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Posted: 17th August 2016 14:05

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I kept forgetting to try to play when I was overseas last week, so I didn't get a chance to find any region-specific Pokemon to bring back to the US. sad.gif

Because I play so little, I'm only at level 10 now, but I did do my first evolution yesterday, a Vaporeon named Floodface. Installed him at a gym for the first time today, so I'm feeling accomplished!

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Posted: 17th February 2017 14:58

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Last night's update dumped a ton of second (I think?) gen Pokemon into the game, with what appear to be fairly crazy encounter rates - they're virtually all I saw this morning.

I still play a little each day because my daily routine makes it easy to play for five minutes at a time, six days a week. And I finally found a gym in the country next to my parents' house that is easy to hold, so that makes it more likely that I come back to get the rewards - I've had a Flareon in that gym since Christmas Eve.

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Posted: 18th February 2017 10:52

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Sounds intriguing, but probably not enough to bring me back in. I kinda gave up on the game a long time ago, but haven't the heart to delete it completely!

I have, however, recently discovered Pokemon Duel, which I'm sinking much more time into...

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Posted: 24th February 2017 04:39

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I gotta be honest, the game didn't grab me. I'm not sure if it's because the product didn't match my expectations or simply because I didn't spend enough time with it. Now, I love going on walks/hitting the local trail, so that part wasn't the problem. I found it troublesome to work with stopping in the middle of my walk and whipping out a pokeball to catch a Ratatta. I saw plenty of people with mobile in hand engrossed with their screen. I just couldn't make it work similar magic on me. The game hadn't been played since December and I've since deleted it.

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Posted: 11th July 2017 14:47

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We had a guy get fired over the game a few weeks ago. We work in a "sterile" environment (no cell phones, no laptops/tablets, nothing in your USB port other than the mouse and keyboard the company provides, etc). Fella was trying to catch something on the main floor where most of my department work with sensitive information.

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Posted: 11th July 2017 17:27

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We had a guy get fired over the game a few weeks ago. We work in a "sterile" environment (no cell phones, no laptops/tablets, nothing in your USB port other than the mouse and keyboard the company provides, etc). Fella was trying to catch something on the main floor where most of my department work with sensitive information.

Dumb people play games too! smile.gif

I've tapered on this some now because I've gotten lazy. The new gyms don't make sense to me yet, so I'm not interacting with them as much. I still usually keep capture and Pokestop streaks going, but I've got more items and Pokemon than I feel like dealing with at any point - even though none of them are really all that good - so I tend to pop it open for a few minutes a day when I know I'm going to be stopped at long traffic lights on the way home from school dropoff. I might look into the gyms a bit more next time I visit my parents, as they have a gym across the road from their house out in the country.

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Posted: 2nd August 2017 10:06

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Shortly after the game was available I played it a lot with a friend. We always played on a spot where there are 3 stops close to each other. happy.gif
I rarely battled at gyms, because the Pokémon in there were too strong (like 2000+ CP).

Now I play it sometimes, but not as much anymore when the hype was going on. Because of that I don't have a lot of Pokémon from the 2nd generation.
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Posted: 5th July 2018 14:00

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Is anyone still playing or has recently come back to playing? The update for actual friend-related stuff dropped right before I left the country for a week and I didn't get much chance to check it out until now. I'll share my friend code if any CoN folk are still playing.

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Posted: 5th July 2018 17:11

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I still play sometimes.
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I have hated pokemon since it was introduced with a fiery passion. Just everything about these things annoys the fucking shit out of me. However this looks kinda interesting with the aesthetics and Im also desperate for a good RPG on the 3DS.

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Well, well, well. Looks like Pokemon Go! was just a test-run for the Let's Go! games. I was right in that Go! was an unfinished app that could hardly be called a game.

I knew there was something more to it. At least it's free.

I held out and now we have a remake of the first two Pokemon games in pretty much the same engine, with the same interface.

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Posted: 18th February 2019 23:06

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Well, well, well. Looks like Pokemon Go! was just a test-run for the Let's Go! games. I was right in that Go! was an unfinished app that could hardly be called a game.

I knew there was something more to it. At least it's free.

I held out and now we have a remake of the first two Pokemon games in pretty much the same engine, with the same interface.

Don't hurt yourself patting yourself on the back, lol. It still might not be your tastes but PoGo is a wildly different game than it was when it was released. It's still got some really rough parts to it but it's far closer to a real game now than it was two and a half years ago.

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Well, well, well. Looks like Pokemon Go! was just a test-run for the Let's Go! games. I was right in that Go! was an unfinished app that could hardly be called a game.

I knew there was something more to it. At least it's free.

I held out and now we have a remake of the first two Pokemon games in pretty much the same engine, with the same interface.

Don't hurt yourself patting yourself on the back, lol. It still might not be your tastes but PoGo is a wildly different game than it was when it was released. It's still got some really rough parts to it but it's far closer to a real game now than it was two and a half years ago.

Hahaha, I get you but that was my biggest issue with it. It's not like it was pay-to-play, so rushing it to release wasn't really necessary. They could have spent a little more time refining it. I understand adding in newer Pokemon as time goes on, but releasing it with completely stripped down features IMO hurt it's longevity.

Imagine if it had launched only a few months before Let's Go!

They could have had a ton more features such as the Meltan easter egg, and gotten people more hyped for the Let's Go! games by being able to transfer Pokemon into that game from Pokemon Go!

I just think it was a squandered opportunity, in hindsight. I was suspicious of the mobile game when it was released for good reasons, is all I'm on about.



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Posted: 4th June 2019 21:40

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I just started playing Pokemon Go! (I didn't have a good enough phone previously) and I love it so far. I haven't really played pokemon games before, one of the reasons I wanted to do this is to encourage me to walk more. And it's been helping!

Anyone else still playing? They're doing a thing called Adventure Week this week where you get bonuses, and I'm aiming for walking 50km this week.

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Posted: 5th June 2019 12:19

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You know I'm still playing as we're already friends. biggrin.gif I finally just got Meltan yesterday. There are a couple players who sometimes crop up in Discord, they'll likely see this thread again at some point.

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Posted: 5th June 2019 21:00

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You know I'm still playing as we're already friends. biggrin.gif I finally just got Meltan yesterday. There are a couple players who sometimes crop up in Discord, they'll likely see this thread again at some point.

Awesome! I'm having a hard time moving on in the story - I haven't found a raid to join in yet. I'm in a city, but it's a little one. I did find a place to check for when people are going to raids, so I just need to keep an eye on it. I think it'll be easier now that it's sort of getting warmer outside (though it's also raining a LOT).

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Posted: 5th June 2019 21:03

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