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[Pokemon Go] How'd that damn Team Rocket Grunt get TWO Snorlaxes?

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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat Brave Sir Robin Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    I was a good husband this morning noticed a aerodactyl raid was up in the park and drove out there this morning to get my wife her last meltan research thingy. Plus I got myself an aerodactyl. Now if only a fucking ditto would show up.

    I got my ditto after nearly six months of hunting and then caught a second three days later.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    I was a good husband this morning noticed a aerodactyl raid was up in the park and drove out there this morning to get my wife her last meltan research thingy. Plus I got myself an aerodactyl. Now if only a fucking ditto would show up.

    I got my ditto after nearly six months of hunting and then caught a second three days later.

    This is me and fighting pokemon after I finish a research. "Finally the fifth one! And now 5 more are just around because fuck you".

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    ok good god, how the fuck do you defeat the Rocket Grunts

    Am I just bad at pokemon? I think I'm just bad at pokemon, and all my pokemon suck, because I straight up can't beat these guys.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    ok good god, how the fuck do you defeat the Rocket Grunts

    Am I just bad at pokemon? I think I'm just bad at pokemon, and all my pokemon suck, because I straight up can't beat these guys.

    I really just lean hard in to my two rays and praying.

    Ray Ray Pray is basically my go to.

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  • mightyjongyomightyjongyo Registered User regular
    ok good god, how the fuck do you defeat the Rocket Grunts

    Am I just bad at pokemon? I think I'm just bad at pokemon, and all my pokemon suck, because I straight up can't beat these guys.

    What level are you/your mons? Type advantage is a big deal in the Rocket battles. If you're lower level and don't have the right counters, then it's possible that snorlax/dratini fights will just wreck you.

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    If the Rocket grunt gives you an obvious clue into the typing, lean into countering that.

    But I'm level 40 with a good number and variety of strong Pokemon and I STILL get wrecked much of the time when they give a generic statement. Sometimes you just have to live long enough to figure out the lineup, then counter them.

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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat Brave Sir Robin Registered User regular
    edited August 8
    Even just jamming my 3 3k metagrosses can cut tight sometimes, so if you haven't taken the time to powergame one of the good community days it's probably rough.

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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    ok good god, how the fuck do you defeat the Rocket Grunts

    Am I just bad at pokemon? I think I'm just bad at pokemon, and all my pokemon suck, because I straight up can't beat these guys.

    I have found that due to the fights scaling on trainer level, and the crazy trainer level XP curve, if you are sub 30 there is a good chance you won’t have the types and levels invested in your Pokémon to beat the grunts.

    Otherwise make sure you focus on resisting the grunts damage types more than you focus on getting bonus damage multiplyer

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    My best Tyranatar wrecks most of the rocket fights. A few give him problems, so paying attention to type is important.

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  • mightyjongyomightyjongyo Registered User regular
    I think the one I have the most problems with is snorlax/snorlax/dragonite, mostly because snorlax has a really fast quick move. A team of Smackdown TTars (or even ttars with stone edge as the charge) will still usually do fine against it though. My go-to team right now is 2x smackdown ttar + palkia with dragon breath because dragon breath is fast and the dragon typing helps with most types. But if you have a team of metagross like Escape Goat does then it should still work out fine for the most part, Steel types in general have good survivability so it'll take a little longer but it works.

  • RussadRussad MARegistered User regular
    I know that the typing was technically correct (the best kind of correct), but it did not stop me from being annoyed that a grunt this morning told me about his birds and then fought me with Golbat, Golbat, Gyarados.

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  • chromdomchromdom Working on having a better attitude Oh yeah, I movedRegistered User regular
    I don't know why I never thought to look for a thread in here!
    I need (again) a friend for a special research. I am chromdom 0121 3005 5201 if anyone cares to add me, or if you want to post it, I will add you. I am a pretty good friend, please like me! I walk daily, and send presents whenever possible.

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  • WearingglassesWearingglasses Of the friendly neighborhood variety Registered User regular
    That last Gyarados in the Rocket Grunt's Flying loadout is a damn pain. Even Kyogre folds under its Waterfall.
    I'd planned to put in Ludicolo for the double resist to water, but the Scyther in the second position eliminated the first two and Ludicolo's weak against bug stuff. Damn.

