Crystal Dreams

September 13, 2016

In which I talk a lot about Vdex Project

Vdex Project, for those who probably aren’t aware, is a Pokemon-based site with its own story that essentially has you exploring, through your browser, the various regions and catching Pokemon that was created by Shirogane. Unfortunately, it’s closing this upcoming January :(

Of all the various Pokemon browser game based sites, this was my absolute favorite because there was so much more of a focus on Collecting and Goals. Battling was off in its own side mode and not something you needed to really focus on. You could make out your Pokemon’s stats and just explore every region and do your best to catch all the forms.

Not to mention there was no silly hoard tons and maybe hatch something you want or get a bazillion people to click your Pokemon to get it to evolve. You could play with the community or even do a lot of it yourself. It was just so much more enjoyable to me. You could even catch all kinds of different Gen sprites.

Heck, there was even a Custom Event once:
I should add a Mega Audino Poncho to it one day. My husband’s custom:

And of course, I essentially got several Mega Audino when they were added for my party:

But there were also various event sprites–these were two of my favorites:

And these were the various collections I had:

A few highlights of some of the Pokemon seen above:

I also collected lots of items…

And even had my own dungeon:

It was just a super cute site and incorporated a lot of what I loved about Pokemon. I never managed to earn all the achievements, but I still did my best:

I’m really going to miss this. To finish this off, a lovely picture of Celina, my Pokemon OC, that Shiro drew for me:
It’s still one of my favorites <3 I'm going to try and do my best to see if I can get the last few things I wanted to do done before it's closed, but even if not, I'll just enjoy it while it is still around.

September 3, 2016

Nintendo Direct & New StreetPass games!

So, Thursday morning a new Nintendo Direct aired and it was really good. While there are people complaining because of the lack of NX footage or mention, they already said it was going to be 3DS focused. I’m sure we’ll see NX stuff later this month around Tokyo Game Show.

It’s been such a long time since I felt so excited during most of a Nintendo Direct. While not everything interested me, I still really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to a lot of things. If you haven’t watched it yet, you can watch it on their Youtube channel!

We started off with Pokemon news and more will be coming next week. I don’t have too much to say other than that it’s neat we can download a Munchlax when it first comes out. Pulverizing Pancake is a beautiful name for an attack.

I’m probably one of the few people who doesn’t care much for Super Mario Maker on the 3DS. I don’t have much interest in the main game, my favorite part of the main game is exclusive to the Wii U, and I just generally prefer console games so it just doesn’t have any interest for me. At the moment, I’m still waiting for a non-2D Platformer Mario.

Speaking of games I prefer on consoles over handhelds… there’s the next Mario Party. I haven’t really enjoyed a Mario Party a lot since 8 though sadly :( And just never enjoy the handheld ones.

Then the first thing I was looking forward to and excited for showed up–news on the upcoming Animal Crossing update! I already spoke about it a little on my Animal Crossing site, but I’ll be talking much more over here. For one, the new 50 Amiibo Cards coming out look amazing and will all be characters that didn’t make it into New Leaf:
This makes me want to finish my current sets so badly before it comes out… But I just can’t afford to right now and it breaks my heart :(

The new trailer area looks great (and I’m curious about that dog–a new NPC for the area?) and I just am so excited for it:
Everything about it just looks so neat.

Japan mentioned the full Animal Crossing direct will be coming out November 2nd and their cards will be out on the 3rd. Europe is getting the cards on the 11th and for whatever reason, ours are a whole month later. I have no idea why, but it’s pretty disappointing that we won’t get to experience part of the update due to that unless we import cards :( Japan lists the physical version with the update for the 23rd so the update will most likely be between the 3rd and then… So Europe and Japan can likely prepare with cards or at least have them much sooner than we do for the Update. And Japan is already having a whole special Hello Kitty set of cards:
I don’t really understand some of the Animal choices, but I want them anyway. Apparently they will be in special packs only sold at 7-11–there will be 2 cards per pack along with a collaborative sticker so you’ll need 3 packs minimum to get them all… I don’t really want to gamble with packs from Japan so I hope I can find the set online.

