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Is Pokémon Go still a thing?

I quit 4 months in once I earned Pikachu.

by Anonymousreply 27408/18/2020

A Frau at my work still talks about it. A new Pokémon game came out just a couple of days ago, I think.

by Anonymousreply 111/16/2019

It's still got a lot of players, apparently near the number at the beginning. (I'm guessing it's still really popular in Asia.)

Today was a monthly "community day." Saw lots of people out in my town playing.

Four months to earn a Pikachu? Did you only play an hour a month or something?

by Anonymousreply 211/16/2019

I have it installed on my phone for the sake of my friends, but I didn't have good enough hardware until a couple years later in 2018. By that point, I was casual, and then this summer started from launch their next game, Harry Potter Wizards Unite, which I play nearly daily, but mostly for the encouragement to get daily walks.

PoGo had a massive following in the summer of 2016, which dropped a ton, but to my understanding its been relatively stable since. Enough to keep going with it pretty hardcore. This sort of activity (previously geocaching, leading to this game and various copies) is practically subcultural by this point.

by Anonymousreply 311/16/2019

I played maybe 30 minutes a day, on my lunch break and walking home.

What are good similar games that encourage walking?

I liked back in 2016 certain places in my city had heaps of powerful Pokémon appearing at certain times and thousands would descend. It made all the papers. It would be in innocuous places, like a small suburban park surrounded by high rise apartment blocks. The locals called it the zombie apocalypse.

by Anonymousreply 411/16/2019

Sort of. Not that many play anymore, but some started to play late, like me. I started a year ago and I'm finally at level 40.

by Anonymousreply 512/04/2019

R4 PoGo is a lot of fun if you are an active player. There are lots of events, community days etc. Also now everyone that reaches level 40 can nominate pokéstops.

by Anonymousreply 612/04/2019

I remember when the game was a huge fad. Everywhere I went were idiots holding their phones and playing the game!

My favorite was a group of grubby nerds at a nice local park, I overheard one of them saying "... and I literally hadn't left the house for three months before Pokémon Go...".

by Anonymousreply 712/04/2019

R7 It's positive because it gets people out, young or old, it doesn't matter. People have to go outside and walk to play the game. It's a good thing.

by Anonymousreply 812/04/2019

I still play when I take my dogs for walks. I have "friends" in Japan and Poland and Brazil and around the US that I exchange 'gifts' with so I get eggs with all sorts of bizarre pokemon in them, still lost of fun. I also see at least one other person every time I take my dog to the park, and I'm sure there are many more since, as team instinct, my gym takeovers are usually quickly defeated.

by Anonymousreply 912/05/2019

It really did encourage people to get out and walk. Back in 2016, anyway.

by Anonymousreply 1012/05/2019

It's gotten interesting lately.

by Anonymousreply 1112/05/2019

R11 It really has. Interesting events, community days and the release of Gen 5 has made it more fun. Also, now level 40 players can nominate stops. I got my first nomination approved today.

by Anonymousreply 1212/07/2019

R9 What level are you on? Have you nominated stops? I'm finally on level 40 after playing actively for a year. I'm on team Instinct too, it's hard because it's the smallest team by far so you aren't able to defend gyms for very long.

by Anonymousreply 1312/07/2019

r13 I'm level 32 or 33. I used to try to exploit the lucky eggs + many evolutions for big xp gains but it just became too much of a hassle so now I just play and earn xp as I go. The thing about instinct is that you get to know (by their avatars) the people in it, since there's only like around 6-8 of us who capture gyms in the park I walk the dog in, as opposed to the way more numerous blues and reds. When I hit 40 I'll definitely be nominating some areas around my house though--we have zero stops! Can you nominate gyms too?

And I choose instinct because of sexy spark, of course!

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by Anonymousreply 1412/07/2019

I've been at level 36 for a million years. Lost interest. I used to try to coordinate the seven days, so that every Saturday, I'd go to town, spin a Pokestop for the seventh time, catch a Pokemon for the seventh time, and do a seventh field research, all with a lucky egg engaged.

Since I've disengaged, I now have a bunch of "special research" tasks. I got back into it a few weeks ago, and things are moving forward. I got to level 37 today (not expecting that). One of my special research tasks is probably going to outlive me: three great throws in a row.

Though the game, by definition, is silly, one thing I appreciate about it is that, as someone who travels frequently, it gives me interesting tasks while in someplace far from home. In Europe, I was determined to find a Mr. Mime. (I got, like, 30). In Scranton, I found myself searching for P0olywags and Slowpokes.

by Anonymousreply 1512/07/2019

R14 You can only nominate stops. Stops get upgraded to gyms if there is a pokéstop nearby. The stop that has been there longest gets upgraded. Just be aware of the nomination process when you reach level 40. You can't nominate everything you see. It has to be an eligible nomination. Check this out, it's actually harder to nominate stops than you think. Parks, statues, playgrounds etc are eligible. Schools, stops without walking access etc are not.

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by Anonymousreply 1612/07/2019

How strange. I played the game pretty actively from 2016 and stopped in May 2018. I made it to lvl 40 and had an impressive stash of Pokemon. I put the game down for about a year and a half and recently started getting back into it over the past week or so. I've missed a slew of community days and events and shinies and legendaries. The whole friendship/pvp/trading system is completely new to me. I'm just starting to get a hang of the team rocket battles.

Honestly, it's pretty fun! All these new features add a lot of depth to the game, and wouldn't you know it, this month's community day is a weekend long accumulation of all the previous community days, so I can catch up! I've already selected all the community day Pokemon I want to evolve to get their exclusive moves, and hopefully I'll be able to find some shinies! I'm excited! I'll either be going to Downtown Disney or the Santa Monica Pier for one of the days. Haven't decided yet.

I should probably nominate some Pokestops since I'm lvl40 right? There's a memorial at the top of a local mountain that's frequently hiked. That'd make a nice one. Gotta get up off my ass and climb up there!

If anyone wants to friend me my trainer code is 1340 7840 6600. I tend to play every day in Southern California where we've got plenty of Pokestops. I'll send gifts like a motherfucker.

by Anonymousreply 1712/07/2019

R15 There are ways to reach level 40 fast. It's at level 40 the game really begins. You can then nominate pokéstops and powering up pokémons get easier as there isn't a cap, like on every level up to 38. Anyways, if you want to reach level 40 fast just add friends, send and receive gifts every day and use lucky eggs. Every time you increase friend level you get twice the XP if you use eggs.

I agree with you that the game got boring for a while as there weren't many new tasks. However, it has improved in recent months with more special research tasks. Also, with events that are actually interesting. Well, the event before this one was crap, friend fest with nidoran, lol. It's not like nidoran doesn't spawn everywhere anyway, right. This current evolution event is much better though, many pokémons spawn that are usually rare in the wild. I use this event to evolve rare pokémon. Niantic needs to understand that it's events with rare pokémon that should happen more often. I'm also looking forward to the double Community Day this upcoming weekend. I need more Swinubs and Bagons so I can evolve them into Mamoswine and Salamence, both very good pokémon.

by Anonymousreply 1812/07/2019

R17 Playing on Community Day is an excellent way to catch up. Just be aware of the times, Swinub and Bagon (the latter very rare in the wild) will spawn more on Saturday during the time frame 11 am-2 pm. And yes, you should definitely nominate more stops. You should read up on the nomination process and try to nominate eligible stops, read the link in R16. I would add you but my friend list is full with 200. I really should clear out some of my friends though because some don't play anymore and some don't open my gifts for months on end, which gets annoying.

by Anonymousreply 1912/07/2019

Yeah, I'm excited to nominate Pokestops. I was actually really into the mechanics of the game... specifically nests and how they operate. There were a lot of users on Reddit who figured out how OpenStreetMaps impacted the real world elements of the game. Change something on the map and it changes in the game. I created a couple of new nests around us by simply changing the labels to corresponding nesting ones. I also added a couple of water features that were missing on the map and when Niantic updated the game, water Pokemon started to spawn there. I also noticed that in one local park, one gym was placed JUST outside the green nesting area, which would have made it eligible for EX raids. I went into OpenStreetMaps and adjusted the area of the park so that it would incorporate the gym. I just checked last week and it's labeled as an EX gym.

