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Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: cthtdh ()
Date: July 10, 2016 12:48AM

Pokemon GO, the game that is surging in popularity internationally. Some of you guys may or may not have heard or tried to play it. Others might already be on the trend. Fairfax natives who do play - what is your favorite location for pokestops, and where do you go to catch pokemon? P.S. NORTHERN VIRGINIA KNOWS NO TEAM BUT THE TEAM IN THE NORTH WHOSE NAME IS TEAM MYSTIC.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Nick DS... ()
Date: July 10, 2016 01:21AM

Fair oaks Mall.. but a lot of 11-17 year old kids are playing it too.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: using my scents ()
Date: July 10, 2016 10:20AM

I'm the gym leader for team valor in Burke, fuck with me

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Careful out there... ()
Date: July 10, 2016 10:35AM


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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: i dont get it ()
Date: July 10, 2016 10:41AM

Do you need to wander around irl to find better pokemon?? would I be able to wander around the woods and find them or would I need to go to a mall or some place with other pokemon go accounts. Seems like a fun game but I don't really understand it

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Unintended Consequences ()
Date: July 10, 2016 11:39PM


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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Zzzzorlax ()
Date: July 11, 2016 06:53AM

I wonder how many people will tell cops they were just in this known drug area because they saw a Pokemon over there...

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: dogwalker ()
Date: July 11, 2016 09:51AM

I have never seen so many people out and about at my local park. It's a checkpoint for Pokemon go, crazy.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Dorks ()
Date: July 11, 2016 09:58AM

Dorks gonna dork.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Fox News ()
Date: July 11, 2016 10:25AM


http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/40/2249008.html

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/07/armed-muggers-use-pokemon-go-to-find-victims/



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Pokémon Go's Wednesday launch on iOS and Android has proven a rousing success for franchise creator Nintendo and app developer Niantic, with the app rocketing (Team Rocketing?) up every major download and top-grossing chart. With arguably the biggest augmented-reality gaming audience ever in the West, the game is attracting a lot of attention, including good stock-related news for Nintendo—but it has also already proven ripe for exploitation of its players.

In particular, one major social aspect of the game—its "beacon" function—has already been taken advantage of in the city of O'Fallon, Missouri. That city's police department made a statement on Sunday morning confirming that a group of four armed men had used the app to lure victims to a specific place, at which point they mugged the unknowing Pokémon Go players.

The statement mentioned similar robberies taking place in neighboring St. Louis and St. Charles counties. A Gizmodo report received a statement from O'Fallon's police department, stating that "about eight or nine people" were targeted by these muggings in all.

Pokémon Go requires that its players walk to a nearly exact point in the real world—whose required distance can vary based on your smartphone and its GPS signal—to interact with its major systems, which include battle-loaded Gyms and item-granting Pokéstops. Additionally, players can use items, either found in the game or purchased with real-world money, to sweeten a Pokéstop so that it attracts more collectible (and lucrative) Pokémon monsters. O'Fallon's police department went so far as to clarify that this very thing happened in the case of these reported muggings: "You can add a beacon to a Pokéstop to lure more players. Apparently [the muggers] were using the app to locate people standing around in the middle of a parking lot or whatever other location they were in."

The statement also included a warning: "If you use this app (or other similar type apps) or have children that do, we ask you to please use caution when alerting strangers of your future location."

Niantic, the app developers behind Pokémon Go, has attracted negative attention for its precise-GPS requirements in the past, as opposed to its apps allowing players to simply be near a real-life location in the game. In particular, its warring-faction game Ingress was criticized by US military representatives in 2014 since it sometimes required players to drive up to restricted military buildings and bases to claim that game's territories.

But with Pokémon Go's popularity already surging past Ingress's peak, we can only imagine seeing more negative stories about a video game's use of real-life locations—especially one with such a "kid-friendly" franchise as Pokémon involved. (For example, on Sunday, The Independent reported on issues with loitering that the app has already attracted for some homeowners.) Niantic has not yet responded to Ars Technica's questions about whether its location-requirement system might be altered as a result of recent negative stories. We will update this report if that changes.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/2016 10:26AM by Fox News.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: parentofpokemongousers ()
Date: July 11, 2016 10:37AM

Happy to see this game in use. Kids leaving the house for first time since school is out. Walking several miles every day. Miracles happen. Seen more kids around the neighborhood outside than at any time in the last 15 years I think. This is good. OK maybe some safety issues but overall just use commonsense and have some fun.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Austin M ()
Date: July 11, 2016 10:41AM

Hey, I live in Burke right near the Burke Library and Ox rd. I'm on team valor as well. If you ever want to hit up a gym or want some support email me for my number and we can squad up. Looking to eventually make a FB page so we can time attacks too. Email for pokemon is Valienthor@yahoo.com

