I played Pokémon Red and Blue versions for the gameboy when they first released when I was a kid. I played these games over and over and collected all of the original Pokémon. So when they released Pokémon Go I was immediately addicted! The only thing that slowed me down was that at the time our mobile data plan was meager. So going out to catch Pokémon once or twice in a month was enough to rack up extra data charges. So unfortunately, I had to uninstall the game because the temptation was too great.
Luckily our data plan changed and I’ve been able to play again, but they added hundreds of new Pokémon since then! Even though I feel behind I still have a lot of fun playing. It’s something my wife and I do together (Our most recent anniversary we spent at a river walk and there was plenty of Pokestops, Gyms and Pokemon). It’s also perfect when we go out as a family to catch a Pokestop or two. The game is great fun to play because it takes you on adventures that you can share with others. There is nothing like making a new friend when accidentally running into another Pokemon GOer at the same Pokestop as you!
I don’t have a lot of experience battling other players, but I definitely hit a Gym or low level raid when I can. I need more friends that play to hit any of the higher level Raids. I play on Blue Team Mystic.
My buddy right now is Dragonair. I’m hoping to continue to collect candies from him until I can evolve him into a Dragonite. Dragonite has always been one of my favorite Pokemon. I also have other “project” Pokemon I’m working toward evolving. Stay tuned for more on that!
If you play Pokemon GO and would like to be friends (I’m a very liberal gift giver). I’m always looking for active players to be friends with. Stay tuned for more on my Pokemon Go adventures!!