Altaria low CP at max. Why?


#1

Why the heck is Altaria’s CP so weak? This pokemon takes 400 candies to evolve and my max CP Swablu evolves into a 1585 CP Altaria (I’m level 28). Gyrados CP max at my level is like 2500 (I’m assuming, I don’t have a gyrados yet) so why is Altaria’s CP drastically lower? Many other Pokemon that require only 50 candies are close to 2000 CP so I just understand why Altaria would be so low for that many candies. Extremely disappointed. Well that’s my rant… don’t expect anything to be changed


#2

Altaria is considered a good pokemon because of its max cp, even though it has a 1800 max cp. And Wailord is harder to get with a 2200 max cp!


#3

CP isn’t calculated on “amount of candies taken to evolve”. It’s to do with the Pokemon’s base stats.


#4

I evolved my first one just to fill the pokedex. I have enough candy now to evolve a 2nd but I’m going to wait until I catch a Shiny.


#5

I have 387 candies! Trying to find more so I can evolve right now.:laughing:


#6

Deserves buff.


#7

Swablu is extremely common here. It’s so common that I skip most that I encounter, but eventually evolved one (100% IV) anyway. Still gathering candies to evolve my 100% IV Wailmer though. With a bit of luck, I’ll have one hatch from an egg today, that should be enough to do it.


#8

Heh, I’ve evolved one Altaria so far and am now sitting on 1531 candies. Hopefully the mega evolution (if we ever get it) is a good one…


#9

HOW?! I have 201 candy and no Altaria😆


#10

Probably a combination of weather and biome. I live in a region that’s bordering a forest on one side, grassland on the other, with a river and a canal running past.
Looking it up on open maps, the town is mostly labeled as grass-land or park (buildings do not change whether a biome is city or grassland or whatever, that’s primarily decided by the zoning type applied to the area.) But, it’s not a pure grass biome. Biomes also tend to blend a little into eachother. So, the specific biome I live in has elements from grassland (its primary biome type) and forest (blended in from the nearby forest). If I walk a kilometer south into the forest, I’d be in a forest biome that has grassland elements.

And it’s that biome blend which probably causes all these Swablus to spawn all over the place. It’s not a nest, it’s a rather large 4 square kilometer area with half a dozen gyms and three times as many pokestops where it’s “Swablu, Swablu, everywhere, and not a shiny thing”.


#11

I have a shiny altaria :yum:


#12

It’s weak in the original games and Swablu is very common


#13

Altaria probably takes 400 candy due of its type (100 is low with spawrate like this)


#14

Yep. Niantic nerfed all Dragon types except Rayquaza, who is already nerfed because it’s a legendary.