With the creation of the new raid battle system, Pokemon trainers have come together to take down fierce bosses. Today, I ventured out to see if I could catch a much awaited and anticipated Legendary beast (Suicune for me in Aus). As I stood there in a pre-arranged group tapping away, I reflected on the elaborate lengths I went to get there…
Living in a rural area it has been impossible to get a legendary pokemon. I realised I needed a raid group. After creating a new facebook profile in order to join a local pokemon go page, I repeatedly requested to join multiple groups, I was finally approved (I had been refused as I had a new facebook profile). Then I found out that there was a special raid chat. So I had to then post/beg on the group for someone to add me. After sending a screen shot of my start date and pokemon profile, I was finally added. So I show up to a raid and yay, i defeat the beast! Alas it ran away. I asked the other trainers how they schedule meet ups, they told me via a phone messaging application (whatsapp). They then told me they would not add me as another trainer who was not there needed to look at my pokedex (im level 32 with complete dex apart from legendaries and regionals). It was like the movie Mean Girls - you cant sit with us!!!
All I wanted to do was catch a Pokemon!!
I cursed Niantic for making me do these ridiculous things! Wish I could go back to playing solo. Anyone have a similar story?