Three weeks have passed since my last update – wow. Didn’t notice, haha.
Some things have happened 🙂
First of all: this.
So last weekend I was in Amstelveen to get some new Pokémon…. walked 7.5 km in the shopping mall but only caught several Kangaskhan and Unown. In total I caught about 300 monsters.
I’m not really sure how this event thing actually works but as I can’t spend several hours every weekend in a shopping mall I won’t be able to get any others (especially because the last weekend I am not even close due to holiday) – and on that note it doesn’t look like that other things spawn on normal work days either (I work in Amsterdam and didn’t see anything that I don’t have yet). Or I’m just not lucky 😀 But I had fun 😀
I finally got a Hitmontop through hatching the baby version and evolving it 😀
I also found out that when feeding a Pokémon through the Pokémon menu when it is in a gym, the mark for favorite will get deleted! Which sucks but well if you know it…
Aaaaaaaaand. Yesterday 13th of August was a special day. As I started exactly a year ago \o/ I went to a local park to see if there’s any Pokémon I didn’t catch yet, it started to rain, so I kind of rushed through the park and went home with nothing in my pocket
Sad for me in my area aren’t that many people to do raids so i couldn’t get any legendary yet and while I was at the shopping mall only small stuff spawned at the gyms 🙂
Sooner or later, sooner or later~ but in the end it doesn’t mean I never tried to solo – at least against Moltres 😀
Good news: the first year anniversary was extended.
Due to the bugged event in Chicago, Niantic decided to reimburse the attendees (quite generous and unreasonable if you ask me) and as the whole world gave their best to unlock rewards we received originally 48 hours of Double EXP, more candies, less walking for partners, less walking for eggs. They extended that until today (5PM PST, I think)
I leveled up and I finally could stop walking Larvitar -_- the “fun” thing: I hatched 3 Larvitars while event was running. So I got a second Tyranitar…. why did I even bother walking Larvitar for ages? -_- Right now I am walking Chikorita.
As an event result… Lugia and Articuno were unlocked – Articuno due to most people catching monsters globally (sorry Niantic but maybe finally start blocking GPS hack and other abusers of your software and you’d find out that alot of Mystic accounts are abusing pricks)
As this is nearly to impossible to obtain when there’s noone around I will just mope around 🙂
Although I claimed some gyms lately – and it was really bitter to be kicked out after 12 minutes *rofl*
I did not level up yet 😀 I am still walking my Larvitar.
But I got a Yanma from an egg ❤
There is a new update with some neat features:
Pokémon will now show how they were obtained – either egg or caught. if caught it shows even which ball was used.
Only weird thing they added an icon on eggs too *lol*
They also seemed to have fixed some issues regarding gyms and raids but can’t confirm those yet.
I had some bad luck this morning too -_- I was beating the gym at the train station when some other dude went and took the last one out. I was blocked from adding my monster for over 5 minutes (although being on the same team) as I was error-ed out of a fight due to the dude beating the last one in the gym….
so I couldn’t add my monster and obviously I was pissed as I beat those monsters several times before he came and snatched the kill/gym with leavin me not being able to add mine due to “gym being in fight”… grrrrrr. Thanks error shit. -_-
On 12th of August there will be a Pokémon Event in Amstelveen. I really want to go but I am quite confused about the information they put out. Neither Niantic nor Stadshart give information regarding registration… and I’m really confused because:
1. they said it’s free for anyone so ofc ppl from other countries booked flights and hotels (though I don’t get why ppl come from Norway, UK or France when they get events in Paris, Chester, Stockholm and Kopenhagen?!)
2. then they said it’s limited to 2000 -_-
3. now it’s limited to 3500 (since yesterday) -_-‘
4. they don’t say how to register, when and where
5. many websites, news magazines and sorts had interviews with Niantic and put out different information regarding registering to the event while Stadshart claims to put out information “soon” (since days)
The organisation simply sucks balls!
I’m mad to the point I don’t even want to go anymore due to random fucktards with the already known intention to block several tickets for all family and friends and whatnot. (Not even talking about botters and cheaters or people who just get a ticket and never show up, yet)
Besides all that madness… As I didn’t post this in a while: here’s my 2nd Gen PokéDex:
I am back from my short weekend holiday in Germany 😀 didn’t play much the last few days.
Missed my 7-day-streak of PokéStops now 3 times or so? Don’t know, don’t really care.
Worked from home yesterday due to an appointment for which I was meant to be home, it was raining hard…so not going outside for Stop haha.
10 more candy for my stupid Larvitar which I love so much I want to bury it somewhere….
The whole weekend I was looking for the special Pikachu (or as I call it: Gangster-chu). I lost 2 earlier on Friday – one at home, one at work – as neither wanted to be caught manually or Plus.
I finally got one on my way back home from my weekend at the train station in Duisburg 😀
Also put my Snorlax into the gym directly next to where I caught Pikachu and saw that nasty bug that blew up my character’s face behind the monsters 😀
At my own train station I saw this raid boss fight going on. So I tried to beat the 5k Croconaw. Beat it. Caught it in the bonus round. Boohya.
I had some luck this morning. Beat the gym at the train station and put Snorlax in there, on my way to work I saw an Instinct gym with space so I put Gyarados in there – both were kicked out later (Snorlax survived like 20 minutes? Gyarados stayed in gym for 3h 56min)
today I will go on a short weekend vacation in Germany 🙂
Pokémon Go Plus can not find gym disks although they count as Stops…. that kinda sucks.
Today I finally could put a monster into the gym at the train station (after days of beating other teams *lol*
I finally tried a raid battle. Alone. *lol*
First: use the Raid Pass
Second: Wait until the starting counter is done and choose your monsters – users can join your party if they have the code (shown in upper right corner)
Third: Beat the crap out of the raid boss
It showed “Networ Error” 3 times after starting and I couldn’t beat the Pokémon in time – then it got stuck anyways due to the error and I needed to reboot the app -_- I think as none of my used monsters were dead it actually didn’t count at all.
There’s a new event: From 6th of July, 1PM PDT until 24th of July, 1PM PDT there will be special Pikachus and an Anniversary Box that includes Incubators, Max Revives, Ultra Balls and Premium Raid Passes.
I’m still level 35 (this is going on and on and on *lol*) and I’m still walking Larvitar -_- (also going on and on and on…)
While not catching anything new I beat the gym at the train station twice last week and put my monsters in….
Found out that it is NOT possible to put a Pokémon of the same kind in it – eg Gyarados can not be put in when there’s another Gyarados already.
My Snorlax stayed in the gym for ~19 hours in the end 😀
In general I do think that the new system is easier for low players to join the gym but on the other hand it’s quite annoying to beat the monsters being in there. Why I could solo beat a lvl 10 in about 2 hours before I can’t do that now with only 4 in it due to their CP and random CP increase through berries by player input *sighs*
(on a side note: all berries can be fed to increase CP! Not only Razzberries but the other 2 as well)
I guess that’s the point but as Team Yellow is not really common anyways it sucks balls.
I kind of dislike that Niantic does not care about GPS loggers although reported – in my area I don’t see those a lot but I know of some places where people do that alot.
I didn’t participate in any raid yet…. usually they spawn when I’m working or already home. I don’t want to leave the house again *lol*
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):