[Q&A] What Pokémon eluded you the longest before you finally got it?


#21

My biggest one would have to be hitmonchan, haven’t come close to seeing one. But also muk and Machamp I’m still working towards


#22

I still don’t have Hitmonlee, but the one that I finally got was Hitmonchan a few weeks ago, caught in the wild. I’m about to hit level 31 soon. I’ve had a Hitmontop since February, ironically. I didn’t know what my Tyrogue would evolve into and I didn’t care because I was missing all three. My other Tyrogue should evolve into Hitmonlee if I got it right, but I’m missing the candy right now.

I only got my first Wartortle and Graveler among a couple dozen other new dex entries in a mass evolution during the easter event. I could have had both like six months ago, but I decided to wait.


#23

Magikarp because it had only spwaned during the water festival. Otherwise I travel 30 km to get many Magikarps.


#24

Chansey! Took me from July to January to get one and now I’ve got 5 Blissey’s over 2700 CP! I’m convinced that the hatch rate on Chansey was buffed sometime after xmas


#25

Until the grass event, I had never seen a Tangela anywhere. Specifically went hunting for it during the grass event and got lucky eventually. Grimer is the other one… have never seen a wild one, but got lucky to hatch 2 eggs back to back when I was on vacation and just popped my Muk yesterday at the start of the event


#26

i think the longest anticipation for me - despite being a weird choice - due to where i live is actually pikachu! I only got one through the xmas event!!! and never to be seen ever again!!!


#27

When Porygon has eluded me for so long and i just hatched one this morning! Now i just need region specific pokemon from gen 1 to complete it!


#28

Tangela eluded me! I caught my first one during the grass event. I hadn’t even seen one before that and I e been playing since the first week the game came out. I named it “Elusive One”. I caught a total of 3 during the grass event. Tangela was all I was waiting for to complete my European Gen 1 Dex.


#29

Snorlax was my last one from Gen1. Hatched from an egg during the Water event. And guess what, 5 days later I hatched my 2nd Snorlax.

Never seen one in the wild though. Like many Gen1 mons.

The other day I caught a Vaporeon in the wild. That was an exciting moment!


#30

Porygon - Six months I needed to get it !


#31

Hitmonlee was my last one to get for Gen 1…Couldn’t hatch one from a 10km egg and even once Tyrogue was introduced in Gen 2 and I hatched 3 of those, still didn’t go into Hitmonlee but on the 4th hatched Tyrogue, I finally got him lol


#32

Porygon. I ended up hatching one from an egg. I walked it to evolve it. I kept thinking it would be a total waste if I ended up hatching another one. But thankfully that didn’t happen.

Oh and Muk also… I hatched 1 grimer… and I was in the process of walking it to evolution when raids came out, and then I just caught the damn thing. I’ve never seen them in the wild.


#33

Ya Muk was tough for me to get too…I only ever hatched 1 grimer and only caught 3 or 4 wild…had to use Grimer as my buddy to get him and then shortly later, Muk got introduced in raids so wasted all that time walking Grimer lol


#34

Funny that you mentioned this…Here’s a little story from me…went for a late night walk about a week ago or so cause I wanted to walk the 3.3km for my 10km egg.

First, I caught my first ever wild Blastoise (wasn’t a good one but still pretty sweet). Literally 5 mins later, I caught my 2nd ever wild Vaporean CP 1526 (I know crazy right)

Then I was 2 mins away from home and I FINALLY hatched my first ever Snorlax with an IV of 96%.

I’d say not bad for a 1 hour late night walk! lol


#35

Yanma! I got my first one last week. That was my 233rd Pokemon, I’ve only caught Lugia since. Now I’m only missing Moltres and Unown from my region.


#36

Believe it or not, I didn’t get my Butterfree until just 2 days ago… and I was level 27…and I’ve been playing since launch.


#37

It took me a year to catch my first Dragonite and hatch my first Lapras.


#38

It took me until level 34 to get my first Gengar! I started my account after the Haloween event, and Gastlies have been very elusive for me. I ended up getting it in a raid. Good thing they had raids, or I would still be walking mine!


#39

I’m level 34 now and I the only one I still need is aerodactyl…
I’ve been hatching so many 10km eggs but I’m still out of luck


#40

I never got a Kabuto until the Rock Event. Now I have 3 Kabutops.