I’m hoping the full Animal Crossing Direct will talk about some of the “cosplay” features and new items that were hinted to in the images shown, but I’m just really excited and now that my town is all fixed up again, I am ready to go.

Now, if I wasn’t hyped enough, next was a lovely announcement for the StreetPass Mii Plaza which I still absolutely adore. MORE GAMES. I am so happy!! I’m terrible at all of them but still! :D I uploaded a video playing them all if you’d rather watch than read, but let’s get to it!

Before I talk about the games themselves, they added several quality of life updates–such as being able to queue up to 100 Mii in a holding line if you have the VIP Room. I have mixed feelings on this because it’d just be so much more useful if you could just have 100 on line and games took them one at a time rather than checking every 10 and putting them in a queue over playing with them. It just doesn’t feel as convenient as it sounds.

Mostly though, they added some stuff to get you in quickly and back out–and that’s essentially the theme of the games as well, everything is quick. Also, I’m still not entirely sure what this is for but I got a cute pin on my Mii now and I love it:
You can also search through your Mii Plaza with a filter which is just incredibly handy. Now I’ve made sure all my gold pants Miis are in the VIP room. Except the one that wouldn’t let me add it for some reason *shakes fist*

But yes, onto the games themselves! I’ll go in order and start with Slot Car Rivals, one of the two games you can get for free.

This is definitely one of my favorites if only for the car customization. You can customize without any effect to stats and that is something I’ve been dying for in Nintendo games and I really hope they can start doing that for all their games because Mario Kart has slowly been getting ruined for me due to it and it was part of the issue I had with Splatoon too.

The race courses are still fun, but it’s such a strict learning curve and it takes a while to get used to the timing. The courses do have nice designs though.

It reminds me a lot of the Mario Party Minigame Slot Car Derby and it’s just pretty fun.

Next up is the other option for the free game–Market Crashers which involves Miis giving you a bit of a prediction on how the market will go and quickly buying and selling stocks to try and build up money. You can also buy souvenirs to fill a museum of sorts which is really neat.

The main thing with this game though is it just goes by so incredibly fast. I feel like I’m at least playing Slot Car Derby longer, but getting through the games quickly is pretty much the theme with these new StreetPass games.

Feed Mii is the first of the games you have to purchase and it’s pretty cute. You essentially cook for Knights who are going off to fight similar enemies you’d find in Find Mii.

I would say my only complaint with it is the way ingredients work. Ignoring that some recipes are a bit hard to figure out. you can only have 5 left over for your fridge–everything else is tossed and that really stinks. While you have the opportunity to make new dishes/test out new recipes or even improve on ones you’ve made using the ingredients you have to get down to 5, it sucks to feel so limited–especially when it’s best to try and perfect the dishes. Thankfully, it seems you will always get asked to make a dish you have the stuff for–there is just no guarantee you’ll be able to create the Artisan version. The food looks pretty good though:

Ninja Launcher is the next game and is probably my least favorite of the set. More or less, you are a Ninja. You get shot out of a cannon to get to the enemies, but because your clothes will catch on fire, you have to take them off and catch them as you’re going through the air to the enemy.

The more clothes you manage to get, the more damage you’ll do. It’s as weird as it sounds, lining them all up quick enough is a pain, and if you only have one Mii streetpassed, you’ll be doing so little damage at a time, it’s just kind of worthless. I do love the design of the Apprentice though–all the NPCs in this batch of Mii games are amazing, but she probably has one of my favorite designs:

Finally, the last game is Mii Trek which I really like–it’s kind of similar to Find Mii in a way, but with a focus more on Exploring than Fighting.

You also collect stuff. It’s great. This one and the Slot Car game are probably my favorites.

My only complaint is similar to with Ninja Launcher, it’s incredibly limited if you do not have more Miis. You can also lose Miis or cause steps to be lost by certain actions and it actually ruined one of my plays as I lost the one Mii that actually had a good amount of steps :(

Regardless, all the games are fun in their own way and while they are quick and have their own ingame achievements, they do not have any tickets. You do get a special hat and bubble for buying them and another set once you’ve completed the game.

