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#1 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2973 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 12:03 AM

Pokemon GO discussion!

 

I know, you are probably sick of running into (literally) kids on the street playing with their smartphones all over the place. I've been seeing a bit of discussion on the deals forum about the game, so I thought it might be cool to move some of it here.

 

Topics could be about: Tips, Pokemons caught, where your local pokestops are, funny encounters, mudkipz, power outages, network problems, etc. 



#2 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2973 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 12:05 AM

So, anyone know if steps are counted if this app is running in the background? Like if I am trying to hatch an egg, and I have the app in standby, or the lock screen on, does the GPS still count it?



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Posted 11 July 2016 - 12:49 AM

So, anyone know if steps are counted if this app is running in the background? Like if I am trying to hatch an egg, and I have the app in standby, or the lock screen on, does the GPS still count it?

It does still count, but the GPS tracking is a bit iffy at the moment.  It goes on/off for me all the time which breaks the step tracking.

 

Well I hope you guys stay safe, following common courtesy when walking around in public, never using it when driving and using lures for evil purposes.  There are some damn assholes ruining it for everyone like one such as armed robbery by using lures.  I have a feeling that one day it will be used with an act of terror.

 

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#4 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11214 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 01:02 AM

I am really annoyed that gyms are broken, but only to the benefit of the Red team. 

That's going to unbalance things for a while, because you're just basically handing the Red team all kinds of extra stardust to powerlevel all of their guys until this can be fixed.  



#5 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   20826 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2016 - 02:28 AM

I went to a sushi place a couple days ago, and the server told me there was a Pikachu if I walked around outside in the parking lot to the left of the restaurant.

 

When I got outside, there was already another person walking around in circles trying to find one too, lol.

 

Good times.



#6 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2973 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 03:50 AM

I went to a sushi place a couple days ago, and the server told me there was a Pikachu if I walked around outside in the parking lot to the left of the restaurant.

When I got outside, there was already another person walking around in circles trying to find one too, lol.

Good times.

Wow, lol, that would make for a great love story or something. Or maybe if you were looking for nidorans.

Edit: and I just reminded myself of the episode where Ash let go of his butterfree :(

#7 Kotor15   Okay kiddos, prepare to be schooled CAGiversary!   3099 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2016 - 11:21 PM

It's making people be active and I've actually run into a lot of new acquaintances through it. The only problem I have is that obviously some of the people playing haven't seen the light of the sun for months and are absolute cunts. If I fucking say hey to you while you're fucking trolling the fire department near our house, fucking say hi back and don't fucking stare at me dumbfounded with your stupid fat face covered in Cheeto powder.

#8 bitzer   mokona is mokona! CAGiversary!   527 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2016 - 08:31 AM

I went to a sushi place a couple days ago, and the server told me there was a Pikachu if I walked around outside in the parking lot to the left of the restaurant.

 

When I got outside, there was already another person walking around in circles trying to find one too, lol.

 

Good times.

 

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#9 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14084 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2016 - 02:27 PM

That pikachu story LOL. My GF started playing this last night and is naturally addicted now. Plan is to take her on a picnic this weekend so she can catch some pokemon at the park. I gotta say, Nintendo finally got one right. :D



#10 elessar123  

Posted 12 July 2016 - 06:06 PM

That pikachu story LOL. My GF started playing this last night and is naturally addicted now. Plan is to take her on a picnic this weekend so she can catch some pokemon at the park. I gotta say, Nintendo finally got one right. :D

Except they didn't have that much to do with it, other than the license.



#11 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14084 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2016 - 06:07 PM

Except they didn't have that much to do with it, other than the license.

LMAO, all makes sense now. Gee gee.



#12 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2973 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 06:49 AM

A few more things I've managed to figure out, most of it is common sense:

 

1) Sometimes at a Pokestop, the icon is white. I used to think it crashed, but just wait it out and it will be active.

2) So you have to throw the Pokeball in the colored circle... 

3) It seems if you disconnect networks, like moving from Wifi to 4G, it still works, but the game has a hard time adjusting or something. 

4) Having the game in the background doesn't count steps, at least not for me.

5) If you play on a college campus... Pokemon Zombie hordes...

6) The item limit seems to be bugged, I have 364/350 items somehow.

7) Sometimes it lags and doesn't let you transfer a Pokemon, if you rapidly press it, you might come across a glitch and get multiple candies.

8) Even if you have an evolved Pokemon with a lower or barely higher CP, evolve the pre-evolved form, the CP will raise dramatically.

9) Different Pokemon come during the day and at night... I think.

 

So I was wondering, how do people seem to find Pokemon in their houses? I have seen people finding Squirtles in their toilet and I have never found anything while walking around the house. I had a theory... is the camera on the phone active while you look around? Say, I am in my kitchen and I start cooking, and the phone camera faces the stove. Does a Magmar or something show up?



#13 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14084 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2016 - 02:33 PM

My GF has found everything from charmander to evee in our house, so definitely walk around or plop down on the couch and wait. She was using incense a ton, so that might factor into it. About the CP thing: CP doesn't matter so much as the moves a pokemon has. Every pokemon has different moves, even on duplicate pokemon, so it's worth keeping a harder to find move on one you catch and just go from there. Just a few things she figured out.



#14 elessar123  

Posted 13 July 2016 - 04:54 PM

So I was wondering, how do people seem to find Pokemon in their houses? I have seen people finding Squirtles in their toilet and I have never found anything while walking around the house. I had a theory... is the camera on the phone active while you look around? Say, I am in my kitchen and I start cooking, and the phone camera faces the stove. Does a Magmar or something show up?

