Pokémon GO Progress: September 2017!

September wasn’t the most fruitful month in Pokémon GO for me- I guess maybe I just didn’t play as much? I still made a little bit of progress, so here it is!

First of all, I didn’t catch ANY new Pokémon! Boo! I still have many Gen 1 and Gen 2 Pokémon to collect, but they are all ones I either am working on evolving or they are ones that just do not ever pop up for me. I think I’m ready for Gen 3 to be released into the wild!

I did evolve a few Pokémon this month, though. I evolved Slowpoke into Slowbro…

Wooper into Quagsire…

Skiploom into Jumpluff…

Nidorino into Nidoking…

and Nidorina into Nidoqueen!

I hatched one egg this month, which contained a Hoppip.

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As far as Raids go, I participated in three of them against Exeggutor, Magikarp, and Bayleef. I did all of these raids with Michael, and in the case of Exeggutor, we got some help from a random person as well!

I participated in 3 Gym Battles this month. I took down one blue gym and two yellow gyms, one with Michael’s help 🙂 The blue gym I took down was strange because it was full of almost nothing but baby Pokemon, so I almost felt bad taking it down. Almost.

I also put both Espeon and Snorlax in friendly gyms so they would earn me some coins!

I earned 4 medals this month, which is pretty cool. They were: Feed 100 berries in Gyms, Register 100 Kanto region Pokémon, Win 10 Raids, and Catch 200 grass-type Pokémon.

I caught a glimpse of Raikou, but I had no chance of taking him down.

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Lastly, I went through several buddies this month, including Skiploom…

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Nidorino…

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Charmander…

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and Polliwag! I decided to make Polliwag my buddy because I really want him to evolve into a Politoed 🙂

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That’s it for my adventures in Pokémon GO during September! See ya!

Pokémon GO Progress: August 2017!

Well, this weekend was much better than last weekend! I’m over my cold, which is great… I was feeling pretty crappy for a couple of days! Also, Hurricane Irma really sucked! It was supposed to turn, but it ended up making a beeline straight for us. For nearly 24 hours, we were constantly getting battered by wind and rain… the worst of the weather was from 7 p.m. Sunday night to about 4 a.m. Monday morning. I’ve been through hurricanes and tropical storms before, but this was definitely the scariest storm I’ve ever been in! We ended up with a bit of damage to our house… tons of shingles ripped off the roof, some water damage inside, the fence is ruined… but I’m just grateful we made it through! I’ve definitely had my fill of severe weather for a long time, that’s for sure!

Anyways, August was a pretty busy month as far as Pokémon GO is concerned! I caught the following Pokémon:

Snubbull…(don’t know where the pic went of me catching him?)

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Dratini…

Stantler…

Qwilfish…

Mareep…

Skarmory…

Venusaur… (with some really shitty CP)

Shiny Magikarp OMG! I know it’s not like the Shiny Magikarp is better than a regular one, I just think it’s cool that I caught one 😉

Granbull…

and finally, Machop.

I also evolved several Pokémon this month. I evolved Gloom into Vileplume…

Natu into Xatu…

Krabby into Kingler…

Ledyba into Ledian…

Teddiursa into Ursaring…

Psyduck into Golduck…

Marill into Azumarill…

Rhyhorn into Rhydon…

Sunkern into Sunflora…(with a little help from a Sun Stone)

Clefairy into Clefable…

and Jigglypuff into Wigglytuff!

I hatched several Pokemon this month, including Charmander, Meowth, Rhyhorn…

Remoraid, Elekid (yay!), Chansey (double yay!), and Abra.

I earned several medals, too, which included feed 10 berries at Gyms, win 10 Gym battles, defend Gyms for 10 hours…

catch 50 Psychic-type Pokémon, catch 3 big Magikarp, catch 50 Ground-type Pokémon…

catch 200 Water-type Pokémon, and defend Gyms for 100 hours!

I participated in seven Raid Battles this month. I was with Michael on every occasion, and in one Raid Battle against Magikarp, some other random person joined us! That was kind of funny. We stuck to simple Raid Battles… we fought Quiliva, Magikarp, and Cronocaw twice. We also fought Muk once, but we lost against it.

