I finally got my highly-anticipated Houndoom (evolved from Houndour) and am still walking Larvitar. The end is near~~~
Tuesday I was rather sick (thanks to female problems and heat) and missed my daily PokéStop spin. I probably will skip on Sunday to turn back to my usual rhythm of SUnday = 7th day 😀
We got a new patch! Gyms look really different now and are somewhat PokéStops 😀
So before the patch the gyms were undergoing maintenance and any Pokémon being stocked in before that was kicked out *hoorah*
After they decided to push the new system – which might’ve been yesterday afternoon up to this morning, I don’t know – I was surprised how it looks like now. (First picture taken a few days before, the other two today…. but man this looks like we want to shoot rockets with the gyms now)
You can spin disks now at these PokéGyms – and you should!
The first time you spin a disk at a Gym it will give you the Gym Batch plus items (cooldown as usual PokéStops is 5 minutes).
The first spin per day will reward you with a special berry (didn’t see it in inventory but could use it on Pokémon at gym) and a Raid Pass.
Spinning a disk in a gym that is occupied by your team grants a “Team Bonus” (+1 per Pokémon)
CP = Health and will be depleted by each fight until it hits 0 – then the monster will be kicked out of the gym. The berries help restore the CP/Health.
You will also receive a popup message in the app when your monster gets kicked out from a gym.
Besides that: You CAN NOT fight against your own Pokémon anymore!
They changed the interface as you can already see above but also for arrangement of the Pokémon in the gym – looks really nice (usually the hearts are displayed, my app showed a Network error so it didn’t load the hearts :D):
Overview of all bardings and head pieces obtainable from start of the game up to now (including Heavensward, excluding Stormblood). For further details regarding Chocobos check out my previous post (ATTENTION: It’s an old post from 2014 and probably needs a review at some point but still might help)
Chocobos are “naked” when received.
They can wear different bardings such as company bardings, special obtained or crafted bardings.
An overview of bardings that can be achieved:
LEVELING THE CHOCOBO:
Tank, Damage Dealer, Healer are obtained when leveling each “class” to level 10
Gridanian Saddle: Company-issued barding.
Gridanian Barding: A full plate suit of Twin Adder-issue chocobo armor.
Gridanian Crested Barding: An elaborately decorated suit of Twin Adder-issue chocobo armor.
Gridanian Half Barding: A lightweight suit of Twin Adder-issue chocobo armor.
Lominsan Saddle: Company-issued barding.
Lominsan Barding: A full plate suit of Maelstrom-issue chocobo armor.
Lominsan Crested Barding: An elaborately decorated suit of Maelstrom-issue chocobo armor.
Lominsan Half Barding: A lightweight suit of Maelstrom-issue chocobo armor.
Ul’Dahn Saddle: Company-issued barding.
Ul’Dahn Barding: A full plate suit of Immortal Flame-issue chocobo armor.
Ul’Dahn Crested Barding: An elaborately decorated suit of Immortal Flames-issue chocobo armor.
Ul’Dahn Half Barding: A lightweight suit of Immortal Flame-issue chocobo armor.
As I am with the Adders, I can only provide pictures of the Gridanian Barding:
Blackmage Barding (180 Days): An expertly crafted suit of aether-infused chocobo armor, designed to mimic the garb of the black mages of days past.
Barding of Light (360 Days): A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble a legendary warrior of the Light
Wild Rose Barding (960 Days): A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble that worn by a long-forgotten hero of legend.
Plumed Barding: A suit of chocobo armor adorned with brilliant plumage. This particular design is quite popular amongst chocobo enthusiasts.
Sovereign Barding: A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble that of a chocobo king of legend.
Flyer Shaffron: Headgear designed specially for flying chocobos.
Race Barding: Lightweight armor designed for race chocobos.
ITEM EXCHANGE / FATE:
Behemoth Barding (Behemoth Horn Exchange): A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble a ferocious behemoth.
Sleipnir Barding (Odin Mantle Exchange): A suit of pitch-black chocobo armor designed to resemble that worn by the legendary steed of the elder primal Odin.
Round Table Barding (Heaven’s Ward Helmet Fragment Exchange): A suit of chocobo armor crafted using a design employed during the age of Thordan and his knights twelve.
Gambler Barding ( 20,000 MGP): Chocobo armor designed to replicate the lavish accoutrements of a legendary gambler.
Ishgardian Barding (350 Centurion Seals): A full-plate suit of Ishgardian chocobo armor.
Ishgardian Half Barding (Boss FATE Chunning Mists): A lightweight suit of Ishgardian chocobo armor.
Mandervillian Barding (150,000 MGP): Expertly tailored trumpery designed to resemble the uniforms worn by the maidservants employed at the Manderville manor.
Abigail Barding (Palace of the Dead – Silver-/Gold-trimmed Sack): A suit of chocobo armor designed to fulfill your lifelong desire to see a chocobo dressed like a scullery maid.
Levin Barding (Leatherworker): A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Ramuh, the Lord of Levin.
Tidal Barding (Armorer): A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Leviathan, the Lord of the Whorl.
Ice Barding (Leatherworker): A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble the Lady of Frost, Shiva.
Highland Barding (Leatherworker): A suit of chocobo armor outfitted with multiple layers of leather and fur to protect its wearer from the elements.
Expanse Barding (Armorer): A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Bismarck, the Lord of the Mists.
Hive Barding (Armorer): A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Ravana, the Lord of the Hive.
