My Gaming Week in Review (1/29- 2/04)!

Console

Nintendo 64

I finally showed some loved to my poor, abandoned Doubutsu no Mori town of Weezey this week! Many of my villagers expressed their displeasure about the fact that they had not seen me in 5 months! Sorry, guys!

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My favorite villager, Sutoroberi, told me I hadn’t spoken to her in 8 months, which is pretty sad!

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The saddest thing, however, was when I spoke to Hippocrates and this dialogue popped up.

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Hippocrates is kind of blending into his house… oops.

Roughly translated, he is saying that he waited around for me for 10 months and was excited, but then he wondered if I disliked him because he never saw me! Then he said something else that I didn’t translate and me being the click-happy fool I am, whatever response I chose made him sad! I KNOW he’s not real, but I still felt bad. I’m going to send him a present to try to make it up to him!

I found an igloo, so I popped in and had a visit with Hyakupa. I’m not really sure what is cooking behind her, but it kept inflating and deflating every few seconds. It’s different from the little pot of chowder that is in the localized version of Animal Crossing. If anyone knows what that is, please let me know! 🙂

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Anyway, I actually played this game for a couple hours, just talking to my villagers and finding ways to make money so I can pay off my ungodly mortgage payment! I was playing as the sun was setting, and I like the way it looked in this picture!

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One thing I noticed that was weird… despite the fact that I had not played in 5 months, not ONE weed was in my town! Not that I’m complaining or anything. Maybe weeds don’t grow in the winter in this game?

After a little while, I took a break from playing. When I loaded my game again, it was snowing!

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This probably doesn’t sound overly exciting, but I know in Animal Crossing for the GameCube, the weather is what it is all day long and it doesn’t change.  So the fact that this game has weather changes throughout the day is pretty cool!

Since it was Saturday, I stopped by the railroad tracks and had Totakeke play a song for me. Don’t ask me what it was though, for some reason I couldn’t translate it!

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I spent the rest of my time shaking trees and fishing so I could earn more cash! One of these days my mortgage will be paid off…

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Ignore my eyeball. As usual, I got stung by bees.

Handheld

Nintendo DS

I made some progress in The Legendary Starfy this week. I continued my journey in Hotcha Springs, where Starfy happily flew through the air, pushed upwards by hot steam…

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Weee, he’s so happy!

And he also pushed some stupid rocks around to… pop some little fish so I could get through a door.

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He doesn’t look like he’s having fun anymore…

Seriously. Pushing rocks around underwater kind of sucks. Anyway, Starfy also learned how to glide through the air so he could save these weird little octopi called The Squirts, who make a name for themselves telling really awful jokes.

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Both Starfy and the octopus were moving when I took this pic, so it’s a little blurry. Sorry!

This game is kind of insane, but I like it! I left off on Level 2-4 Hotcha Springs: Hot-Spring Snapper Battle.

Nintendo 3DS

I checked on my little town of Tilt in Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome amiibo. The first thing I did was link my town to my Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer file. I’ve been meaning to do that since I got the game. 🙂 Now I can get exclusive furniture and all that fun stuff!

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They gave me a Nook’s Homes Model as a welcoming gift. My house is way too small to display it right now, but I’m definitely keeping it!

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While I was shaking trees, a washer/ dryer came out. Weird, but I’ll take it!

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I discovered Gulliver for the first time on the beach! Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure I guessed where he was going incorrectly. Whoops!

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Joan was camping at the campground that night. I haven’t seen her there before!

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Even though I was playing pretty late and all the shops were closed, I still looked on Main Street. The Gardening Shop has been built!

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Mobile

Not really any mobile gaming this week. I did play a little Pokémon GO, but my progress was negligible.

PC

No PC gaming this week!

Other

No other gaming this week!

That’s it for this week’s gaming fun. Thanks for reading!

Import Goodies, Round 1!

