Welcome back to Pokemon Go Stories! In this series, I tell the travel stories, musings on mechanics and inside jokes behind the Pokemon I keep around. This time we’ve got a few references, but cool pokemon none the less!
According to some rules of thumb I’ve heard from somewhere (and yes, that’s as specific as I remember it), 10,000 steps per day is a good benchmark in terms of activity. Pokemon Go has definitely helped me toward getting to the benchmark (but it’s still pretty difficult, since that’s about 4+ miles per day), and the design of egg hatching is actually one of the things I appreciate most about the game.
It offers a lot of benefits like allowing people access to pokemon from outside their usual areas, rewarding the activity of walking rather than being at a location passively, and has the excitement of random results as well.
Funnily enough, I ended up hatching x10,000 before the acquisition type was recorded for pokemon, which is why it’s recorded as caught with a pokeball.
Every group of people has its own special dialect, within the groups at my church “loitering” is the aimless hanging out and chatting in a general area. This pokemon was caught during such an occasion, though it’s been long enough that I don’t really remember what specifically was going on. Oh well, ghost type pokemon are pretty cool anyways!