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Re: Pokémon Go

by BogusMeatFactory Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:57 pm

The key to holding a gym is to put a low powered pokemon into it and then train. Use a high powered pokemon to beat your defender in training over and over to boost the prestige that will raise your gym level AND allow other trainers to store their pokemon there. That is when you want high level pokemon to show up and defend. People still haven'the grasped that mechanic just yet as I see so many gyms with a single super powerful pokemon in it.
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by marurun Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:14 pm

I have 3 pokemon, a charmander and 2 pidges. I have 1 egg. The app keeps freezing on me, so I can't always interact with it properly.

Any way I can intuitively tell which attacks are powerful without having to spend too much time flipping through some guide somewhere?
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Re: Pokémon Go

by ExedExes Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:20 pm

BogusMeatFactory wrote:The key to holding a gym is to put a low powered pokemon into it and then train. Use a high powered pokemon to beat your defender in training over and over to boost the prestige that will raise your gym level AND allow other trainers to store their pokemon there. That is when you want high level pokemon to show up and defend. People still haven'the grasped that mechanic just yet as I see so many gyms with a single super powerful pokemon in it.

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Well so much for that (useful, thank you!) nugget of wisdom. I went back to the same Gym I was at this morning, and I saw our team claimed it back. The leader has a 619CP Jolteon keeping guard, so I added my newest capture to it, a high CP Pinsir (I powered it up a few times before assigning it) Now if we can keep this till tomorrow afternoon I'll finally get a Defender bonus.

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In other news today, I was able to take advantage of a Lure Module set up at the Twistee Treat Pokestop (ice cream stand), and I was able to capture a Scyther while I was there. I also used a Lucky Egg before 4 of my 5km eggs hatched and it took me to level 9.

Today's catches:

Pinsir
Scyther
Spearow

Today's hatches:

Voltorb
Meowth
Psyduck
Tentacool

Today's evolutions:

Eevee ---> Flareon (with 2nd attack pre-evo being Dig, Michi appears to be correct)
Weedle ---> Kakuna
Pidgeotto ---> Pidgeot (now with Hurricane attack)

Today's misses:
A rather aggressive Beedrill inside a Wal-Mart. It didn't want to be bothered. Looks like the Kakuna will have to do.

Tomorrow I'll be visiting some more Gyms, as well as checking in on the one I left my Pinsir at.
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by ExedExes Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:27 pm

marurun wrote:I have 3 pokemon, a charmander and 2 pidges. I have 1 egg. The app keeps freezing on me, so I can't always interact with it properly.

Any way I can intuitively tell which attacks are powerful without having to spend too much time flipping through some guide somewhere?

Generally, the second attack for each Pokémon will be powerful.

Here is a list of all known attacks. Power is listed for each one:

http://pokemondb.net/move/all
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Re: Pokémon Go

by StuffWePlay Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:31 pm

So, my gf managed to find a Magmar in her kitchen, and I managed to find a Meowth in my local Panda Express. Anyone else find Pokemon in some strange places?
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Re: Pokémon Go

by BogusMeatFactory Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:18 pm

Here is my Pokemon Go journey. On the first day of its release in Australia, I downloaded their version of the game, which happens to be identical to the U.S. release. My wife and I went to the Detriot Zoo immediately and wandered. Little did I know, I was not accessing the almost infinite number of Pokestops available properly and was limited to just grabbing the random normal Pokemon that hung about.

Later that day, the world caught wind of Pokemon and I was essentially locked out for the first 48 hours, except for the brief respite early in the morning. Every day at 7 AM, my 1-year-old daughter, Rosalind and I go for a walk around our area and that is where we get all of our experiences. We modified our walk to be able to cross 4 pokestops and a gym, which happened to be outside our local Laser Tag place known as Zap Zone. This was my bread and butter, gathering what Pokemon I could and stopping to get a replenishment of Pokemon. When the game became more stable, I started to see everyone around me playing it. The first person was a man who was walking in the yard in front of my apartment. Roz and I finished our walk and greeted him. This man was a pale sort. He clearly did not spend much time outside and his unshaven face and malnourished body gave insight to his almost aimless meandering, cell phone in hand. His response was confounding as he looked up, grunted and then ran away awkwardly, as if afraid that someone was on to his nerdy hobby.

As time went on, I was lucky enough to have a river right outside where I live and there is a great mixture of water type Pokemon that appears outside of the standard Rattatas and Pidgys. Soon I accrued a large family of Magikarps and Psyducks that everything was going well.

Days passed and the weekend came. My daughter and I had lots of errands to run and one of which led us to the post office connected to a strip mall that makes up the epicenter of the town of Farmington. It was the farmers market and bands were playing, people will milling about and the smell of Pokemon was in the air. There are roughly 20 pokestops and 3 gyms in the immediate vicinity of the square and a plethora of said stops were augmented to attract Pokemon. Teenagers abound were milling, touting the glory of Team Instinct in a friendly and boisterous manner. Adult men were walking with significant others in tow as they twirled around, flicking their screens with a fervor. It was magical and full of life as everyone around you was catching both Pokemon and fever to participate in a phenomenon.

