So today I caught close to 30 more pokemon
Most of it was me farming for stardust, so I ended up with tons of Pidgeys and Rattatas. But as ExedExes said, you can trade the weaker ones back to the professor once you've pilfered them of stardust and candy. But I didn't just catch two of the same pokemon over and over again. I also picked up some new ones, including:
Nidoran (male x2)
Those last three automatically defaulted to my top three strongest pokemon, so I was quite pleased with myself. Oddish even has Moonbeam, which I found strange, but whatevs.
I also did a little digging about Eevee evolutions and according to the internet (reliable as hell, right?), the Eevee evolutions are not random, but most likely based on its second attack. An Eevee with Body Slam should turn into a Jolteon, Swift should net you a Vaporeon and Dig means you should get a Flareon. So if you're looking for one of each, make sure to double check their move sets before sending any extras off to the professor.
I've also got a 10k egg in the incubator, but I'm not going to be able to do any traveling tomorrow due to work, so I'm going to have to wait a while to see what's inside my precious little egg. I hear the 10k ones are supposed to be good, so I am excite.
The only negative today was I missed capturing an Abra, the circle was a different color indicating a more difficult capture.
I noticed that today, which was how I missed my second Bellsprout. The circle defaults to yellow instead of green. But the Gloom I caught today also had the yellow circle and I nabbed him on the first try, so I think it's up to luck or how good your trow was. Haven't been able to figure out if getting a bonus throw influences anything beyond extra experience points.
Do you ever do any actual battles or just bop them on the head with pokeballs and catch em all?
I think battles are just relegated to Gyms, as far as I know. It doesn't prompt you to send one of your own pokemon out to battle the other pokemon you find, so you really just chuck the balls and hope for the best.
Well, and aim. Aiming helps.