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Hero of Steel

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Pokemon Go
« on: July 14, 2016, 10:17:37 PM »
Helpful Info










https://www.primagames.com/games/pokemon-go/tips/pokemon-go-how-level-and-gain-xp-fast





Niantic Official Info and Support page

https://support.pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/hc/en-us



How to Create or Change a PokeStop in 'Pokemon GO'

Fill out this form

https://support.pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=319928

http://toucharcade.com/2016/07/14/how-to-make-new-pokestop-pokemon-go/




How To Play Pokémon Go

http://kotaku.com/how-to-play-pokemon-go-1783354400



Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'Pokémon GO'

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2016/07/09/ten-things-i-wish-i-knew-when-i-started-pokemon-go/#100663c11d8a



Tips and Tricks to Make You the Very Best, Like No One Ever Was

http://www.droid-life.com/2016/07/11/pokemon-go-tips-and-tricks/



How to throw a curveball and get bonus XP (an extra 10 XP per successful capture)

http://www.techinsider.io/pokemon-go-curveball-2016-7

http://www.androidcentral.com/how-get-curveball-bonus-pokemon-go



PidgeyCalc - A calculator for maximising your Lucky Egg XP gains

http://www.pidgeycalc.com/




Pokémon Go uses the same locations Niantic's other game "Ingress", Ingress has a fully browsable online map of "portals" which are effectively the Ingress equivalent of Pokestops and gyms.

This article tells you how to access it.

http://toucharcade.com/2016/07/07/use-this-map-to-find-pokemon-go-pokestops-and-gyms/




Get the Google map data for your home, school/workplace and or the commute and save battery power.






An easter egg in the game that has been found to allow you control over your eevee's evolution. Name your eevee after one of the three Eevee brothers from the cartoon and it'll evolve into their respective eeveelution.

Sparky = Jolteon
Rainer = Vaporeon
Pyro = Flareon


** Thanks to Escher for the Eevee Tip





Big thanks to Marcian the Clever (aka Marcian Tobay) for starting the Pokémon Go thread over at Unleashed.


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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 10:32:49 PM »
I remember hating this game when it was just for an achievement and lame gear in SWTOR, and that had the extra benefit of not requiring me to wander around in 90 degree weather :P

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 02:04:52 AM »
I remember hating this game when it was just for an achievement and lame gear in SWTOR, and that had the extra benefit of not requiring me to wander around in 90 degree weather :P
They had a similar game for SWTOR? Somehow i missed that, but then i gave the game a miss for about a year after launch because it was, in my opinion, not very good at that time.
One of things i miss most is my whimsically named PB, general incompetence. With his battlecry of "I know what I'm doing!" he only achieved 30 levels of making villains look bad before the shutdown.
NPC: "I heard the Council museum heist was foiled by general incompetence!"

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 02:38:05 AM »
I was being facetious. But yes they had a sort of treasure hunt game where you'd send out a very slow moving droid and it would dig and if it didn't get anything it'd direct you the direction to dig next. Think FF9's chocobo hunting only slower and with dailies for cosmetic garbage and you've got it.

To be fair to Pokemon Go I never got a 3% coupon off a gourmet cupcake, a sunburn or hit by a car while being annoyed with hunts in SWTOR or FF9.

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2016, 12:32:38 AM »
I was being facetious. But yes they had a sort of treasure hunt game where you'd send out a very slow moving droid and it would dig and if it didn't get anything it'd direct you the direction to dig next. Think FF9's chocobo hunting only slower and with dailies for cosmetic garbage and you've got it.

To be fair to Pokemon Go I never got a 3% coupon off a gourmet cupcake, a sunburn or hit by a car while being annoyed with hunts in SWTOR or FF9.
Oh, right, that in-game quest chain. i got bored with it and never finished it on the alt that started it. Maybe one day.
i have enjoyed Pokego so far, but i've not really been playing it all that avidly. i think i'll wait at least until level 10 to choose a faction and just keep amusing myself by capturing monsters and mulching the lower power repeats for their tasty candies. So far i mostly just occasionally swing by the local stops on my way to and from work or the gym. This weekend i might join up with some friends to do some serious(ish) playing in a park that has a bunch of stops and 2 gyms.
One of things i miss most is my whimsically named PB, general incompetence. With his battlecry of "I know what I'm doing!" he only achieved 30 levels of making villains look bad before the shutdown.
NPC: "I heard the Council museum heist was foiled by general incompetence!"

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016, 11:37:10 PM »
I was being facetious. But yes they had a sort of treasure hunt game where you'd send out a very slow moving droid and it would dig and if it didn't get anything it'd direct you the direction to dig next. Think FF9's chocobo hunting only slower and with dailies for cosmetic garbage and you've got it.

To be fair to Pokemon Go I never got a 3% coupon off a gourmet cupcake, a sunburn or hit by a car while being annoyed with hunts in SWTOR or FF9.

Pokemon Go is not very grindy, it honestly has basically no comparison to what the thing in SWTOR you are talking about.  The times I have used Pokemon Go I was outside anyway on a hike or playing frisbee golf or something.  As for people who get by cars, that's really their own dumb fault.

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2016, 08:07:36 AM »
apparently you have to go outside to play this game. Definitely not a game for me.

