I don’t get a lot of gifts (few stops around) and I tend to give them to lower-level folks. If you are in the low 20s (or lower!) or don’t mind very sporadic gifts from Colorado, add me:
1397 1015 6564
DH and I just sent friend requests to everyone who posted here except for Emilyap, we are a bit higher level than what they gift to. If anyone else reads this thread later and wants to add me, my code is 3745 5884 3500.
Last night at 1 am I saw a new pokemon on my radar and wandered the neighborhood in my jammies and crocs. It turned out to be a beldum. The cool thing- there was this loud noise coming from a tree that I thought was a frog and then it flew away. I’m pretty sure it was a pair of barn owls. They were flying around over my head back and forth from tree to tree. A car went by and the headlights flashed a light colored giant bird in the trees. Then I ran home before the driver called the police about the loony staring into trees.
Be on the lookout for a menacing human dressed kinda funny roaming the neighborhood. Mr & Mrs Wally Owl were disturbed last night while they were roosting at home. The intruder is described as a short human but with a wild look in their eyes.
I just added some people whose names I don’t recognize. You will be higher up on my gift list if you tell me who you are. Or say Hi or something. A whisper is fine too. Or not, I’ll probably send stuff anyway.
I just went through and added everyone I saw codes for. I am RedPandaNami1. My code is 5488 7984 4525
I don’t get to play as much as I would like but I hope to take up walking more soon and that should help some with my lack of playing time.
Just a heads’ up - there is an event going on now. Starting yesterday, you will receive double candies for hatching and catching, plus eggs put into an incubator now will hatch in half the time (eggs already incubating aren’t affected). This will go for a week.
Saturday is Zapdos day. From 11am-2pm PT you can raid for Zapdos with the chance of catching a shiny. Shiny Zapdos have a 100% catch rate but there’s only about a 5% chance your Zap will be shiny.
The best creatures for beating the Zapdos raids are Tyranitar and Golem with rock moves (Smack Down/Stone Edge), Dragonite with dragon moves (Dragon Tail/Outrage), and ice creatures with ice moves (notably Piloswine and Jynx).
Also - Both Saturday and Sunday, August 11th and 12th, will be Eeevee Community Day. Since Eevee has five current eeveelutions plus at least an additional two in future generations, get all the candies you can!
Plus there’s a 3x Stardust bonus for any catch and I, for one, need all the stardust I can get. Definitely going to be using my star pieces these days.
4757 7020 7212 Is mine. My user name is SavvyManders. I don’t have many friends yet, and I do have some gift, though not tons. Maybe I should start walking more so I can spin more stops lol! I’d love to have more friends!!!
Oh MAN I want to be friends! I’m a pretty uh… hardcore pogo player. I’m Gonna go through and catch up on all the codes here. I’m DangerNood1es! 5292 2303 5355
I am also running a fundraising campaign and the first ever Pokemon Rescue every squirtle squad donated to the account (aka traded) will = 25 cents donated to a Turtle and tortoise rescue… you can be friends with the rescue too (saving all those squrtles from being turned into candy!)
This Saturday and Sunday are both Community Days for Eevee. There are currently five eeveelutions in Pokemon Go, with another two coming soon in Generation 4, plus at least one more in further generations. If you like to collect shinies for each 'mon, you’ll need to collect at least nine (if you haven’t used the name trick, then you best hope you get Vaporeon, Flareon, and Jolteon just once).
Since evolving Umbreon and Espreon requires 10 kilometers walked and two buddy candies (plus specific times of day), it’s nice Community Day has been extended.
@sammydog01 something i wrote in response to a 12 year old playing PoGo too much, a bit more verbose that we typically see here:
regarding niantic allowing you to be a 12 year old
you speak with the wisdom of the ages
for the rest of us that are not 12,
i feel niantic manipulates us into playing pokemon go as our highest priority
events started out to be rare and much anticipated, right?
events cause us to increase our play so we could improve our 'dex, dust, lvl, etc.
over time, maybe the last 6 months, 12 months, who can recall?, events became the norm
when was the last time you can remember no event for 7 days, a.k.a. a week
many of us seem to have a strong case of FOMO so that we won’t take a break
perhaps this is because we don’t want anyone to pass by us?
perhaps it is because we just love the game?
perhaps it’s because of simple FOMO?
or perhaps (fill in the blank)
skate stated, and i upvoted, that we should not look down on casuals
i am now trying to be a casual but trying to apply the same - don’t look down on addicts
i was an addict, and i guess the mantra is:
hello, i am yoda and i am a PGo addict
i will always be a recovering addict, i don’t know the 12 steps
i think each of us needs to evaluate how we spend our time
i suggest all consider if we are deciding how, or letting niantic dictate how based on FOMO
not trying to be a buzzkill, or let you all know “i saw the light”
but think of your hobbies or free time before PGo and now
then consider if you are happy with your choices, simple right?
in the mew2 frenzy i saw myself skipping out of work to get to a raid mid-day
this was for several weeks in a row
for community days i see niantic saying “play now, or miss out”
for GoFest, well… you get the idea
TL;DR you decide when you play, don’t let niantic tell you
@emilyap@Yoda_Daenerys Yep. I finally stopped playing Animal Crossing and those butterfly and moth games that @galmaegi got me hooked on. Now I’m down to Pokémon go- I should have more time in September. We’re just on a little break. Pikachu will understand.
