.
WrenchNinja
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(12-15-2016, 04:01 PM)

Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

what's so special about trubbish

do people just avoid going to the spot with the style guy

Players either don't know where that spot is to find trubbish or theyre very generous as they keep trading away rare pokemon for them
Leezard
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(12-15-2016, 04:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

what's so special about trubbish

do people just avoid going to the spot with the style guy

I think a lot of people have missed that spot completely.
Berordn
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(12-15-2016, 04:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by WrenchNinja

They are in the sense that its masculine vs feminine, punching vs. kicking, muscular vs lean, one annoying insect (mosquito) vs. another annoying insect (cockroach). They've got the same typing.

Kartana's only connection with Pheromosa is the number of them. Course its connection with Celesteela is questionable too.

Kartana and Celesteela are similar to Buzzwole and Pheromosa in the sense that they're opposites again. Vaguely masculine Kartana vs. vaguely feminine Celesteela, Spaceship vs. Paper Plane, Huge vs. Tiny.

At least that's how I see it. They're both kinda bizarre.
DrArchon
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(12-15-2016, 04:04 PM)
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Anyone else think it was a huge missed opportunity with some of the UB type combinations? I mean, these are extradimensional beings that don't follow any of the "rules" of Pokemon. Gamefreak should've taken the opportunity to really go wild and give us some type combinations that we've never seen before because they don't make a lot of sense in the natural world.

Like, where's our Fire/Ice UB (with immunity to Stealth Rock, of course)? What about Dark/Fairy? We certainly didn't need two of them to both be Bug/Fighting, that's for sure.
Waluigilicious
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(12-15-2016, 04:08 PM)
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Any news on why Tauros and Miltank are on the same Pokedex page?
Berordn
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(12-15-2016, 04:09 PM)
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It is kind of disappointing that Nihilego is the only one that comes off as being really alien. Guzzlord had that opportunity I guess, but they skimped on his typing. Doesn't help that no one really knows what to do with it either.

Originally Posted by Waluigilicious

Any news on why Tauros and Miltank are on the same Pokedex page?

Since Miltank's introduction they've been paired together. Just wish they'd go the full length and actually treat them the same in breeding like they do with Volbeat/Illumise and Nidoran.
NEO0MJ
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(12-15-2016, 04:10 PM)
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That terrible feeling when you just want to google good art of your new favorite pokemon and find porn instead ( ._.)

Originally Posted by WrenchNinja

They are in the sense that its masculine vs feminine, punching vs. kicking, muscular vs lean, one annoying insect (mosquito) vs. another annoying insect (cockroach). They've got the same typing.

Kartana's only connection with Pheromosa is the number of them. Course its connection with Celesteela is questionable too.

Exactly. It's a puzzling decision.

Originally Posted by DedValve

Jesus christ the pokemon league champion, I was not prepared.

Yeah. I didn't have too many problems with the E4 even though my pokemon were only LV 53 at the start but the champ was much stronger. Didn't help that none of my Pokemon could take on his Primarina and so had to use a Z-move to finish her off.

One thing I like about the champ thematically is that they finally had you take on the professor in the final after scraping that idea in gen 1
Regiruler
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(12-15-2016, 04:17 PM)
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fucccck I am totally unprepared for this battle of alola thing

but I need to sign up for dat BP
EndMerit
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(12-15-2016, 04:17 PM)
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Modest nature seems like the way to go with Magearna, with Quiet being option for something specific like Trick Room. Naive could maybe work if your gimmick is to use Shift Gear and become mixed attacker...

Any opinions?
Regiruler
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(12-15-2016, 04:20 PM)
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If magearna is legal I'm totally preparing a trick room team, I already have plans for 3 pokes for it and I need something with decent BST.