Tank Troopers was up next which kind of reminded me of the Tank game in Wii Play so it definitely looks interesting–I don’t know if I’ll get it or not, but I may at least keep an eye out for it.

After that was Picross 3D Round 2, but I’m just not a huge Picross fan. I do think it looks neat though.

We were then shown some stuff for the Zelda 30th Anniversary including THESE AMAZING AMIIBO:
We preordered them all. They will have special functionality in Breath of the Wild too which I’m super excited about.

I’m going to skip over some things now as I just genuinely don’t have much to say ^^; And while I probably won’t get Yo-Kai Watch 2, Sailor Nyan is adorable:

And then we got to something I was happy to see they did show, Disney Magical World 2! It wasn’t really anything new or that I didn’t know–the only thing that concerns me is the mention of the pre-purchase bonus as it sounds like it is exclusive to the eShop and I plan to buy the game physically so that’s a bit disappointing. I hope it’s just a general preorder bonus. On the website, it does seem like it is a general preorder bonus thankfully though so yay. It seems I should get the codes through an email so I just need to keep my eye out for it :) Even if I’ll probably never actually wear the Olaf costume or Anna’s and Elsa’s outfits…

The game comes out October 14th so I really hope I get a lot done in Style Savvy and other things finished up before it comes out <3 It just looks so great. Towards the end after Bill came back, we started with this scene: poochyyay

It turns out Yoshi’s Woolly World is coming over to the 3DS which I ad mixed feelings on–we still have to finish the Wii U version and I don’t really care about replaying a lot of what I already did. But then they showed the Poochy features:
And the Poochy Amiibo:
And thus, now I have the bundle preordered so thanks, Nintendo. But seriously, how am I supposed to resist this:

We also got to see a little more Ever Oasis, but it hasn’t really given more of an idea than what we saw at E3.

Finally, while I didn’t mention it, I’m still super excited for Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice, even if I am disappointed it will be digital only again. I’ll take it over never getting it at all though.

I was say we didn’t hear anything about Lady Layton and Detective Pikachu, though. Japan didn’t even hear about Detective Pikachu Episode 2… I really want to hear these games coming overseas ;~; <3 Regardless, it was a great Nintendo Direct. Now back to getting more StreetPasses for the new games <3

September 1, 2016

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – September’s Challenge!

Despite all the news today, I still made sure to play today’s challenge! :P

September Challenge – A harsh habitat.

Rating Address: 0202-5754-900

This challenge made me use both the Sun and a giant iceberg. Why, Happy Home Designer? :(

August 30, 2016

Style Savvy: Fashion Forward Review

Style Savvy: Fashion Forward is the third installment in the Style Savvy series! The game adds lots of new content to the series along with tons of new items and customization options. Despite never being much into fashion myself, I’ve always loved the idea of dress-up and the games continue to be one of my favorite series. While the game isn’t perfect, I feel it adds a lot of things that I hope will become staples in future series–possibly also taking from some stuff not included that had been introduced in the second game. Regardless, I’ll save most of my thoughts to the main entry. There’s a lot to say and the game really is much better than its predecessors so if you enjoyed the previous titles, you should definitely pick this one up too! » Read the rest of this entry …

Style Savvy: Fashion Forward – A week of play & the first DLC!

So, this is late due to having been in San Francisco the last several days and thus, not here for its arrival, but I’ve really been enjoying it since I got home :D I will say there will probably be more videos than entries as it’s hard to really say a lot so I may do weekly entries? I’ve been playing for roughly a week now and just wanted to share some of the many pictures I took and talk about my playing some more.

Before I start, as it wasn’t really announced, the first DLC actually came out on Thursday!

The Peach Yukata :D To see it in action:

I also recommend checking out my Youtube channel for tons more videos of it too–it’s all in a handy playlist as well!

It is free as well so just pick Add-ons from the main menu and select it! I’m not sure if it will be permanently around or not, but always better to get sooner rather than later.

The differences between the demo and main game are pretty immediate between a few more options in character creation (though, I was sad I had to choose a lighter brown for hair…), a much nicer intro scene…:

And a bit harder of a tutorial along with just generally being a slower pace. You do not unlock the quest that gets the hair salon and make-up stuff available–that does take a bit longer, though, it doesn’t feel slow as in boring–just not as fast as the demo is all.

