[Q&A] Stardust investment - how do you do it?


#1

What Pokémon should we be investing our stardust in to?


#2

I would wait if i was you. why? you don’t want to waste all your stardust without knowing what Pokemons are getting a boots or new moveset


#3

Personally I only invest stardust into good IV Pokémon (at least 90%) that also have a good moveset.
So just in general Pokémon I know I’m going to battle with.


#4

I have yet to power up any Pokemon. I’m currently waiting to see how this gym rework/PVP updates changes the meta game


#5

Last few months only invested in 100% IV Dragonite.
Waiting for that gym rework to see what up.


#6

Gym re-work going on soon. Moveset are possibly going to change again. Wait for the gym re-work then decide.


#7

Definitely wait for the gym rework to come! I am currently not spending any stardust since Niantic might balance out moves and Pokémon again.


#8

I have a very bad habit of spending stardust instantly :joy:

Anything that is 91%+ and relevant in current gym meta gets shown some love from me, regardless of the rework I can’t see these pokes ever becoming so irrelevant in the gym meta that they weren’t worth the investment… Even my 98% Lapras that used to be 2901 CP pre nerf can get through 3 3100+ CP Dragonite solo and it’s now only 2551 CP so is still more than viable for something :slight_smile:


#9

At this point with the looming gym rework I’m focusing on diversifying my top defenders, but really it’s anyone’s guess. I would just focus on your favorites. That way you should be too mad if the gym rework is different that you expect.


#10

I am trying to wait patiently but sparingly powering up defenders to place in gyms, if needed. Gotta keep up with high cp, so i’m not on the bottom of the gym.


#11

Why would they change the movesets of the Pokémon, that seems very weird as they’ve already messed with the CPs and didn’t touch the moves


#12

I ll recommend you to spend stardust on dragonite, gyarados, vaporeon with more than 90% and with the best special moves. Could be a nerf in the next update so others pokemon could be the new meta.


#13

I’m holding fie ATM, see what rework brings. I feel like with restricted types in the gms wil mean more need for different mons to battle them.


#14

If you look online Gyarados doesn’t even rank with DPS of other Pokemon. I would do Dragonite, Snorlax, Vaporeon, Exeggutor, Joleton, Lapras, Blissey, and Tyranitar.


#15

I refuse to use to use my star dust until we have pvp. I will figure out then who it is we will really need beefed up. And i also think we need like an offline mode where we can train our mons…for example training for an hour gains 1% IV increase


#16

I feel personally that if niantic doesnt live up to this gym rework hype i will start to look for another game. All my friends have quit and dont play anymore…im a lone wolf. Niantic needs to do something to get people back in.


#17

I’d like to think that I strive to conserve stardust, but I’m afraid that would be utterly untrue…

I’ve spent insane amount of stardust. Let me try to do a conservative estimate:
4,131,100 (from 41,311 pokemon caught, 100 stardust each, not counting 2nd/3rd form)
3,267,000 (from 2178 eggs hatched, estimating 1500 stardust per egg, on average)
140,000 (from daily’s, about 7,000 stardust per week for 20 weeks. I don’t know how many weeks the daily reward system’s been running…)
I think I’m forgetting the double-stardust event…

So, basically, I’ve “earned” at least 7.5 million stardust. Now, I barely have 300k stardust…

I guess you can say Ima big-time stardust investor… lol ^_^;
Well, at least some of my mon look pretty spiffy. ;D


#18

I like this idea! It reminds me of the original game. You pick the Pokemon you like and you make them amazing. I miss that so much! I realize this game is a different animal, but I wish there was a little more of that included.


#19

Wow what you are brave to do that math! I’m afraid I might feel a little sick when I think about how much I have spent on Pokemon that got nerfed unfortunately.


#20

I tend to hang onto my Stardust. One time I was getting pretty close to 1 million so I held on long enough to reach that goal. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo when I reached it, so I had to reach it again so I could take a photo. Haha! I am hanging on to my Stardust until the gym rework happens. I am praying I get a chance to really power up some of the Pokemon that I like the most as opposed to the ones that control the gyms right now.