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Chances of a wild Dragonite having high IVs

I'm lvl33 player and got my first Dragonite by evolving a hatched Dratini a couple days ago.

My Dragon Tamer medal is at 9 (no, I didn't forget a second number), so when I saw a Dragonite on the nearby list, but wasn't able to stop and look for it...
Well I won't say that my will to live is at an all time low, but I'm not happy about losing out on 10-20 Dratini candy = 50/100km worth of walking.

More importantly is there a way to estimate the chances of it having good IVs (82

Asked by Nick Cabbage4 years 8 months ago
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I have only encountered one in the wild and it was a lvl 15 under 50 iv with SW/HB. The best Dratini I caught was a lvl 25 85iv with 14 attack. Never caught a Dragonair.

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by newton 4 years 9 months ago

Umm, well if it happened today.... I just got a 98 28xx cp DT/Hu wild has to be due to the event. The last amazing Dnite I caught was last January tho

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There is a chance of ~1/40 that a wild Pokemon have iv>82%.

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Partially correct, but it is not that low.

The permutations of the 100 IV, 98 IV, 96 IV...etc up until 82 IV goes from

1+3+6+10....+45 (conveniently the triangular numbers)

Add them all up and divide by 4096 gives 165/4096= 0.04... (just over 1 in 25)

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You might get lucky, this was in my living this morning;)

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If its over 3000 cp in the wild its good, real good.

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Yes, the dragon medal is usually not easy to get to gold unless you live in a water biome where Dratini are common. Most of us don't.

Just keep plugging away. They will come to you eventually.

I've caught 2 wild Dragonite. 1st was when I was level 12, in my driveway. 6/7/2 (ads) level 4, Cp 344, with DB/DP. That was back before evolutions got more candy, so I got 3 for him. Kind of useless other than that, and as a 'Dex filler. 2nd was level 30, 12/13/5, CP in the 2900's, with DT/HB, CTM'd to DT/O, and powered up 1.5 levels to have CP 3004. Caught some Dratini, but evolved my best two, 98% and 96%, levels 33 and 36 respectively now, with DT/H and DT/O.

It's phenomenally rare to find a Dragonite in the wild. I've caught almost 16,000 mon, and got 2 of them. Certainly higher in other biomes, though.

But if you couldn't stop, you couldn't stop. Do you let the game run your life, or do you play the game for fun?

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by Rajoss 4 years 9 months ago

Last saturday rumor about 100% iv 29 lvl D-nite went through raid players. Happily I was one of them. My group quickly leave legendary raid & hastly follow directions to the one of many city parks... at night.
I never ever saw this many players at one spot one after another & after dark in the middle of dim woodland.

My biome is rather dragon-friendly, close to the sea & I've already encountered many.

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I never encountered a Dragonite of 67+%, Dragonair and Dratini on the other hand i have caught multiple 91+% of.

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My only wild D'nite I caught on 11/26/16 has 38% IV's but legacy DB/DC.... My Nessie has won many battles. She's maxed to 39 now and proves that IV's can be overrated!

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by syy89 4 years 8 months ago

I caught this one, level 29, with 93% IVs, a few months ago. Came with SW/O which I swapped for DT/O. By far my highest CP and best wild catch and he’s now my lead gym sweeper!

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Awesome! Mine was much lower CP (I was a noob), but may be the only wild D'nite I'll ever get. And with TM, I would be happy with 0% IV's!

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