I have never posted about Pokemon Go on here before, and it’s possible once I start, I’ll just never stop.
However, what happened this morning hits in just the right way to scratch all my itches, and that’s what this website is about. I posted the following on Reddit last night, and for reasons I don’t fully understand, it was removed this morning by the mods.
This is part of a bigger thing I always think about, where I don’t understand how the cultural nuances of Reddit got to where they are. So rather than complain about cancel culture or how I’m being attacked in an echo chamber, I’m just going to re-express my point here. Free speech!
If you don’t care about Pokemon Go, by all means you don’t have to keep reading.
I realize Niantic wants to sell elite TMs, which is why they haven’t put anything like this in motion, but with PvP now being a big priority, you can officially buy access to moves like icy wind on dewgong, or psystrike on Mewtwo.
With CD move TM windows, none of those uses change. Especially with something like a magikarp community day, where up until March nobody could have thought we would ever see this, people have great maxed out, powered up, best friend pokemon. These now either get replaced by new pokemon with a CD move, or people have to spend valuable elite TMs on something easily ‘replaceable’ to get extremely meta relevant moves.
For example, I have a 100% Gyarados that’s currently maxed out as of S1 of GBL, but it’s now much less valuable than my 93% Aqua Tail Gyarados from today for PvP, unless I use my one and only elite TM (and because I only get one of these per season of GBL, I’m realistically effectively never using it).
Even if using a TM during this window required candy and/or stardust (somehow) it would still let the pokemon we already have be usable down the road (like what happens every December so far).
All of this to say, in an effort to increase fairness, especially in GBL, I don’t think it really takes anything away from the game (at this point) to let people use CD evolution windows to also TM those moves.r/TheSilphRoad Post