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Pokémon Go: Week 2 [20160804|08:25]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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If you are confused, frightened by or indifferent to Pokémon Go, please do feel free to skip this entry. If, however, you are delighted, obsessed by or also wish to share your enjoyment of Pokémon Go, then read on!

  • I read this guide which claimed that levelling up "slowed down considerably after Level 20". My experience is that levelling up has slowed considerably since Level 15. Unless you live in the middle of a city in a thicket of gyms and Pokéstops, then you're a bit stuffed when it comes to earning XP, because it takes ages to do it just by catching Pokémon, especially when you've already caught most of the common ones.
  • I have amassed 307 of the necessary 400 Magikarp candies needed to evolve a Magikarp. SOON, my friends. SOON.
  • No one will be surprised to hear that the first medal I've maxed out on is the "Swimmer", for catching water-based Pokémon. Huzzah for living next to a canal.
  • I'm saving up all my Evolves for when I reach Level 20 and receive another Lucky Egg.
  • I have thus far failed to catch a Wartortle (at Euston Station) and a Koffing, which appeared suddenly in the corridor outside my office. The latter was quite appropriate because the corridor is currently a building site. All the doors are being repainted, the flooring has been ripped up and the overhead lighting is currently a string of naked bulbs.
  • The failure to catch the Wartortle resulted in my most frivolous impulse purchase in years. I am now the owner of an external battery, which I bought because I wanted so much to continue playing while I waited for my train home.
  • I have finally been to a Pokégym. I enjoyed it. It's pretty low-ability-threshold button-mashing, and also rewarding if you can put a Pokémon in the gym because you get free Stardust and Pokécoins out of it. I still don't think I'm going to do it much, though.
  • Pokéwalks for the purposes of hatching eggs, OTOH, are the best. I have had the most fun wandering around, periodically catching Pokémon, and seeing what pops out of the incubator at the end. Geodude! Charmander! Sandshrew! Nidoran! And the funniest one by far, the Mankey.
  • Yesterday I hatched a Meowth. Yesterday was the best Pokéday ever.


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[User Picture]From: owlfish
2016-08-04 13:38 (UTC)
A moderately clingy child in my full-time care has not proved conducive to playing Pokemon much. She likes playing with me. Just in great moderation and not nearly as often as I would play left to my own addictive devices. Still, it does mean I can make some bits of progress daily and am perennially out of pokeballs.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-08-10 16:17 (UTC)
Aw. Humuhumu loves Pokemon Go. If she sees us fire it up she immediately asks if she can "catch a new monster". It doesn't hold her attention for as long as it holds ours, for sure, though: if there's nothing around, she loses interest quickly.
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[User Picture]From: pax_athena
2016-08-04 20:31 (UTC)
So this amused me endlessly (especially given how sweet they were to the two kids) right now and I thought you may appreciate it, too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-RerthVB54

that's the official link leading from:

https://www.basel.com/en/Pokemon

The Swiss do have humour. A ton of it.

(I may steal your post-idea. I am, uhm, level 22 by now. Oooops. Also same with a Wartotle yesterday although the location was less fun. I would have needed that one, I don't have enough Squirtles here to actually evolve them ...)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-08-10 16:19 (UTC)
Haha! I especially love the bridge chase (filmed from a drone?), and how gently they booped the two kids with the Pokéball. Bless.

Level 22! I'm impressed. I'm just edging 19.

I want more Squirtles. And Bulbasaurs.
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[User Picture]From: thatdamnninja
2016-08-05 03:08 (UTC)

I get my ass beat at every gym I visit! Also, there are like 7 pokestops at one location at the Hoover Dam, on the new bridge.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-08-10 16:20 (UTC)
I took a gym the other day! I was so surprised. I only held it for about two hours, but still! :P
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[User Picture]From: thatdamnninja
2016-08-12 04:08 (UTC)
There was an empty gym at a park today. I ruled it for at least four minutes.
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2016-08-06 09:15 (UTC)
I have a friend who goes for evening "Pokestutionals."
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[User Picture]From: gourou
2016-08-09 12:21 (UTC)
I'd like to propose "Monstertutionals" as more linguistically pleasing :D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-08-10 16:20 (UTC)
Aw. That's lovely. :)
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