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Old 07-07-2016, 05:03 PM   #1
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Pokemon GO

It released last night and the servers are taking a bigger dump than a game on the PC. If you've downloaded and managed to get in, how many Pokemans have you caught? Moreso, how many times have you walked out into oncoming traffic to catch a Bulbasaur?
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:47 PM   #2
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This game seems like a ripoff. And yes, it will be hilarious when someone gets run over trying to catch a Charizard in the middle of the street.

Although I wonder if I have a Zubat in my toilet or an Alakazam in my closet...
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:56 AM   #3
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Looks fun.















PIKACHU, MEET THE THE REAL WORLD.

Nintendo is developing a companion smartwatch device called Pokémon Go Plus, designed to help you take part in the Pokémon world without having to stare at your phone all day. The Pokéball-shaped device will vibrate and light up when you get near to a Pokémon in your daily environment.
Tsunekazu Ishihara, the CEO of The Pokémon Company, says that he had been working on Pokémon Go with late Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata for around two years.
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:14 AM   #4
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As far as I know, it's not available in Norway. But, I'd love to play it mostly for the novelty of finding Pokémon at odd places.
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:17 AM   #5
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I'm tickled by the fact that they're apparently using a lot of the location data from another game called Ingress.

(A game I might be hopelessly addicted to at the moment...)
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:38 AM   #6
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poliwrath 20 balls and still not caught

i used 20 balls

i caught him 8 freekin times w/ the raspberries and he still wasnt' caught!
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:58 AM   #7
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I'm tickled by the fact that they're apparently using a lot of the location data from another game called Ingress.

(A game I might be hopelessly addicted to at the moment...)
That's because its developed by the same company. Nintendo partnered with them because of Ingress' success.
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:08 PM   #8
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All I've been catching is Pidgeys, Rattatas and Spearows. Did evolve one of my Pidgeys the other day though. Oh and I started out with Squirtle.
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:25 PM   #9
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The game and servers crashed a lot in the beginning when I started playing it earlier this week. Although it's been much better today. I've mostly caught Rattata's and Pidgey's, but did manage to catch a few gems like two Eevee's, a Nidoqueen, and a Gastly.

I ended up joining Team Mystic. What teams did you all join?
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:45 PM   #10
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I pretty much spent all weekend playing this. I have 63 different kinds of Pokemon caught (and tons of duplicates, of course). It's super fun, and I see myself going on mini adventures instead of spending time at home bored.

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Old 07-11-2016, 03:53 AM   #11
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:40 AM   #12
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I have it, but unfortunately, it doesn't work here since the game system hasn't been fully set up here in Japan yet. I'm curious what the deal is with the game, which is why I decided to download it.

The only Pokemon I do have is the starter. If I use the app, there are no Pokestops or Pokemon anyplace. Just a wide open map.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:05 AM   #13
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Saw a news article that was discussing the popularity.

Apparently Westboro Baptist Church is a gym location and is guarded by a clefairy named Loveislove.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:39 AM   #14
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Makes me wonder how many casuals playing this will pick up Pokemon Sun/Moon for 3DS in November. Nintendo seemed to have found a great way to get casuals interested in the franchise agian.
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Saw a news article that was discussing the popularity.

Apparently Westboro Baptist Church is a gym location and is guarded by a clefairy named Loveislove.
I choked.
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That couldn't have happened to a nicer group of people.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:00 PM   #17
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I had no interest in this game until I read more about the app this game is based on ingress and that one seemed far more interesting to me. I had no plans to download the game to even check it out until I saw how this thing exploded all over. Not only is it all over the mainstream outlets just like Pokemon was in 1999 but I also had School friends who never admitted into liking Pokemon back when we were kids tweeting about catching a flippin' geodude.

I never expected it to be this huge and I finally downloaded the game to see what I'm missing out on.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:05 PM   #18
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I wouldn't really call this a "game" its more like a walking app where you capture pokemon. I imagine that's the hype with casuals.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:18 PM   #19
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Be careful when hunting for Pokemon, muggers apparently exploits the app.

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Old 07-11-2016, 05:20 PM   #20
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Tried it a little bit yesterday and today, for fun. It's all right for what it is.
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