I wonder if any other discoveries have been made since I stopped playing.

by Anonymousreply 2012/07/2019

I forgot to say, use Wayfarer to nominate stops. Log in with google or facebook. You nominate stops in the game (app), but you review pokéstops in Wayfarer, which is a website. There you can also see your nominations and if they are approved. I got a stop approved yesterday.

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by Anonymousreply 2112/07/2019

Thanks! Looks interesting! I'll check it out.

by Anonymousreply 2212/07/2019

I got my second pokéstop nomination approved today.

by Anonymousreply 2312/08/2019

Sweet! I still gotta hike to the top of that mountain, hahah.

So how are you enjoying this event? I'm loving it so far! I caught three shinies today: Ralts, Gligar, and Onix. The Gligar and Onix I caught within minutes of each other. Do you know if they've upped the shiny rate in general? They never used to be this frequent when I was playing a year and a half ago.

by Anonymousreply 2412/08/2019

R24 I'm loving this event. Fairly rare pokemons are spawnimg more often. The last event was lame af, friend event with Nidorans, lol. It's not like Nidorans don't spawn all the time anyways. I haven't caught many shinies yet. I have no idea why but I seem to luck out when it comes to shinies. I caught a shiny Charmeleon on raid day Saturday and then a shiny Gligar. Did you raid on Saturday? Everyone got 5 raid passes.

by Anonymousreply 2512/08/2019

R17 I have added you.

I’ve only been playing for the last 5 months. I tried the game when it was first released but gave up after like a day. I’m up to level 33 now.

It’s a shame that so many people cheat the game and spoof their location. The fat pricks don’t even have to leave their bed now to play. Plus it means as soon as I knock out their Pokémon from a gym, within a minute they have knocked me out again and recaptured it. All without having to walk a step.

by Anonymousreply 2612/08/2019

R25 I had relatively decent shiny luck before I took a break from the game. It ultimately comes down to chance, but I've found that persistently hunting for an extended period of time can help. I've already caught a shiny Mawile, Eevee, Bulbasaur, Machop, Ralts, Gligar, and Onix over the past ten days since I picked up the game again. I swear they've altered the rates because even with my okay luck I was never this successful.

I didn't actually raid on Saturday as it was raining Persians and Houndooms here in Southern California. I don't really raid as much as I used to anyway. I like the zen art of hunting, farming nests, and taking down gyms. If I happen to see a raid and people are actually there then I'll gladly do it though... it's just not my main focus. I have caught a couple Terrakion though. I'll be going to Disneyland tomorrow so maybe I'll get a raid in there.

R26 Yeah, spoofers were a huge deal back in the day as well. Are they still a problem? When I last played the game Niantic had just launched this huge ban on spoofers which was pretty effective at the time. This in the week or so before the Mareep community day. Did that not stick? Are spoofers just as prominent now as they were then?

by Anonymousreply 2712/08/2019

I got my third pokéstop approved today. I tried to nominate another stop, but it was denied twice, due to duplicate. I first tried to change the name, but realized it was probably denied because it was too close to a different pokéstop. Oh well. At least I got three approved, not too bad. I will try to nominate more in 14 days.

by Anonymousreply 2812/10/2019


That sounds like something a gay would do after he swallowed HIV infested semen.

by Anonymousreply 2912/10/2019

I woke up to a new Special Research. YAAAAAS! It's called Celebrate 2019. The rewards are Unova stone and rare candies, just what I need. Guys, Community day is today and tomorrow. I recommend going for Swinub, Treecko and Bagon. Thr last one is especially rare in the wild and it evolves into Salamence, a really good Pokemon. Swinub evolves into Mammoswine using Sinnoh stone, another good pokemon. Treecko evolves into Sceptile, which is one of the better grass types. Swinub and Bagon will be avilable in large numbers today between 11 am and 2 pm. Stay safe everyone and happy hunting!

by Anonymousreply 3012/13/2019

Shoot. I thought it was fad. Guess not by the responses here. I'll check it you.

by Anonymousreply 3112/13/2019

Check it OUT. Posting without my glasses is a serious crime. Haha.

by Anonymousreply 3212/13/2019

R32 Well, it was more popular in 2016 when it was released, however there are still a lot of people playing. The game is constantly evolving, with the release of new pokemon, different events etc. You can really never get bored with it because there's always something new.

by Anonymousreply 3312/13/2019

I went from 0 stardust to 250k stardust. I guess CD wad a success.

by Anonymousreply 3412/15/2019

R17 I will add you as a friend. I live in MD and travel all over the US for work. My trainer code is 7774 9204 8710 for anyone else who wants to add me and get gifts!

by Anonymousreply 3512/16/2019

didn't pedophiles go all over that?

by Anonymousreply 3612/16/2019

No, it’s not a thing.

I’m not a child

by Anonymousreply 3712/16/2019

I can't believe that this weekend, I bought a Nintendo Switch and "Pokemon Let's Go Eevee" and spent the whole weekend getting halfway though the game so I could start getting Meltans in Pokemon Go. IN the process, I got hooked on "Let's Go," which means that, instead of being out in the physical world burning off calories, I can now do my Pokemon hunting lying in bed eating bon bons.

by Anonymousreply 3812/16/2019

Wonder what this means?

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by Anonymousreply 3912/17/2019

An old high school friend (she's 55) plays Pokemon

by Anonymousreply 4012/17/2019

Community weekend was ultimately a success for me. I'm the guy who didn't play for a year and a half and have missed all the shinies since Larvitar last June. I didn't get shinies of everything, but I got about 15 on Sunday alone, all from various species. I got enough for a complete set of Mudkip, Chimchar and Ralts. Got a couple Trapinch, and a single Totodile and Bagon. No Larvitar or Beldum for me, but that's alright. I'm happy to have caught what I did.

by Anonymousreply 4112/17/2019

R41 I didn't see any Larvitar or Beldum in the wild, but I did see them in raids. I got 13 shinies in two days, not a lot but still better than my normal catch. I hardly ever get shinies so this was actually a lot for me, lol. The only thing I'm disappointed about is the spawn rate for Bagon. It was shit, even during the 11 am to 2 pm time when it was supposed to be increased. I saw lots of every other Pokémon, but not a lot of Bagon.

by Anonymousreply 4212/17/2019

Yeah, I think Larvitar and Beldum were only in raids or hatchable or something. I did a few Beldum raids and a Larvitar raid, but didn't want to waste money for the chance at buying a shiny, so I focused more on walking and catching. I saw a decent amount of Bagon actually, but they were definitely spawning less than your starters. I pinapped all of them for that extra candy.