My outfit wasn’t pink enough though so I’m glad I got to get something pinker pretty quickly:

Also I love this Teddy Bear:

One of my favorite things about the game is that its very dynamic–you walk along the street, posters change, cars move, people move, you can see yourself doing stuff in the scenes….

I’m not sure how exactly the style choices are determined, but I was SO happy when Marble Lily finally showed up.

My shop is now pink enough (or well, as pink as it’ll let me…):

I’m still trying to settle on a good outfit, but here are a few of my favorites so far:

Also some event photos:

And some photos from fashion shows!:

And finally, some fun photos I took:

Also modeling ones:

And some designed clothes:

It took so long to get my emblem done:

And my favorite make-up sets thus far:


I wish there was a better ponytail though :/ They’re either way too over the top or side ponytails or pigtails and bleh.

I also did the Amiibo a bit… I’ll have to do them again for the other colors of the items, but for now here is my Mii in the outfit I made for the Kirby Amiibo:

Speaking of Miis, there is a Mii outfit in the game:

Finally, some obligatory fountain gifs:

I’ve been enjoying the game a lot. Supposedly Fall hits September 1st so that should be exciting. That will get me two more of the colors I need–the rest require Winter with the exception of one that needs Spring. There are also still a lot of make-up kits I need to get…

My review should be up soon :)

August 24, 2016

Pokemon GO – Update 6! & On the new tracking system

August 8th, 2016

While nothing happened yesterday, I caught a Ponyta today!! It was my first time seeing one and it was a great surprise.

August 9th, 2016

One of my eggs hatched! Just a Tangela though :( I also am only 2 Poliwag away from getting a Poliwrath so keeping my fingers crossed…

August 10th, 2016

Caught enough Poliwag to get a Poliwrath! Yay!

August 11th, 2016

One of the things I’ve noticed is I rarely see Pokemon lately unless near a Pokestop. Normally I’d see several Pokemon while in the car with someone (Don’t worry–I have never been driving in these situations) just along a highway or something, but lately unless there is a Pokestop nearby, the entire area is kind of barren. I ended up only catching a few new Pokemon at the destination despite being out for over 2 hours and that was it.

On a positive note, I did get two new Pokemon though–one of my eggs hatched into Vulpix and I finally caught a Grimer at home.

August 16th, 2016

Not much happened today, but I did get another Gold Medal so yay~

August 18th, 2016

Caught enough Exeggcute for an Exeggcutor! We’re off to California soon for a few days so crossing my fingers for lots of Pokemon :D

While at the airport, I also captured my very first gym!

Once we arrived in San Francisco, there were pretty much Pokestops and plenty of lures everywhere:
Like even the airport was full of them.

I managed to catch a Kabuto and some of my eggs hatched–the 10KM one hatched into Jynx while two 2KM ones hatched into Rattata and Magikarp, and a 5KM hatched into Goldeen. The Jynx was at least new and I’m not too upset with the Magikarp (I can use the candy), but I wish the other two were better.

We’ve been hitting so many Pokestops that our Eggs fill back up fast and our inventories have been maxing out. I’ve started tossing away some potions…

I also got enough Nidoran (Female) for a Nidorina! So yay :D And with my lucky egg evolving, I hit level 20! YAY FOR ULTRA BALLS. <3 August 19th, 2016

So, we went out and about today and there are just so many Pokestops and Lures:

We’re constantly running out of bag space and I’m close to being out of space for Pokemon too. My eggs even fill up right after hatching one… While I didn’t get anything new from eggs sadly (nor any new 10KM eggs), I did manage to catch a Porygon and Machop! Plus I was able to evolve an Eevee into Flareon, an Ekans into Arbok, and a Paras into Parasect so I got some good new Pokemon :)

I also managed to claim one gym twice:

I hope tomorrow goes just as well. The only sad thing today were the three Pokemon we missed–usually because we had just got on the trolley going the other way so we missed Lickitung, Snorlax, and Slowbro :( I hope we might see them tomorrow. Also a Diglett which showed up while at the hotel, but ran away immediately :( So upset…. Now I have 2 more in Seen… I hope we can catch one tomorrow.