  • GrobianGrobian What's on sale? Pliers!Registered User regular
    I'm on vacation, so I haven't fought the new rocket teams but gyarados should fold to electric mons. Magnezone/raikou/electivire/luxray. Maybe even jolteon although that could be hard.

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    Just hatched a Party Hat Pichu from a friend egg, so if anyone was wondering if that was a thing...it is!

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  • furlionfurlion Riskbreaker Lea MondeRegistered User regular
    I looked for Ditto for about a month for the 2 research goals before I finally found one. Next day I found 4. Such bullshit.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Cruor wrote: »
    Just hatched a Party Hat Pichu from a friend egg, so if anyone was wondering if that was a thing...it is!

    Got an Ash Cap one in mine.

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  • mightyjongyomightyjongyo Registered User regular
    edited August 9
    Mr_Rose wrote: »
    Cruor wrote: »
    Just hatched a Party Hat Pichu from a friend egg, so if anyone was wondering if that was a thing...it is!

    Got an Ash Cap one in mine.

    I got both! I think it depends on when you got the egg, they've been rotating which day gets which hat pikachu for the GOFest event.

    edit: I think my friends list is getting to the point where over half of them are out of state/country. Knowing my luck that's probably where I'm gonna get all my lucky friends from, lol

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    My wife got a cool pokemon from one of you canadian pokegoers eggs! She wanted me to thank you, but she can't remember who it was so thank you mysterious canadian egg giver!

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • chromdomchromdom Working on having a better attitude Oh yeah, I movedRegistered User regular
    What was it?

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  • ThePantsAssociationThePantsAssociation A million could-be years on a thousand may-be worldsRegistered User regular
    edited August 9
    ok good god, how the fuck do you defeat the Rocket Grunts

    Am I just bad at pokemon? I think I'm just bad at pokemon, and all my pokemon suck, because I straight up can't beat these guys.

    Focus on resistance and defense rather than super effective attacks. Oh, and like @Tomanta said, a buffed out Tyrantar is quite often the answer.

    [edit] Oh, and there also was a glitch - I'm not sure if it's still happening - where if you didn't have an Ultra and Master League team pre-selected in the Pokemon menu, it kept you restricted to Great League-level pokes that would get their asses kicked.

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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    furlion wrote: »
    I looked for Ditto for about a month for the 2 research goals before I finally found one. Next day I found 4. Such bullshit.

    Same.
    I think non-regular spawns like the Team Rocket random spawns prevented Ditto from spawning.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    chromdom wrote: »
    What was it?

    Riolu

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    GOT THAT DITTO BABY!

    Next step, evolve a magikarp well fuck balls.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    Yeah, I'm still working on my Magikarp. They haven't been a more common spawn in quite some time, so I just set one as my buddy. The candy will arrive eventually.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Cruor wrote: »
    Yeah, I'm still working on my Magikarp. They haven't been a more common spawn in quite some time, so I just set one as my buddy. The candy will arrive eventually.

    Yeah that's my plan, I first have to do something else. But its just nice to be on the next step where there are things I can do instead of the ditto step where its like "well pray you get it"

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Sorta makes me wish you could trade candy between players. I gots over a thousand magikarp candy waiting for a shiny karp to show up here…

    Also, with the Rocket fights, when it gives you bonus premier balls for the number of Pokémon left on your team, it doesn’t matter how much HP they have so you can effectively ‘cheat’ that value by swapping pokes just before they faint. Good timing is required.

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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    Woo! Another raid day this coming Saturday

    Last one was a ton of fun just a swarm of Pokémon Go players moving from raid to raid

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  • RussadRussad MARegistered User regular
    There's never people doing the weekly raid hour in my hometown, but I got out of work late last Wednesday and decided to go to the town center near my office, since there's 4 or 5 gyms squished all together there. Found a group of a little over a dozen people, and we went from gym to gym, and then did a little driving to hit a few more before the timers expired. I managed to catch 4 Rays (no shinies), but they were decent and I was able to trade one to my fiancee. I might plan on working a bit later on Wednesdays in the future.