I played at Downtown Disney during that three hour window and I'll probably do all future Community Days there. It was completely lured up and filled with stops and tons of Pokemon clusters throughout the walkway. I think that's how I managed to do as well as I did on Sunday.

by Anonymousreply 4312/17/2019

So I submitted four Pokestops over the last couple days throughout Southern California... all on hiking trails actually. The submission process is fun! I'm an amateur photographer, so it's cool to think that your images could live on in the game. Writing descriptions for the Pokestops and justifying your submission is also fun. I hope they're approved!

by Anonymousreply 4412/21/2019

It's Community Day today 11 am - 2 pm.

by Anonymousreply 4501/19/2020

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Add me :)

by Anonymousreply 4601/29/2020

Community Day in February will feature Rhyhorn. Not the pokemon I wanted, I wish it was one that was more rare, like Electabuzz or Gible or Riolu. Though Rhyhorn isn't the worst choice as it has its use as Rhyperior. Ground/rock types are good for raids.

by Anonymousreply 4702/12/2020

I used to play everyday, despite being rural, until Niantic decided to delete all spawns in my area.

by Anonymousreply 4802/13/2020

R48 Same thing happened to me where I live, which is suburbia. Niantic removed all the spawns from my area. They say they just removed spawns from places with few players and increased it where there are more players. It's a lie though. All spawns have decreased everywhere, even in downtown. It fucking sucks.

by Anonymousreply 4902/13/2020

There's a Lickitung raid on Saturday from 2 pm to 5 pm. Everyone gets 5 free raid passes.

by Anonymousreply 5002/13/2020

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by Anonymousreply 5102/13/2020

I hatched 25 7km eggs and only got 2 Gible and 1 Riolu😡

by Anonymousreply 5202/13/2020

Happy Valentine's Event, pokebitches.

by Anonymousreply 5302/14/2020

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by Anonymousreply 5402/14/2020

Add me!

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by Anonymousreply 5502/14/2020

In 2016, the Google-incubated augmented reality game, Pokémon Go, tested economies of action on the streets. Game players did not know that they were pawns in the real game of behavior modification for profit, as the rewards and punishments of hunting imaginary creatures were used to herd people to the McDonald’s, Starbucks and local pizza joints that were paying the company for “footfall,” in exactly the same way that online advertisers pay for “click through” to their websites.

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by Anonymousreply 5602/14/2020

I always thought it was odd that companies like Starbucks would waste their money paying to have Pokestops in their stores. If someone wants to spin the pokestop, they don't even have to be on the premises.

by Anonymousreply 5702/14/2020

R57 Sponsored pokestops are only available in USA, nowhere else. Certainly not here in Norway. It's hard enough to get pokestop nominations approved.

by Anonymousreply 5802/15/2020

Reminder that there's a Lickitung raid today. I already finished it here in Norway. I only had 5 free raid passes and 2 premium passes. Caught 7 Lickitung, including one shiny.

by Anonymousreply 5902/15/2020

R58 I recall that, at least at the beginning sponsored Pokestops were also found in Japan. IIRC, during the first year, at least, Niantic's revenue from the game amounted to around 2 /2 million dollars a day and the vast amount of that revenue consisted of Pokestop income from Japan. (And, I may be stretching it, but the large portion of that was from McDonald's.)

Of course revenue is down, and these day's they only take in about two million dollars a day.

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by Anonymousreply 6102/16/2020

Hey, it's been really fun getting a lot of new P-Go "friends" from here. I've got new friends from Wales and New Zealand. One thing I wonder about is whether people care about where "gifts" come from. From my own experience, I don't care whether it's a 7-11 or a cathedral, though, of course, if it's somewhere like Wales or New Zealand that's awesome. I admit, I agonize a little too much over whether, as I'm getting ready to send a gift from my neighborhood Starbucks I agonize whether I've sent the same friend a gift from the Starbucks before.

by Anonymousreply 6202/17/2020

R62 I don't think it matters. People are just happy to get gifts, it doesn't matter where they're from.

by Anonymousreply 6302/17/2020

Thanks to my new friends - in particular the one from Norway! If the New Zealand guy would like to send me some presents I'd love some eggs from NZ - 3512 1893 7984!

I actually have 2 accounts - my normal one I had when Pokemon Go went live and my second one which I created when Friends became live. When I take over a gym I switch to the other account to add that one too. I'm up to Level 37 already an my spare account and 40 on my regular account.

Also I only discovered the Sock Thing you can do to with Adventure Sync. Put your phone in a sock and spin it around and you can hatch eggs in no time.

I've never done a 5 star raid though as don't have any friends who Poke.

by Anonymousreply 6402/19/2020

R62 I don't care either and I love to see the sights from all gifts from my new friends. I already have a new Pokemon from a Norway egg... thank you! Can't wait to see what hatches from Wales and NZ too. Guess I will try the sock trick to hurry things along!

by Anonymousreply 6502/20/2020

I started playing at my work, there was a gym right at my desk and one in the lobby. (there were about 10 stops and three gyms on my work campus).

I would sit at my desk and spin the stop, my boss walked by and said "is that pokemon go?" I said yeah I can spin the stop here at my desk all day long. He laughed and said "Isnt the goal to get up and GO?" I told him I make my own rules!

by Anonymousreply 6602/20/2020

Wow! It's fun seeing my new friends show up here.

by Anonymousreply 6702/20/2020

This rock egg thing was great for my main account - first egg was an Archen that was new to my Pokedex.

Have hatched 10 eggs with my DCI Jane Tennison account and have had 8 Omanytes and 2 Lileeps.

Got very excited opening presents from Norway and New Zealand but neither had eggs!

by Anonymousreply 6802/21/2020

Reminder that today is COMMUNITY DAY featuring Rhyhorn. 11 am to 2 pm.

by Anonymousreply 6902/21/2020

Ferroseed is going to be the March research breakthrough.

by Anonymousreply 7002/28/2020

What Pokemon are y'all using in your battles? For the ultimate battles I've settled on:

Leafon - leaf blade - 2807cp

Machamp - dynamic punch - 2928cp

Togekiss - ancient power and dazzling gleam - 3057cp

I've got much stronger Pokemon but these all have quick attacks and I tend win 2 or 3 battles out of 5 in each round.

by Anonymousreply 7102/29/2020

Hey DCI JT bit of a long shot, but I’ve noticed you’re in Cardiff. If you’re ever in the area, I’d love a gift from either Roald Dahl Plass or the Torchwood memorial thats nearby. I visited Cardiff for the day with a friend of mine when we went on holiday together a few years ago and absolutely fell in love with the place.

Thanks from your kiwi buddy PaulWH

by Anonymousreply 7203/04/2020

Everyone remember to get your 30 incense for 1 coin in the shop.

by Anonymousreply 7303/15/2020

Hey PaulWH, I've not been to Bay area for a while but next time I'm there I'll get loads of gifts to send.

There's the Ivor Novello statue, the Torchwood Tower, the Pierhead Building....

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by Anonymousreply 7403/15/2020

Are any of the popular Pokemon Go youtubers gay and is community day still happening?

by Anonymousreply 7503/15/2020

I'm loving seeing P-Go friends on here by name! Sorry, my gifts for the upcoming time are going to be rather mundane. Like churches--too many churches.

by Anonymousreply 7603/15/2020

R75 Community Day is cancelled.

by Anonymousreply 7703/16/2020

Hope you all enjoyed gifts from Chicago. All of my travel is cancelled for the next few months so it's back to neighborhood churches and the park. I'm on mandatory work from home for the next 2 weeks.