I’m super mixed on the new tracking system though. While I don’t know if I agree footprints are the best option, I feel like it takes a lot of the exploration out of it because a lot of people will head to a PokeStop anyway for items… Not to mention I feel like less Pokmon are out and about because of this now too.

August 20th, 2016

Today wasn’t as great as yesterday–I didn’t catch anything new and even my eggs just hatched into extras. I did evolve an Abra into Kadabra at least, but that is bittersweet as I accidentally transferred one too many and now do not have another Abra in preparation for Alakazam… I hope I catch another Abra, Kadabra, or even just an Alakazam soon…

I did, however, take over this gym twice which was fun:
It even let me get my first Training and Gym Battle Medals so yay. Unfortunately, my last Defender bonus had yet to end so I couldn’t get coins for it before it was taken back… I really hate the wait time and wish it rewarded you instantly :/ Some people don’t even get time to get to their Defender Bonus even when their timer is up due to how fast some gyms can go down…

We’ll have a busy day tomorrow though, so I hope I can catch a bunch of Pokemon.

And just before I headed to bed, not only did an Abra show up (Yay!) that I managed to catch, but I managed to grab a gym too:

August 21st

So, today was interesting. I managed to evolve more Pokemon so I now have a Golduck, Jolteon (which finished out the Gen 1 Eeveelutions), and Tentacruel (FINALLY. Now if I could just find a Diglett to match my counts up again…).

I’m also super close to evolving Dratini and Magikarp–I’m only one Dratini away from Dragonair and just 9 Magikarp from Gyarados. Hopefully I can get them while back home.

Also, some lovely gym takeovers:

This will probably be the last weekly log for a while. Right now, much just isn’t happening and there just won’t be much going on. Next entry will be when multiple big updates will happen, but this will probably be the last for a while.

Travel Log: San Francisco Day 4

So, this is the last San Francisco update (as we got home yesterday!) :3 Sunday we tried to head towards Ghiradelli Square and the Pier and just explore around. It was a lot of fun, but I don’t have too much to say (it was a long day, afterall!) so just enjoy some photos instead :P

But before we get to those, here is a short version of the events:
Sadly, we ended up having a late start. The only complaint I have for our room is that the bed was really hard and so it made it hard for us to sleep at times. It was great for naps, but when it came to through the night (and from the desk chairs), we just would usually feel sore and iffy.

Thus, what ended up a wanting to get up early and do a lot ended up getting up late and not getting to do everything as much.

Ghiradelli’s Square was great, but it was as it got later when we got it to the pier that it became iffy. Ignoring a subpar dinner, I was really hoping to catch enough Magikarp to get a Gyarados and due to starting late, we didn’t. I had less than 10 to go left, but I could barely feel my fingers and I was so cold along with my face getting a bit sunburned. I actually think I might be sick now due to it sadly :(

To make things even crazier, when we were packing and getting ready for bed, some random lady kept trying to break into our room. In the end, we had to call hotel security who took care of it, but it made it even harder to sleep and made things a bit messy for when we got up.

The ride to the airport was fine and we got through security fast (and the passport checker even talked to us about Pokemon GO which was fun), but I just felt so tired and now my sleeping is messed up so bleh :( Not the best last days overall.

Regardless, we did get to see some adorable Sea Lions at least so now please enjoy some lovely pictures:

August 21, 2016

Travel Log: San Francisco Day 3

Today had one clear goal: Go to Japantown. Two friends of ours were coming up to meet us and so we all decided to go together. It’s a really nice mall and I wish I took more pictures of it, but I was mostly distracted by Pokemon GO. We even took over a gym there:

We ate at a really nice Japanese place called Izumiya. All the food was super delicious and they had the Okonomiyaki I actually had in Japan–though, I went with Salmon and it was just super amazing. They also had super good soup and best of all… TAKOYAKI. Which I wish I took a picture of, but I ate it too fast. It was definitely the best Takoyaki I’ve had in the US. For now, please accept this picture of some of my Salmon with some of my rice:

I also tried some Takoyaki at a special booth, but I actually think the Takoyaki at Izumiya was better.
The Vanilla Chai was really good though.

