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Pokemon Go Adventure at Epic 2018 - Prepare your backpacks!

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  • colacola part legend, part devil... all man Balls deep Icrontian

    I'm reinstalling this game for redemption at EPIC. I don't expect to become an aficionado at this, but I'm interested in casually re-breaking in to the game.

    BobbyDigi
  • drasnordrasnor Hawthorne, CA Icrontian

    @cola said:
    I'm reinstalling this game for redemption at EPIC. I don't expect to become an aficionado at this, but I'm interested in casually re-breaking in to the game.

    Same.

    BobbyDigi
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian

    Great! The Adventure will be fun for trainers of all levels.

    -Digi

    MassalinieChooch
  • MassalinieMassalinie O'Canada Vancouver, Canada Icrontian
    edited 1 Jun

    @BobbyDigi said:
    Anyone still have their starter?

    7/15/2016 :biggrin:

    BobbyDigi
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian

    @Massalinie said:

    7/15/2016 :biggrin:

    Awesome! No Blast Burn starter? Missed his time to shine!

    -Digi

  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian

    @cola @drasnor and anyone else that might be getting back into the game, this video is a great wrap up on a lot of the game mechanics and different ways you can play:

    -Digi

    drasnor
  • MassalinieMassalinie O'Canada Vancouver, Canada Icrontian

    @BobbyDi I always thought powering him up was way too expensive. I also stopped playing for a long time because my phone was garbage.

  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian

    Alright everyone, what's the last Pokemon you caught that you were stoked when you saw it and made your day when you caught it?

    This guy is my second shiny Ho-oh. He's 91% IV and he's weather boosted (caught at level 25). While he's technically outclassed by a handful of other 'mon, I'm stoked to power him up and use him for a general DPSer.

    I'm excited to see yours!

    -Digi

    GargoyleMassalinie
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited 4 Jun

    I got a 93% Zapdos with 22 DPS. Everything else is super meh.

    //edit for clarity: 93% IV, 100% Gym Attack, A Gym Defense.

    BobbyDigiGargoyle
  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares New York City?! Icrontian

    @BobbyDigi said:
    This guy is my second shiny Ho-oh.

    I didn't even know there were shiny Ho-oh. I've only beat 3 Ho-oh raids and captured 2. It's also been the hardest one for me to catch. The two I did catch are from my last ball that I threw in rage and disgust, and they just happened to work.

    BobbyDigi
  • MassalinieMassalinie O'Canada Vancouver, Canada Icrontian

    The first because _k and I spent the first weekend catching and evolved them together, the second because shiiinyyyy

    BobbyDigi
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian

    Sorry if I'm trash and I'm not finding it (looked in 4 threads to find the info on this with no luck) but what day/time is this even gonna happen?

    I'm in regardless, just curious.

  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    edited 6 Jun

    @UPSLynx said:
    Sorry if I'm trash and I'm not finding it (looked in 4 threads to find the info on this with no luck) but what day/time is this even gonna happen?

    I'm in regardless, just curious.

    Saturday June 23 10am - Meet on the porch (9:55) .. are you subscribed to the Icrontic Google calendar? All events are on there.

    Gargoyle
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    ^ this guy organizes

  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian

    @Ryder said:
    .. are you subscribed to the Icrontic Google calendar? All events are on there.

    I am, and I checked that last night and saw the event at 7AM and there was no way that was right. Just now realizing it's the time zone change.

  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares New York City?! Icrontian

    @BobbyDigi said:
    No need to apologize, we knew you were trash when you posted your trainer profile and the background was blue ;)

    -Digi

    Hope PvP drops at Expo :D

  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian

    @UPSLynx said:

    @Ryder said:
    .. are you subscribed to the Icrontic Google calendar? All events are on there.

    I am, and I checked that last night and saw the event at 7AM and there was no way that was right. Just now realizing it's the time zone change.

    Yea, 10am eastern which you calendar is adjusting to pacific.

  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian

    @BobbyDigi said:

    @UPSLynx said:
    Sorry if I'm trash

    No need to apologize, we knew you were trash when you posted your trainer profile and the background was blue ;)

    -Digi

    BobbyDigiDontCallMeKelsoThraxChooch
  • MassalinieMassalinie O'Canada Vancouver, Canada Icrontian

    DING!

    @#-

  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian

    @Gargoyle said:

    Hope PvP drops at Expo :D

    Hope is an understatement (but strong doubt). I would ded. Come. At. Me. Bro.