Stay healthy if you're out and about!

by Anonymousreply 7803/20/2020

Guy in Italy was just arrested for breaking quarantine to play Pokémon Go.

by Anonymousreply 7903/20/2020

Reminder to open the box containing 100 pokeballs. You get it for only 1 coin in the shop.

by Anonymousreply 8003/24/2020

Hatched a second Kabuto awhile back before things shut down due to the virus.

by Anonymousreply 8103/24/2020

Today the special is 50 great balls for 1 coin.

Hope you are all safe and healthy!

by Anonymousreply 8203/31/2020

Thanks, Crabby!

by Anonymousreply 8303/31/2020

I believe they have said they are are going to double the distance at gyms and I believe stops at which you can spin them or battle at gyms.

by Anonymousreply 8403/31/2020

They did that today, R84. They're also going to allow us to join with friends in raids without actually having to go to the place where a raid is being held. Also, they're teasing a way to visit pokestops in various interesting places whilst at home.

Niantic seems to be addressing the fact that the key characteristic of their game (intentionally) is to get people out and about getting exercise whilst playing. But, if that's their model, it's likely to die during the quarantine. So their shifting their model to playing at home. Hopefully, when this ends, they'll shift back to getting us back out their off our asses.

by Anonymousreply 8503/31/2020

It will suck if you don't live close enough to a pokestop or gym r85.

by Anonymousreply 8603/31/2020

The reward for catching 3 Dittos is a fucking CROAGUNK? Are they fucking serious?!

by Anonymousreply 8704/04/2020

Thanks r87. I don't know why they won't allow the party hat starter Pokemon to evolve.

by Anonymousreply 8804/04/2020

There are 3 pokestops in the park by my house and 1 of them turned into a gym at the start of the week.

Twice I knocked the Red ones out when their hearts were low and made it Yellow but within minutes I got knocked back out so I thought FUCK YOU and I've left the gym alone and their Metagross has been there since Tuesday. NO FIFTY POKECOINS FOR YOU, FUCKER!

by Anonymousreply 8904/04/2020

R89 It's hard being team yellow as there's so few of us. Every gym is either red or blue.

by Anonymousreply 9004/07/2020

R87 Croagunk actually isn't that bad if you evolve it into Toxicroak.

by Anonymousreply 9104/07/2020

Level 50? I hope not.

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by Anonymousreply 9204/16/2020

Hello to my 3 new friends! I love the new 20 gift limit so I can send more - I hope they keep it in the game.

Got another new Pokemon from an egg - thanks DCIJane! :)

Hope you are all doing well, esp our photographer friend in CA who has been off the grid for a while.

by Anonymousreply 9304/16/2020

Gee whiz. Just the other day, I was thinking about whether they'd up the max level. I used to fear this (I plan to retire at 40.). So I've been thinking that so much time has passed since people started hitting level 40--unless they've been keeping progress of people at level 40, there's no fair way to deal with increasing the top level.

Of course, they probably have kept track. At the least, I'd imagine, anyone currently at level 40 will have whatever XPs they would have earned applied, be set to the appropraite new level, and given the bonuses for upping their levels.


by Anonymousreply 9404/16/2020

I keep feeling compelled to mix it up with "gifts" given that I don't have access to many Pokestops. Appreciate, though, that we're all doing what we can.

by Anonymousreply 9504/16/2020

I'm almost close to having enough 🍬 to evolve my 93%+ Mareep all the way up to Ampharos.

by Anonymousreply 9604/16/2020

[quote]Got another new Pokemon from an egg - thanks DCIJane! :)

Glad to be of help! What did you get? I like to think eggs from Wales will hatch dragon types.

And hello to Jo and Kez - thank you for my first egg from Australia to go with my eggs from New Zealand.

by Anonymousreply 9704/17/2020

R97 it was a Shieldon which is a rock type.

I'm waiting to open international gifts until I hatch my current egg. Right now I only have 1 incubator. I haven't gotten one from a Pokestop in ages and am always low on coins.

I've got 1 or 2 more weeks of work from home but don't know when I will be traveling again.

by Anonymousreply 9804/18/2020

Incense day is today. I'd recommend focusing on the fire and ground time slots. Litwick is very good when you evolve it into Chandelure. Then you have the ground time slot, which features Drilbur which evolves into Excadrill, a very good pokemon.

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by Anonymousreply 9904/18/2020

R98 Did you not take advantage of the 30 incenses from the 1 coin poke gift in the store? Or have you already used them all? I have like 10 left, which is perfect for the incense event today.

by Anonymousreply 10004/18/2020

If you have 2 players next to each other and player 1 uses an incense, can player 2 see the Pokemon that appear as a result?

by Anonymousreply 10104/18/2020

My opinion after the incense day event: meh. Not enough spawns. Got like 3 Drilbur and 5 Litwick. One Drilbur ran away despite curveball, great throw and ultra ball :(

by Anonymousreply 10204/19/2020

R101 No, incense only works for one player. Lure on the other hand works for all the players nearby, but you can only use a lure at a pokestop.

by Anonymousreply 10304/19/2020

I got 1 Clitwick and ZERO Gothitas.

I've gpt 62 Gothita candy to evolve my Gothorita, so when they reduce the buddy distance it shouldn't take too much time.

by Anonymousreply 10404/19/2020

I caught an 87% Venonat and a Drillbur.

by Anonymousreply 10504/19/2020

R104 Lucky you! I slept through the psychic hour😂 I work Mon-Fri. I can only relax during the weekends. I barely slept the night before. Sadly I had to sacrifice a couple of the incense hours. I used my incense for fire and ground. Got shitty Litwicks and shitty Drilburs but I just transfered them to the professor and used the candy to power up the Chandelure and Excalibur that I already had.

by Anonymousreply 10604/21/2020

Sorry, meant to say Excadrill😂

by Anonymousreply 10704/21/2020

Sorry, meant to say Excadrill😂

by Anonymousreply 10804/21/2020

Joltiks are appearing today and so is Volbeat.

by Anonymousreply 10904/21/2020

Yup, lots of Joltiks everywhere, and Illumise which normally appears in North America.

by Anonymousreply 11004/21/2020

Wobbuffet are appearing.

by Anonymousreply 11104/21/2020

Thanks DCI Jane for the gift from torchwood tower !

by Anonymousreply 11204/21/2020

R89 and R90

I too am Team Yellow and glad to see that it’s not just my area that lacks in yellow players. The gyms are mostly red with a few blue scattered around.

What most annoys me is when I take a gym down the road, within seconds it’s already been recaptured despite no one else being around. They’re clearly cheating and spoofing their location. It’s always the same person too and they’re taking all the gyms in a 3km radius. Makes it impossible to enjoy the game fully. And often they’re capturing gyms at 2/3am so I bet they’re not even in the same country / time zone as me.

by Anonymousreply 11304/21/2020

R113 Ugh, that sucks. I think I'm lucky because so far I've not seen any spoofers in my area. Which makes it easier to take over gyms. I have a gym right outside of my office, which I'm normally able to hold. I usually get betwewn 200 and 250 coins a week.

by Anonymousreply 11404/21/2020

R112 - you're welcome - finally went out on my bike and stocked up on gifts

I posted as R89 - there's a gym on the route I take my dog for a walk some evenings, I tend to knock out the gym when the Pokemon are low on hearts and put mine in overnight then around 9am I get knocked out and then I go in the evening and knock them out.