Which UB or Tapu would be good under trick room? And please don't say UB-05 because I will cry a little if I have to rush to it.
DrArchon
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(12-15-2016, 04:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by EndMerit

Modest nature seems like the way to go with Magearna, with Quiet being option for something specific like Trick Room. Naive could maybe work if your gimmick is to use Shift Gear and become mixed attacker...

Any opinions?

I went with Modest for mine. I figure you want to secure early KOs to get Soul Heart boosts and start tearing dudes apart with boosted Flash Cannons and Fleur Cannons. I don't see a mixed attacker being a thing even with the attack boost from Shift Gear. Just treat that as Agility imo.
Berordn
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(12-15-2016, 04:22 PM)
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Even if you're not going mixed, Timid + Shift Gear turns her into a pretty fast attacker so that might be an option.

Probably better off going Modest to focus that strong Sp. Atk into something fearsome.
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(12-15-2016, 04:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Regiruler

fucccck I am totally unprepared for this battle of alola thing

but I need to sign up for dat BP

Do I sign up ingame or on the Global Link?
Regiruler
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(12-15-2016, 04:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Berordn

Even if you're not going mixed, Timid + Shift Gear turns her into a pretty fast attacker so that might be an option.

Probably better off going Modest to focus that.

Shift gear boosts attack though.

Originally Posted by Wiseblade

Do I sign up ingame or on the Global Link?

global link
Berordn
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(12-15-2016, 04:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Regiruler

Shift gear boosts attack though.


global link

Attack +1, Speed +2. It's basically Agility with an extra attack boost.

In a mixed set it would have the added perk of making Iron Head hit harder so she could stay in longer after Fleur Cannon.
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(12-15-2016, 04:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Berordn

Attack +1, Speed +2. It's basically Agility with an extra attack boost.

I know but that's still wasting a boost, it's basically agility or automize.
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(12-15-2016, 04:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Regiruler

I know but that's still wasting a boost, it's basically agility or automize.

She has access to neither. If you're looking to boost speed it's Shift Gear or nothing.
Regiruler
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(12-15-2016, 04:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rafavert

Oh my Arceus, this is a game changer! I was looking at Silvally today and flinching at Parting Shot only at lv85...!

Thanks!

Isn't parting shot banned online for now? There was supposedly a glitch involved.
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(12-15-2016, 04:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrArchon

Just fish in the bubbling spots. Those ones have better chances of landing you rarer Pokemon. The normal ones are total garbage. Don't even bother with them.

They should've just made the bubbling encounter rates the default rates for all fishing spots, but I guess Gamefreak wanted it to be exciting when you saw one. I don't really get it.

Well I'd love to do that but for whatever reason whenever I see one and dash to it the bubbles disappear as soon as I draw the fishing rod, I really stopped caring, I guess I'll farm starters and get the fishing pokemon later using GTS
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(12-15-2016, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bulzeeb

Well I'd love to do that but for whatever reason whenever I see one and dash to it the bubbles disappear as soon as I draw the fishing rod, I really stopped caring, I guess I'll farm starters and get the fishing pokemon later using GTS

You have to approach it slowly.
Regiruler
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(12-15-2016, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bulzeeb

Well I'd love to do that but for whatever reason whenever I see one and dash to it the bubbles disappear as soon as I draw the fishing rod, I really stopped caring, I guess I'll farm starters and get the fishing pokemon later using GTS

The fish pokemon generally go for more than starters. Everybody on the GTS almost always has the full set because trading one baby starter for another is one of the most basic trades you can do.
DrArchon
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(12-15-2016, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bulzeeb

Well I'd love to do that but for whatever reason whenever I see one and dash to it the bubbles disappear as soon as I draw the fishing rod, I really stopped caring, I guess I'll farm starters and get the fishing pokemon later using GTS

Dashing in Lapras causes the spots to stop bubbling. You have to approach them at normal speed.
ffdgh
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(12-15-2016, 04:32 PM)
Glad that magearna qr code is in the OP. Completely forgot to get it.
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(12-15-2016, 04:33 PM)
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