First of all, I’ve had a bad family centered weekend and beginning of the week so the minute my brother sent me the link for the app, I was on it like well a manga nerd to a cheap manga sale. I was so excited so I downloaded it. I giggled my way through the wait reading the text messages that my brother sent me about how he had gotten a Charmander at work. I was so happy it finally opened but then it asked for my google account, like any normal person I had about five to choose from (lolz). So I continued but then my GPS was not picking up a single even with me standing on my stupid couch with my phone in hand in the air. I had all bars and my google map app was working perfectly fine.
I happily squealed as I got to create my avatar, not much to choose from but maybe in the future the designers will give us a chance to update or add different looks to our avatar so they can stand out to other players (other than our unique names). I choose an all pink outfit and giggled because I can remember back in middle school all I wore was a large black hoodie that was previously owned by my older brother and black sweats, now I am a firm believer of pink being one of the best colors for ME. I look damn good in bright colors and even better in different shades of pink.
I was even happier to see my first Pokemon were showing up. The three original generation beginner pokemon. I happily chose Bulbasaur and turned on the camera view AND!!! right on my mother’s lap was sitting an adorable Bulbasaur. I made my father make a mad dash from his computer to look at it. He thought it was the coolest thing yet. He kept commenting on why didn’t someone think of this sooner and that they must be very smart. I smiled as I tried stupidly to capture the pokemon a few times before I figured out that all I had to do was through the pokeball at the Bulbasaur’s circle area. I caught my first pokemon!!! Yahoo!!!
I took in the map around my neighborhood and found out that I had a few pokestops around my area. In a park just a block over is a Gym which you have to level 5 to get into. In a Park and Ride on the other side of my neighborhood there is a pokeshop. Thinking about walking over to that to see what kind of pokemon I can get on the way there. And in a gated community just on the other side of my block is another pokeshop. I seriously am contemplating breaking in to go to the shop (LOLZ).
Overall, I really like this new app. I think its totally a 90s generations’ game. Its going to probably start adding ways to buys pokemon or medicines and such so that you actually pay towards the app. One thing I have noticed is that my battery has gone down super quick with the app going. I’ve also tried about four times to get on to get to a page that says that “our servers are down” or something like that. Which was a little annoying but totally understandable with a beginning app. All of them first have problems and I’m thinking this is just one of the many speed bumps Pokemon GO will have to go through as it gets older and better.
Okay that’s all for today. I’m going to try and post at least once a day. It helps with the fuming anger I get from life as a completely normal human being 🙂
Thanks for reading!