Everyone's outside, and it's because of POKÉMON GO

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Anyone get this game yet? It seems to be EVERYWHERE. I was in dt Montreal today and saw a half dozen ppl playing in in a 3 block walk, and it's not even out in Canada yet.

This game seems significant enough for its own thread... What say u? Have u caught as many zubats as me? (no, it's all I catch)

yellow despackling power (Will M.), Sunday, 10 July 2016 19:47 (five years ago) link

i was out last night in chinatown NYC and literally every other person was playing pokemon go

, Sunday, 10 July 2016 19:53 (five years ago) link

this is a fun game

6 god none the richer (m bison), Sunday, 10 July 2016 20:12 (five years ago) link

there is a nearby park i love to walk my dog in and it was nice to get accosted by strangers about pokemon, rather than about signing petitions (which was par for the course 3 weeks ago)

a woman with a shiba inu talked to me...after some chitchat abt our catches (and our dogs) she said, "my dog is like a real life vulpix" ~ oh brother!

i was a fan of ingress (it got me to know my neighborhood a lot better!) and played pokemon for 17+ years so yeah i am all about this

the lava-staring club (Abbott), Sunday, 10 July 2016 22:33 (five years ago) link

just a few weeks ago i was thinking my pedometer would be way more motivating if it worked like a pokewalker and my wish came true, kind of

the lava-staring club (Abbott), Sunday, 10 July 2016 22:34 (five years ago) link

i was super excited to get to play pokemon snap on my phone

( ^_^) (Lamp), Sunday, 10 July 2016 22:56 (five years ago) link

My son's obsessed with this, but I'm too elderly to get it.

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Sunday, 10 July 2016 22:58 (five years ago) link

Addicted.

Jeff, Sunday, 10 July 2016 23:44 (five years ago) link

So many people in parks and just walking down the street playing. Often find myself surrounded by like 30 other players.

Jeff, Sunday, 10 July 2016 23:45 (five years ago) link

https://www.similarweb.com/blog/pokemon-go

Jeff, Sunday, 10 July 2016 23:46 (five years ago) link

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i was super excited to get to play pokemon snap on my phone

― ( ^_^) (Lamp), Sunday, July 10, 2016 6:56 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

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, Monday, 11 July 2016 00:00 (five years ago) link

what a crazy phenomenon. i'm trying this out, no idea what to do w/ anything yet. there's a few landmarks in my block and wouldn't you know it there were people strolling around them with their phones out just a few minutes ago.

how do teams work? I haven't battled anyone yet.

and i really wonder where they're pulling these images from and assigning spots; about half were really out of date.

goole, Monday, 11 July 2016 01:19 (five years ago) link

randos at the next table at busboys & poets learning how to play from the wait staff yesterday

El Tomboto, Monday, 11 July 2016 01:20 (five years ago) link

i go out running with an old phone, just for safety's sake, in case I get caught in some rain or something. i might have to get out there with my actual phone to get these eggs hatched.

goole, Monday, 11 July 2016 01:27 (five years ago) link

I downloaded this and then deleted it before going through with signup. I'm really averse to anything involving sharing location data, esp with others.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Monday, 11 July 2016 01:44 (five years ago) link

i ate a pokeman

lag∞n, Monday, 11 July 2016 01:54 (five years ago) link

Just went out for a walk and stopped counting at 40 ppl I saw playing.

Jeff, Monday, 11 July 2016 03:05 (five years ago) link

this game is probably the second or third best thing to happen to me this year. totally engrossed. i've walked 17,000 steps /13.5 km today and it's only 2 pm.

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 04:07 (five years ago) link

going in

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Monday, 11 July 2016 04:46 (five years ago) link

how bad does this drain your phone's battery?

