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Monday, June 18, 2018

After 2 years, Pokemon Go adds trading... at 1million stardust per trade

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NeonOctopus 5 hours ago#1
if you trade with someone you just met, and 40,000 stardust if you max a friendship meter with someone by doing gymbattles and such. No clue how long that would take though.

https://www.polygon.com/2018/6/18/17474184/pokemon-go-friends-list-how-to-trade

LMAO, literally why does it cost anything to trade?
CrimsonRage 5 hours ago#2
literally still playing pokemon go
CableZL 5 hours ago#3
Best Friends may only have to spend 40,000 of the item while those who have just met may have to spend a million.

What the hell
M_Live 5 hours ago#4
Who the fuck plays the game that much
Medussa 5 hours ago#5
I've never had more than 100k dust, and usually spend it every time I get ~20k.

lofuckingl
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GOOMFalse 5 hours ago#6
Lmao 3 months of stardust

Rip
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EndOfDiscOne 5 hours ago#7
How do you know how much stardust you have? I never battle so I never use it.
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NeonOctopus 5 hours ago#8
Same, all the time I've played, I never had more than 200k

lmao, Niantic still being dumb as hell
NeonOctopus 5 hours ago#9
EndOfDiscOne posted...
How do you know how much stardust you have? I never battle so I never use it.

If you check a pokemon, it should tell you how much you have iirc
Vicious_Dios 5 hours ago#10
CrimsonRage posted...
literally still playing pokemon
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EndOfDiscOne 5 hours ago#11
NeonOctopus posted...
EndOfDiscOne posted...
How do you know how much stardust you have? I never battle so I never use it.

If you check a pokemon, it should tell you how much you have iirc


Gotcha. I'm at 1,148,704.
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SBAndross 4 hours ago#12
Mobile gaming sucks, not even Nintendo can make it better
NeonOctopus 4 hours ago#13
EndOfDiscOne posted...
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If you check a pokemon, it should tell you how much you have iirc


Gotcha. I'm at 1,148,704.

Nice, literally all that time you put in for all that stardust is good for 1 single trade
Banjo2553 4 hours ago#14
The fuck, why is it so expensive? There's no point to trading then.
Medussa 4 hours ago#15
and it rerolls IVs.

hahahaha. these people are the literal worst
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Coffeebeanz 4 hours ago#16
The only legendaries I don't have are Kyogre and Groudon. I have Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh and Rayquaza. Not worth 1 million dust imo
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Coffeebeanz 4 hours ago#17
Medussa posted...
and it rerolls IVs.

hahahaha. these people are the literal worst


Yeah I got a 100% Tyranitar and screw that
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Medussa 4 hours ago#18
Coffeebeanz posted...
Medussa posted...
and it rerolls IVs.

hahahaha. these people are the literal worst


Yeah I got a 100% Tyranitar and screw that


although in one case, this can be a good thing. two 40k traders trade Mews until they get good IVs. otherwise, it seems always to be better just to catch another one.

This will be used once per regionlock per player, at most.
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BLAKUboy 4 hours ago#19
Banjo2553 posted...
The fuck, why is it so expensive? There's no point to trading then.

Because Niantic has no idea what they're doing.
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Kaiganeer 4 hours ago#20
can you buy stardust through microtransactions
Coffeebeanz 4 hours ago#21
Kaiganeer posted...
can you buy stardust through microtransactions


No, fortunately
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Medussa 4 hours ago#22
Kaiganeer posted...
can you buy stardust through microtransactions


i don't think so. maybe in the limited offer boxes? but I only remember seeing the +dust item, not dust itself.
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NeonOctopus 4 hours ago#23
Medussa posted...
and it rerolls IVs.

hahahaha. these people are the literal worst

LMAO
s0nicfan 4 hours ago#24
Pokemon Go has got to be one of the best examples of wasted potential in all of gaming.
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Cookie Bag 4 hours ago#25
s0nicfan posted...
Pokemon Go has got to be one of the best examples of wasted potential in all of gaming.

Replace Pokemon Go with mobile gaming in general.
NeonOctopus 4 hours ago#26
Kaiganeer posted...
can you buy stardust through microtransactions

I don't think you can. You can only get it from catching pokemon and doing random side quests.

