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Pokémon GO: Adventure Week

Pokémon GO announced Adventure Week – a celebration that started on May 18, 2017, and will end on May 25, 2017.  The big thing about this event is that players will see more Rock Pokémon than usual.  The announcement specifically named Omanyte, Kabuto, (and their evolutions) and Aerodactyl.

Players could obtain a free Expedition Hat from the wardrobe while Adventure Week was taking place.  In addition, Buddy Pokémon will find Candy four times as fast, and PokéStops will provide more items.

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Pokémon GO: Worldwide Bloom

Niantic held a very short Pokémon GO event that was called Worldwide Bloom.  It started on the afternoon of May 5, 2017, and ended on May 8, 2017.   This is the first Pokémon GO event that I have seen that did not connect to a real world holiday.

There wasn’t a whole lot of “extras” connected to the Worldwide Bloom event.  The main thing was that players would see more Grass-type Pokémon around than they typically would.  The event did not involve extra Experience Points (XP) or extra Candy, or anything else.  It was simple and fun.

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Pokémon GO: My PokéDex

The tagline of all of the Pokémon games is: “Gotta catch ’em all!” I’m working on that – even though I doubt I’ll have the opportunity to catch the Pokémon that are not available in the United States.  It is unlikely that I’ll be able to afford to travel.  There is the potential that Niantic will allow trading of Pokémon – but I’m not counting on that happening.

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Pokémon GO: One With the PokéStop

I have merged with the Starbucks PokéStop.

We have become one.

I can stand perfectly still and collect PokéBalls …and coffee.

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Pokémon GO: Chikorita

The first time I saw one of these adorable plant Pokémon was on a day when the pollen count was 9.7 and I’d been outside and walking through parks for longer than I should have.

I’ve decided it is a sign that this year’s Spring Pollen Season is almost over.

This little guy doesn’t produce flowers – so he probably can’t make pollen.

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Pokémon GO: Eggstravaganza

The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza started on April 13, 2017, and ended on April 20, 2017.  It was pretty clear that this was their Easter holiday celebration (despite Niantic not mentioning Easter in the announcement about the event).  The event took place around Easter and involved Eggs and Candy.

Players who participated in the Eggstravanza would level up faster than usual thanks to the double XP (experience points) that the game offered while the event was happening.  Niantic suggested that players use a Lucky Egg to boost that XP – and get four times the regular XP while they played.

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Pokémon GO: Magikarp Hat

Niantic added new things for your player character to wear.  Some cost money, and some are free.

The Magikarp hat is free.  It is for me.  I can relate.

Magikarp can’t do much but flop around.  I’m just as limited during Spring Pollen Season.

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Pokémon GO: Valentine’s Day Event

Pokémon GO held a Valentine’s Day event that began on February 8, 2017, and ended on February 15, 2017. It gave players double the amount of Candy that they earned every time they caught, hatched, or transferred Pokémon. In addition, Buddy Pokémon would find Candy twice as fast.

Pink Pokémon were plentiful during this Valentine’s Day event. They were more frequently encountered in the wild than usual, and more likely to hatch from eggs. I didn’t manage to hatch any eggs during the event, but I was able to catch some pink Pokémon.

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Pokémon GO: Medals

When Pokémon GO first introduced Medals into the game, they were the game’s version of Achievements.  The Medals were a nice acknowledgement that you had done something significant in-game.

In October of 2016, Niantic changed what the Medal notifications looked like – and changed how the Medals worked.  They were still a nice recognition of things you had achieved.  Now,  some of the Medals are also something a player could earn that would improve his or her gameplay.

In this blog, I have screenshots of the Medals I earned back when they functioned like Achievements.  I also have added what the “new” Medals look like.  I will add to this blog whenever I earn a new Medal.

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Pokémon GO: Festive Pikachu

Niantic introduced a special, limited-edition, Pokémon into Pokémon GO on December 12, 2016.  Starting on that date, players could encounter a Pikachu that was wearing a festive hat.  It looked like a Santa hat – and it made the already adorable Pikachu even more adorable!

I really wanted to catch at least one of these cute little guys.  The event lasted through December 29, 2016.  I have limited energy and three chronic illnesses, which make it difficult for me to go outside and walk around for long periods of time.  My hope was that I would at least get the opportunity to try and catch one.

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