As for bought stuff, we didn’t get too much:
The Cookies were won from a crane game. I probably would have gotten more of the CardCaptor Sakura things too if I realized they were pins as I really like most of the options. I also wish I got a box with the option of ChibiUsa too, but I’m happy I at least got Usagi as she and ChibiUsa are my favorite Sailor Moon characters.

We then headed back to the room and after helping me get Marcie back (I’ll be writing in my Animal Crossing blog about that once I’m back home :3), our friends left. This was a nice shot from our hotel room though:

Sometime later, we decided to have dinner at Myconos Greek Restaurant and it was some of the best Greek Food we had. We got the big combo platter and everything was just amazing–the biggest surprises were things that we normally just found okay were incredibly delicious and we wished there were more:
We had tea and Baklava for Dessert <3 After that, it was back to the room! Tomorrow we're hoping to do quite a bit so I hope we can get it all done before we head home on Monday.

August 20, 2016

Travel Log: San Francisco – Day 1 & 2

So, we arrived in San Francisco on Thursday and I wasn’t feeling too great–I had pretty bad jet lag mixed with allergies from the weather change (roughly 30 degrees difference) and I was really off–not to mention tired due to not having slept well. On the bright side, there were Pokestops like everywhere–from the airport to the ride to the hotel.

Thus, we decided to mostly take it easy. Our room was upgraded for free and the Front Desk guy was super nice giving us a map, list of places in the area, and a bunch of things to help us with our first visit.

We had lunch and dinner in the restaurant. We shared a Cheese and Charcuterie Board which was great for an appetizer and then I had their Blue Cheese Burger while Mark got a Chicken Wrap. The burger was pretty good, but only places where there were a lot of cheese–it didn’t feel too flavorful otherwise and was just okay where the cheese was a lot less.

For dinner, we decided to just get appetizers and dessert. We shared this… special pizza thing that was really good and chicken fingers which were also tasty. For dessert, he go their special Cookie Skillet that was all caramel and vanilla-y while I got the super amazing brownie with whipped cream and chocolate ice cream. I think the cheese plate and Brownie are my favorites.

Also the Room key is adorable:

We pretty much stayed in the room otherwise, but still had fun thanks to a Pokestop we can reach from our room.

Today (Friday–though, I suppose it is after midnight now so yesterday) we really wanted to do more. Checking with some friends who we will be seeing tomorrow, we decided today we’d try a few places out and maybe go check out the hotel Worlds is taking place at despite only some things being public. I wanted to look at the store anyway (DESPITE NO MEGA AUDINO THINGS. NOT EVEN A MEGA AUDINO BANNER. I SURE HOPE THE AWESOME WINNING MEGA AUDINO DECK HAS GIVEN IT MORE LOVE AFTER THEY DIDN’T EVEN THINK THEY’D NEED A PICTURE) so we figured it’d be a good chance to explore and ride the Trolley.

We started with a Breakfast Buffet in the hotel which was kind of plain compared to lunch and dinner. Then, Mark wanted to watch the special Star Citizen Presentation that was at Gamescom. There is a free fly week too right now so it’s a perfect chance to try the game’s alpha.

Once it was over, after some debate, we decided we’d go to Cookie Love. We picked out 6 different cookies (I think the Campfire one was my favorite) and then went over to Spinnerie for lunch. I had Salmon with Truffle Mashed Potatoes while Mark had Mediterranean-spiced Chicken & Couscous.

After dropping the cookies off in the Room, it was off to the Trolley!
We were heading towards where Worlds was taking place to check out the store.

