Hautecouture wrote:I just noted this on another thread and it leaves me confused:
People were saying it's a waste of time to turn a low-level uncommon pet to rare, when you can just capture higher level pets and then turn them (by stone)
As the poster above me mentioned, the ultimate stats at 25 will be the same whether you raise a level 1 or a level 24. If it were otherwise, then catching high level pets would put you at a disadvantage.
Which brings me to the next point. What you read assumes that there's a higher level version available, either with that move set or of that exact type.
While most areas will have a small spread of levels (2 or 3), there are some pets that are simply unique to an area, or that there is only one version of. Of course, there's others (like squirrels), which you'll see across all level ranges.
Lastly, there's breed to consider. If you pay attention to breeds, and if you have a good supply of stones, then finding the breed that you want for a particular pet trumps level and quality. As long as it will have the stats that you want at 25. (as long as the bug where sometimes a pet will change breed when stoned is no longer around)