I got some Amazon gift cards for Christmas this year, and I wanted to spend them on something I couldn’t really get in any stores around me! (Okay, okay, I pre-ordered Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World so I was guaranteed to get that sweet Poochy amiibo…) I decided to look around for some games that I could import just to further my collection a bit. I ended up buying 5 games for around $60, which isn’t bad at all!

The first game that came in was トモダチコレクション, which is Tomodachi Collection! It was released for the Nintendo DS in 2009. And since the DS isn’t region locked, I can play it on my DS with no issues!

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I was drawn to this game because I really love Tomodachi Life, which is the sequel to Tomodachi Collection! I know the games are very similar, but that’s okay with me. It’ll be interesting to see how this fun and quirky franchise began! Plus, it’ll be a great way to learn some more Japanese.

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I’ll write about the other games as I get them in. This particular game came from the U.S., so it didn’t take that long to get to me. All the other games are coming from Japan, so I probably won’t receive them until late February/ early March. I can’t wait! 🙂

My Gaming Week in Review (1/15- 1/21)!

Console

Nintendo Wii U

Michael and I played through a bit more of Yoshi’s Woolly World this week. Man I love this game! We currently played up to World 4-7: Yoshi Branches Out.

The levels in World 4 include one with a crazy lunge fish that tries to eat you, an underwater level with very weird physics, and one level where you are swinging on curtains the entire time!

One level that really stuck out to me was World 4-6: Spooky Scraps! Don’t Get Spooked!

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The name of this level made me laugh, but this is one of the most unique and fun levels I have played thus far. Throughout the level, scraps of fabric pass by and reveal walkways and items not seen normally. You can interact with them, but only when you are behind the scraps of fabric as well. Also, when enemies are behind the fabric, they turn into monsters that chase you!

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I believe there are only 5 Worlds in this game, so we are getting close to the end. Maybe we will finish up the game next week!

Handheld

Nintendo DS

I played just a couple levels of The Legendary Starfy this week. I figured out that the whole point of the game is for Starfy to help Bunston recover his lost memories…

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I fought a giant squid (I love Starfy’s expression in this picture!)…

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And I played a level that required me to push large rocks around, which was kind of a pain in the ass!

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I also came across this weird turtle thing, which obviously really freaked poor Starfy and his friend Moe out!

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Nintendo 3DS

I visited my Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome amiibo town of Tilt this week to see what my villagers were up to! Frank had something really philosophical to say….

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while Julian told me about one of his strange hobbies!

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I met Eloise, who just moved into town.

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Poppy invited me over to her house. I hung out on her sofa for a minute.

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Immediately after I left Poppy’s house, Genji wanted to come visit my house!

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I decided to check in with Isabelle to see what my approval rating was. To my surprise, I was already at 100%! I didn’t think I really did much to earn it, but hey, I’m not complaining!

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I visited the campground, and Gulliver was my visitor for today. Love the beachy theme in his RV!

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Believe it or not, I still have yet to see it snow in this game. What gives?!?

Mobile

iPhone

I played a game called Cooking Fever this week. I’ve had it on my phone for awhile, but I haven’t played it in quite some time. As you can see from my map below, I only have one restaurant open- the Fast Food Court!

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Cooking Fever is basically a time management game where customers come up and try to buy items, and it’s up to you to fulfill their orders in a timely manner. At first, it’s pretty easy, but the later levels can get pretty challenging.

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After playing a little bit, I unlocked the Sports Bar and the Bakery! I haven’t played either of these yet, as I want to finish all the levels in the Fast Food Court first.

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I am currently on Level 23, and it’s getting pretty tough! The customer’s requests are getting more intricate, and I find myself getting confused easily, haha! It’s a fun game though, and quite addicting. Right now, I’m at experience Level 6.

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I also played a little bit of Pokémon GO this week. I didn’t do much, but I finally got enough candies to evolve my Meowth into a Persian!

