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Old 07-07-2016, 10:52 AM   #1
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Pokemon Go

I know it's a mobile game and people here are not likely to be super into this, but it just came out yesterday and it's a very intriguing concept. Interact with the real world to catch Pokémon, capture local gyms ( they seem to usually be at Starbucks) and get out of the house to catch 'em all.

It's a game with IAPs but i'm fairly certain you could play this free with little reduction in experience. Anyone else playing this? For a lyft driver like me that ends up in random places a lot this seems like a cool way to make my job not so boring haha.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:01 AM   #2
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I know it's a mobile game and people here are not likely to be super into this, but it just came out yesterday and it's a very intriguing concept. Interact with the real world to catch Pokémon, capture local gyms ( they seem to usually be at Starbucks) and get out of the house to catch 'em all.

It's a game with IAPs but i'm fairly certain you could play this free with little reduction in experience. Anyone else playing this? For a lyft driver like me that ends up in random places a lot this seems like a cool way to make my job not so boring haha.
I'm in. Apparently a friend of a friend was one of the developers. Can't wait to try it out.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:41 AM   #3
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It is essentially the same as ingress which was fun when I lived in downtown chicago but not as much in the atlanta suburbs.

been playing this at work and caught a few guys. might force me to walk around in the real world some
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:45 AM   #4
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Re: Pokemon Go

It just got me to do 2 mile walk, something I would've thought impossible.

I'm pretty sure you can cheat by driving around in your car but the green grassy areas which are not on the road seem to have more Pokémon. Plus that's kind of dangerous

So far I have 17 Pokémon, they're all pretty common except I got an Abra and a pretty high CP ponyta. I'm curious where you go for rarer types. There was supposedly an eggxecute in my neighborhood but I couldn't find it on my walk.

I'll probably ding level five soon and try out a gym
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:47 AM   #5
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with ingress it would disable actions for a while if you were going more than 20 mph or something like that
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:52 AM   #6
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ah that'd be cool.

it's going to be funny messing around with it at work, i drive a boat that goes like 2 miles per hour and I go maybe 10-15 miles in a shift, gonna hatch eggs like a BOSS.

Curious if i'll be able to catch anything on the water too.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:52 AM   #7
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lots of magikarps
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:55 AM   #8
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You can trade in duplicates for candy that can be used to evolve the pokemon, which is cool if you're catching 50 pidgeys at a time like i did this morning.

going back and forth in the same 900 feet at work, hopefully my account doesn't get flagged for cheating or something. My waze account got banned for that.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:49 PM   #9
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I said this in the POG thread but this game is going to be a game changer. Promotes active and healthy living and encourages social interactions. There will be stories of how "Pokemon GO saved my life" mark my words.
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It just got me to do 2 mile walk, something I would've thought impossible.

I'm pretty sure you can cheat by driving around in your car but the green grassy areas which are not on the road seem to have more Pokémon. Plus that's kind of dangerous

So far I have 17 Pokémon, they're all pretty common except I got an Abra and a pretty high CP ponyta. I'm curious where you go for rarer types. There was supposedly an eggxecute in my neighborhood but I couldn't find it on my walk.

I'll probably ding level five soon and try out a gym
You have to walk? RIP me. It's like 120 out.
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:09 PM   #11
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you can use your car to go to the pokestops, and I've definitely caught a few pokemon in my car.
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:10 PM   #12
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I said this in the POG thread but this game is going to be a game changer. Promotes active and healthy living and encourages social interactions. There will be stories of how "Pokemon GO saved my life" mark my words.
I also predict someone will die in a car crash using this app. lol.
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:01 PM   #13
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I also predict someone will die in a car crash using this app. lol.
We'll make sure this gets put on your tombstone. No worries, man.
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:07 PM   #14
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Half my coworkers (tech dudes in their 20s/30s) have been talking about this nonstop since yesterday. ****ing nerds.
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:08 PM   #15
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tfw some scrub took over the gym near your work with just a venonat but you're not level 5 yet so you can't crush him
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when you can do more stuff at level five does the game finally start providing any sort of instruction?

what are the numbers next to the moves? what do the blue bars mean? if I leave a pokemon to defend a gym do I ever get it back?

i demand someone on reddit do the heavy lifting and put together a sensible guide to playing
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:22 PM   #17
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Living In nyc I'm going to central Park this weekend to try and get a **** load of them

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Old 07-07-2016, 03:36 PM   #18
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There was supposedly an eggxecute in my neighborhood but I couldn't find it on my walk.
heh i like that this is a thing which can be said
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:51 PM   #19
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heh i like that this is a thing which can be said
Lol, well it gets funnier, the footstep icons next to the pokemon on the bottom of the screen show how close that pokemon is to you. I got a notification that there was some rustling grass right outside my window in my backyard. Figure thats gotta be it, go back there to find it and its in my neighbors backyard -_-

Briefly contemplated hopping his fence but didn't.
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:52 PM   #20
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Gonna take over the local starbucks before i go to work
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:04 PM   #21
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this game seems like it could be a big deal
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:28 PM   #22
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i voluntarily walked 2.5 more km today than i have total this year
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:37 PM   #23
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I have 42 in my Pokédex and I'm level eight, I live next to a major tourist hotspot so this is a Goldmine
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:41 PM   #24
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Problem I see with this app needs to be actively running to do anything, so it's a huge battery drain and kind of huge distraction

Also the servers keep crashing in my area probably every 30 minutes or so
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:01 PM   #25
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Holy **** walking around school like 90% of people are playing this
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