Pokémon GO: 44th Week

Peace! Another week over, another event ended.

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):

Pokémon GO: 42nd & 43rd Week

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.

Pokémon GO: 38th Week

another week done. I must say that last event didn’t do much for me BUT I finally got a Sunkern! And another and another and another ….all on Monday (last day of event *lol*)

There was a release note about a new update on 9th of May but I don’t seem to have it in the Play Store yet 😮 so not here yet 😀 whatever.

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.)

Pokémon GO: 34th & 35th Week

I didn’t forget last week’s post but did have some things to take care of so the post didn’t have any priority 🙂

Currently walking Larvitar:

It’s better now anyways due to the start of the Easter event last Thursday ending this Thursday – got a load of newbies in my roster. The event includes:

  • Lucky egg sale
  • 2km eggs can hatch a variety of other Pokémon (other than Squirtle I got Staryu, Tyrogue and Eevee)
  • double EXP on anything

Due to the 2-week-rotation in my area I caught a ***load of Totodiles and evolved one to its final form. Also Cyndaquill gathered enough candies by walking to be evolved too.

I got another upgrade item from a PokéStop (which I can’t use as it is the one for Porygon I think).
My last 7 day spins gave me 2 different upgrade items so *damdam* evolution time~

My new Tyrogue evolved to Hitmonlee – there seems to be a trick to evolve this bugger too:
Main stat ATK -> Hitmonlee
Main stat DEF -> Hitmonchan
Main stat HP -> Hitmontop

My caught Eevee was pushed to evolve to Espeon due to the fun thing called renaming Eevee to the trainer’s name 😀 So Sakura it was.

Pokémon GO: 29th Week

Another week is over~
And the Pikachu event is over as well.
I caught some of these buggers with the festive party hat – I think they never wrote it on the official page but changed the spawn rates of Pikachu so people like me who never see Pikachu can catch it too.
There was another patch but as it said “minor text fixes” it’s not really worth mentioning, is it?

Some new buggers joined my team: I caught a Remoraid and hatched another one just a day later 😀
Yesterday after work I caught a Pineco.
Right after posting my last blog I got a Politoed from a hatched Poliwag and obtained King’s Rock.

I’m walking my Omanyte – that will take a long while to get it evolved 😀

I really think I got too many 10km eggs right now 😦 I was in need to walk one last weekend as I got rid of all my 2KM and 5KM eggs – I hatched a Dratini 😮 which I really could’ve needed when I was walking Dratini but well~ why not~ I just really don’t want to walk 10km eggs really often right now as I’m sparing them until level 35 when I get new Incubators for free – on the other hand I might need to walk them before that to get some space… right now I am back on 6x 10KM eggs. That’s alot 😀
Left picture = weekend’s eggs, right picture = today’s eggs.

The fight over the train station gym is really hard these days *lol* usually my monster (Gyarados) is getting kicked out right after I put it in – latest 10 minutes later *lol* fun! As long as I get my daily reward I don’t mind.

Pokémon GO: 28th Week

Hello again!
Another week is over and we get some new Pikachu to catch 😮 It wears a festive party hat to celebrate the Pokémon Day.
The event is already running since 26th of February, 1PM PST and will end on 6th of March, 1PM PST.
Originally I thought I will never catch this bugger due to my area not being a normal spawn for Pikachus (talking about a coverage of 20KM from home to work) but I actually got one today at Haarlem Station 😮
There was also a new patch on Monday, 27th of February which just was made to improve stability of the game. Don’t know where exactly because I didn’t had issues but well you never know 😀

I’m walking my Omanyte now as Kabuto got his final candy and was evolved 😀

I also thought there wouldn’t be a possibility to get Satan-material in the wild (as I got them from evolutions so far) but apparently it is possible *lolz*

Some new monsters joined my collection but I was most surprised to get a 100% Stantler  from an egg, hooray:
Stantler (hatched), Skarmory, Chikorita, Chinchou, Slugma (hatched), Ledian, Matine and my evolved Kabutops!

I try to get 25k EXP per day – usually I get more. Some days I don’t, depending on if it’s a work day or weekend and if I fight in a gym or not (well on weekends that doesn’t matter as I don’t have a gym close to my home and am not going out every weekend to beat stuff in gyms)

PokéStops do grant upgrade items but on a really low rate, so I didn’t get any new yet 😦 But I hope for better monsters anyway before I upgrade them 😀 (e.g. I don’t have either a Gloom or Slowpoke ready to do that anyways)

But anyhow: I enjoy the new patch and hope for some nice additions and events this year 🙂 especially as they announced there will be at least 3 big patches coming up in 2017.

\\edit: Right after posting this I found a new upgrade item at a PokéStop. And hatched a Poliwag a few hours later. I evolved it to Poliwhirl and upgraded it to Politoed 🙂

Pokémon GO: 26th Week

It’s been already 6 months I’m playing this game \o/ and I still enjoy it.
Yesterday marked the 6 months anniversary, so I’m late by 1 day but nevermind 😀

Happy Valentine’s! For whoever really celebrates this 😀

This week was fun – thanks to the event I guess.
Dratini gets candies for every 2.5 km I walked it and I finally had a chance to catch a Chansey.
I actually got out of the train on my way back home from work – at Haarlem station. Because I saw Chansey’s shadow close-by at a PokéStop.
So I got out of the train and walked up to the Stop.
Plus started to vibrate in a weird pattern and lit up yellow before I saw that thing spawn in the game *lol*
I caught it manually 🙂

Plus actually surprised me: it caught a Dratini on Monday 😮 less walking for those 125 candies yay~


I also got a new “Satan”… which is a Wigglytuff (evolved from a 220 Jiggly)… that’s really creepy.


There is still this bug thing with opening the character menu which only appears to be present on some phones. My Moto G4 for example can’t open the menu while my Wiko Lenny 3 can :/ I hope they find out soon why that actually happens because it’s really annoying that I can’t open this menu while I’m on my way to/from work (as I switch phones when I’m home).