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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: 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: 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: 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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Pokémon GO: Halloween Event

Pokémon GO had a Halloween event that started on October 26, 2016, and lasted through November 1, 2016.   My husband and I celebrated Halloween by playing Pokémon GO.  It wasn’t until then that we realized we had been seeing some of the “spooky” Pokémon in the past few days, (before we learned that the event was taking place.)

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Pokémon GO: Leveling Up

Pokémon GO, like many other video games, allows players to level up their character.  All you need to do is keep playing the game as you usually would and gather experience points.  No matter how you play, you will be able to level your character.

Personally, I just play the game and have fun and figure I’ll reach a new level whenever it happens.  I’m sure there must be ways to maximize your ability to level and to do it in the most efficient way possible.

In this blog, I have screenshots from when my character leveled up in Pokémon GO.  I will add more to this blog when I reach a new level.

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