For the first time ever, I also participated in many Gym Battles! I care more about catching the Pokemon than I do fighting them, but Gym Battles are actually pretty fun. It’s a great way to earn XP and the only way to earn coins, so I figured I’d try them out. All in all, I took down eight Gyms this month, and I usually put Snorlax, Ursaring, or Espeon in to defend them, since they are some of my highest CP Pokemon.

On five occasions, I also put some of my Pokémon in a friendly gym to help defend it!

And even though Michael and I are on different teams, I partially took down a gym for him so that it would be easier for him to take it over. See, even if you’re on opposite teams, you can still work together to try to take down a common enemy! 😉

I rotated through several different buddies this month as well. They included Krabby, Teddiursa, Rhyhorn…

Sunkern, Clefairy, Jigglypuff, and Wooper!

I saw two more Legendaries this month as well: Lugia and Zapdos. Did I even attempt to fight them? Nope!

Since I made so much progress, I reached Level 22, then reached Level 23!

That’s it for my super-productive month in Pokémon GO! See ya next time!

Pokémon GO Progress: July 2017!

July was quite a productive month for me in Pokémon GO! I caught several new critters, participated in my first Gym Raid, and nabbed one Pokémon that has been eluding me for months! 😉 Read on for more details!

First of all, I caught Corsola…

Gligar…

Ash-Hat Pikachu (yay! I love these exclusive little Pikachu!)…

Misdreavus…

Dodrio…

Shellder…

and OMG I FINALLY CAUGHT DITTO!

Ditto has been a thorn in my side since it first appeared in the game, and I wasted god knows how many PokéBalls trying to catch his ass. For those who aren’t familiar with Ditto, it doesn’t appear exactly like itself. Rather, it takes the form of another Pokémon, and only after you catch the Pokémon will Ditto reveal itself. It’s a lot of trial and error!

One day my husband casually opened up the game while we were at home and caught a Sentret, which turned out to be Ditto! He yelled at me to hurry up and open my game, and luckily the elusive little creature appeared for me as well! No more wasting my PokéBalls on a million Rattatas and Pidgeys!

Besides my new catches, I had two evolutions this month. I evolved my Drowzee into a Hypno…

and my Hoppip into a Skiploom.

I hatched one egg this month, which contained a Tentacool.

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While on vacation, my husband and I were at a park that had several PokéStops and Gyms. One of the Gyms had a Raid Boss active, and it only had a little over 5000 CP, so I told my husband we should go for it!

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It was the first Raid Battle for both of us, and it was pretty fun!

In the end, we took down Quilava! I caught it, but it got away from my husband. 😦 He wasn’t too happy about that!

I also earned three medals this month: one for collecting 200 poison-type Pokémon, one for collecting 200 normal-type Pokémon, and one for collecting 10 electric-type Pokémon!

I caught a glimpse of Articuno at a Gym, which was pretty awesome! I knew I had no chance of taking it down without a lot of help, which was kind of a bummer, but it was still neat to see it!

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Lastly, since I finally evolved my Drowzee into Hypno, I now I have a new buddy: Gloom!

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That’s about it for my Pokémon GO progress for July! See ya!

Pokémon GO Progress: June 2017!

Before I write my First Impressions post for a game I recently started playing, and before I start my Kirby game-playing extravaganza (ha), I wanted to do a post about the progress I made during the month of June in Pokémon GO! So what if it’s already almost midway through July?!

Anywho, I caught several new critters! They are Slugma…

Kabuto…

Scyther…

Omanyte…

Pineco…

Noctowl…

Houndour (he’s pretty badass!)…

Charmander (finally!)…

Bayleef (sorry, didn’t snap a pic when I captured it)…

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and Phanpy (so adorable!).

I also evolved my Geodude into a Graveler…

my Spinarak into an Ariados…

and finally, my Evee into an Espeon. I now have all of the evolutions of Evee!!

I also earned two medals: one for registering 30 Johto Pokémon, and one for catching 10 Fire-type Pokémon.

I also leveled up to 21!

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So, more good progress in June! I’ve already caught a couple new critters this month, but you’ll have to wait for my July post to see which ones! 😉

Pokémon GO Progress!

I still like to play Pokémon GO for a few minutes sometimes when I’m out and about, and I’ve caught a few new critters since the last time I posted an update about the game! I’ve caught a Dunsparce…

a Doduo (yay!)…

a Sudowoodo…

an Aipom…

and my favorite catch of all…

Yes! I caught Snorlax! She (yes, mine is a girl, which seems odd) literally just popped up out of nowhere one day and I was shocked! I’m so happy I have a Snorlax 🙂

Besides that, I am at Level 20…

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And I’ve earned two medals. One is for catching 500 Pokémon, and one is for catching 10 Rock-type Pokémon.