@emilyap@sammydog01 i quit my local pgo discord this week, then re-joined cuz i was jones-ing, folks around here got 20-30 shiny eevee so i’m sure folks in your area may have some to spare/trade @sammydog01. the special move is harmless, but shiny trades will be costly trades…
@sammydog01 The “Mythical Discovery” research doesn’t need to be complete except the first three parts.
Part One: spin five stops, catch ten pokemons, transfer five pokemons
Part Two: earn two buddy candies, make ten great throws, hatch three eggs
Part Three: level up to fifteen, battle in a gym twice, battle in a raid twice
@Yoda_Daenerys I gave away a bunch of berries and deleted about 60 pokeballs. It might be easier to just start over, knowing now that one must resist all the pokemon following one around and be more selective in capturing them.
@cf1 Eh? Catch them if you have the balls, keep the best, transfer the rest to the professor. Or, if you have the candies, you can use a lucky egg to double your XP, evolve fifty or so pokemon, then transfer them to the professor.
Why start over at a low level just to not catch and not level up? I do not understand.
@cf1 you can appraise as you catch and pitch the low IV/level mons, if you’re into that. gotta catch 'em all is the theme, but it doesn’t say gotta keep 'em all . it’s an ongoing issue managing storage though, even on my main account which is 1500 mons/1500 items. now with trading you have one more reason to keep a crappy mon because it might become great on a trade re-roll. niantic wants all your attention.
@cf1 like @emilyap, i don’t get the strategy to start over, just dump what you don’t want. but i play 3 accounts simultaneously, so you might be better off ignoring everything i say, cuz i might be a little cray…
Did my first EX raid today. About 25 people showed up at the park, I was one of five Team Valor players making up a team. We beat a Mewtwo, then anticlimactically everyone disappeared. But I caught a 95.6% level 20 Mewtwo (Stamina 13, attack/defense 15), so it was a good event.
Still waiting on my one accepted friend request to do anything; I sent a gift weeks ago but it hasn’t been opened and they apparently have barely been in the game.
@PlacidPenguin@Yoda_Daenerys So far I have shiny Aron, Larvitar, Magikarp, Sunkern, but except for the Larvitar they are decent or worse. I’m keeping them but won’t be evolving the less gifted given their stats.
@PlacidPenguin@duodec, the game i play says IV’s don’t matter on shiny, they’re just collector items. not everyone plays the same tho. whether you evolve a shiny larvitar or magikarp, which can be relevant in the current meta, kinda depends on your game goals/philosophy, right?
@sammydog01@Yoda_Daenerys several things:
Kanto (first gen) Pokemon are more common, including rarer ones like the Hitmons, Lapras, and Grimer - through Sep 30th.
Regionals (Mr Mime, Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, and Tauros) in 7k eggs - through Sep 30th probably.
Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres in raids - through Sep 20th
Mewtwo coming to raids starting Sep 20th. Shadow Ball is being retired from Mewtwo’s moveset, so if you have any Charge TMs try to get it (my luck was not with me so I still have Hyper Beam, also being retired).
@sammydog01 you need to walk to clear your old eggs, then only accept gifts (without spinning any stops/gyms) until your egg spots are full, then rinse, wash, repeat to try your best for the regionals, esp. kanga and mime if you don’t have those… and all the birds raids have the potential for shiny. all this depends on your game play though and what interests you.
@emilyap gotcha, i don’t stress over fair gifting anymore. with the regional stuff it’s nice to always have gifts in the bag to open and fill egg spots. i’ve changed strategies on who to open, who to gift several times.
@emilyap@Yoda_Daenerys I got some shiny chikoritas! And a mew! And a mewtwo! Actually some nice man at the mall caught the mewtwo for me since I used half my balls and didn’t even hit the stupid thing. And I have several kangaskhans (I had a Mr Mime and some Farfetch’d from before.) I love community day!
@therealjrn yes i was told by sammydog to repost here. I guess i should delete my other post. How do I do that? I went back and explained to reddit moderators and they replied no posting of friends numbers even if what I said was true… my friends aren’t on reddit but I get their concerns. Still dropped the subreddit. Kind of annoying.
