One of the main appeals of Pokemon GO is finding wild Pokemon and capturing them like Ash does in the anime. This is why it was a bit disheartening to hear that Pokemon that come from eggs are much more powerful than the ones that are caught in the wild in the mobile game. One prime example is a wild Blastoise a fan managed to find.
Blastoise is the final evolution of Squirtle and is one of the coolest monsters from the original 151. It also has one of the most fun designs of the original 151, as it is a giant turtle with two massive cannons sticking out of its shell, which is pretty imaginative, to say the least.
Sadly, catching this creature in the wild doesn’t make it much of a threat in Pokemon GO, as one fan found out. The fan posted the weak stats of the Blastoise in Imgur, and some players were genuinely surprised at how weak it is. The Pokemon only has 31 combat points and 15 health points, making it unsuitable for combat against harder enemies.
To be fair, the Blastoise can be powered up with Stardust, but it seems like fans are better off looking for a Squirtle and getting its final form the old-fashioned way. The same probably goes for those who want to catch a wild Charizard & Venusaur, though it shouldn’t be a problem for those who just want to collect Pokemon in the mobile title.
Fans can usually get eggs in a PokeStop. Aside from giving players a more powerful Pokemon, they also tend to give a lot of Stardust and candies, the latter of which can be used for evolution. Candies are exclusive to Pokemon and their evolutions, so the only creatures that can use a Bulbasaur candy are Bulbasaur, Ivysaur and Venusaur.
It is somewhat of a shame that capturing a Pokemon in the wild might not amount to much during gym battles. Fans who simply need them for their collection or want to power them up with Stardust can continue to do so.
Pokemon GO is now available in certain countries, but it should get a worldwide release soon enough. It is available for both iOS and Android devices.