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2016, 06:47:00 AM »
On the note of Pokemon, specifically the upcoming Sun and Moon game, apparently, the Skulls have moved to Alola.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py2LxgWBaRQ

So when do we have to face Team Malta with attacks that drain PP and human-brain controlled Metagrosses?

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2016, 04:29:09 AM »
The Halloween Event has begun.



YouTube Trailer for the Halloween Event.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An2Dq6FcMjU



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Halloween Treats in Pokémon GO

Collect more Candies and keep on the lookout for more spooky Pokémon at the end of October.



Halloween is here, and Pokémon GO has its own treats to give out! Starting October 26 and lasting through November 1, you can receive way more Candies than usual.

Every Pokémon you catch will award six Candies—twice the normal amount. The Professor will give you two Candies instead of one for every Pokémon you transfer to him. And your Buddy Pokémon will award Candy four times faster than they usually do. Plus, you'll get twice the Candy you'd normally get when you hatch Eggs. Walk and catch all the Pokémon you can to get your fill of Candy during this special event!


Some spooky Pokémon will also be much more common leading up to Halloween. Be on the lookout for more of the following Pokémon on your trick-or-treat route:

  • Zubat
  • Golbat
  • Gastly
  • Haunter
  • Gengar
  • Drowzee
  • Hypno
Don't miss this fun chance to catch more Pokémon and collect more Candies in Pokémon GO leading up to a happy Halloween. For more Halloween fun, be sure to visit Pokemon.com/Halloween, where you can download Pokémon pumpkin stencils and share your festive photos using the hashtag #PokemonHalloween.

Have a happy Pokémon Halloween!

http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/halloween-treats-in-pokemon-go/



** Thanks to Taser and Coin from Unleashed for the Info

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2016, 04:23:20 PM »
From Niantic's Pokémon Go website

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More bonuses, more fun! Daily bonuses are coming...

Trainers,

We want to provide you a detailed look at a new feature coming soon to Pokémon GO - Daily bonuses!


Trainers will soon be able to receive a bonus for certain daily activities, including catching a Pokémon or visiting a PokéStop once a day.

You’ll earn a larger bonus if you do this seven days in a row!


Catching a Pokémon every day will earn the following bonus:

  • 500 XP
  • 600 Stardust
Catching a Pokémon every day for 7 days straight will earn the following larger bonus:
 
  • 2,000 XP
  • 2,400 Stardust
Visiting a PokéStop and spinning the Photo Disc every day will earn the following bonus:
 
  • 500 XP
  • A number of additional items
Visiting a PokéStop every day for 7 days straight will earn the following larger bonus:
 
  • 2,000 XP
  • A greater number of additional items
If you catch a Pokémon at any time on Tuesday local time, you’ll be eligible for the next daily bonus on Wednesday at 12 AM local time.


Pictures at Link
http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/daily-bonus/




Possible Thanksgiving Event

http://www.slashgear.com/pokemon-go-update-secret-event-2-hits-thanksgiving-week-02462481/

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2016, 12:13:00 AM »
From Niantic's Pokémon Go website

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Celebrating Daily Bonuses with More Bonuses!

Trainers,

We are excited to let you know that the new daily bonus feature is rolling out right now. The daily bonuses reward you with XP and Stardust for your first catch of the day, and XP and extra items for your first Photo Disc spin of the day at a PokéStop. You’ll get an even bigger bonus if you complete these actions seven days in a row!

To celebrate this feature, from November 7th to November 11th, you’ll find more Pokémon out in the world. Moreover, PokéStops will grant more items! Yes — this means more Great Balls, and for Trainers that are level 20 and above — more Ultra Balls!

Take advantage of it while you can and explore your neighborhoods with Pokémon GO!

The Pokémon GO team

http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/daily-bonus-bonus/

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2016, 06:34:55 AM »
From Niantic's Pokémon Go website

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starting November 23rd at 00:00 UTC and going through November 30th 00:00 UTC, we will double the amount of XP and Stardust you receive when completing in-game actions.

http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/celebration-nov2016/

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2016, 12:39:51 AM »
From Niantic's Pokémon Go website

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Trainers,

As the year draws to a close, we want to give you a great way to celebrate the end of the year with Pokémon GO. For the next couple of weeks, you’ll have even more reason to explore the world with your friends and family while you enjoy our year-end event.

Don’t miss out on an increased chance to hatch a Togepi (and other Pokémon)! Starting the morning of December 25, 2016, and through the afternoon of January 3, 2017 (PST), PokéStops will award one single-use Incubator each day after your first Photo Disc spin. As you visit PokéStops during this time period, there will be a greater chance of finding Eggs that hatch Togepi, Pichu, and several other recently found Pokémon, originally discovered in the Johto region. Special Pikachu wearing festive hats will also be staying around a bit longer! You are more likely to find these limited-edition Pikachu during the time period of this celebration.

In addition, from the afternoon of December 30, 2016, through the afternoon of January 8, 2017 (PST), the first partner Pokémon and their Evolutions, originally discovered in the Kanto region, are more likely to be encountered. This means a greater chance to catch Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur, as well as Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard, plus Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise! As a way to increase your chance to encounter one of these Pokémon, Lure Modules will also last for 60 minutes instead of 30 minutes.

Get up and go!

http://pokemongolive.com/en/post/holiday2016