Nothing special. A couple spawned in our bathroom. I've never used any lures or incense. It's just random.



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:01 PM

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#17 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14084 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:50 PM

Was reading this morning that a 28 year old who never uses the phone while driving otherwise, slammed his car into a tree trying to catch one. People are trespassing and risking arrest over this game. People are stupid.

 

Are there better ways to replenish pokeballs other than paying for them? Seems like there's no daily reward and pokestops have 1-2 a piece? Free2Play is usually better than that in terms of keeping players playing and not paying.



#18 elessar123  

Posted 14 July 2016 - 05:43 PM

Are there better ways to replenish pokeballs other than paying for them? Seems like there's no daily reward and pokestops have 1-2 a piece? Free2Play is usually better than that in terms of keeping players playing and not paying.

Pokestops give 0-7 a piece (3 seems to be most common). Just find a spot with 3-4 pokestops and you'll get a couple dozen in 10 minutes.



#19 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2973 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 01:45 AM

Well, I gotta add a few things.

 

1) I think playing in a well-populated area lead to more rare Pokemon too, I went to Manhattan today and caught a whole bunch that I've never seen before. They seem to be around Poke-Stops too.

 

2) Really watch yourself when playing... I almost got mugged while I was in the park. Some guy just came up behind me when I was sitting down catching a Poliwag, and tried to grab my phone. I just grabbed my shit and ran.



#20 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6396 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 07:07 PM

Saw this trick on reddit, name your Eevee before you evolve to get the desire evolution:

 

Sparky = Jolteon

Rainer = Vaporeon

Pyro = Flareon

 

You can change the name anytime. 



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Posted 16 July 2016 - 05:19 PM

My sister is really into the game. When we were younger she watched the show and played the games. So she remembers that and Im not sure if its the nostalgia or the desire to want to keep catching that has hooked her. I love playing as well but like the past day or two the ball wants to keep curving when thrown. Im attempting to train myself to through the ball more accurate with it, which is a real ball waster.

Last night the "nearby" map wasnt updating, everything was three paw prints away and like all we ran into for 2 to 3 miles were pidgey and ratata. I restarted the game a bunch but nothing help, whats even more odf is how my sister's "nearby" was different than mine but it still had the 3 paw prints for everything.

Also its funny having to tell her boyfriend the names of the pokemon. He will see gyms and be like "oh man they got a giant mushroom!" He was talking about vileplume. Also he calls all the eevee evolution the type combined with eevee so like fire eevee, water eevee and electric eevee.

Overall great game, fun and is helping people to talk with each other and get outside.

Edit: as I wrote this I didnt realize how the servers are down and the footprint glitch is a known issue

#22 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2973 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 05:02 AM

I agree on the move thing, some Pokemon are more rare even with lower CP if they have a better move. But I think once they evolve, the moves are randomized again.

 

Anyone know how to use the razz berries? This isn't a troll question. I select it then throw it at the Pokemon, and then it blinks for a second. Then one of my pokeballs hit afterwards, they just sparkle and curve way off. Even if one manages to hit, the Pokemon breaks free and runs away.



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Posted 17 July 2016 - 08:06 AM

I agree on the move thing, some Pokemon are more rare even with lower CP if they have a better move. But I think once they evolve, the moves are randomized again.

Anyone know how to use the razz berries? This isn't a troll question. I select it then throw it at the Pokemon, and then it blinks for a second. Then one of my pokeballs hit afterwards, they just sparkle and curve way off. Even if one manages to hit, the Pokemon breaks free and runs away.


You feed a razz berry to increase your chance to catch the pokemon. You can only feed it one at a time. So you van feed it one then if it breaks free again you can feed another and continue this. The ball curve is a bug currently along with the nearby tracker not updating. Normally you have to kind of wind up the ball to throw a curve but this bug is causing it randomly to happen. Hopefully its patched with in the next 24 hours.

#24 CAGkrazy   Yeah Boi! CAGiversary!   2670 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 01:15 AM

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#25 CAGkrazy   Yeah Boi! CAGiversary!   2670 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 01:23 AM

One good strategy is save your evolutions. I stack up on pidgeys and rattatas and wheni have a good number i pop a lucky egg and evo the hell out of them together with my other high level pokemons. 1000 exp everytime which makes leveling up faster. Currently at 19. My highest pokemon so far is an arcanine cp! 1359. I have 40k stardust too since i dont powerup my evos that much.

#26 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14084 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2016 - 02:19 PM

FYI I was reading an article today stating that you waive your rights to sue or take action in a lawsuit by signing the T&C for POGO. They can also sell your information collected as part of a company sale or merger should that ever happen. You can opt out within 30 days for both conditions if you send them a signed statement in the mail. When this game came out, they had access to PII's that were patched out but I'm sure that info was retained regardless. Might be in your best interest to write them just in case they were ever hacked, since they are a pretty big target right now for data theft.



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Posted 18 July 2016 - 02:32 PM

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#28 threlish   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   215 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 02:22 AM

I'm on the Pokemon Go train with the rest of you fine folk! I'm inching towards level 11 right now. While the app definitely has its issues. It's undeniably addictive with how

 

Also, my crew and I made this fun little exercise I like to call Getting Fit With Pokemon Go Compliments my unboxing videos nicely :p



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#30 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2973 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 04:45 AM

Did the lucky egg trick today, finally got to level 18. If it didn't take so long for each one to evolve... There's no way to skip the evolving animation right?

One other thing I noticed... Lot more females playing than males.





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