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Is Santa Monica Overhyped?

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 13, 2018, 5:53 AM
I have heard the stories of people finding dragonites and T-tars on the pier and for a while, I thought those stories were accurate. I found out during an evening outing to the pier after last years anime expo that the spawns of santa monica are not all that different from any other beach town I've been to. LA itself is not that great for spawns. I've caught way better pokemon in Chicago than downtown LA. Sure there was the occasional evolved spawn but nothing crazy. While the spawns are much better than rural places, they still are relatively tame compared to what I've seen in other places. The craziest spawn I ever encountered was a dragonite in rural wisconsin. Let that sink in. I flew to LA for AX and did several outings to the pier to look for a pokemon I would end up finding in the middle of no where. I have seen typhlosion and rhydon on the secluded island of sanibel in west florida. I recenlty caught a wild charizard right outside my home which is near a sports bar. Yes people have caught dragonites on the pier but it's still unlikely. You are more likely to run into wild dragonites in more secluded areas than large cities and they spawn more at night. I caught Mew in a matter of days through intensive gameplay and farming as many magikarp candies as I could through walking, raiding and knowing where they spawn. No you don't have to be a californian to complete the pokedex. There was a time when you had to be an urban player but Niantic has since begun changes to that and things are getting much better for those who don't live in cities. Yes when the game first began, there was an overwhelming bias to Chicagoans, Californians and New Yorkers but since data research and quests have entered the mix, the level of gameplay has become much more even. What has the game been like for you since these new changes have been implemented?

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Korra Sato
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Asian Studies Minor, English Major, Chicago Pokemon Trainer, Wants to be the Very Best

I'm always happy to send llamas to anyone who sends them to me but please refrain from thanking me for llamas because me sending one to you is my thank you.

من نبوغ شیطانی توطئه سلطه بر جهان هستم

Salaam and good evening to you worthy friend

The Woman, The Myth, The Legend

Being a cynical snarker on the internet since 2012

Being the evil mastermind behind Legend-of-Korra since June 2016

I'm an annual attendee of Anime Expo over in La La Land so if you attend this con and are a friend of mine, say hi :). If you attend this con and have negative feelings towards me, then don't come near me.

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Do You Have Mew Yet? 

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AirMasterParker Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment in my fake screenshot. Hope you want to see more future art.
Eveeka Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama! :D
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InuKikandIchiRuki01 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hey there. :wave:
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ErichZannIII Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the points.
Gyzmo-Grim Featured By Owner Edited Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist… I think you need to see this

Edit: This is Satire but you'll still get a kick out of it
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