More time passes and Roz and I continue our routines, seeing guys hanging out in the parking lot of the previously discussed Zap Zone parking lot. At 7 AM it would seem strange for anyone who has no idea of the game, but for Roz and I, this was Pokemon. That Zap Zone was a war zone at all times. It had a constant rotation of control by all three teams and you would see it change hands more than 3 times a day. I would watch the chaos from my home as the gym is just at the edge of my map. That Gym was where my only negative experience happened, but that is for another time.

Sunday came and my wife and I packed up Roz and head out to my hometown area out in the country to see my brother and his family. We lived in the country. The real country where there is no gas station for 20 minutes of driving in any direction. I fired up the game and watched as a plethora of the generic pokemon appeared, but nothing special happened. When we arrived at my brother's house, there was a teenage girl sitting in his driveway. Directly next to him is a small church which happened to be a gym and she was trying to wrest control from Team Valor, which happened to be my team. When we arrived, I got out and started to fortify the gym. My brother could access the gym from his living room and, having been afflicted with gout, he was pretty dormant on the living room just beefing up the gym. We fended her off and she decided to go away, only to come back hours later with some friends. We still held them off. It was great. They were so confused as to why they weren't taking the gym. Victory was sweet.

Now flash forward to this morning at the Zap Zone parking lot. It was 7:30 AM. A twenty-something couple was standing against the wall smoking cigarettes with phone in hands. They see me and Roz approach with our stroller and approach us. "Hey are you playing Pokemon go?" the male asked me.

"Hi! Yeah, I do!" I responded with my cheerful, cheesy positivity.

"What team are you?" he asked, short and to the point with an almost aggressive attitude.

This was not going to go well. "Oh, I'm Team Valor. Red," I say with a smile.

Team Valor currently controlled the Zap Zone gym and the man said with an almost flat affect, "We are taking this gym from you. If you try to stop us, you will regret it."

He threatened me and my daughter over a stupid video game that was about Pokemon. "Are you freaking serious?" I asked with incredulity, "You guys need to relax. It is just a video game."

"Maybe for you," he responded, not moving a muscle as he just stood there, dead serious.

I would have been furious if I felt that they could have done anything, but these were in their mid-twenties with long black trench coats and the type of person who still lives in their high school life, clinging to things they enjoy as if it is their life. I felt more pity than anger for them as this seemed like all they had. I just shrugged it off and said, "Whatever," with a head shake and walked off.

Kids these days. So what I have experienced is the good and bad of Pokemon Go. There are people who are genuinely entrenched in the internet environment of vitriol and hate and it bleeds into their day to day social interactions which seem to be a rarity. On the flip side, there is just a large group of people having fun and being kids again, collecting pokemon and just having fun. I know people who host cookouts with Pokemon Go players. Big meet ups at restaraunt/pokestops where everyone just has a good time.

People say it is a fad because the game is lacking in a lot of content that we expect from pokemon, but the game is more than that. It is a social game. It brings people together in a way no other pokemon game could. It is awesome!
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Re: Pokémon Go

by Michi Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:27 pm

Had to go to the store today, so naturally I tried to catch some pokemon.....But the servers were being a pain again. I finally managed to connect and catch a couple, but by then I was almost home and slightly pissed off :lol:

Oh well, better luck tomorrow. Maybe if I leave early enough I can catch a couple before work.

Oh, and all the training info makes sense. Unfortunately I'm no where near a gym and won't be able to do any of said activities until at least this weekend :?

ExedExes wrote:Eevee ---> Flareon (with 2nd attack pre-evo being Dig, Michi appears to be correct)

Whoot!

Still looking for one that has a Swift so I can evolve a Vaporeon myself, but so far no such luck. Just Eevee's with Body Slam and Dig.
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Re: Pokémon Go

by CRTGAMER Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:32 pm

:lol: Saw in the news this morning:

1. Local store with sign on door: "We have Pokemon, come on in!"

2. Local Police Station: "DO NOT LURK AROUND PD AT ANY HOUR WHILE PLAYING POKEMON GO."

The Pokemon Go App has really taken off, but might have a safety issue. The distraction of not aware in your surroundings, especially when the virtua Pokemon are set randomly and sometimes only very late at night in questionable safety locations.

Think don't text and drive is bad? Wait for the reports of car accidents from Pokemon Go obsession. I guess on the plus, it forces more get out of the house exercise walking activity. :?


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by Michi Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:54 pm

The same type of idiots who think it's okay to text and drive are going to be the same type of idiots who think it's okay to catch pokemon and drive. Or the same type who are tempted to text and walk and who run into poles anyway. If one follows the same rules about texting while driving/walking they'll be fine.




I'm sorry you had such a negative experience, Bogus :( Some people just take fun things too seriously.
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by Soldier Blue Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:11 pm

Sounds like fun, I should try it. There have been a few incidents using the ap though.
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