As you may know from my previous post, I recently set up a second account. I will be honest when I say that I haven’t used it a lot since I started.
So I started this account on 4th July 2019. I was able to use it on my phone by downloading the game from the Galaxy Store. For laughs, I made a nickname that referenced the spoofers within my local community, and an inside joke I made when playing Borderlands The Pre-Sequel.
After ten days, I was already at level 21. Because of the wide variety of Pokemon currently available, I had caught 102 and seen 129. My only shiny at the time was a Slakoth due to the Community Day make-up weekend (of course, I would then get the guaranteed shiny Eevee from the Jump-Start research). Because of Adventure Sync, I was able to walk both accounts simultaneously. This allowed me to hatch multiple eggs. To be honest, it would have been nice to have some extra attempts at getting my first Gible.
But with the state of my levelling up and the current state of my Pokemon? It’s not good. By the time I was level 21, I was slowly but surely filling up my Kanto Pokedex, but it took me a good few months to get to that stage. I feel that levelling up, even without friendship, is easier now due to all of the different bonuses. Special Research tasks that reward XP are a contributing factor for this, especially the recent Jump-Start tasks.
I feel that no matter what level you are in the game, the rate of XP gain is currently very high. For example, you could be Level 40 with a very limited team, due to bonuses from Friendship, raids, new Pokemon, events, and Special Research. I was battling a Shinx with Pokemon like Lunatone or Kabutops, which isn’t ideal for effectiveness.
My final thoughts: I wasn’t too keen on having to divide my attention between accounts. I also didn’t see a correlation between having a new account and seeing more shinies, for the time that I did play. I did uninstall the version that the account was playing, however I might come back to it at a later date.