Not bad for someone who just plays casually! 🙂 I still want to “Catch ’em All” but Snorlax was pretty much at the top of my wanted list, so I’m pretty thrilled about that! Now if only I could catch a damn Ditto…

Four in February (in March) Progress, Week 3!

Well… damn. This week wasn’t very productive either!

One Game I’ve Been Playing Anyway: Super Mario Run!

I continued playing Super Mario Run a little bit this week, and I had enough Toads to unlock a Rainbow Bridge, which expanded my kingdom!

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I haven’t put anything there yet (though I did get rid of the Thwomps) but I plan on decorating that area soon!

I was also really excited about the update which gives you the opportunity to unlock several different color Yoshis! I was not, however, impressed with the criteria for unlocking the Red Yoshi:

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9999 total Toads and 1000 Yellow Toads?! Are they nuts? It’ll take me forever to get to that point!

Anyway, I’ve collected all pink coins up to World 2-1. It’s a bit of a grind to collect coins, but I’m not sick of it yet, so that’s a good thing.

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One Game I Should Have Definitely Beaten By Now- Pokémon Blue!

Nothing to see here, carry on…

One Game I’ve Had Forever And Haven’t Touched- Harvest Moon: Animal Parade!

Yes! I did start playing this game! Go me! I’m gonna do a First Impressions post for it eventually, but here’s the title screen:

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It is a really cute game and I love it so far! I’m currently on Year 1, Spring, Day 3.

One Game Together: ZombiU!

Sadly, no progress made here.

Bonus Game: Pokémon GO!

Friday night we finally went into an area where there are several Pokéstops, so I was able to replenish my stock of Pokéballs! I caught a couple new Pokémon, including Yanma…

Mantine…

Totodile…

and Seel!

What a bunch of cuties! I then evolved one of my Evees into Umbreon!

I also reached Level 19.

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That’s it for my gameplay this week! I’m heading into the final week for my Four in February (in March) challenge, so let’s see if I can make more progress!

Four in February (in March) Progress, Week 2!

Well, I sucked even more this week than I did last week.

One Game I’ve Been Playing Anyway: Super Mario Run!

The only game I made progress on this week was Super Mario Run, and I actually beat the game! That’s an accomplishment, at least! I played through a couple tricky World 6 levels, including a damn ghost house that I don’t know how I got through on my first try! I also played a pain in the ass airship level that killed me a couple times.

Finally, it was time to take on Bowser! He was actually really fun to play. It took me a few moments to figure out what I was supposed to do, which was have Mario automatically jump over Bob-ombs, which in turn flings them into Bowser. The challenge here comes from the fact that the screen is, of course, always moving, there are tons of platforms to jump on/ jump down from, and there is fire everywhere. After a few hits, Bowser was toast, and Princess Peach was saved!

Also, since I beat the game, I unlocked Princess Peach as a playable character.

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Now, my goal is to collect all the special coins in each level, as well as unlock the rest of the characters. I hate how you have to get Toads from Toad Rally to do that, though. Toad Rally can be a pain! I only need 11 more Yellow Toads to unlock Yoshi, so I’m hoping that’ll happen soon! As of right now, I’ve collected all the pink coins up to World 1-3.

One Game I Should Have Definitely Beaten By Now- Pokémon Blue!

Nope. I did, however, charge up my GBA, so maybe I’ll get some playtime in next week?

One Game I’ve Had Forever And Haven’t Touched- Harvest Moon: Animal Parade!

NOPE.

One Game Together- ZombiU!

I SAID NOPE!

Bonus Game- Pokémon GO

Since I ran out of PokéBalls and am too lazy to get more, I didn’t make much progress in Pokémon GO this week. I did, however, evolve my Goldeen into a Seaking…

Since I didn’t need Goldeen to be my buddy anymore, it was time to choose a new buddy! I almost have enough candies to be able to evolve Drowzee, so he is now my buddy!

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That’s it for this week. I really had hoped to make more progress, but as always, real life gets in my way. At least I got one game beaten, so even if I don’t beat the other 3, this challenge won’t be a total bust! 😉