Mar 18, 2019

Pokémon Go: 2 Week Report

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“ I played Pokémon Go for a week and I think I’m obsessed!” 

I remember a couple years ago when this game was released and everyone was obsessed with it. It was all people talked about but unfortunately it wasn’t available in Jamaica yet so that’s all we could do - talk. As a person who grew up watching Pokémon I was a bit excited about the game but I didn’t want it to seem like I was merely jumping on the bandwagon or following the hype. So I avoided any conversation about it and found other things to occupy my time. That same year I spent three months with my aunt in Orlando and one day I just had a random thought “I can finally play the game because a) it was available in the region and b) no one was here to judge me. 


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I downloaded the game fully prepared to catch some Pokémon and just simply be an amazing player but I ran into a problem - the Pokémon were too far away from where we lived. If I wanted to catch any I would have to go out of my way to find the place and my aunt was not about to drive me around for a “stupid game”. After I noticed this problem others started popping up: 

  • Anytime Pokémon were near to my house my phone would literally sound an alarm. Even at 3 in the morning. 

  • I could only play the game whenever I had WiFi because I didn’t live in Florida and my phone had no service. 

  • Most importantly, this game was draining my battery. I mean I had to leave the game open in the background to get notifications but it was sucking the life out of my phone.

So I ended up just deleting it and carrying on with my life. 

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Some time later it was finally available in Jamaica but by that point the wave died down (because we get everything late here) so everyone was on to the next trending thing. 

A couple weeks ago I was on Twitter when Nele made a post about Smeargle In Poémon Go and I suddenly felt the urge to play the game again - to finally see what all the hype was about. And I loved it. I ended up walking around my university campus, staring at my phone like a zombie trying to catch Pokémon. My friends even followed me to different PokéStops because I didn’t want to be awkwardly standing beside a statue on campus. 

Anyways, after two full weeks of obsession here are some of my achievements: 

Pokémon Go Milestones 

  • Made it to level 15 (and a half)

  • Caught 117 Pokémon. Whenever I got a duplicate I’d keep the more powerful one and transfer the other to the professor. 

  • Got photobombed by Smeargle. At first I was taking pictures of my Pokémon to show my little sister how the AD camera worked but then I read ... post and kept trying until Smeargle popped up. I didn’t even notice the day he did - my mom was the one that pointed him out. 
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Smeargle Photobomb

  • Joined a team. I joined Team Valor because Candela seemed cool. 

  • Battled Arcainine at a gym. He had a CP of 2007 and my Pokémon had 185 (Nosepass was the strongest one I had). To be honest I don’t even know how I got into the battle but I most definitely lost. 

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Battle:Arcanine vs Nosepass

  • Hatched 8 eggs and I now have 5 other eggs in incubators. 

  • Walked 17.2 km since I started playing. 

  • Made 25 friends. I literally posted my trainer code on Twitter and a bunch of people started adding me. But my very first friend was actually a girl from my school who saw me playing and asked if I wanted to be friends. 

  • Had a Pokémon evolve. I hatched a Dratini and she evolved into Dragonair. 

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 Dratini to Dragonair

  • Won 13 medals from doing different tasks. 

Overall I had fun playing the game - actually got excited whenever a Pokémon popped up - and a part from it draining my battery and occupying all my free time, I finally had something to focus all my extra energy on. 

I’m still debating on whether or not I should keep the app but if any of you can send me some tips on how to actually play then I’ll probably keep it. 

Have you played Pokémon Go or watched the show before? 
What’s your favorite Pokémon? 

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6 comments:

  1. Kevin FergusonMarch 19, 2019

    Lol I remember my days at cp playing ended up walking through some bushes for a Pokemon 😂

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    1. Lol I nearly walked into posts and walls at school because of this game.

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  2. I never used to play Pokemon when I was younger but when Pokemon go came out a couple years ago everyone was talking about it, I gave it a go but didn’t keep it up! I loved watching the Pokemon series on Netflix though! :)

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    1. The series was my after school and Saturday morning cartoon - I couldn’t miss an episode no matter what. The game is fun but I think I’ll have to give it up.

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  3. never played, but could be tempted.

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    1. Be tempted! It’s so much fun (but that’s probably because I don’t know what I’m doing).

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