Post # 76
I love the game, and so does my Darling Husband. It’s been pretty fantastic- we’re walking way more (at lunch AND in the evening), which is helping me maintain my wedding weight despite not at all maintaining my pre-wedding diet.
We’re also discovering new things in a city we literally grew up in, which is awesome. Earlier this week we discovered a lovely little pond full of turtles and ducks (real ones! With little baby ducklings!) not ten minutes from our house, tucked behind a Home Depot and a fast food joint. We never would have found it if someone hadn’t told us there were a bunch of Psyducks and Magicarp there. And we’ve been walking the dam, and have been downtown twice exploring all the monuments and cool shops. Way better than staying in the house and watching whatever Netflix has to offer!
I love how all the local businesses have jumped in whole-heartedly- from pubs with constant lures on their pokestops and themed drink specials to our local used bookstore (where we did our engagement shoot!) offering a discount for snaps of a Pokemon caught in the store.
And there are so many people out there playing at any time. It feels like building a community- I’ve talked to more total strangers in the past two weeks than I have in months. Yesterday, we were on the Statehouse grounds, and a Snorlax popped up, and I watched besuited ladies consulting with a little kid and his Dad and two 20-somethings with purple hair trying to find and catch it. All just people playing a game together. Pretty cool.
My highest CP is a 950 Slowbro (evolved from duck pond Slowpokes), but I caught my best one yesterday- a 642 Hitmonchan (first one, yay!). I’ll spare you the screenshot- I’m on mobile, it’d be huge. =)
Post # 77
des- : this weekend was too hot to really play during the day, and rained all evening, so my highest is a 974 Flareon. It’s so funny, I was dying to go out and walk! I’ve lost four lbs so far, I want to keep it up!
newbridetobe12345 : it’s not showing up with anything for me! Is there a trick for getting it to work in your area?
Post # 78
lattefairy : I feel your pain! It’s super hot here too, I could already feel the heat from outside when I woke up at 6 this morning. I am obsessed with the dratini I caught and really want to catch more meowths so I can evolve them. And I can’t believe I just typed that. Lol.
Post # 79
sansarose : I totally agree. I wasn’t getting out of the house enough with a small baby, and now it’s given me a nice excuse to get outdoors and to go places with my Fiance when he’s off work. I haven’t caught enough slowpokes yet to evolve mine…soon!!
Post # 80
My Fiance and I played the game for a couple weeks. It was fun and did get us out and about. For us, though, things got a little out of hand. I didn’t like how much I was thinking about it. For me and Fiance, we both decided to delete the app. We were out for dinner near a spot with multiple Poke stops and lures. Almost everyone walking around down there (beautiful spot near the water) was walking around like a zombie, staring at their phone and not even noticing the view. That was the turning point for us–“Is this what we look like?” Anyway, it is a fun game and I understand that it’s a harmless pastime for a lot of people. I literally felt a sense of relief when I stopped playing. Not judging others, just giving my own perspective and experience.
Post # 81
secondtimecharm : I get what you’re saying and how seeing everyone wandering around staring at their phones could be alarming. I totally respect your choice to stop playing. But as a Bee who loves video games and knows many people who also love gaming, I think it’s really a triumph that some of these people are out and exploring at all. Much better being outside and getting fresh air and exercise than sitting at home and staring at the television or computer screen like a zombie 😉 Fiance and I used to watch way too much Netflix, but now we walk multiple miles a night with our dogs. It’s easier to stay motivated to be out and about when there’s a goal (we try to hatch at least one egg a night!)
Now I will say that the people who drive from gym to gym at 4 mph trying to get the app to register driving as steps make me crazy. Totally missing the point of the game.
Post # 82
I am pretty much housebound and can’t walk at all because I’m in the midst of a very frustrating, stagnant foot surgery recovery. Pokemon Go has been great for me because it gives me a chance to get out of the house. Darling Husband will either push me around the neighborhood in my wheelchair and we take turns catching Pokemon/hitting Pokestops, or he’ll drive through some of the surrounding areas and pull into anyplace that has a pokemon/pokestop! He doesn’t play it on his phone, just mine, so that way it is something we can do together (He works downtown and would have WAY more km/pokemon/etc so he just shares my game with me so there isn’t a huge difference in our levels to highlight how immobile I am hah!)
I don’t care about the haters- I don’t put half a second of thought into how they spend their free time, why do they care about what I do with mine?! Since I’m in a ton of pain, can’t walk, and can’t drive, some days literally the only time I get out of the house is on our PokemonGo adventures… Don’t judge me for enjoying something you don’t understand hah!
Post # 83
Haters can bite me. So long as people aren’t doing stupid crap like running into the street or other people’s property, I see absolutely nothing wrong with a game that encourages you to get out and exercise. Some people are wayyyyyy too caught up in other people’s lives and business, probably because they don’t have any of their own.
Post # 84
I didn’t think I would like the game. I never watched Pokemon as a kid. So I knew nothing about it.
but now, my SO and I go far walks at the park, we “hunt” them. We’re spending a lot of time together having fun. We’ve meet people we wou;dn’t normally, I’m seeing people that REALLY need to get out and walk doing so night after night.
I just don’t listen to the people that want to complain.
Yes, there are going to be people that aren’t safe. but that’s with anything in life.
Post # 85
L606 : I’ve liked Pokemon go for the watercooler chatter. It’s fun to chat about with your coworkers – probably the way a lot of people enjoy talking about “last nights game.” I only play every so often (maybe 1x per week) because I don’t want to totally toast my data, but I think it’s just kind of fun. I really want to see what this one egg will hatch into!
Post # 86
lattefairy : Very good point.
Post # 87
Darling Husband and I live in a city with a university. We don’t typically go near campus, but we met someone for dinner last night right by it. Darling Husband isn’t playing but after dinner her asked me if I wanted to walk around and see what I could get! Haha it was so sweet and we spent an hour walking around and having a fun time.
We would have never done that otherwise. By The Way campus was a JACKPOT of pokestops! Lol
Post # 88
lattefairy : I have the opposite problem! It’s winter in Australia and the wind has been icy. Fiance and I walked to the beach and set off two lures, and sat at the beach catching Pokemon and watching people absolutely flock to our spot once they realised a lure was there! We live near a golf course that is packed with Pokemon but it’s been too cold to walk after work, as Fiance doesn’t get home till after 7.
Post # 89
I thought you might enjoy this Scottish police force twitter notice.