The red gym I posted about before has had a solitary Lopunny in since Easter weekend belonging to the same Level 22 person who is always in there. So again, no 50 pokecoins for you. I feel a bit guilty, he or she could be an obese housebound diabetic, or be in an iron lung and not able to leave, or they could just be an arsehole.

by Anonymousreply 11504/21/2020

DCI Jane are you actually female? I’ve noticed a lot of players tend to switch genders within the game. So one should never presume.

by Anonymousreply 11604/21/2020

The several Volbeats that I caught were all terrible. Ugh!

by Anonymousreply 11704/21/2020

I hatched a 4 star Volbeat which I was stoked about.

by Anonymousreply 11804/22/2020

R117 Volbeat sucks anyway. You can't even evolve it.

by Anonymousreply 11904/22/2020

So does Illumise r119.

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by Anonymousreply 12004/22/2020

I've been getting a ton of Voltbeats and Illumise, and Woobat is a new one in the last couple of days.

There are 3 gyms close to my house, mostly red. I think it's people who live close to the park so not necessarily assholes who take over immediately. :) I need ro get out today and reload on gifts.

by Anonymousreply 12104/22/2020

I can confirm the real DCI Jane Tennison is not a sexy young woman with perky breasts in a hat.

It's my alt account that I use to help fill out my Pokedex.

The real DCI Jane Tennison is an average pasty white British man with British teeth and British feet.

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by Anonymousreply 12204/22/2020

[quote]The red gym I posted about before has had a solitary Lopunny in since Easter weekend belonging to the same Level 22 person who is always in there. So again, no 50 pokecoins for you. I feel a bit guilty, he or she could be an obese housebound diabetic, or be in an iron lung and not able to leave, or they could just be an arsehole.

So I noticed the red gym turned yellow earlier with a yellow Sableye in it.

When I checked again 20 minutes later is was back red again with the Level 22 person occupying it.

by Anonymousreply 12304/22/2020

I'm disappointed, Jane. I had always pictured you as a younger H.M.

by Anonymousreply 12404/22/2020

I'm actually an older version of you Tramplegoo!

When I was in South America I had countless people telling me I looked like David Schwimmer.

I hatched a shiny Happiny today, my dreams of owning a puss coloured Blissey are coming true!

by Anonymousreply 12504/22/2020

I hatched a 93% Grimer.

by Anonymousreply 12604/22/2020

I caught a three star shiny Chansey today. Stoked for us, DCI Jane

by Anonymousreply 12704/23/2020

So my shiny Happiny evolved into a puss green Chancey which then evolved into a Blissey which is pretty indistinguishable from the non shiny one.

And from an egg that PaulWH sent, DCI Jane Tennison hatched her very first Archen, so thanks for that.

Has anyone got a Rufflet from the battle challenge rewards yet? I've had 3 Landoruses the last 3 times I've won 4 matches.

by Anonymousreply 12804/24/2020

I find the Go Battle league verging on impossible to win. Especially at the Ultra League.

by Anonymousreply 12904/24/2020

DCI, I hope your Archen (which I noticed is your now your buddy) is a 3 star.

Tramplegoo, love the nickname that you gave your buddy, Shellder

by Anonymousreply 13004/24/2020

I'm starting to capture some 3 star Pokemon but they mostly end up being low CP.

by Anonymousreply 13104/24/2020

It’s the Abra community day here in NZ. Must say there doesn’t seem to be as many wild Abra around as other community days. Managed to get a 3 star shiny Abra but low CP. I’ll evolve it to Alakazam with a <1500 CP so I can use it for the Great League.

by Anonymousreply 13204/24/2020

I will say that I do like this upgraded feature they added.

by Anonymousreply 13304/24/2020

what upgraded feature is that?

by Anonymousreply 13404/24/2020

R134 The power up button.

by Anonymousreply 13504/24/2020

What is a three star Pokemon?

by Anonymousreply 13604/24/2020

When you appraise your Pokémon, it can be between 0 and 4 stars.

by Anonymousreply 13704/24/2020

R136 a 3 star Pokemon is a Pokemon with IV's between 82% to 98%. If you have 3 stars with a red background then you have Pokemon with 100% IV's. So far I only have 1 perfect IV Pokemon.

by Anonymousreply 13804/24/2020

I totally forgot about Community Day! Been playing for the past 3 hours. I thought it was over but appsrently it lasts for another two hours! I have stuff to do today ffs. Might take a break then play a bit more.

by Anonymousreply 13904/25/2020

Had my first 10k egg for a few weeks yesterday. A FUCKING FEEBAS!?!?!!!?!?!?!??!

What a load of fucking shite.

by Anonymousreply 14004/26/2020

I got a 4 star feebas from a 10k so I was stoked with that. Over them now though.

by Anonymousreply 14104/27/2020

I want an Archen but so far I have gotten Kabuto, Tirtouga and now a Omanyte.

by Anonymousreply 14204/27/2020

Remote raiding is now live as of the new update.

by Anonymousreply 14304/27/2020

Yes, I have friends who play it.

by Anonymousreply 14404/27/2020

I wonder when it's supposed to happen that you send out your buddy Pokemon to collect items?

by Anonymousreply 14504/27/2020

There will be an update version released right before the election to lure snowflake libtard fucktwads to fucking play it all day all night and disregard all the voting like in 2016. Well, fuck them libtard fucktwads.

by Anonymousreply 14604/27/2020

Did that actually happen R146? I never played Pokemon Go or any games on mobile phone.

by Anonymousreply 14704/27/2020

R145 It does that automatically. Today it brought me gifts.

by Anonymousreply 14804/28/2020

How was everyone's Community Day? I caught 13 shinies and like two Abra with a good IV. The rest were shit.

by Anonymousreply 14904/28/2020

I didn't catch many Abra r149.

by Anonymousreply 15004/28/2020

I took part in my first legendary raid today with the remote battle passes.

About 9 people took down a Darkrai but then I couldn't catch the fucker on 11 attempts!

by Anonymousreply 15104/29/2020

Nearly 4 years after starting Pokemon Go I now have my Mewtoo after the Kanto challenge. I was expecting a nice shiny acknowledgement that I'd completed the Kanto pokedex with 151 out of 151 but DIDDLY SQUAT.

For Johto I am only needing Unown and Heracross

For Hoenn I am only needing Torkoal, Tropius, Relicanth and whatever numbers 352, 384 and 386 are

For Sinnoh I need 417, Chatot, Carnivine, and then 479 up to 493

And for Unova I need shitloads.

by Anonymousreply 15205/01/2020

R152 I was pleasantly surprised to find out there was a new special research available. I haven't' finished it yet, might do it today. I'll go for a walk. Will go crazy if I stay inside all day. Might go to the beach again like I did yesterday. Hopefully I'll catch a few pokemon on the way and finish the special research.

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by Anonymousreply 15405/02/2020

OMG the Raichu I got from the throwback task is my first 4 star Pokemon!

by Anonymousreply 15505/02/2020

R52 - Congrats. You got through the new challenge pretty quickly. I'm hoping to finish it. today and. finish my. Kanto collection.

I've got a long way to go before finishing any other regions.

But, surprisingly, I snagged a Shitloads the other day out in the wild.

by Anonymousreply 15605/02/2020

I love my new Wigglytuff.

by Anonymousreply 15705/02/2020

The remote raids are fun. There are 3 gyms within range of my couch. Yesterday I beat a weak Pokemon by myself. So far today it's always a 50k Darkrai and no one else in the raid so I don't want to waste a pass when I know I can't win.

by Anonymousreply 15805/02/2020




30 great balls, 30 ultra balls,30 pokeballs, 30 max revives and 60 pinap berries.

