Spending 1.6 million stardust and nearly 1500 candies

So at level 34 I had saved up all my stardust aside from a few (~10?) power ups early on. When I broke 2 million dust (ended up with 2,025,265), I decided it was time to power up.

Here was the process

Note: I forgot to screenshot pre-power-up Exeggutor #1 before powering her up once.

POKEMON – MOVE SET – IV% (ATK/DEF/HP) – PRE LVL (CP/HP) – POST LVL(CP/HP) – DUST(k)/CANDY

Dragonite – Dragon Tail / Outrage – 91% (14/12/15) – 20 (2025/117) – 34 (3240/148) – 123/114

Exeggutor – Zen Headbutt / Solar Beam – 98% (14/15/15) – 20 (1660/122) – 34 (2656/154) – 123/114

Aerodactyl – Steel Wing / Hyper Beam – 93% (13/14/15) – 20 (1473/104) – 33 (2321/131) – 109/98

Gengar – Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball – 80% (11/12/13) – 20 (1451/79) – 33 (2285/99) – 109/98

Blissey – Zen Headbutt / Dazzling Gleam – 84% (14/10/14) – 20 (1806/313) – 32 (2799/389) – 97/86

Steelix – Iron Tail / Earthquake – 87% (15/12/12) – 20 (1375/96) – 32 (2131/120) – 97/86

Snorlax – Zen Headbutt / Hyper Beam – 78% (13/10/12) – 20 (1866/198) – 30 (2800/242) – 75/66

Rhydon – Mud Slap / Earthquake – 87% (14/10/15) – 20 (1856/134) – 30 (2785/164) – 75/66

Cloyster – Frost Breath / Blizzard – 87% (15/13/11) – 21 (1454/67) – 34 (2216/83) – 118/110

Exeggutor – Extrasensory / Psychic – 96% (14/15/14) – 22 (1821/127) – 34 (2649/154) – 112/104

Umbreon – Feint Attack / Foul Play – 96% (14/15/14) – 26 (1510/138) – 34 (1858/154) – 84/80

Feraligatr – Water Gun / Hydro Pump – 76% (14/5/15) – 27 (2039/128) – 34 (2417/139) – 76/72

Gyarados* – Bite / Crunch – 80% (15/6/15) – 28 (2568/144) – 34 (2935/154) – 67/ 64

Espeon – Confusion / Psychic – 91% (11/15/15) – 28 (2366/102) – 34 (2704/109) – 67/64

Venusaur – Vine Whip / Petal Blizzard – 78% (12/11/12) – 28 (1989/121) – 34 (2273/129) – 67/64

Poliwrath – Rock Smash / Dynamic Punch – 71% (14/12/6) – 28 (1884/131) – 34 (2153/140) – 67/64

Alakazam – Psycho Cut / Future Sight – 69% (12/10/9) – 28 (2203/84) – 34 (2518/89) – 67/64

Typhlosion – Shadow Claw / Fire Blast – 62% (15/5/8) – 29 (2122/117) – 31.5 (2250/121) – 26/22

Meganium – Razor Leaf / Solar Beam – 87% (15/14/10) – 30 (1877/124) – 34 (2002/128) – 48/48

= 1607k dust (and 1484 total candies)

2025265 – 418365 = 1606900 (apparently I caught something during powering up)

*- Shiny

Here's all 19 on two pages

Here's my top two (CP sorted) pages before, and top three pages after

Here's some that I decided against because they're less useful, and I would have no dust leftover (actually would run out towards the end):

Arcanine – Fire Fang / Fire Blast – 87% (12/13/14) – 20 (1589/115) – 34 (2543/145) – 123/114

Tauros – Tackle / Earthquake – 93% (15/13/14) – 20 (1410/97) – 34 (2257/123) – 123/114

Nidoking – Poison Jab / Sludge Wave – 87% (14/15/10) – 22 (1472/107) – 34 (2141/129) – 112/105

Nidoqueen – Poison Jab / Stone Edge – 91% (12/15/14) – 27 (1771/134) – 34 (2099/146) – 76/72

= 434k dust + 405 candies

So, overall I can't be happier finally having some higher CP pokemon, and think I did a decent job of focusing my dust on a mix of usefulness and diversity. But I'd like to know what you guys think:

  • Any of them that you would not have powered up? I already know Aerodactyl will be mentioned, I just think he's cool.

  • Should I have waited for better IVs, or better move sets, on any of them? And/or the future gym rework?

  • Which pokemon would you recommend (based on my post-power-up top 3 images), I try to power up for attackers and defenders? As far as these two:

    • Gen 1 Eevee evolutions: Eevee are common for me so I wasn't worried about powering them up yet, I usually keep 9 of each, and actually just evolved my first 2600+ CP Vaporeon.
    • Machamp: I currently have two Machamps (BP/CC & C/HS) and a Machop nest nearby (190 candies right now), so I'm praying for a good moveset, after this nest migration.
  • Any other comments/feedback. What level did you wait until spending a lot of stardust? Who do you think is/are the most valuable pokemon to power up?

Edit: Minor text and format fixes

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