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I then made Caterpie my buddy. I need a few more candies from it to get the final evolution (Butterfree). It’s so cute on my shoulder! 🙂

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Also, I came across this bad boy at work! It kind of blends into the shelf a little bit.

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I had no Pokéballs, so I couldn’t even try to catch it! However, its CP was pretty high, so my efforts probably would have been in vain anyway.

PC

Steam

As I mentioned in my previous post, I played Stardew Valley this week. I pretty much wrote about everything I did, so I don’t need to repeat it here! However, here are a couple additional screenshots from my gameplay this week! Here we have a nice, rainy day…

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a very weird, mysterious message from my grandpa…

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and a cozy fire in my room!

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Here are my current objectives. Right now it’s the 8th of Spring, Year 1.

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Misc.

No misc. gaming consoles this week!

That’s all for my gaming adventures this week! See ya!

My Gaming Week in Review (1/08- 1/14)!

I haven’t done it in a little while, but I thought I’d bring back My Gaming Week in Review for the new year! I always enjoyed writing this type of summary post, and it helps me keep track of my gaming! Let’s see if I can keep up with this on a regular basis- I tend to be awfully flighty, haha! 😉

First, though, I want to say thank you to The Shameful Narcissist who has so nicely awarded me with a blogging award called The Sunshine Blogger Award! 🙂 I’m so excited to receive another reward! I have a couple more blog posts planned, and then I will post all about it!

So, let’s get to what I played this week!

Console

Wii U

Michael and I continued playing Yoshi’s Woolly World this week. We both love this game! It’s so cute and vibrant. Here are some screenshots from World 2:

This level’s name really cracked me up for some reason:

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Although the “Blargg” was a very rude creature who kept trying to attack me and push me into the lava! I remember those jerks from Yoshi’s Island…

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The best part about World 2, though, was POOCHY!

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I love Poochy! Here’s a few more screenshots of him just being awesome!

So we then moved on to World 3…

And we knitted together a few more Yoshis, but I’ll get better pics of them later! We left off on World 4-1, so I’m sure we will continue on with our adventure this week!

Handheld

Nintendo DS

Something I do every now and then is play an “easy” game before bed. Something I don’t have to spend a lot of time or effort on but that is still fun. I decided to resurrect this idea and play a game that is cute, simple, and one that I never played all the way through- The Legendary Starfy!

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This game is so adorable. I previously only played through the first 3 levels (shame on me!) so I just started a new game. Despite being underwater most of the time, the controls are actually pretty easy.

Plus, Starfy is just so HAPPY. I mean, just look at the joy on his face when he does something as simple as jump in the air!

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Ironically, I left off where I did before, but I don’t plan on stopping here! I want to play the game through this time, even if I just play one level before bed at night. In the meantime, enjoy Starfy in his beachwear outfit and sunglasses!

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Nintendo 3DS

As you probably figured from my last entry, I also played some Tomodachi Life this week. After doing those pictures with my Grampy, I decided to check in on my islanders, many of whom told me they hadn’t seen me in 3 months! Oops!

Anyway, one of the first things I noticed was that Kevin was sad that he and Marge had broken up. He replayed a montage of good times in his head, and it took me forever to get him out of his mopey mood!

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However, not more than 15 minutes later, Jason begged Marge to be with him. Frank (Grampy!) tried to say he loved her more, but she still went with Jason. Kevin who?

Also, Dani attempted to hook up with Steve, but he stood her up at the cafe. That bastard!

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I found Isabella’s super all-time favorite food…

As well as Skye’s worst-ever food!

And Steve, paying no mind to Dani’s broken heart, wanted some clothes to “up his cool factor.” I found an outfit that said just that in the clothing store, and he loved it!

So, things are just as quirky as ever on Crickie Island. Never a dull moment there!

Mobile

I didn’t do any mobile gaming this week!