Redeemable at the link below.

Make sure you spin your pokestop for the day before you redeem as you will likely go over your bag size limit and then be unable to spin a stop. I forgot and how have to try and use up 165 items before I can spin 😂

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by Anonymousreply 15905/02/2020

Thanks for that, Paul. Unfortunately, it looks like the offers have already expired. I wonder if they're set up to work only once.

by Anonymousreply 16005/03/2020

I got my first Pokestop approved!

Currently trying to boost my distance up to 50k this week by putting my iphone on my record player. I can't go out because I'm waiting on a delivery of pair of tan slacks.

The record player method doesn't appear to be working at 33rpm. Might have to try 45.

by Anonymousreply 16105/03/2020

From what I understand, a record player is not very effective. Putting your phone in a sock and swinging it seems to work for some people. Amazon sells devices specifically for performing this motion on your phone, and they supposedly work. I have a friend who purchased one, I'll try to find out if she had any luck with it.

by Anonymousreply 16205/03/2020

R160 Yeah I just read that they’ve already expired. Thousands of people used it , guess I made it just in time.

by Anonymousreply 16305/03/2020

I only miss Articuno before I have my Kanto dex completed. Sadly it might be a while until I get it as it's a legendary.

by Anonymousreply 16405/03/2020

This thread reeks of youth and potential daddy issues...

by Anonymousreply 16505/03/2020

I wish I knew how to play it. I do lots and lots of walking in my city, and would be fun to have something to do. I'm too ADD to even learn how.

by Anonymousreply 16605/03/2020

I guess R166 is the new datalounger account?

by Anonymousreply 16705/03/2020

R166 It is VERY easy to learn. It's literally a game for children ffs. You spin pokestops for items and catch pokemon with pokeballs.

by Anonymousreply 16805/03/2020

Got my first Darkrai today 😊

by Anonymousreply 16905/04/2020

R167 the new account is in Wales (got a gift already - thank you!) Maybe DCI Jane recruited a friend?

R166 if you haven't started the game yet, give it a try. It is fun to gather new Pokemon and see the sights from friends' gifts.

I need to make 2 more friends to complete a research task (hint hint.)

by Anonymousreply 17005/04/2020

I just found this thread. I play and usually check in daily but not as intense as a lot of people I know.

If anyone can help I need to make two more friends to finish some research.

I am good about sending gifts.

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by Anonymousreply 17105/04/2020

The new Datalounger profile is my alt account. There are 5 gyms in park I cycle in that I've now been in for 17 days, so I wanted to knock myself out for the pokecoins. Add me if you want - 6838 3400 3255

I guessed that now is a good time to create an alt profile, so this time I'm red, and less than 24 hours after creating profile I'm up to level 19 already. The double XP and use of 1 lucky egg has really helped me race thrpugh the levels.

Oh and re the record player experiment, when I checked my phone this morning it added an extra 4.3k from adventure sync. That could have been from general walking or it might have been 45rpm.

by Anonymousreply 17205/04/2020

R171 I just added you.

DCI Jane, I might try strapping my phone to the ceiling fan to see how it holds up. That should hatch a 7k egg in no time!

by Anonymousreply 17305/04/2020

I've been having no problem hatching eggs. Seems like they're popping all the time. Maybe it's because I spend quarantine waking around by myself all day. The problem with hatching eggs is that it ultimately costs real money. I think Trainer Tips Nick gave up hatching eggs. I'm considering it. I don't get anything great, except when it turns out the egg is from someplace interesting.

by Anonymousreply 17405/04/2020

Eggs are handy for the extra candies.

by Anonymousreply 17505/04/2020

I hadn't thought of that, R175.

I've hit a quandary. I'm at step 8 of the throwback research and have hit a snag. I need to battle a trainer. I haven't done this before. I believe that in order to battle a trainer, you no longer have to be in close proximity to them. So anyone want to battle?

I don't know how you set this up--whether you send out a "challenge" and wait for a response. Or if you set up a time where you are both available. Of course, if we have to be in close proximity, anyone in Rehoboth Beach.

In particular, it would be great to battle another trainer in the same situation. In any case, if someone else finds themselves in this situation and wants to battle a trainer, I'll be available, even if I got past this.

I suppose this will come up in the rest of the throwback challenges.

by Anonymousreply 17605/04/2020

Tramplegoo, for a long time I thought you had to do it this way as well. However, all you need to do is tap the battle icon. Then hit either of the green battle icons on the next screen. The lower one will take one if your premium passes. Continue to follow the process in the next screens. There will be someone who will battle you remotely. It doesn’t have to be anyone on your friends list.

In the Pokemon Go world, I’m Slizabeth17.

by Anonymousreply 17705/05/2020


Finally got a MewTwo!

by Anonymousreply 17805/05/2020

I am maxed out on random battles so I have to battle a friend to complete this research task. Will someone send me a request to try it? Thanks!

by Anonymousreply 17905/05/2020

^Never mind unless you want to experiment. I figured out how to advance to the next level.

by Anonymousreply 18005/05/2020

I can if you’re still around

by Anonymousreply 18105/05/2020

Remote raid pass in the store for 1 coin!

I wish remote trading was allowed. Now I'm stuck on that research task for a week until I am back at work.

by Anonymousreply 18205/05/2020

If this is the Kanto Research Task, you only have a week to complete the task. Ends this Friday.

by Anonymousreply 18305/05/2020

I caught a low cp 3 star shelder.

by Anonymousreply 18405/05/2020

R183 it's one of the "jump start research" tasks. I finished the Kanto task today. I'm looking forward the next "throwback" research next week.

by Anonymousreply 18505/05/2020

Just sent out a bunch of gifts. It's depressing. Based on the gifts I send, it would seem that my home town, Rehoboth Beach, is a great big cemetery. The Colma of the east. Fortunately, in spite of what I tell visitors, those memorial stones along the sidewalks do not have bodies buried beneath them.

by Anonymousreply 18605/05/2020

Pachirisu and Carnivine are regional exclusives. Pachirisu is exclusive to far north areas like Canada, Norway, Alaska,Russia, etc... while Carnivine is exclusive to the southern United States and possibly The Bahamas.

by Anonymousreply 18705/05/2020

LOL r186 and thanks for the gifts. I can't wait to get to Rehoboth for real. My favorite time is the last week in Sept: the parking is free and the kids are back in school.

Usually I travel a lot for work but I have no idea when I'll be able to go anywhere, so my gifts will mainly be from the park and church by my house.

by Anonymousreply 18805/05/2020

May 17th will be incense day with a focus on water and dark types. Carvanha is supposed to be spawning more frequently with the chance to catch a shiny Carvanha.

by Anonymousreply 18905/05/2020

Crabby, that's one of the best times of the year to be here. The weather is nice, the crowds have thinned out, and the water is warm.

by Anonymousreply 19005/05/2020

I walk my dog twice daily in my neighborhood, which is home to a TV station and a small park, so you get tons of those, friends. Plus, it seems Lima is full of churches (and bars, but those aren't Pokestops).