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Monday, 11 July 2016 04:57 (five years ago) link

i've never seen so many 35yo men pretend they're not converging for the same reason

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 05:20 (five years ago) link

played it with my partner in a park, she isn't into pokemon but she has an S7 and i have a measly S3 so i've been sad

it's a lot of fun but i worry about glued-to-phone-while-walking, we are definitely going to drown in a lake

her battery was maybe 25% gone after 45ish minutes? apparently keeping the camera off saves a lot of battery i think

qualx, Monday, 11 July 2016 05:21 (five years ago) link

Park near my house flooded with doofuses including yrs truly and partner looking for pokemon, ppl walking the sidewalks slightly too slowly staring at their phones, this is a real phenomenon

Sean, let me be clear (silby), Monday, 11 July 2016 05:28 (five years ago) link

at play rehearsal, all other cast members under 30 are scouring the park w phones

le Histoire du Edgy Miley (difficult listening hour), Monday, 11 July 2016 05:50 (five years ago) link

right now i'm hanging around the st kilda botanical gardens where there's ~12 pokestops, regular incense and a reasonable number of introverts who are delightfully refusing to interact

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 05:55 (five years ago) link

we all know why everyone's here so really it should be hugs all round but eh

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 05:55 (five years ago) link

re battery life, you'd be doing well to squeeze 3 hours out of an iphone 6

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 05:57 (five years ago) link

so weird that they didn't make trading between players a priority for launch, such a basic part of pokemon

qualx, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:00 (five years ago) link

otm, i've got 98000 doduos to get rid of

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:03 (five years ago) link

http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/f/f8/Gym_link_battles.jpg

qualx, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:04 (five years ago) link

how we've regressed

qualx, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:05 (five years ago) link

or ingressed

qualx, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:05 (five years ago) link

for now you can give your doduos to professor hot oak for candy or spacedust or w/e

qualx, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:06 (five years ago) link

yeah, the professor is already drowning in my rattatas

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:13 (five years ago) link

it's a bit crap, you trade one whole pokemon for one single space candy

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:14 (five years ago) link

http://imgur.com/01KTYze.jpg

Jeff, Monday, 11 July 2016 10:59 (five years ago) link

lol

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 11:02 (five years ago) link

america: "whatometres?"

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 11:03 (five years ago) link

Surely we can only be a week or two tops away from 'my child fell down a mineshaft looking for Wigglytuft' lawsuits?

On a Raqqa tip (ShariVari), Monday, 11 July 2016 11:04 (five years ago) link

i recall ignoring and agreeing to a very large terms & conditions statement, perhaps it's all covered there

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 11:12 (five years ago) link

I kinda want to just go sit in some public place for a while and watch players bump into one another.

This is pretty much all that the two dudes nearest me at work talked about last week.

Night Jorts (Old Lunch), Monday, 11 July 2016 12:59 (five years ago) link

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so weird that they didn't make trading between players a priority for launch, such a basic part of pokemon

― qualx, Monday, July 11, 2016 2:00 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark

yeah i wonder if it was purposeful so the app wouldn't encourage you to interact with randos on the street

, Monday, 11 July 2016 13:12 (five years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/fAnXZnQ.jpg

, Monday, 11 July 2016 13:15 (five years ago) link

suburban ilxors -- are there many stations near u or are they spread all the fuck out there?

How Butch, I mean (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 11 July 2016 13:49 (five years ago) link

Discovered this morning that the rush hour bus goes slow enough to hatch eggs.

Jeff, Monday, 11 July 2016 14:05 (five years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/LXSHmXh.jpg

pplains, Monday, 11 July 2016 14:15 (five years ago) link

Are u all on thee discord

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 12:51 (two years ago) link

I guess not! Didn't realize there was one. I apologize in advance for any actions of my cheeky sudowoodo.

Millsner, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 13:41 (two years ago) link

I have found that Playing against other people shows just how lousy a player you are! My raiku is a high risk/high reward pick. Also ftr I am anti-mew2 at the top level — it’s just not interesting

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 13:52 (two years ago) link

I’m on my local discord, is there an ilx one?!

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 19:51 (two years ago) link

N but we don’t have to be associated w the same discord to msg each other I think

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 19:54 (two years ago) link

Discord username is my POGO name if u want to try and add me

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 19:55 (two years ago) link

I’m sickmouthy everywhere. Will be available for fights in approx 2 hours - just after 10pm U.K. time.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 20:01 (two years ago) link

Good skirmish

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 20 December 2018 14:18 (two years ago) link

Boom! That was great fun.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 20 December 2018 14:19 (two years ago) link

did you get any stones out of that

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 20 December 2018 14:20 (two years ago) link

Yeah I got a sinnoh stone from the 2,500 battle. Did you?

