1. missfabb

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    at what level do you guys usually start capturing pokemon that you would like to add on to your team? like sometimes i cant decide if i should use, for example, this level 6 pontya i just caught, or wait till later in the game where there are level 15 pontyas so i wont have to spend as much time trying to level it up, y'know?

    do you guys usually just catch one the first time you see it and start training it up if you know you want that pokemon on your team? or do you wait till you catch one thats higher level later on?
     
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    Starting low has its advantages, as the Pokemon needs to gain Effort Values (EV) by battling. If you're only playing single player, this doesn't matter too much, so feel free to catch them whenever. If you're playing other people, its a good idea to start training as early as possible, as the Pokemon will need to defeat at between 200-510 other Pokemon to max out EVs.

    Personally, I use whatever one I catch first, but I'm more of a collector than battler.
     
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    I try to plan what pokemon I want before I start playing than capture them as soon as I can. I won't use any others, other than the ones I want so they can get some good leveling.
     
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    I catch whetever I see unless I know I can find better ones later or I'm simpy not catching it for training purposes, like Zubat. But I've actually stuck with pretty much the same team for the entire game so far. Totodile, Pidgey, Mareep, Bellsprout, Geodude and for now Lugia. All evolved into their final forms except Geodude 'cause I got nobody to trade with right now.
     
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    Everything new I see, I catch.

    I even caught a level 5 male Heracross just before Azalea.
     
  6. Jakob95

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    Catch them if I like them and train them. All my 6 pokemon are the same level.
     
  7. missfabb

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    which game? heartgold?
     
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    ¡Si!
     
  9. Anakir

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    It makes no difference if you catch one later or now since you can EV train the ones you get later on as well. I would say the biggest disadvantage is that you risk catching a pokemon with attacks that you won't like if you were to catch the higher levels.
     
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