PC

Steam

I FINALLY bought and started playing Stardew Valley this week! I have been wanting this game for quite some time, but was holding out for the Wii U version. Once that got cancelled, I decided to buy it on Steam. I’m going to do a First Impressions post of this soon, so stayed tuned for that. But here’s what the adorable icon looks like on my desktop! 😉

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Misc.

Retro Machine

Finally, I played a little bit of my Retro Machine that Michael got me for my birthday last year! For those that aren’t familiar, it’s a cute little tabletop arcade system with 200 games built in! I’ve played some of the games, but not all of them. I want to eventually play through all of them, so I started right at the top with F-22!

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F-22 is a pretty cool little shooter. It’s kind of like a mix between Space Invaders and Galaga, and its difficulty is pretty unforgiving.

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At one point, I did get to a boss…

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but right after I took that picture, I died, and I had to start the level ALL OVER. Bullshit! Oh well. Still fun though!

So those were my gaming adventures this week! See ya!

My Gaming Week in Review (9/11- 9/17)!

I only had time for a few games this week, but I did squeeze some gaming in here and there! 🙂

Console

No console gaming this week. 😦

Handheld

Nintendo DS

I dug through my backlog and played a very bizarre game called 101 in 1 Explosive Megamix and um… yeah. I was going to write up a First Impressions post about it, so stay tuned for that in the next couple days. In the meantime, here’s the lovely main menu:

Mobile

iPhone

I played a little bit of the game 10000000 this week. If you’ve never heard of it before, the premise is this: you are stuck in a castle, and you have to upgrade your castle to become free. If you earn 10,000,000 points, you are free! You earn points by matching tiles on the bottom screen according to what is going on on the top screen. For instance, if you are standing in front of an enemy, you might match swords to defeat him. If you are standing in front of a treasure chest, match keys to unlock the chests. The top screen is constantly scrolling, so if the left side touches your character, it’s game over.

It’s an interesting premise for sure, and the game was fun when I started playing it. However, I erroneously thought that your score was cumulative throughout your adventure, and eventually you would earn the correct number of points to be set free. That is not the case, though, and suddenly the thought of earning 10 million points seems insane. I felt that after a couple rounds and a few objectives complete, I still wasn’t really getting anywhere. The game has kind of lost its appeal to me, and I’m not sure I’ll play it anymore.

I didn’t have much time to play Pokémon GO this week, though I did do the update so I could have a buddy! Of course, my first buddy of choice was Squirtle. Look how adorable it looks standing beside me! I also love how its little head is shown next to your face on the map. 🙂

I did evolve a couple Pokémon this week. I evolved my Caterpie into a Metapod…

my Pidgeotto into a Pidgeot…

and my Weedle into a Kakuna!

I also reached Level 8 this week.

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Lastly, I played a bit more Crossy Road. I unlocked Unlucky Cat…

Unexpected Shrew (which has the most ADORABLE board!)…

and Elf, which got me in the mood for the holiday season!

That’s it for my gaming adventures this week. See ya!

My Gaming Week In Review (9/04- 9/10)!

Console

Nintendo 64

I finally revisited my Doubutsu no Mori town of Weezey- it’s been a couple months since I’ve played! Checking the bulletin board, I realized that there were fireworks every Saturday in August, and I missed them all! Bummer! A second notice on the board told me that there is a full moon (the harvest moon?) visible on 9/15, so I’ll have to try to remember to play.

It was pretty late when I played, so most of my animal friends were already asleep.

Since there wasn’t too much going on so late at night (or early in the morning, depending on how you look at it) I just walked around picking weeds and digging up stuff! I dug up some furniture, but when I placed it in my house…

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It was two of the same item! How dumb!

While walking through town, I noticed a house I hadn’t seen before. The sign told me it belonged to Garigari (Nibbles in North America). She was already asleep though, so I decided to visit her the next day!

