then you’ve given yourself an answer to your own question. If you feel candy is too hard to get, go for the higehr level one.
Just before checking back here i was thinking about my Kyogre issue, 91% weatherboosted versus 93% normal. Same issue as candy is gone in a little over a week and i only caught 24 kyogres (out of 36). So save rare candy and lose 1 IV or spend more dust and candy for that 1 more IV? I’m going for the 93% one (assuming i don’t get a better one). Long term better.
Issue for me is that at some times we have low numbers of players at a raid. last friday i did a 6 man kyogre with 60 seconds left, which surely is nothing special, but most players are too scared too even try it. Only reason we yolo it is becauase of power upped high IV mons. Point in case: that’s why I rather spend more on a high IV pokemon; that tiny bit of extra CP/IV can make a difference
To each his own. But you basicly answered your own question, you need a machamp and can’t wait for more candy, thus the 87%.
P.s. Sorry for the boasting about my Kyogre’s