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09 September 2016 @ 03:30 pm
PokemonGo  

Indy and I went on a Pokewalk this evening. Won the local gym back (at great cost, half our Pokemon fainted!). We’re *terrible* at Pokebattles but Indy seems to be learning to embrace the “we’re doing it for fun not for winning” thing, which is great.

and OH OH OH DO YOU KNOW WHY #POKEMON’s MAGIKARP IS SO HARD TO EVOLVE THERE’S AN AWESOME REASON!

turns out there’s a Japanese legend abt a fish determined to climb a massive waterfall. keeps trying, keeps trying, keeps trying. all the other fish mock it, you can’t make it, you’ll never make it, stop making a fool of yourself. but it keeps trying, keeps trying. & FINALLY it succeeds

and the gods look down on this fish & say “good damn job,” & TURN IT INTO A DRAGON AS A REWARD FOR ITS PERSEVERANCE

Hence Magikarp –> 400 candies –> GYRADOS THE DRAGON

HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!?!?!?!?

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

 
 
 
anthony_lionanthony_lion on September 10th, 2016 09:34 pm (UTC)
I believe the name is GYARADOS, not GYRADOS...
And frankly, I'm getting tired of catching Magicarps.
(I have about half the candies I need to evolve it.)
I have 'seen' 88, caught(or evolved) 87 and are at level 20.
(Probably won't reach 21 until next weekend)
My strongest Pokemon has a 'CP' of 1320, so it kind of sucks that the 'owners' of the local gyms have Dragonites with CP of 3000 or more.

Frankly, I may not bother playing the game for much longer. There's no real strategy to consider, just basic typematching. The Gyms are a joke, the XP system is ass-backwards, evolving is elfed up...