Pokémon Go fans have shared the “sheer terror” they felt upon discovering they had transferred monsters with perfect IVs.
Pokémon Go is mainly about capturing a lot of monsters. However, the mobile game also allows fans to transfer their excess Pokémon from their phones to the main series.
However, it’s important to remember that Pokémon that trainers transferred out of Pokémon Go can never return to the mobile game.
That’s why some trainers claimed to feel “pure terror”after discovering that they had likely transferred Pokémon with perfect IVs from Pokémon Go to the main games.
Pokémon Go fans lament the loss of Hundos after transfer
A curious trainer on the Pokémon Go subreddit posed the following question to the community: “When you unlocked the perfect Dex, how many 4-star Pokémon did you find you transferred unintentionally?”
The author explained, “I recently unlocked the perfect Pokédex. I was devastated to find out that I must have had a 4-star Polarhume at one point, but since it’s not in my current Pokémon, I must have accidentally transferred it at some point.”
For those who don’t know, trainers can unlock the ‘Perfect Dex’ after completing certain hidden requirements. One of these requirements is to capture at least 20 4-star rated Pokémon.
According to the author, “I thought maybe I carried it over to the days when reviews didn’t have tangible figures/numbers, but I think this feature was introduced before Polarhume, so who knows what I have done…”
The trainer was not alone in his despair, as many others who unlocked the Perfect Pokédex also noted that they had transferred Hundos at some point.
“A 4-star Tarsal. I will always hate myself for this,” said one player, while another said, “When I unlocked the 4-star Pokédex, I found out that I transferred a 4-star Magneti and a Fufrou into the pass.”
However, some lucky trainers were able to breathe a sigh of relief. “0 Thank God. I was browsing with pure terror of what I might see lol.”
Ultimately, being able to see the Perfect IV Pokémon you’ve captured can be both a blessing and a curse. Especially for those who have been playing since before 2019 when visual indicators were first introduced.