Around 1400 on 12-23, I passed 60000000 XP, through obtaining a best-friendship. I have thus now accumulated three Level 40-equivalents of XP. Paragraphs on thoughts in this post will not be anywhere as extensive as they were with the previous two multiples of Level 40 XP equivalence.
Thoughts first before the charts this time, since they’re short; after all, only 95 days have passed since 40 million XP.
Ironically, I apparently rank among the most prolific in friendship interactions despite being strongly critical of most friendship-related features in Pokémon Go. I’m not sure how that happened. I am still of the belief that much of what Niantic produced in terms of interactions with friends are very poorly conceived, particularly with the emptiness of the gifting action; see my 40 million XP post for expounding on that.
Now that PvP battling has been introduced, I have yet another friendship interaction for which I have to gripe about mechanical decisions. There’s already a sort of battling in the game, gym battling; why couldn’t the two sorts of battling be more consistent, and have more shared features? The dodge mechanic in gym battling is, to me, a really great feature; it makes it so that this game has some aspect of tight-timing strategy, which normal Pokémon games do not provide. As such, dodging gives gym battles a feeling of involved action, as much as the feature has been somewhat glitchy. In PvP battles, instead of dodging, there’s these newfangled protect shields? What’s the deal with that? They do add some element of strategizing, but why couldn’t we still have the dodging mechanic and also the protect shields? And why does nearly everything else in the interface have to be different from the gym battle interface? We don’t get health bars in the same place, the charge meter for the charge move operates differently, and notifications of attacks occur in different locations. Shouldn’t it even be easier for Niantic to make if elements were reused?
Voltorb was for a long while my most-frequently-caught non-Ditto Pokémon for which I had a perfect catch rate, but this ended when I finally missed one between 50 million and 55 million XP. My perfect streak for catching Grimer also ended between 45 million and 50 million XP, but due to a glitch. I have since then also legitimately missed a Grimer. Remoraid took Voltorb’s spot as most-frequently-caught non-Ditto Pokémon for which I have a perfect catch rate, until my total catches for Snorunt overtook it.
That’s all for thought; charts now ensue.
Here’s XP versus time; the large dots denote multiples of 20 million XP.
Here’s a general statistics table. I lost data on the size of my Pokédex upon reaching 45M XP.
Here’s these statistics as a chart in multiples of amount for the gold badge.
And here’s that in multiples of quantity at Level 30.
At first, I thought the Distance Walked line disappeared. Then, I realized it tracked along PokéStop Visits that closely. It makes sense that they’re close together, but it’s even still incredible that they manage to be that close.
Here’s a table of catches by type.
Here’s that as a chart.
My catch totals from types other than the six most common types (Normal, Flying, Water, Poison, Bug, and Psychic) are only finally catching up to my catch totals in Normal and Flying when I was Level 30.
Here’s the gyms chart. The columns from left to right are, as usual, battles won, hours defended, and berries fed.
Here’s my progression of gold gyms, with days starting with the beginning of the new gym system.
#1: Alchemist at MIT, on Day 28
#2: Transparent Horizon, on Day 53
#3: Kresge Auditorium, on Day 54
#4: Vine Wall Art At No 6, on Day 82
#5: In Memory of Dorothy P. Simmons, on Day 94
#6: Cosmic Ray Chandeliers, on Day 102
#7: Community of Cambridge Super Awesome Mural!, on Day 137 [removed gym]
#8: Officer Sean Collier Memorial and Plaque, on Day 173
#9: DeWolfe Boathouse, on Day 190
#10: Martin Annis Crossing, on Day 191
#11: Smoot Plaques on Mass Ave Bridge, on Day 213
#12: Miracle of Science, on Day 227
#13: Fort Washington, on Day 241
#14: This is Where We Live Work Create Mural, Day 259
#15: Column of Faces, Day 265
#16: Jimmy Johnson Street Hockey Court, Day 288
#17: Not Art, Day 295
#18: The Apple Tree at MIT, Day 295
#19: Police Memorial, Day 342
#20: Putnam School, Day 351
#21: Danny Lewin Park, Day 387
#22: Cambridge Public Library – O’C, Day 387
#23: Flapper Mermaid, Day 388
#24: Dewey Library, Day 394
#25: Polygon Rope Gym, Day 398
#26: Vellucci Fountain at Cambridgeside Galleria, Day 399
#27: Skating Rink, Day 419
#28: Meadhall, Day 436
#29: Sloan School Spring Sculpture, Day 439
#30: Galaxy: Earth Sphere, Day 451
#31: Cow Mascot, [data lost: Day 452-468]
#32: Bao Nation Mural, [data lost: Day 468-494]
#33: Branch Hair Mural, Day 495 [renamed Wall Mural]
#34: The Big 186, Day 519
#35: Statue of Dante Alighieri, Day 541
Here’s a chart of Pokémon species by CP.
For the first time, Machamp leads this chart.
Here’s a chart of catch rates per species for species without a prior evolution earlier in the Pokédex.
Here’s that as a chart.