Metapoké Go
posted July 20, 2016 4:46 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun July 24 at 4:00 PM, Davis Sq. in front of JP Licks to start
4 College Ave, Somerville, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
In the Pokémon Go thread, Room 641-A commented that it would be a good meetup activity. Shall we prove her right?
I'm barely into Pokémon so far, but hope to go make my first catches soon if the servers start cooperating. Anyone want to go together? We could meet in Davis Sq. in front of JP Licks, walk around in a group or groups, hitting up the reportedly Poké-rich Kenney Park, and end with ice cream and/or a beer.
posted by daisyace to Meetup (22 comments total)

Kenney Park (near Davis Square across from Rite Aid) nearly always has lures on their Pokestops and a sizeable crowd of people sitting around trying to catch 'em all. It's a fun time; you can grab a snack and camp out and watch the OMG A WARTORTLE!! frenzy.
posted by Metroid Baby at 6:28 AM on July 20, 2016 [1 favorite]

I probably can't do tonight, but I might be able to do Friday or Sunday. That spot MB described in Davis is indeed perpetually hopping and I'd conveniently near a couple places one could obtain ice cream to eat while catching them all. On the other hand, I'd be happy to catch some stuff in a new neighborhood since I live here in Davis.

In conclusion, I am a solid maybe.
posted by maryr at 9:51 AM on July 20, 2016

It's not Cambridge, but on Sunday the 31st there is a big Pokemon shindig up here in Salem. I'm busy carving something for prize support.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:06 PM on July 20, 2016 [1 favorite]

I would definitely be up for this, but we are moving this weekend, so my husband might have other ideas. But I'll definitely try to come.
posted by peacheater at 1:46 PM on July 20, 2016

Interest seems a bit light so far, but maybe it just needs a real time and place to pick up a little, and I'd be up for it even if there's just a few of us anyway. That is, if the servers ever let me play -- no luck at all today either. I'll go ahead and confirm it for Sunday eve in Davis, since ice cream-based advantages convince me every time. Oh yeah, and Kenney Park sounds great, too. If there aren't at least three Yes's by then, I'll call it off.
posted by daisyace at 6:36 PM on July 20, 2016

I'd be interested, except that it's going to be too dang hot out for me on Sunday.
posted by sarcasticah at 3:14 AM on July 21, 2016

Robocop and I are interested, but 5 is a little late for us to head into Somerville on a Sunday, since our kid has to get to bed at a reasonable hour. If you guys do another of these earlier in the afternoon on a weekend, we'll be there!
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 6:56 AM on July 21, 2016

Since no one's a 'yes' yet, I could move it earlier. What's the latest you could comfortably meet?
posted by daisyace at 8:45 AM on July 21, 2016

Would 3:00 work for people?
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 10:15 AM on July 21, 2016

Our kid is usually still napping at 3, God willing, but one of us could meet there to start and the other could join later. (Are people okay with a toddler tagging along? He likes ice cream and parks.)
posted by Metroid Baby at 10:51 AM on July 21, 2016

We can also do 3:30 or 4:00. We'll have our kid tagging along, too.
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 11:05 AM on July 21, 2016

I've got a 395 Pigeot that seems useless for training, much less actual battles, so I'm not sure there's much point in me attending a meetup thing. XD
posted by tobascodagama at 1:10 PM on July 21, 2016

Ok, changing to 4pm. Tobascodagama, I haven't played enough to even know what that means, so you'd be fine!
posted by daisyace at 1:30 PM on July 21, 2016

Metroid Baby, toddler meeter-uppers are cool by me!
posted by daisyace at 3:09 PM on July 21, 2016

Alright, we'll be there! We uttered the words "ice cream" to our son, so we'll have to make good on that post-Pokemon ice cream!
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 3:11 PM on July 21, 2016 [1 favorite]

Definitely! Tobascodagama, I finally got to play a lot today, so now I understand what a 395 Pigeot could possibly mean. Haven't set foot in a gym yet, but maybe tomorrow. Still, no actual Pokemon prowess required or assumed for this meetup.
posted by daisyace at 4:47 PM on July 21, 2016 [1 favorite]

tobascodagama, it'll probably be all catching and no battling. Davis and especially the park are hotspots for catching pokemans!
posted by Metroid Baby at 8:26 AM on July 22, 2016

We're game! :) I've heard of the fabled quadruple lure of Davis.
posted by savagerose at 8:06 AM on July 24, 2016

See you all this afternoon!
posted by maryr at 9:33 AM on July 24, 2016

Running about 10 min late but en route.
posted by maryr at 12:58 PM on July 24, 2016

We're here and will wait! Message again if you're much later.
posted by daisyace at 1:05 PM on July 24, 2016

I had fun and I'm glad you all came! I hope I wasn't too annoying with all my questions about how the game works. Thanks for the great tips! That Kenney Park dynamic is a lot of fun, but I think I'll usually try to resist it and walk around instead. Wishing you all lots of high CP rares!
posted by daisyace at 6:00 PM on July 25, 2016 [2 favorites]

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