    The only other 5 star raids I've been able to complete was while we were on vacation to Disney last fall and she and I each managed to catch 1 Mewtwo each.

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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    Russad wrote: »
    There's never people doing the weekly raid hour in my hometown, but I got out of work late last Wednesday and decided to go to the town center near my office, since there's 4 or 5 gyms squished all together there. Found a group of a little over a dozen people, and we went from gym to gym, and then did a little driving to hit a few more before the timers expired. I managed to catch 4 Rays (no shinies), but they were decent and I was able to trade one to my fiancee. I might plan on working a bit later on Wednesdays in the future.

    The only other 5 star raids I've been able to complete was while we were on vacation to Disney last fall and she and I each managed to catch 1 Mewtwo each.
    No Discord or Facebook group for organizing?

    That was the biggest help for me

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    Here's some detailed info on Team Rocket lineups and rewards. Turns out they can differ by the gender of the grunt. Also, you're most likely to get the first pokemon as a reward, slight chance for the second (though not on all lineups) and never the third.

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    edited August 14
    Beat my first Rayquaza raid today! Saw a raid was ending soon, so I decided to see if anyone was running it and was able to jump into an open lobby with two other people. Caught the sucker on the first ball, not shiny sadly but still awesome to have.

    Also got a Fast TM from the raid, so I used that on my shiny Groudon so now he has Mud Shot/Solar Beam, which is apparently the moveset of choice. Pretty pleased with the whole deal!

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited August 14
    So I had that deoxys raid today... GOTTEM! Only a two star but who cares!

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  • RussadRussad MARegistered User regular
    Russad wrote: »
    There's never people doing the weekly raid hour in my hometown, but I got out of work late last Wednesday and decided to go to the town center near my office, since there's 4 or 5 gyms squished all together there. Found a group of a little over a dozen people, and we went from gym to gym, and then did a little driving to hit a few more before the timers expired. I managed to catch 4 Rays (no shinies), but they were decent and I was able to trade one to my fiancee. I might plan on working a bit later on Wednesdays in the future.

    The only other 5 star raids I've been able to complete was while we were on vacation to Disney last fall and she and I each managed to catch 1 Mewtwo each.
    No Discord or Facebook group for organizing?

    That was the biggest help for me

    Nothing really in my area. I'm too close to Boston to find anything that isn't "hey, come to Boston!" but that generally doesn't mesh with my work schedule.

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    I do feel bad there was a sweet older woman at the raid that didn't get the deoxys her second time missing the catch. I didn't think it was that hard to catch, but I've been f'ing lucky so I kept my mouth shut.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • furlionfurlion Riskbreaker Lea MondeRegistered User regular
    I just found out the local discord information a month or two ago and it made a huge difference in raiding for my wife, son, and me. Even in my smaller city there are still tons of people playing

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Yeah my wife is in a facebook group that does raids, we're going to do the caravan this weekend for the raid day on saturday. Well at least as long as my son will allow us before he whines.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • furlionfurlion Riskbreaker Lea MondeRegistered User regular
    I work 2/3 Saturdays until 540 so most community events are not something I can do which really sucks. I would love to get a Suicine but I am going to have to hope my wife and son can snag an extra for me.

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    I do feel bad there was a sweet older woman at the raid that didn't get the deoxys her second time missing the catch. I didn't think it was that hard to catch, but I've been f'ing lucky so I kept my mouth shut.

    Wow, EX mons aren’t guaranteed catches????

    I feel like all my M2s and Deoxii were all first-ball catches...

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    I do feel bad there was a sweet older woman at the raid that didn't get the deoxys her second time missing the catch. I didn't think it was that hard to catch, but I've been f'ing lucky so I kept my mouth shut.

    Wow, EX mons aren’t guaranteed catches????

    I feel like all my M2s and Deoxii were all first-ball catches...

    They are not. Like me I golden berry'd on each throw and it took me I want to say 4? Supposedly they have a higher catch rate than other legendary raids, but they are not guaranteed. As that poor woman found out twice!

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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