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Autistic-Sniper ()
Date: July 11, 2016 11:14AM

Not all positive, 3 guys were already robbed at gun point while playing Pokemon go, it's a safe haven for criminals, someone playing decides to go to a disclosed location when there aren't many people around and it's a perfect opportunity to rob someone. They've been watching where Pokemon go players go. And DC is the least safest place to play.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: notsafenotsafe ()
Date: July 11, 2016 12:52PM

Autistic-Sniper Wrote:
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> Not all positive, 3 guys were already robbed at
> gun point while playing Pokemon go, it's a safe
> haven for criminals, someone playing decides to go
> to a disclosed location when there aren't many
> people around and it's a perfect opportunity to
> rob someone. They've been watching where Pokemon
> go players go. And DC is the least safest place to
> play.

Because no one ever got robbed walking to the store or park ever before.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: TeamRocket ()
Date: July 11, 2016 04:10PM

Mosaic District is a huge hub I would recommend checking it out

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Beware ()
Date: July 11, 2016 04:21PM

Be careful kids. There has already been a few robberies committed by Democrat-voting felons, using Pokemon Go to lure kids to an area.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: notsafenotsafe ()
Date: July 11, 2016 04:30PM

Yes, because no one has ever been robbed walking around their neighborhood. Ever. This is a first.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: flyfishinggod ()
Date: July 11, 2016 06:28PM

Great, now we have cars filled with teenagers jerking each other off trying to catch pokemon ie Hyundai with temp plates driving in Clifton...You drive worse than an Asian woman.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: conservative P go player ()
Date: July 11, 2016 06:35PM

I don't go to checkpoints unless I have my AR

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: enough is enough already ()
Date: July 13, 2016 07:51AM

cthtdh Wrote:
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> Pokemon GO, the game that is surging in popularity
> internationally. Some of you guys may or may not
> have heard or tried to play it. Others might
> already be on the trend. Fairfax natives who do
> play - what is your favorite location for
> pokestops, and where do you go to catch pokemon?
> P.S. NORTHERN VIRGINIA KNOWS NO TEAM BUT THE TEAM
> IN THE NORTH WHOSE NAME IS TEAM MYSTIC.

I wonder how many times the cops need to get involved with this nonsense. We had someone come up onto out porch at 3 in the morning Monday night, pounding on our front window and yelling something about "Peekachu". fucker ran off as soon as I turned the front lights on but it scared my whole family, we thought he was trying to break in. can't believe they'd let stuff like this happen over a game.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: sure thing ()
Date: July 13, 2016 08:11AM

enough is enough already Wrote:
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> cthtdh Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Pokemon GO, the game that is surging in
> popularity
> > internationally. Some of you guys may or may
> not
> > have heard or tried to play it. Others might
> > already be on the trend. Fairfax natives who do
> > play - what is your favorite location for
> > pokestops, and where do you go to catch
> pokemon?
> > P.S. NORTHERN VIRGINIA KNOWS NO TEAM BUT THE
> TEAM
> > IN THE NORTH WHOSE NAME IS TEAM MYSTIC.
>
> I wonder how many times the cops need to get
> involved with this nonsense. We had someone come
> up onto out porch at 3 in the morning Monday
> night, pounding on our front window and yelling
> something about "Peekachu". fucker ran off as
> soon as I turned the front lights on but it scared
> my whole family, we thought he was trying to break
> in. can't believe they'd let stuff like this
> happen over a game.



Great story, bro.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: level 10, mystic ()
Date: July 13, 2016 09:16PM

Reston town center is great for pokemon go... there is about 30-40 pokestops there and 2 gyms

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Love this game ()
Date: July 13, 2016 09:43PM

I was very surprised at the amount of pokemons in Herndon along Eldin st. Tons there

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Big Bubba ()
Date: July 13, 2016 09:55PM

There are lots of Pokemons you can catch at the I-66 rest stop. Men's bathroom, third stall. Come one come all....

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Autistic-Sniper ()
Date: July 15, 2016 12:09PM

^^Lol

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Joke Insurance ()
Date: July 22, 2016 03:25AM

There are a lot to find in downtown Manassas.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Joke Insurance ()
Date: August 01, 2016 01:16PM

The new app update is utter shit.

Niantic took down pokegps and poke vision. But they haven't fixed the 3 step glitch. In fact, they just removed that feature all together, so that we now can only wander around aimlessly and hope that we find something good.