I'm Slizabeth17 in the game.

by Anonymousreply 19105/05/2020

The Johto challenge has started here in Nz although the spawns haven’t changed to reflect that. Already onto task 3 of 9.

by Anonymousreply 19205/07/2020

Up to Level 4 of the Johto task but Ghost pokemon are very rare. Maybe I'll get a 5 nice throws research task and catch myself a Ghastly.

In other news my new Datalounger account is up to Level 24 after 4 days and my Kanto Pokedex is 116. The only evolving Pokemon I've not caught yet is a Cubone. Being able to trade some of the 100 candy Pokemon rather than catch more is a huge help.

by Anonymousreply 19305/07/2020

Hey R171 here. I lost this thread, but wanted to thank everyone for your friend requests. I appreciate it.

by Anonymousreply 19405/08/2020

Are the spawns supposed to change to be more of the next generation? I am seeing exclusively Kantonen region spawns today. Really boring!


by Anonymousreply 19505/08/2020

I think so R195. I am using incense and getting Johto spawns so I will be able to upgrade a lot and hopefully get some new ones.

For Kanto I am only missing 83 Farfetch'd and 106 Hitmonlee

by Anonymousreply 19605/08/2020

It was a few hours before the spawns switched over here in Nz.

by Anonymousreply 19705/08/2020

I think the switchover has happened here in the mid-atlantic states. Just found a hoppip but also a Throh.

by Anonymousreply 19805/08/2020

I used a incense and mainly kept getting Dunsparce spawns.

by Anonymousreply 19905/08/2020

Fucking hell the Snubbull research challenge is dull.

And Dunsparce is one of the most boring Pokemon there is. To quote Emmy award winner Valerie Cherish, I don't need to see that.

R198 - the UK is awash with Sawks, our regional variation of Throh, despite it being being a Johto.

by Anonymousreply 20005/08/2020

Pogo, meh, Ingress is where it's at! ;)

by Anonymousreply 20105/09/2020

I must have done the snubbull challenge at least 20 times. At least I got heaps of shiny and a four star.

by Anonymousreply 20205/09/2020

I finished the Johto challenge really quickly ang got another Ho-Oh.

I still need a Unown, Suicune, Heracross, and Corsola. These are super rare, and I’m fairly pessimistic about getting any this week. Is anyone seeing any of these?


by Anonymousreply 20305/11/2020

I'm thinking that if you wait long enough, rare legendaries are going to become available generally through research willl happen. I had long ago given up on ever getting a MewTwo, since I'm not into raids, but last week Igot one because Kanto is so 2017.

by Anonymousreply 20405/11/2020

Has anyone caught a Ditto during the Johto challenge?

I have a research task with 3 rare candies for a Ditto but not sure if it's worth keeping.

by Anonymousreply 20505/13/2020

I am catching everything that comes up but so far no Ditto. My area has a ton of Chikorita, Totodile, Yanma, and Cyndaquil, so I have been able to evolve some of these.

My Ditto task is a special research so I just have to keep trying until I get one.

by Anonymousreply 20605/13/2020

I’ve had the most luck getting ditto from venonat.

by Anonymousreply 20705/13/2020

This sounds like the special research evolves. I completed the Johto research over the weekend and there were no dittos involved!

by Anonymousreply 20805/13/2020

[quote]This sounds like the special research evolves. I completed the Johto research over the weekend and there were no dittos involved!

It was just a random Pokestop daily research task = catch a Ditto and get 3 rare candies.

The Mythical Discovery and Meltan tasks require a Ditto to be caught too.

by Anonymousreply 20905/13/2020

As I recall, with Mythical Discovery and the Meltan thing, when they appeared Dittos were more available than normal. I recall with Mythical Discovery, I despaired because I had never ever seen a Ditto, but when it came up was a task, I found two within a few hours.

If this is recurring as field research, you'd think Dittos might be more prevalent these days.

by Anonymousreply 21005/14/2020

Well the Hoenn challenge was a breeze! I did the first 6 stages in about half an hour and then just waited for it to get dark so I could get a ghost.

Can't say I'm feeling especially excited about the Caravanha challenge task on Sunday.

by Anonymousreply 21105/15/2020

I hope to get enough Caravanha candies so I can finally evolve my 100% Caravanha.

by Anonymousreply 21205/15/2020

I wish they would change pokecoin system by increasing the cap limit.

by Anonymousreply 21305/16/2020

Don’t know if you have heard but they’re trailing a new coin system in Australia that has gotten A lot of backlash from the players. Will be interesting to see what happens and if they roll it out world wide.

by Anonymousreply 21405/16/2020

I finally got a Ditto! It was from a Numel.

R214 - what are they doing? I think a lot of people hate the 50 coin limit per day from gyms.

by Anonymousreply 21505/16/2020

Decreasing the earn rate for Coins for defending gyms. It’s going from 6 coins per hour to 2 coins per hour. Basically makes it impossible for the average non cheater player to earn decent coins.

by Anonymousreply 21605/16/2020

Reminder that today is incense day for Dark and Water types.

by Anonymousreply 21705/17/2020

Guess what Pokeys, I CAUGHT MY DITTO!

It was in a Whismur.

Not a bad day, got plenty of catches and a lovely purple Sharpedo, which has a total of zero stars but looks lovely.

by Anonymousreply 21805/17/2020

The options for the next community date are 100% pure shite.

Weedle???? Fucking seriously?


Ghastly??? But there's always a shit load of these every fucking Halloween?

Sandshrew??? About as useful as an ice cream dildo.

by Anonymousreply 21905/19/2020

I've had an issue with the Hoenn task as ghost type pokemon have been rare. I finally finished it with 2 hours left. Yay!

by Anonymousreply 22005/21/2020

R219 Tell me about it. All the options are pure shit. But out of those I'd vote for Ghastly. And that says a lot coming from me. I have probably 10 Gengar already, but that's the ONLY one out of the options that is useful for raids. The others are fucking awful and useless. Then again, so is Seedot which is the first upcoming Community Day. I seriously don't get Niantic, it's like they want fewer people to play the game. They don't listen to the players. Nobody wanted those options for Community Day, yet here we are... sigh.

by Anonymousreply 22105/21/2020

One of those popular Pokemon Go youtubers is trying to encourage people to vote for Weedle because they want a shiny Beedrill.

by Anonymousreply 22205/22/2020

Also Pokemon Go will be down on June 1st for several hours for maintenance.

by Anonymousreply 22305/22/2020

R222 Fuck shiny pokemon. It's still a USELESS pokemon. The only good pokemon out of those options is ghastly.

by Anonymousreply 22405/22/2020

The Seedot challenge was quite useful thanks to the 3x XP and constant appearance of Pokemon.

With a lucky egg lasting an hour I was getting around 100,000 XP an hour, until I ran out of balls.

Have a lovely new shiny Shitfry too.

by Anonymousreply 22505/24/2020

I totally forgot about Community Day today. I missed all of it, lol. Oh well... it was only Seedot.

by Anonymousreply 22605/24/2020

I caught a few shiny seedot but they all had terrible IV's.

by Anonymousreply 22705/24/2020

I caught a 3star shiny seedot so that’s good. Totally forgot to run a lucky egg though which I forget every damn time anyway.

by Anonymousreply 22805/24/2020

I also got a ton of Seedot and evolved up to a 3 star shiny Shitfry (real name Shiftry but I can't unsee Shitfry.) :-D

I'd love to get a purple Feebas - much cuter than the tan one.

by Anonymousreply 22905/24/2020

Code for 50x Pokéballs K8G9DFV4X7L3W

by Anonymousreply 23005/25/2020

Thanks r230.

by Anonymousreply 23105/25/2020

Finished the Sinnoh challenge and got a lovely shiny Cresselia

by Anonymousreply 23205/25/2020

I'm stuck on part 6 waiting around for a steel type.

by Anonymousreply 23305/25/2020

[quote]I'm stuck on part 6 waiting around for a steel type.