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 20 December 2018 17:42 (two years ago) link

Negatory. I got some from losses in the past tho

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 20 December 2018 18:27 (two years ago) link

Whoa yeah, thanks JimmyTheMod - sinnoh stone from that win and 500 stardust from the loss

Jaq, Thursday, 20 December 2018 21:37 (two years ago) link

hahahaha

ya the first one I got locked out on

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 20 December 2018 21:38 (two years ago) link

Higher league = better chance of stone apparently.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 20 December 2018 22:05 (two years ago) link

Best friends! I forgot to pop a lucky egg.

Millsner, Thursday, 20 December 2018 23:08 (two years ago) link

xpost LOLOL I wondered why your guys were just standing there, not hitting back

Jaq, Friday, 21 December 2018 15:48 (two years ago) link

My dudes are cowards

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 21 December 2018 16:20 (two years ago) link

Frozen! Rebooting.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 21 December 2018 20:30 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

I sent some of you friend requests because I'm lonely, my gf got me back into this and I need more friends (mostly for that one quest but also I guess generally)

Prezzies from Montreal!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 05:18 (two years ago) link

I email u

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 13:49 (two years ago) link

Thanks for the gifts! I'll send lots from Seoul!

Millsner, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 14:23 (two years ago) link

very cool, all friended up :)

Jaq, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 20:46 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Mike Trout

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:47 (two years ago) link

:D :D :D

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:49 (two years ago) link

he's 15/15/14 IV and he's less than 50km from growing into a big boy

i also refuse to walk any pokemon i haven't given a good name. see my sunkern who i called Bart Stemson for a minute

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:53 (two years ago) link

(appreciate u all w/ your very good names too, it is inspiring)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:54 (two years ago) link

I had a tangela names frank tangela

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:54 (two years ago) link

My favorites are a heracross I caught in Miami that I named FloridaMan and a steelix named BlockChain. I'm in the Tampa area for a few more days so hoping to get some more carnavines and corsolas before I head back to the regional-free zone.

Jaq, Friday, 5 April 2019 23:55 (two years ago) link

I've started giving my lucky Pokémon names inspired by the friends who traded them to me.

Millsner, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 09:27 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

@lucky sickmouthy

LOL same. Do you only get one lucky at a time?

Jaq, Monday, 27 May 2019 21:54 (two years ago) link

No you can have many but this is the peril of having foreign ffiends

one month passes...

Yeah, would be great to trade. Not gonna happen. My two lucky friends are both thousands of miles away.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 18 July 2019 05:26 (two years ago) link

Who’s got a spiky psychic cat?

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 18 July 2019 05:27 (two years ago) link

Jon arbuckle

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 18 July 2019 06:31 (two years ago) link

Several

did anybody decide to play wizards unite or nah

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 18 July 2019 14:29 (two years ago) link

Oh god no

four weeks pass...

This game is stupid

wild to me that people are still playing this.

saw someone doing the old "quickly trying to click on the spots while on the bus before they are gone" routine yesterday for the first time in a long while.

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Friday, 16 August 2019 22:37 (one year ago) link

i played it briefly in the summer of 2016. which, melancholy reflection, was the last time my - now defunct - marriage was going well.

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Friday, 16 August 2019 22:40 (one year ago) link

I look forward to never executing these special trades

lucky friends FOREVER

Jaq, Monday, 19 August 2019 19:49 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

I have retired.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 27 January 2020 08:27 (one year ago) link

congrats, enjoy it

what's the pokemon pension plan like

chapoquidditch (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 27 January 2020 10:19 (one year ago) link

We will be lucky friends forever

Have moved house and am slightly shamed to admit that pokestop and gym proximity was a deciding factor.

Jaq, Monday, 27 January 2020 17:40 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

any of u foreigners want these remote raids

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Sunday, 29 November 2020 18:00 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

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