To break those sheerly out of spite when you have no alternative to make the game tolerable is just childish. And this post, I also agree with: https://www.reddit.com/r/pokemongo/comments/4vk6e4/niantic_should_go_after_botters_and_spoofers/d5z92xm

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: The 5000 Buckets O'Dildos ()
Date: August 01, 2016 09:21PM

Joke Insurance Wrote:
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> The new app update is utter shit.
>
> Niantic took down pokegps and poke vision. But
> they haven't fixed the 3 step glitch. In fact,
> they just removed that feature all together, so
> that we now can only wander around aimlessly and
> hope that we find something good.
>
> To break those sheerly out of spite when you have
> no alternative to make the game tolerable is just
> childish. And this post, I also agree with:
> https://www.reddit.com/r/pokemongo/comments/4vk6e4
> /niantic_should_go_after_botters_and_spoofers/d5z9
> 2xm

You are a fucking loser. You belong in the Mike O'Meara Show thread. Ask for peekza, he is the best pokeman player in NoVa.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: pokeniggergo ()
Date: August 02, 2016 02:50PM

HIGH SPAWN RATE AREAS include Mosaic District, Old Town Alexandria, Old Town Fairfax, and D.C. (Obviously) I had one friend go from 1 - 14 in a day and another 12 - 22 both in D.C.

WATER TYPES spawn in Mason A LOT. Especially around the pond. You'll see many trainers at all hours at the pond dropping lures. More can be found around the creek south of Mosby Woods Dr, Burke lake, any creeks usually that are on google maps.

TONS of PokeStops are littered throughout cemeteries. Drive through them once or twice with a buddy that takes care of your phone (don't fucking pokemon go and drive) once or twice and your bag will be full. Of course, be respectful because you're in a fucking cemetery and mind the grounds keepers. Don't make things harder for the rest of us.

Since Niantic shut down PokeVision, I suggest using alternative apps to track Pokemon. I use SmartPoke2 which scans my surrounding area and I've found it to be accurate.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Joke Insurance ()
Date: August 23, 2016 07:35PM

pokeniggergo Wrote:
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> HIGH SPAWN RATE AREAS include Mosaic District, Old
> Town Alexandria, Old Town Fairfax, and D.C.
> (Obviously) I had one friend go from 1 - 14 in a
> day and another 12 - 22 both in D.C.
>
> WATER TYPES spawn in Mason A LOT. Especially
> around the pond. You'll see many trainers at all
> hours at the pond dropping lures. More can be
> found around the creek south of Mosby Woods Dr,
> Burke lake, any creeks usually that are on google
> maps.
>
> TONS of PokeStops are littered throughout
> cemeteries. Drive through them once or twice with
> a buddy that takes care of your phone (don't
> fucking pokemon go and drive) once or twice and
> your bag will be full. Of course, be respectful
> because you're in a fucking cemetery and mind the
> grounds keepers. Don't make things harder for the
> rest of us.
>
> Since Niantic shut down PokeVision, I suggest
> using alternative apps to track Pokemon. I use
> SmartPoke2 which scans my surrounding area and
> I've found it to be accurate.


https://fastpokemap.se/ is the new alternative to PokeVision.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: JayneTurner ()
Date: June 22, 2020 04:16AM

Pretty interesting

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Squirtle ()
Date: June 22, 2020 11:19AM

I've had luck near Ramey's crypt. Last week I caught a purple Charizard there.

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: Liquidat1on ()
Date: June 29, 2020 12:00PM

Pokemon GO? Huh. This game is quite interesting because I know that because of that game, people were put in jail! However, I really like the Pokemon itself, since this is a culture that makes kids happy. My son and my daughter actually really like to see how Pokemon attacks the opponents. However, I remember that I played in the Sega Megadrive Pokemon game in the back of the nineties. I still remember my enjoyable memories. Sometimes, I download the rom of the Pokemon from the https://romsie.com/ database that allows downloading any kind of classic game at any time. How do you think?

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: WooHandLee ()
Date: June 30, 2020 02:12AM

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: UltraRight ()
Date: July 08, 2020 04:57AM

Liquidat1on Wrote:

Pokemon GO? Huh. This game is quite interesting
because I know that because of that game, people
were put in jail! However, I really like the
Pokemon itself, since this is a culture that makes
kids happy. My son and my daughter actually really
like to see how Pokemon attacks the opponents.
However, I remember that I played in the Sega
Megadrive Pokemon game in the back of the
nineties. I still remember my enjoyable memories.
Sometimes, I download the rom of the Pokemon from
the https://romsie.com/
database that allows downloading any kind of
classic game at any time. How do you think?

Could you tell me some more information about it? Let’s talk in PM

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Re: Pokemon GO Thread
Posted by: WooHandLee ()
Date: July 08, 2020 08:56AM

^^^^^^^^
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