3.6 Who May Use Our Services
As a general rule, children are not allowed to use the Services. A “Child” is a person (a) under 13 years old (for residents outside of the EEA); or (b) under 16 years old or such age needed to consent to the processing of personal data in their country of residence (for residents of the EEA).
Please uninstall the Pokémon application immediately.
@therealjrn@Yoda_Daenerys I asked long ago and was told minimum 13. @Shawn any chance we can get an icon for kids so we know not to make dirty jokes with them? I prefer to not have a visit from the FBI.
@deathdieeee You get that you have to be physically standing next to someone to trade with them, right? This is a good place to chat about pokemon and get people to send you gifts but we can’t help you with trades. You need to find a local group where you live for that. As for Mewtwo they have been putting legendary pokemon as research rewards so your best bet is either finding friends to raid with or waiting until Mewtwo is available by doing research. I got mine at the mall on Community Day with total strangers.
@deathdieeee Spoofing will get you banned- why don’t you get a ride to a park or mall on October 21 (community day) and see if you can find people. And take an adult with you because no one over 18 is going to interact with a 12 year old without a chaperone.
@deathdieeee I’m not upset- I think that’s the reason most kids don’t play the game anymore. You need to be able to get places and unless you live within walking distance you need a car. I don’t understand how spoofing works- @Yoda_Daenerys can probably help you there. But I bet that Mewtwo will show up in research before too long.
@duodec, we go best on next interaction, i think on my mayberead account. are you interested in coordinating for double XP? https://discord.gg/bZWMZM can be joined by folks here that want a discord channel set up for this, or other, topics.
/giphy this or other
/youtube other topics
/8ball “is it this, or other, topics?”
Better not tell you now
THE NIGHT OF THE BIG TOURNEY
i was fortunate to be able to travel to montreal with my son and his gf
he’s into pvp (i’m not)
the BIG tourney was saturday night (i think i got 3-4 shiny cats that day)
BUT 2 pairs of lucky friends
we went on the cheap that day, so shared data/hotspot
son and gf went to the tourney early, i arrived just before the scheduled start
i navigated there without data, on foot (proud of myself)
so…, i’m waiting in line to gain admission
several hundred trainers RUN out of the building
my son, his gf, and his data/hotspot included
(there was a 100iv drillbur nearby)
i finished the queue to register
only to be asked what team did i play on
‘all of them’ wasn’t well received?
i took off, down the UP escalator, following the last of the crowd
there were 100’s of lunatics running
through the busy streets of downtown montreal
and people in their cars were, like, “are you all making money or something?”
i reached the dark alley, sadly, already clearing
BUT, i convinced my son (and his hotspot) to hang out while i caught the 6
he was anxious to get back to the tourney
with the delay, there was plenty of time (we now know)
my six, maxed, hundo, Montreal, exadrill may be unique in the game
maybe not though?
it got late, my son wasn’t in line to win
i left, you can’t rent a scooter without data, sadly
i navigated blindly back to the airbnb, without data, on foot
several hours later, off to chase some bad directions to safari zone
walked SO LONG over the wrong bridge to get there
100iv unown Q, and several other dex entry shinies
The last few people I knew around here who were playing are dropping off. They went to the Harry Potter game for a while, then dropped it and haven’t come back. I dabbled in the Potter game but it just wasn’t much fun.
Currently have two best friends, one from work, one connected here, but we didn’t manage to sync the promotion, so no double XP.
If we can arrange again that would be great, but don’t expect immediate response from me; unfortunately around October all our customers suddenly realize end of year is near and start hammering us with projects and problems. Lots of extra hours of work coming (and we’re salaried, woohoo!)
@Yoda_Daenerys We’re ‘sheltering in place’ for the next 2 weeks. We were prepared so no need to go out, but also no pokestops nearby, and if we see one or two pokemon wander by its a good day (and with work going insane, even from home, no time to do much). We can schedule doing the egg and gift thing, especially if its evening. I’d appreciate it; my progress this level has been glacial.
@duodec no worries about coordinating. when we get to last interaction i’ll try to be sure i’ve sent you a gift. then you can egg and open at your convenience. that account is already lvl40, so i’m not worried about the extra XP.
@Yoda_Daenerys What is involved? My game time is almost nonexistent the last few months because working from home; I just try to hit the local gyms and stops to get gifts to keep exchanges going (and opportunistic gym entries).
@duodec@looseneck@tinamarie1974 niantic delayed the release of this new feature, until TBD. as i understand it, if i am doing a raid here in MI, i could invite you via the pogo app to join the raid, and you would need to use a remote raid pass.
the discord link i posted is a server i manage, which would be used for coordinating these raids in “real time”.