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The next day starting the game, there was a nice, steady rain. I had never bought an umbrella, so I went to the store and bought one. All they had was a red one with white polka dots, which isn’t really my favorite. It’ll do for now, though. While walking around, I noticed that TWO of my neigbors had the same umbrella! I guess it’s a popular style!

I then went and met GariGari. She is a little silly looking, but cute! The inside of her house was an eclectic mix of themes.

I also dug up 30,000 Bells, which was pretty awesome!

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Nintendo GameCube

I also showed some love to my Animal Crossing town of Branvil this week. I haven’t visited there in a couple months, oops! Oddly enough, it was raining in this game as well.

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I got a very rude letter from my mom!

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What the hell! Anyway, after squashing roaches in my house, I traveled to Nookington’s, where I discovered the same umbrella I had just bought in Doubutsu no Mori for sale there as well! Too weird. I didn’t buy it, though, as I like my current flame umbrella much better 😉

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I then walked around and said hello to a few of my villagers who were still awake (they seem to go to bed much earlier in this game!). I also paused to watch Octavian stare at a fish in the pond, which was so cute! I woke up Gulliver, too, which took forever! He gave me a Mannekin Pis, yippee!

Besides that, I just walked around, pulled weeds and enjoyed the rain!

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I also showed a little bit of attention to my Animal Crossing: City Folk town of Spookie this week… and yep, it was raining there, too!

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I knew I didn’t have a whole lot of time to play, but I still said hello to the villagers I ran into. Nan in particular seemed happy to see me!

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I was so tired of my bedhead, so I stopped by Shampoodle for a new hairstyle. I was surprised when Harriet told me I would look good with a boy’s hairstyle, and she wanted to know if I wanted one! I hesitated for a moment, then decided to go for it! The result was very different… but I don’t mind it! 🙂

Lastly, I stopped by GracieGrace to see all the furniture I can’t afford! I really loved the cool psychedelic umbrella I found in there. It was only 3400 Bells, so I bought it! I also bought a new outfit at the Able Sisters, just to give the witch outfit I had been wearing for like 3 years a rest 😉

Handheld

Nintendo DS

I visited my Animal Crossing: Wild World town of Booland this week as well- and came across something TERRIBLE!

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Stitches was all packed up and ready to move out! OH NO YOU DON’T! I cannot bear to think of Stitches moving away from me! I must’ve talked to him like 100 times, trying to convince him to stay.

Finally, just when I thought I wasn’t going to be able to convince him otherwise, he acted like he was leaning toward staying. Whew!

I also visited my other neighbors, who provided me with entertainment as usual! Sometimes they say the silliest things!

The next day, I had to play again to see if Stitches decided to stay in Booland or not. I was a little nervous, but once the title screen loaded, I was happy to see him walking around! Yay! I still played and talked to him, and he made no mention of moving. Stitches will remain in Booland for awhile longer! 🙂

Mobile

iPhone

I played a little bit of Crossy Road this week, which I haven’t played in awhile. I played several times, and I unlocked three characters, which were Epoch:

Pudding (wtf?):

and Capybara:

This is such a fun little game! It’s just perfect for when you have a couple minutes to pass, and I love unlocking new, weird characters!

I also caught several new Pokémon in Pokémon GO this week! They were Goldeen:

Zubat:

Clefairy:

Rhyhorn:

Nidoran:

and Caterpie:

I also hatched 3 eggs this week, which gave me a Spearow, a Geodude, and a Caterpie!

I also accidentally entered a Gym and started a battle. Needless to say, I got my ass handed to me. I knew none of my Pokémon were strong enough, but I didn’t know what I was doing! I need to read up on Gyms more before I start messing around in them.

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Finally, I leveled up to Level 7 and got two new medals; one for catching 10 Grass-type Pokémon and one for catching 10 Bug-type Pokémon.

So, it was a pretty productive week in Pokémon GO! I am still enjoying this game a lot. Catching Pokémon and hatching eggs is so fun!