Have you tried getting a Bedlum or Metagross as a reward for 3 battle wins?

by Anonymousreply 23405/25/2020

Thanks R234. I did the battles and got a Metagross. The damn thing took about 50 balls to catch it though.

by Anonymousreply 23505/25/2020

This 15 raid stage on the throwback champion challenge is fucking tiresome.

by Anonymousreply 23606/10/2020

Yeah I still haven’t done a single one. The rewards aren’t great either.

by Anonymousreply 23706/10/2020

Weedle won the community day poll and thus will be the Pokemon featured.

by Anonymousreply 23806/10/2020

As somwonw who doesn't do a lot of raids, the 15x raids was an eye-opener. I didn't realize doing raids was a way to run-up the XP. Though, I'm hating the 15x PVP part, because I'm just not into the game enough to learn strategies, so I find myself feeling like an idiot when I'm fighting a skarmory with a metagross and realize I'm the one who doesn't know what he's doing.

by Anonymousreply 23906/10/2020

Tramplegoo, the 1 and 2 star raids shouldn't be too hard if you have some decent Pokemon that are powered up to the max. You should be fine. as the effective Pokemon will be pre-selected ahead of gym matches, e.g. your fire and ice ones will be there to take on an Exeggutor and ground Pokemon will be lined up if you get an electric one. The game automatically selects my Togekiss every time I battle a Timburr, even though it's not my most powerful one by any means.

by Anonymousreply 24006/10/2020

Give me Jane's Journey any day

by Anonymousreply 24106/10/2020

Galerian Farfetch'd is now spawning in the wild.

by Anonymousreply 24206/17/2020

I made some good progress today with my raiding. There is a church in my neighborhood that is a gym and when I pulled over, there was a raid going on with 14 people playing. When it was done, everyone in the parking lot drove off to the park a few blocks away for 2 more raids! Hope I can meet up with them again tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 24306/17/2020

[quote]I made some good progress today with my raiding. There is a church in my neighborhood that is a gym and when I pulled over, there was a raid going on with 14 people playing. When it was done, everyone in the parking lot drove off to the park a few blocks away for 2 more raids! Hope I can meet up with them again tomorrow.

Did you (intake of breath) actually SPEAK to any of these people?

I finished the Throwback challenge and got my Genesect - the final hurdle is to catch a dragon type Pokemon. Look out for the Alolan form Exeggutors in raids to do this. I had no idea it was a dragon type!

by Anonymousreply 24406/17/2020

Your chance at Capturing Galerian Farfetch'd ends at 6 a.m. on June 18th.

by Anonymousreply 24506/17/2020

When they launch the feature of being able to invite friends to raids remotely, we should organise a big DL raid.

by Anonymousreply 24606/18/2020

Excellent idea, R246. We'll have to do some planning.

by Anonymousreply 24706/18/2020

No r244 it was pouring and we were all in our cars. It was funny because when I turned the corner I thought "what the hell are so many cars doing in the church lot?" Then it was like a convoy heading to the next location.

I left work late so if they were out again today I missed them.

I'm in for a remote raid!

by Anonymousreply 24806/18/2020


Did anyone bother with Weedle? I didn't bother.

by Anonymousreply 24906/20/2020

they need to make a pokemon that is a contact tracer.

by Anonymousreply 25006/20/2020

Apparently Beedrill with the CD move Drill Run is good for PvP battling so I made sure I got a good one.

by Anonymousreply 25106/20/2020

R249 - I felt the same way. Took a day off today.

by Anonymousreply 25206/20/2020

Pokemon Go is rumored to be testing a possible new feature with some players to decide if they possibly want to eventually roll it out for everyone or not.

by Anonymousreply 25306/21/2020

R253 - I found that interesting that they would do that.

by Anonymousreply 25406/21/2020

I caught a perfect 100% Pokemon today.

by Anonymousreply 25506/29/2020

How cute is flying Pikachu! I feel like it’s going to be impossible for me to perform an excellent throw in the next 5 days as part of the timed research though.

by Anonymousreply 25607/02/2020

R256--Don't think about it. It will just happen.

(I'm reminded of a time when the task was to throw three great curveballs in a row.)

by Anonymousreply 25707/02/2020

Does anyone feel any sense of competition in this game? Even when doing PVP, I get a feeling of rooting for the other person--either they don't quite know what they're doing and I'm hoping they'll learn or their gameplay is impressive. I hate the team rocket people, but, it's not like they're actually people. People I've met IRL all seem really decent.

It's kind of like the opposite of reality.

by Anonymousreply 25807/02/2020

[quote]I feel like it’s going to be impossible for me to perform an excellent throw in the next 5 days as part of the timed research though.

Look for a Ponyta, Sudowodo or Onix or any of the big Pokémon that have a big circle when you go to throw, and only use red balls to catch them so you have more chances.

Onix is available through research challenges - trade a Pokemon or make 3 great throws in a row

by Anonymousreply 25907/02/2020

I managed to do it with an Onyx. Luckily they’ve increased spawn. So completing one excellent throw wasn’t so bad. But the next challenge is to do 50x excellent throws. The rewards are so pathetic it’s not worth doing.

by Anonymousreply 26007/03/2020

I'm up to 7 excellent throws out of 50, thanks to a few Skarmorys and a very lazy stubborn pidgey I got lucky with.

10 rare candies would be a modest reward for that, not 5 fucking pokeballs.

by Anonymousreply 26107/03/2020

I caught a flying Pikachu although it had terrible IVs.

by Anonymousreply 26207/03/2020

The prospect of a Ghastly community day is just ghastly.

by Anonymousreply 26307/04/2020

I’m up to 16 excellent throws! There were plenty of Mr Mimes around yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 26407/05/2020

I'm half way towards having enough candy to evolve a Ducklett into a Swanna.

by Anonymousreply 26507/05/2020

I have created a discord Pokémon Go chat room if any one is interested in joining. You need to download the discord app from the App Store. It’s still anonymous. But offers a bit more in terms of chat like uploading pics etc.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 26607/05/2020

Remote raid invites is now live. It would be cool for regional exclusive raids.

by Anonymousreply 26707/15/2020

Bit the bullet and paid for Go Fest. Definitely worth it

by Anonymousreply 26807/24/2020

That's good to know, Paul. I wasn't sure I was up for it, but I'll check it out tomorrow. (Been taking a break.)

by Anonymousreply 26907/25/2020

It’s definitely exhausting playing so much. Although there’s still a lot to enjoy for non ticket holders.

by Anonymousreply 27007/25/2020

I'm burnt out. Taking a break. Something that drives me crazy is maxing out the items you can carry. So I have to throw a lot of stuff out if I just want to interact with friends. In the past, I would always just trash pokeballs, but now I'm down to just a few. I'll be back, but not for a while.

by Anonymousreply 27108/15/2020

Who are you R271

by Anonymousreply 27208/16/2020

Tramplegoo! I'll be trying to get back into it this week. Needed a break.

by Anonymousreply 27308/17/2020

Understandable. It’s exhausting af but the FOMO is strong which is obviously deliberate to keep you in game.

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