I kept hearing mixed things if it was public or not, but we could still try to check, right? Thankfully, with a little push, we headed on up with roughly 10 minutes to go. While some stuff was sold out (like the life-sized Charmander Plush, but we wouldn’t be able to get one home anyway), we did pick up the special Pikachu plush and a screen wiper of the nice artwork:
(The Espeon is Mark’s :P)

I love the bag we got everything in too:

On the way out, we also said Hi to Renae and Josh which was nice–I’ve been moderating for them on Twitch for like… 2 years? And they are really nice so it was nice to say Hi and give them hugs and stuff before they headed out to dinner :3

We then headed to the Mall to get some Boba Tea:
It was very tasty <3 After some debate on dinner, we decided to try this Burger place nearby called Super Duper Burgers. It reminded me a bit of Smash Burger (though, with less options) and while the Burgers were good, I feel the Milkshake and Garlic Fries outshined it.

It was then a trolley ride back to the Hotel. Tomorrow is Japantown and hopefully the Disney museum too <3 Anyway, you can check more photos out on my Twitter :) And Pokemon GO-related stuff will be coming up in the Pokemon GO Log 6!

August 7, 2016

Pokemon GO – Update 5!

July 25th, 2016

Updates are a bit slow right now so depending on how things go, I may turn this into a 2 week update instead of just a weekly one. No eggs have hatched, mostly Doduos being found, and not being able to go out makes it kind of hard to find new things.

I did finally catch enough Horsea for a Seadra though so there’s something at least.

July 27th, 2016

Got the Bronze Psychic Medal! Yay!

July 28th, 2016

Things are still going pretty poorly :( I did use a Lucky Egg to do the Evolution level up thing… I got to level 16 and I am already about 75% to 17. I also got the Gold Medal for 200 Flying Pokemon so yay~ Sadly, still no new Pokemon though…

July 29th, 2016

We went out a bit today, but only managed to hit two PokeStops and no new Pokemon :( On the bright side, I did get a Growlithe at home so there’s another new Pokemon finally! I’m less than 200 away from hitting level 17 so keeping my fingers crossed…

And while no other new Pokemon were gotten, I did hit level 17 so there’s something for today.

July 30th, 2016

There was a new update today! It changed a few things… I hope the footprints will return and that we can see more clothing options in the future. I feel like something is weird with the catching mechanic now, though? I can’t really explain what however… I did finally catch enough Caterpie for a Butterfree though so yay~

August 1st, 2016August 2nd, 2016

Doduo no longer seems to be as common here, thankfully. It seems Goldeen may have replaced it? But it’s still not nearly as bad. I’ve mostly seen Goldeen and Bulbasaur though and actually managed to catch enough Bulbasaur to get an Ivysaur now.

One of my eggs also finally hatched–a Paras. While it’s one I already have, I do still need a Parasect so at least it got me closer to that.

August 3rd, 2016

Saw a Wartortle today. Sadly, despite using my great balls and razz berries, it escaped. I’m super upset about it :/ I’m already getting low on balls (and now have no great balls or razz berries) and this sucks. Plus it’s another seen in comparison to my caught count and it just makes me sad. I need two more Squirtle to be able to evolve one, 6 more Tentacool to be able to evolve one, and 1 more Oddish to be able to evolve one to have my Catch count the same, but I’m just so bummed right now.

I blame its CP which was 600-something :/ I’ll happily take low CP for Pokedex completion. I’m much for interested in finishing my Pokedex than having super powerful Pokemon.

On the bright side, I caught the last Oddish I needed so now I have a Gloom! Yay!

August 4th, 2016

So, while we still have a good amount of Doduo and Dodrio around here, the “nests” have definitely lessened and we actually see a good amount of Bulbasaur and Goldeen now. Thanks to all the Bulbasaur, I managed to get the Silver Grass Badge at least!

August 5th, 2016

I hit level 18~ It’s nice to have some Great Balls again… We also went out today, but didn’t hit many PokeStops so our Pokeball count is still low with the catch rate bug around :(

While I didn’t catch anything new (or manage to hatch any eggs–my husband got a Hitmonchan from one of his though T__T), I did get another egg bringing me back up to 9 and caught enough Venonat to evolve one into Venomoth.

August 6th, 2016

And to finish up this two week log, I caught two Squirtle today which finally gave me enough candy to evolve one into Wartortle! Now I just need to get a Tentacruel or a lot more Tentacool so my Seen and Caught counts match again…

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