After 6 weeks at Level 43, I’ve finally moved onto Level 44. I’m making good progress at collecting a 3* living form dex also. I have noted all the missing Pokémon forms at 3* (excluding costumes, lucky and shadow Pokémon) for the first five gens, including those unreleased. Currently, Kanto is missing 8, Johto is missing 35 (lots of Unown), Hoenn is missing 18, Sinnoh is missing 52 (lots of Arceus, Rotom forms and some unreleased Pokémon), and Unova is missing 43. For Kalos, every form I obtained, I have in 3*. For Galar, all except Mr. Rime. It will be interesting to see how much these numbers will be reduced by the next level.
I am missing 22 from the current Pokédex, as well as 53 from the current 3 Stars filtered Pokédex.
Yesterday, I finally got a diamond rating on all 936 Pokémon Star categories. Earlier in the week, I completed all maps and scanned all research spots. Unfortunately there’s no quick way of showing you’ve achieved a full set of diamond ratings, so I’ve just screenshotted my 410th place in the world rankings for Total Photodex Score.
There are only 2 research titles for me to get now: Pokémon Lurer (which will just take a few hours of throwing apples behind me), and Influencer, which will take a lot longer probably, but won’t feel like I’m wasting so much time.
Over a month ago, I registered all photos (1-4 stars for every Pokémon in v1) in my photodex. It looks like I didn’t make a post about it, but I will post again if/when I get diamond rating for all photos, including the Version 2 Pokémon. I’ve played nearly 300 hours now, and have been going region by region, completing the maps, LenTalk requests, and getting Diamond rating for every Pokémon, all 4 categories. I have completed Florio, Belusylva and Maricopia, including up to Ver. 2.
I decided to complete all the remaining LenTalk requests first, instead of doing everything for Voluca, Durice and Aurus. I’m not sure if I will get the maps out the way first or not, but I’ve completed them for Voluca so far. Diamond ratings for Voluca, Durice and Aurus remain—and maps for the latter two.
While doing many Dialga Raids (got myself a shiny for HOME, Sword, Shield, as well as GO), I levelled up to 43. After collecting enough rare candy for evolutions that are needed for the Pokédex, I find myself now with lots of spare rare candy and not enough Stardust to level up the Pokémon I put the candy in. My Friends list is getting very full also, at nearly 360, from seeking lots of remote raids.
Yesterday I achieved Level 41 after finally getting enough XP. I gained lots of XP previously while doing lots and lots of raids to level up my hundo Landorus to Level 50. It was a rather dies mirabilis since I got 2 hundo and 4 Shiny Marill from the Limited Research Day also.
Today, I finally got all Kanto Pokémon species to 3 stars or 4 stars—except Mew, which is 2 stars and can’t be helped. I will slowly work on the other regions of the national dex. I have about 10 Pokémon I can evolve to get register new species caught on my Pokédex, but I will instead use my rare candy for a 100% IV Landorus-T I recently caught, and focus on getting a competitive Master League team. With my competitive teams, I then hope to farm rare candy easier to not only evolve those 10 or so Pokémon for entries, but also to evolve in order to collect more gender differences and regional forms.
Since July 2020, I’ve been regularly playing Pokémon GO. Today I reached Level 40. My main goal is to complete a living dex, but no doubt I will reach Level 50 along the way—while waiting for all Pokémon to be released. Not only do I collect one of each Dex Number, but also every gender difference, form, purified/shadow/lucky variant, and shiny Pokémon. I will probably never complete the latter collections, but I try to fill them nevertheless.