Pokemon GO! Official Thread - now officially released in the UK!

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    (Original post by Lawliettt)
    Easier said than done lol. It's a shame because I hear loads of people are playing it around London.
    Yet I've been out the house and seen no obvious signs of this obsession everyone's talking about.
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    :woo: I'm playing pokemon go :excited: I choose squirtle as my starter pokemon and I just caught a rattata in my house

    Edit: Just caught pidgey, I haven't even left my house and already caught 3 pokemons
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    Quote as promised... Pokemon Go has now been officially released in the UK.

    If you've downloaded the APK file you should be able to install the app from the play store and log in as usual

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    I've been playing it for over a week now, but thanks for the heads up .

    Saw quite a few people have downloaded it since its release earlier this morning. Not really sure why people didn't just download the APK, they could have had it for a week already.

    Quick tip: Save as many evolutions as you can. At level 8 you will get a lucky egg, which doubles your xp. You get 1k xp per evolution, so this doubles to 2k (+500xp if it's a new Pokemon, which is also doubled) giving you a possible 3k xp per evolution. If you've saved 10 evolutions until then (or just bought a lucky egg from the store) you've got an easy 30k xp.

    Also, savour those easy levels now, currently it takes me 20k xp to level up D:
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    Is possible to battle against other players ..?
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    Too bad it doesn't have multiplayer fucntion :sad: , would have loved to play against some Fellow TSRarians here XD lol
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    (Original post by FluffyCherry)
    Is possible to battle against other players ..?
    If you mean multiplayer then no, it's not aviailable yet
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    (Original post by FluffyCherry)
    Is possible to battle against other players ..?
    Not at the moment at least. Most you can do is battle the other player Pokemon that they've left at the gyms
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    I've been interested over the past week or so to see what the play value (is that the right term?) is - it feels like it might be a bit of a gimmick which gets boring after a while :beard:
    I didn't uninstall due to gameplay - I did it because it was getting in the way of life.
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    (Original post by Cll_ws)
    It doesn't use too much data actually. About 5-8mb per hour i'd say. I've been playing since Monday and haven't used much at all.
    I get 250mb per month so not sure if that's a lot. It takes 172mb to download I think? I've already used about 30mb so I'd only have 50mb left and it doesn't get refreshed until early-mid August. 50mb might give me a couple-few days of playing it, so not sure if I should.
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    (Original post by DJMayes)
    I didn't uninstall due to gameplay - I did it because it was getting in the way of life.
    ...that's waht I like to hear

    Glad you've overcome your addiction though
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    Servers down for anyone else?
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    The real deal ladies and gentlemen.
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    If you already have the apk do youu have to download this? Also wtf is team Red winning. Team Yellow all the way.
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    How do I get more coins? Or really anything for that matter I don't really understand the concept - there don't seem to be any battles or ways to evolve your Pokemon? You just wander around throwing balls at them - is it simply a collection game? And the pokestops- nothing happens when I'm near one? Am I completely missing the point here?*
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    (Original post by FluffyCherry)
    Is possible to battle against other players ..?
    yeah once you reach level 5 at a Pokemon gym or something it comes up. I went to one and it said I have to be a level 5. It was near a primary and it was playtime was very awkward walking past.
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    (Original post by That Arab Guy)


    The real deal ladies and gentlemen.
    lool :rofl: whats with the voice lol?? sounds like you need a cough medicine
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    (Original post by LavenderBlueSky88)
    How do I get more coins? Or really anything for that matter I don't really understand the concept - there don't seem to be any battles or ways to evolve your Pokemon? You just wander around throwing balls at them - is it simply a collection game? And the pokestops- nothing happens when I'm near one? Am I completely missing the point here?*
    1/ You can get more coins by using real money. Or you can conquer gyms and press the shield on the right top corner of the shop. This gives you a bonus if you have a gym in possession.
    2/ The battles are at gyms.
    3/ You evolve by getting candy specific to the pokemon and stardust by capturing other Pokemon.
    4/ At a Pokestop you spin the coin and you tap on the items that come out.
    Hope I helped!
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    (Original post by mr T 999)
    lool :rofl: whats with the voice lol?? sounds like you need a cough medicine
    LOOL.
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    (Original post by MezmorisedPotato)
    1/ You can get more coins by using real money. Or you can conquer gyms and press the shield on the right top corner of the shop. This gives you a bonus if you have a gym in possession.
    2/ The battles are at gyms.
    3/ You evolve by getting candy specific to the pokemon and stardust by capturing other Pokemon.
    4/ At a Pokestop you spin the coin and you tap on the items that come out.
    Hope I helped!
    so basically I have to pay as I can't level up my Pokemon without buying them candy?*
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    Yet I've been out the house and seen no obvious signs of this obsession everyone's talking about.
    I meant central London. But I live in north London and I saw a big group playing it around our local market square earlier. And my sister apparently saw loads in our local park.
 
 
 
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