Keep in mind you only get like a tiny amount of stardust per pokemon caught (like only a few hundred iirc)
Im like 50k shy of 1 million right now :3. Haven't played outside the Lavitar event in weeks tho
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NeonOctopus posted...
Kaiganeer posted...
can you buy stardust through microtransactions

I don't think you can. You can only get it from catching pokemon and doing random side quests.

Keep in mind you only get like a tiny amount of stardust per pokemon caught (like only a few hundred iirc)


100-125 (if boosted) for a non event unevolved pokemon
There will always be exceptions.
NeonOctopus 4 hours ago#29
Lost_All_Senses posted...
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I don't think you can. You can only get it from catching pokemon and doing random side quests.

Keep in mind you only get like a tiny amount of stardust per pokemon caught (like only a few hundred iirc)


100-125 (if boosted) for a non event unevolved pokemon

smh so you literally have to catch 10,000 pokemon for 1 trade unless you spend God knows how long doing random busy work with a stranger to get your friend meter up
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100-125 (if boosted) for a non event unevolved pokemon

smh so you literally have to catch 10,000 pokemon for 1 trade unless you spend God knows how long doing random busy work with a stranger to get your friend meter up


In the past couple months there's almost always an event going on. In the beginning they did exist, then they were rare. Now it's less common to not be in an event
There will always be exceptions.
Calwings 3 hours ago#31
http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/06/18/e3-2018-pokemon-go-will-officially-get-trading-soon-alongside-new-friend-system

The 1 million base cost is only for "special trades" (IE legendary Pokemon, shiny Pokemon, and Pokemon you don't have in your Pokedex yet) and the cost goes down drasticallyonce you increase your friendship level with the friend you're trading with. It's specifically to add trading to the game without a "black market" developing that lets people freely sell Pokemon for real money to random people willing to pay.
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Calwings posted...
http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/06/18/e3-2018-pokemon-go-will-officially-get-trading-soon-alongside-new-friend-system

The 1 million base cost is only for "special trades" (IE legendary Pokemon, shiny Pokemon, and Pokemon you don't have in your Pokedex yet) and the cost goes down drasticallyonce you increase your friendship level with the friend you're trading with. It's specifically to add trading to the game without a "black market" developing that lets people freely sell Pokemon for real money to random people willing to pay.


People tend to not think of the business side of these things. They think "what? i can't just do whatever I want and ruin the game? I can bullshit tactics!"... it's a fuckin app game. The grind is literally the whole reason to keep playing
There will always be exceptions.
marthsheretoo 3 hours ago#33
I'll just wait until they cut it. 1000000 dust is lol. 1/10 that cost would be approaching reasonable.

I was excited for trading and now I can't bring myself to care.
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NeonOctopus 3 hours ago#34
Calwings posted...
The 1 million base cost is only for "special trades" (IE legendary Pokemon, shiny Pokemon, and Pokemon you don't have in your Pokedex yet)

Thats the whole point of trading >_> So it's always going go be high unless you're trying to get a 2nd Dragonite or something
gmanthebest 2 hours ago#35
Calwings posted...
http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/06/18/e3-2018-pokemon-go-will-officially-get-trading-soon-alongside-new-friend-system

The 1 million base cost is only for "special trades" (IE legendary Pokemon, shiny Pokemon, and Pokemon you don't have in your Pokedex yet) and the cost goes down drasticallyonce you increase your friendship level with the friend you're trading with. It's specifically to add trading to the game without a "black market" developing that lets people freely sell Pokemon for real money to random people willing to pay.

I don't see anything wrong with idiots paying real money to trade Pokemon. Not gonna stop people anyway.
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catboy0_0 2 hours ago#36
Medussa posted...
and it rerolls IVs.

that's sin
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Solid Snake07 2 hours ago#38
people still play that shit?
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ToPoPO 2 hours ago#39
Isn't it #2 in top grossing? Lmao I'm pretty sure they know what they're doing
Sounds fine to me. Only see myself trading to fill out the dex or give a friend some poke they need. Looking forward more to the friends list and gifts.
NeonOctopus posted...
Kaiganeer posted...
can you buy stardust through microtransactions

I don't think you can. You can only get it from catching pokemon and doing random side quests.

Keep in mind you only get like a tiny amount of stardust per pokemon caught (like only a few hundred iirc)


How do you implement a change like this and not charge for a faster way; greed is at least a sensible reason for this type of thing
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CrimsonRage posted...
literally still playing pokemon go


I still am. I walk around a lot in my daily routine, so I have nothing better to do during those times.
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