Orthodox Barding (Weaver): A beautifully ornamented suit of plate armor worn by chocobos in the service of church officiants.
Sephirotic Barding (Leatherworker): A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Sephirot, the Fiend.
Horde Barding (Leatherworker): A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble the great wyrm Nidhogg.
Sophic Barding (Goldsmith): A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Sophia, the Goddess.
Zurvanite Barding (Armorer): A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Zurvan, the Demon.
SEASONAL & SPECIAL:
Noble Barding (Reward for special community events – NO PICTURE): A lavishly decorated suit of armor crafted for the riding chocobos of Ishgardian nobles.
Eerie Barding: An expertly crafted suit of aether-infused chocobo armor, designed to mimic the garb of the black mages of days past.
Egg Harness: An egg-themed chocobo harness created in celebration of Hatching-tide.
Starlight Barding: A suit of chocobo armor as worn by those legendary birds said to carry gifts from the stars.
Paramour Barding: A gaudy suit of chocobo armor designed for use during Valentione’s Day celebrations.
Egg Hunter Barding: A suit of chocobo armor equipped with a basket for hunting eggs during Hatching-tide.
Far Eastern Barding: An extravagant suit of celebratory chocobo armor.
Butlery Barding: A suit of chocobo armor designed to fool the world into believing your chocobo is a man hired to answer your front door.
Angelic Barding: A suit of armor designed to give your chocobo another pair of flightless wings.
Demonic Barding: A suit of armor designed to have you questioning your chocobo’s motives.
Well as you can see the interval of posting declines 😀
Not because I don’t play but because nothing happens 😀
Well, I am still catching things. I am trying to beat other teams in gyms.
I didn’t catch anything new but I was able to use some of my upgrade items on caught monsters 🙂 Less crap in inventory *lol*
My Plus finally ran out of battery. Took me a few days to get a new battery and played less in that time buuuuuuuuuut I am back playing between home-> work and vice versa + home until sleep now 🙂
A new patch was released with some bug fixes although I don’t know what they fixed *lol*
Tonight a new event will start \o/ maybe I’ll be able to catch a Houndour.
Specifications of the Solstice Event:
13th of June, 1PM PDT – 20th of June, 1PM PDT
rate of catching fire and ice types increased
EXP Bonus for Nice, Great, Excellent and First throws
EXP Bonus for hatching eggs
50% discount on Lucky Eggs
To celebrate the first anniversary of the game, Niantic plans to host several events. The first one will take place on 22nd of July in Chicago, Illinois, USA. More information on other events will be posted soon. Somewhen.
I updated my game to the newest version and am surprised. This is the first update since three patches ago which I don’t need to deinstall, download and install the complete game again. Let’s wait for a bigger update so I can complain again that Niantic doesn’t check their own shit 😀
Pokémon GO will have a new event~ starting today (which is also my birthday hoorah!).
This event will feature Rock types and increase the buddy’s candy drop rate – 4 times as fast… meaning? Distance /4, so a 2km = 250m, 3km = 0,75m, 5km = 1,25km.
Also: More items will be obtained from PokéStops and PokéBalls are 50% off in the in-game shop. A new avatar item will be added: Explorer Hat.
The event will take place between 18th of May, 1PM PDT and 25th of May, 1PM PDT. In my time zone (Amsterdam, CET) that’s…. 10PM 😀
I am walking my Sunkern now, since I finished walking Scythor and evolving it to Scizor.
I hatched a decent Eevee a few weeks ago, needed some candies but finally could evolve it to an Umbreon – using the name cheat of course.
Two days ago I caught a Wobbuffet and yesterday I hatched a Mareep. And that’s about it for this week 🙂
I hit Level 35 when popping my first PokéStop on Tuesday 😀 that item flood!
I also received another upgrade item on a random PokéStop…which totals me now to 5 in my inventory… I don’t even know what to do with all of these. Ofcourse one is reserved for Scythor (AKA Ravana) and one for Sunkern. But the rest: I don’t know~~~
I walked Teddiursa to 50 candies and evolved it to Ursaring. That one also was the 70th of 2nd gen Pokémon and gave me the achievement, hoorah!
Right now, I am pushing Scythor to 50, so I can use the evolution item on it. I guess I walk my Sunkern after (not the CP10 one, that was just the first to be caught).
(If you also have a keen eye you will notice that I expanded my item inventory… that happened after the item flood due to PokéStop + leveling up as those burst my inventory and I didn’t want to throw away my hard-earned balls.)
long time no post – at least about Pokémon. Not that I was lazy – I was hella busy.
Work was exhausting and I had an official holiday (King’s Day) on 27th of April plus a day off on 28th… so it was burning through my ressources and when I was off I did anything but not think about posting the blog ._.
But well here I am. And nothing happened really buuuuuuuuuuuuuut I got some new buggers. And upgrade items. And changed the monster I’m walking as it takes a bit less to walk it for evolving.
The fun thing of the last 2 weeks: I received 2 Up-Grades from PokéStops (not on 7th daily swipe), 1 Metal Coat and 1 Sun Stone from my 7th daily swipes.
Right after I received the 2nd Up-Grade a Porygon spawned at my place – caught it, evolved it to Porygon2, trashed it 😀 and evolved Skiploom to Jumpluff.
I also caught a new bugger – a Snubbull ❤
Soon I will also have my gold achievements for battling gyms @_@ just a 100 and something more each 🙂
Last week I walked all my eggs without receiving any new ones for a few minutes (okay hours) 😀 and later the whole inventory was filled again x__x