Trainer’s Journal: Pokemon Go Adventure Week Was a Success

Alola trainers, another Pokemon Go event has passed – the game wrapped its “Adventure Week” last Thursday. It was similar to the game’s water and grass events where rock Pokemon spawns increased in different areas.

I’ve lamented how cool these types of events are for trainers and this was pretty good. In my town of Cheney, Wash., I came across many Omanyte, which I hadn’t seen a lot in Spokane except at Manito Park back in March. During the week, I caught enough Omanyte to evolve Ripley – named after Ellen Ripley – into Omastar.

I also caught enough Geodude to evolve Graveler into Golem. I also managed to catch Kabuto and evolve it into Kabutops and Magcargo. Below are the numbers of actual rock Pokemon I caught.

10 – Omanyte

9 – Geodude

6 – Kabuto

1 – Magcargo

4 – Slugma – its base form is classified as a fire, but its evolved form Magcargo is rock/fire

I also caught one Magcargo, Rhyhorn, Shuckle, Onix, Zubat and Sudowoodo.

The benefits of Adventure Week wasn’t all about rock Pokemon. Those with their walking buddies were able to acquire candy while only traveling one-third of the distance. This helped me as I was able to get enough candy with my walking buddy Poliwhirl and evolve it into a Politoed. I changed buddies a couple of times, evolving Tyrogue into Hitmochan and Haunter into Gengar.

I’ve said this before, but what’s cool Pokemon Go’s past events is trainers get an opportunity to catch Pokemon they normally don’t encounter in the wild. There’s rumbling about big updates coming up with Pokemon Go, and I’m excited, but I also hope we see more events like Adventure Week in the next few months.

With summer coming up, there’s an opportunity for a special event where more fire type Pokemon are encountered – or they could do more water types because summer is associated with pools and going to the lake.

Although it would be cool to see a Dragon event – even though there’s only three Dragon-type Pokemon right now in Pokemon Go.

Trainers, what Pokemon did you catch during Adventure Week? Leave a comment below.

Trainer’s Journal: Positives of Pokemon Direct Announcement

Note: This a column I wrote for Creators in response to the Pokemon Direct announcement. 

Alola trainers, I’m sure many of you watched Tuesday’s Pokemon Direct announcement. I did, just before I left for work.

And I have to admit, the full plate of Pokemon news we got in that eight minutes was pretty exciting – three games that will come in 2017: Pokken Tournament DX for the Nintendo Switch (Sept. 22), Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon for the Nintendo 3DS (Nov. 17) and Pokemon Gold and Silver for the 3DS eShop the same day Pokken drops.

I know there are some trainers out there who were a little disappointed with the announcement, mainly because they didn’t quite get what they wanted – a seventh generation Pokemon game for the Switch – Pokemon Star(s) – or a remake of Diamond and Pearl. Don’t get me wrong, both of those would have been great and I’m sure we’ll get one or the other someday, but I think people who are upset about the recent Pokemon news aren’t looking at the positives.

All three new games that were revealed during the announcement will bring some fun and excitement to the table and trainers will enjoy them if they’re given the chance.

To read the rest of the column, follow the link.

FUN Wrestling Episode 17: Omega arrives

The aftermath of the superstar mixup between Friendo Unified Network and World Golden Powers Wrestling continues as Lenny Omega – formely of WGPW – makes his debut in the FUN ring. He takes on Merica Machine and Captain Horsemask in a triple threat match to determine the No. 1 contender for the Larson Libre championship.

Also World’s Best champion Butch Bacon is in action.

WGPW Episode 1

It’s been awhile since I posted any gameplay videos with Steve and Larson. To get caught up, Steve Here sold WSTEVEW to King Llama of the Golden Powers – who renamed the brand “WGPW” – World Golden Powers Wrestling. WGPW and FUN Wrestling also had a superstar mix up with several wrestlers switching brands.

On this episode, Heel Supreme – one of the new members of the Golden Powers – and Meatloaf champion Beef Supreme take on World Champion Matthew Audet and a mystery partner. Also Bo Kada and El Steinero face off to determine the newest member of the Golden Powers.