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Pokémon GO Community day – Squirtle

We headed out to Kasteel Keukenhof for another round of Pokémon GO’s community days. This time around the prize was something with an added punch. Not only was the target Pokémon shiny (a color variant of the original) it had sunglasses. Sunglasses. A Squirtle with sunglasses is a throwback to the old cartoon show from the 90s. There was a Squirtle with sunglasses. Even though they aren’t the right shape, we still had to catch them all! So the NV…

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Pokémon GO Event – Articuno

Today was a special Pokémon GO event that we could not miss. It was live for one day only and for only three hours. What was so special about this event?  It was a chance to catch a Shiny Articuno. It would be the first of its kind in the game. A shiny Pokémon means the color is different. Comparable to an albino in the wild. Allow me to explain a bit of the game. There are monsters you can catch…

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Pokémon GO Community day – Larvitar

Once again it’s that time of the month. Thousands of Pokémon GO players flood out into the streets to catch elusive monsters that have been available for a short time. Well it’s not that dramatic. Local residents have come to recognize the signs that a new Pokémon GO event is in effect. The area becomes quite active. People spend hours walking up and down streets with their phones to their faces. It’s strange for an outsider to see but it…

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Pokémon GO Community day – Charmander

Once again the time has come for us to celebrate another Pokémon GO Community day. This time around was a bit of a challenge for us because we’re on holiday! We headed south of The Netherlands and into Belgium to a little place called Zutendaal. We’re staying at a vacation park but I’ll have a whole post about that later. Saturday was our first community day away from our usual community. We had a little panic at first but the…

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Pokémon GO Community Day – Bulbasaur

I have a feeling I’ll be covering a lot more Pokémon GO in the days to come. Sander and I play every day and it’s become a big part of our lives. Not only have we become part of a dedicated group, but we’ve might have made new friends in our 30s. Say what? The totally asocial couple has finally branched out and made new friends? Well it’s not entirely the case. Sander, who is a Dutch native and quite…

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Fighting back in Pokémon GO

It’s an hour away from midnight and we’re standing in a circle in the parking lot of Saint Agatha’s church. There are eleven of us sharing drinks, stories, snacks and holding phones in our hands. What are we doing out so late at night? Playing Pokémon GO. I’ve talked about playing before because Sander and I are pretty active in our community. There are three times, red, blue, and yellow. Members fight for control over real life landmarks that are gyms in game.…

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Pokémon GO Safari Zone: Amstelveen

It’s no big secret that Sander and I are gaming nerds. For us, a typical evening is right in front of our PCs with our favorite game on screen. Pokémon GO has been a huge part of our lives since it launched. In the summer months we went out every evening to ride our bikes and catch some new Pokémon. So when the Safari events came up, we were ready and willing to do what it took to attend. It’s widely…

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Pokémon GO in the North Holland

Pokémon GO first launched in 2016 and has always had mixed reviews. Created by Niantic for both Androids and IOS, the ride has not once been smooth for anyone. Countless times the company has received backlash from fans for one issue or another. The event this past weekend was no different. Sander and I have played Pokemon Go since launch. We’ve also got dedicated goals when we play. Sander’s long term goal is to collect one of everything with wonder…

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