Pokémon Go is the latest trend in gaming - an augmented reality system which allows players to search for, capture, and train virtual Pokémon on their phone. It rewards players for activity and allows for a unique chance at socialization. Social media has been flooded with information, pictures of everyone's latest Pokémon finds, and hilarious memes. I couldn't resist getting involved when Kimi asked around in search of hosts for a Pokémon Go themed box full of items to help make you the very best. While I'm normally an active person anyways, it's been great getting out in the community and making connections with complete strangers over a common love. Adult responsibilities have only allowed me to reach level 18 at this time, but I'm looking forward to future game updates and releases to make this addictive game even better!
- Portable Phone Charger
- Universal Waterproof Phone Bag
- LED Lighted Beanie
- Pokémon Squirtle 24 oz. Water Bottle
- Mission Enduracool Microfiber Towel
- Portable Fan & Water Mister
- OFF! Skintatsic Insect Repellent Spray
- Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen
- Planters Trail Mix
- Pokéball Backpack
Meet Your Giveaway Sponsors
These amazing bloggers and shop owners and I have come together to sponsor this massive Pokémon themed giveaway. I hope you'll consider reading our answers to some questions asked of us. Note that not all of the sponsors are playing Pokémon Go and therefor you won't see answers from them. They are just big supporters of going out and doing what you love!
What is your reason for playing Pokémon Go? Pokémon Go was every young kid's dream when I was in elementary school! Collecting the cards and playing on my Color Gameboy was all well and good, but it's nothing like being able to hunt the neighborhood with my friends/husband and catch Pokémon in my backyard!
What is one thing that would make playing Pokémon Go a better experience for you? Aside from the obvious (less battery drain and servers that actually work) I would love more player interaction! Things like trading Pokémon and more in-depth battles. More interaction related to the teams would be neat too. Follow: BLOG | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | PINTEREST
What is your reason for playing Pokémon Go? Although I wasn't into Pokémon growing up (sorry, I was too busy with Power Rangers), I was excited to try this game. I already play Ingress, another augmented reality game made by Niantic and I liked the idea of having something I could collect and level up. I like that it makes me want to leave the house. I suffer from severe anxiety and sometimes I find it difficult to go out and do simple errands. I'm enjoying them now because it means I might find some Pokémon to collect!
What is one thing that would make playing Pokémon Go a better experience for you? I think more Pokéstops around my neighborhood would make a huge difference in game play for me. I want to get out and be active and it's easier to do around my home. Follow: BLOG | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | PINTEREST | BLOGLOVIN'
What is your reason for playing Pokémon Go? Pokémon GO has been a great family activity in my household! My husband, 18-year-old step-daughter, 13-year-old daughter, 10-year-old son, and I have been playing solid since the game came out. Not only have I been able to have something in common with the kids that was a throwback to my teenage days, when Pokémon first made it big, but Pokémon GO has finally moved us to get off the couch to go outside and be social! While it's super hot here in Texas, we've been walking an average of three miles a day searching for new Pokémon and visiting local PokéStops. I swear there is a weight loss story waiting to happen for me! :)
What is one thing that would make playing Pokémon Go a better experience for you? There are only a few things that could make Pokémon GO better for us. I can't wait until the server situation gets sorted out, so we don't have to stop to reboot the game over and over, but I know that will come in time. We are also looking forward to the multiplayer battle aspect of the game that is reported to be coming out in the future. I do worry we are using a lot more data on our mobile plan than we used to, but for the level of physical activity that my family is now taking part in, I've decided that it's worth the cost of upgrading our data plan. It's a lot more fun than going and working out in the gym! Follow: BLOG | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | PINTEREST | BLOGLOVIN'
What is your reason for playing Pokémon Go? I started playing it because I saw a lot of the ladies in my favorite FB group Geek Girls x Bloggers were playing and having a great time. Having not been apart of the Pokémon fandom previously, I thought that it wouldn't really take hold in me like it had with others. I was so wrong! I absolutely love getting out of the house and catching all the Pokémon. It's something I've gotten my hubby into as well. We love to see who has caught more Pokémon at the end of the day. It's been a great way to get out of the house and see different parts of our city.
What is one thing that would make playing Pokémon Go a better experience for you? I've only been playing it for a few days, so I'm still getting the hang of the game play. Most of the time I feel like I don't really know what I'm doing. I'm just happy to catch Pokémon! The only thing that might make it easier is to be a little bit more descriptive on what you should be doing. Perhaps like tips and tricks? Or a tutorial? Follow: BLOG | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | PINTEREST | BLOGLOVIN'
What is your reason for playing Pokémon Go? To become the very best, like no one ever was. To catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause.
What is one thing that would make playing Pokémon Go a better experience for you? Less glitches and no more crashing! Also trading Pokémon! Follow: BLOG | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | PINTEREST | BLOGLOVIN'
What is your reason for playing Pokémon Go? I originally got it to play with my son, but quickly had to make my own account as its crazy amounts of fun and addicting. I enjoyed watching Pokémon as a kid so now I can really feel like I'm part of the action.
What is one thing that would make playing Pokémon Go a better experience for you? I think being able to battle people outside of a gym to earn more XP would be great. Follow: BLOG | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | PINTEREST | BLOGLOVIN'
What is your reason for playing Pokémon Go? I am actually one of the few geek girls who never played Pokémon growing up which always shocks people. I downloaded Pokémon Go just to see what all the hype was about and now I'm hooked! I've been having health issues all summer and unable to do much activity - even as my health got better, my motivation to exercise or even leave my apartment was very low since my body still felt so weak. Thanks to this game, I have a reason to push myself to walk AND I actually look forward to exploring my community. I've discovered so many cool and quirky things around my neighborhood that I've never noticed before. It's also been a fun way for me to bond with friends and my sister as we'll go out and hit up a bunch of Pokéstops together at random hours. But ultimately, my reason for playing is to be the very best, like no one ever was! ;)
What is one thing that would make playing Pokémon Go a better experience for you? Well, besides the servers not always being down -__- ...I would love it if our avatars had a few more customizable options (more face, hair, clothing choices, etc). I know it really has nothing to do with the game itself, but I always look forward to customizing my avatar in games! xD Follow: BLOG | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | PINTEREST | BLOGLOVIN'
What is your reason for playing Pokémon Go? It's basically all of my childhood dreams come true! I grew up with the anime, collected the cards, played most of the games, and now I get to catch Pokémon every day! I love that this game has exposed Pokémon to a whole new generation of people that may never have cared about it before, and I'm so happy to be a part of such a fun adventure.
What is one thing that would make playing Pokémon Go a better experience for you? Well, it'd be nice if the servers would stop crashing, that's for dang sure! Sometimes I feel like I spend more time struggling to get the game to work than actually playing it. Aside from that, I'd love to catch a Psyduck. He's my fave. Follow: BLOG | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | PINTEREST | BLOGLOVIN'
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Good luck players and happy Pokemon hunting!