I downloaded Pokemon Go when it officially released on Wednesday, but because of the ever present server issues and the Pokemon Trainer Club login not working at all, I had to restart. After rebuilding my trainer and finding some version of my name that wasn’t already taken, thegeeksrespite was too long and my fallback name of Waffles I had already used on my first account before it went down so I had to go with the ever popular name plus numbers at the end. Grabbing a Doduo and my Blubasaur starter, Des and I went out and took care of our errands on a payday.
First stop was Wal-Mart, grabbed a couple of Pidgies and a Rattata but not much else there, rent check in hand the next stop was the ATM at the Chase bank near the house. Since I was driving and handling the ATM I missed my chance at a Magikarp but that was ok. While Des ran and talked with her Credit Union I got to sit in the car and catch a Venonat. Then I was off to the local utilities department. One Rattata, Pidgey, and a missed Bulbasaur later we took a step outside to find the park across the street filled with Pokestops. I picked up a Goldeen and a few Eggs, and a ton of Pokeballs. Almost as soon as we finish hitting the pokestops the ones behind up had refreshed, needless to say we did about two laps, completely unplanned and in a light sprinkle, of the park to load up. It was here that my app crashed and I couldn’t get back in, Des was still online though, and picked up a Beedrill and some more Marikarp. While driving through the OU campus we see a ton of pokestops….and active modules in a few of them. If we only had a valid parking pass and enough time to explore it all…maybe next week.
I’ve seen this screen more than the actual game so far…
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