Friday, August 12, 2016

Best Defensive Pokemon Go Tier List - Who Should You Place In Gyms?

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Defending against enemy teams in Pokémon Go is nearly a futile task. As a defender, you get the opportunity to battle multiple people at the same time with the game's built-in AI, each of which is running six Pokémon.

Needless to say, even the strongest Pokémon drop very quickly.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Strongest Pokemon Go Tier List - Best Offensive Pokemon For Attacking

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Welcome to the Nerfplz Pokémon tier list, brought to you by a statistics fanatic that loves crunching numbers and winning games through data analysis.

This list specifically organizes Pokémon by strength in terms of gym attackers, meaning that it is heavily weighted towards their damage potential by attack values and type advantages on their potential move sets.

Additionally, it only features fully evolved Pokémon, as the evolved forms are all stronger than their unevolved forms; sorry Pikachu but you're getting hit with a Thunderstone.

Which Pokemon Types Are Strong Against Others In Pokemon Go? - Type Advantage Chart

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In the normal Pokémon games, certain Pokémon have a complete type advantage over others. For example, ground-based attacks deal zero damage against flying-type Pokémon in the games.

However, in Pokémon Go the playing feel is a bit more level, and Pokémon that are labeled "WEAK" simply have a 0.8 modifier for their total attack and "STRONG" match-ups have a 1.25 modifier for their attack.

To put it another way, Super Effective attacks deal 25% more damage than usual and Not Very Effective attacks deal 20% less damage than usual.

Dual Pokémon Types

Pokémon with two types do impact the modifier and essentially end up multiplying by each other. For example, If an electric attack (Thunderbolt) hits a Water/Flying Pokémon (Gyrados), the modifier would end up as 1.56x - Source

Got questions on strengths/weaknesses? Comment below!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

How Do You Invest In Pokemon Go / Niantic / Nintendo?

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Ever since the amazing popularity of Pokémon Go's initial release, many older players (now of investing age) are looking to get a piece of the pie financially. However, investing in the game is not as simple as it sounds, especially with the complicated financial structure that surrounds the game. Disclaimer: This post is not meant to be used as investment advice. Do your own due diligence before investing in the stock market.

Can You Pick What Your Eevee Evolves Into?

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Myth or Fact: 

Question: Can you control your Eevee's evolution (into Jolteon, Flareon or Vaporeon) by naming it differently?
Answer: YES. - FACT


When Pokémon Go was first released, trainers quickly jumped to conclusions about how to get Eevee's specific evolutions including its move sets, geographical catch location, weight and everything under the sun.

There is only one verified trick that works, which is naming your Eevee based on one of Eevee brothers from the Pokémon anime BEFORE evolving it:

  • Vaporeon - Rainer
  • Jolteon - Sparky
  • Flareon - Pyro

Things to Watch Out For

  1. Restart your game after naming your Pokémon. If the server does not register the name change, it may not work.
  2. Do not spell the name incorrectly.
  3. This only works once per name. If you try it on a second (ex: Two Eevees named Rainer), then the second will still have a normal 1/3 chance of evolving into your desired Pokémon

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