    -Digi

    MassalinieRyanFodder
  • drasnordrasnor Hawthorne, CA Icrontian

    I made level 19 today. I find that I am low on balls much of the time; poke stops drop like one or two a piece.

    BobbyDigi
  • colacola part legend, part devil... all man Balls deep Icrontian

    Spin 2 Win

  • MassalinieMassalinie O'Canada Vancouver, Canada Icrontian
    edited 12 Jun

    @drasnor said:
    I made level 19 today. I find that I am low on balls much of the time; poke stops drop like one or two a piece.

    Getting a Go+ made this much easier for me. I have it connected any time I go anywhere. If you get one of the third party ones you don't even have to press the button to spin. It's great as a lot of stops are at intersections where you slow down or stop naturally and also gets steps for your eggs and buddy in Vancouver-like slow-ass rush hour traffic. :grin:

    Also if you frequent the same gyms and work up to gold status (each raid gets you 1000 xp towards the 30k you need for gold) this means 3 extra items per spin, plus 1 if it's your colour.

    Another thing we often do is have lunch at triple stops every so often. Spin every 5 mins to stock up. If you have a Go+ you can also avoid being tempted into catching as you spin so you actually save some of the stuff you gather for later.

    Oh and definitely hit the streaks by spinning at least once per day!

    GargoyleBobbyDigi
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    edited 13 Jun

    @Massalinie said:
    Getting a Go+ made this much easier for me. I have it connected any time I go anywhere. If you get one of the third party ones you don't even have to press the button to spin. It's great as a lot of stops are at intersections where you slow down or stop naturally and also gets steps for your eggs and buddy in Vancouver-like slow-ass rush hour traffic. :grin:

    RealTalk. The 3rd party device is called a Gotcha. While auto catch and spin is tempting (not available on Go+ without modding), personally I like to play the game and not let it play for me.

    Also if you frequent the same gyms and work up to gold status (each raid gets you 1000 xp towards the 30k you need for gold) this means 3 extra items per spin

    Leveling up Gyms and spinning them is a great way to get extra items. You level up a gym by almost any interaction with it. Spinning, battling, placing a defender in, feeding berries, and as stated, raiding.

    plus 1 if it's your colour.

    That's racist.

    Another thing we often do is have lunch at triple stops every so often. Spin every 5 mins to stock up. If you have a Go+ you can also avoid being tempted into catching as you spin so you actually save some of the stuff you gather for later.

    Whether you are collecting items, catching for XP or Stardust, or leveling gyms (raids or battles), it is never a bad idea to grind. When you are able to passively grind, all the better!

    Oh and definitely hit the streaks by spinning at least once per day!

    More #RealTalk. Spin a Stop/Gym, catch a Pokemon, and do a research task every day to maximize those streaks. 7 Day Streak spin will gain you an evolution item and 7 days research will gain you, among other rewards, a legendary Pokemon! (currently through June, Articuno)

    -Digi

    Massalinie
  • MassalinieMassalinie O'Canada Vancouver, Canada Icrontian

    @BobbyDigi said:

    More #RealTalk. Spin a Stop/Gym, catch a Pokemon, and do a research task every day to maximize those streaks. 7 Day Streak spin will gain you an evolution item and 7 days research will gain you, among other rewards, a legendary Pokemon! (currently through June, Articuno)

    I forgot about the research until I did mine this morning and got 20 balls for the final task :-D Delete the hard ones and queue them up so you don't have to think about it every day (you only get one stamp each day so I don't redeem extras, but you can for good rewards).

    For community day I'm going down to the Science World quad with all the other Vancouver nerds. Should be a good time. Any of you have plans? Great chance to level up for Expo!!

    BobbyDigi
  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA Icrontian

    Since May 16th I've gone from lvl 26 to lvl 30.

    Just evolved this bad boy yesterday!

    BobbyDigiMassalinie
  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian
    edited 14 Jun

    So many palm trees in Florida, I figured Alolan Exeggutor was appropriate for my buddy.

    Gargoyle
  • MassalinieMassalinie O'Canada Vancouver, Canada Icrontian

    @QCH said:
    Since May 16th I've gone from lvl 26 to lvl 30.

    :-O Nice!! Thats some power levelling. Trying to push myself to level 35 to catch up to _k...

  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian

    Recommended purchase for Trainers going on the adventure. The current Ultra Box has some good stuff. This is not required to participate but will allow for some nice buffs.

    This can be purchased for $13 in Pokecoins ($9.99 + $0.99x3) but the $20 pack is a better deal on coins and after the Ultra Box would leave you 1000 extra for other stuff.

    -Digi

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