Favorite hunts

Updated on May 16, 2017 in General Discussion
5 on May 15, 2017

Gerd’s recent threads out how he caught a snorlax makes me wonder – tell us the story of your favorite hunt(s).

One of mine is probably my first snorlax. My wife and daughter were out of town, and my sons and I were driving back some random errand around 10 pm on a Friday night when I saw that round black shadow in my nearby box. I knew what it was, and my boys and I u-turned and scoured the area around long point and Campbell. We found the booger in a church / funeral home parking lot. My oldest son threw a berry and used whatever ball we had. When that third shake of the ball came and went, a cheer could be heard well outside my truck. Then, remembering where we were, we quickly schiddaddled and celebrated somewhere else.

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0 on May 15, 2017

Lol. Wow. Somewhere on the forum lies my San Marcos Snorlax story. This story reminds me of that. Nothing like the whole family sharing excitement like that. I guess that was yalls first one?

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1 on May 15, 2017

First snorlax, yes. A few had appeared by my old office, but I’ll be damned if those round bastards weren’t faster runners than Usain Bolt.

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on May 15, 2017

Lol. Wow again.

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0 on May 16, 2017

Too funny! We were lucky enough to have a Snorlax spawn a little ways down our cul de sac in the early months of the game. Five of us come boiling out of our house, the wife is just shaking her head and muttering something under her breath but I don’t care, there is a Snorlax down the road! Oh yeah, the then 9 year old was using her phone to play so it went out the door as well. We all go running down the road with our phones in front of our faces looking for Snorlax. 4 of the 5 of us caught Snorlax and for the 9 and 11 year-olds, it was their first. The 14 year old was so jealous. Until she caught a better one.

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I remember the fun that first day, when we were all trying to figure out what those leaf storm things were (the possible spawn points), and getting my first Eevee about 20 minutes into the game.  Probably one of my most favorite memories was finding a Dratini “frequent spawn area” along a river on my bike in the early mornings those first couple weeks, and harvesting those for all it was worth before Niantic decided to remove Dratini nests.  I had a Dragonite very early on in the game (DB/DC even), and Snorlax (Lick/Eq) was my first 10 km hatch.  I powered him right up (foolishly), and he sat on top of a gym for two weeks.  Now he’s one of my only pokemon with a real nickname, and he doesn’t see any action (crappy moveset and mediocre IVs), but he was soooooo cool back then.

 

My favorite hunt was probably Heracross when he finally showed up as a silhouette on my sightings in Victoria.  Heart was racing.  Also, I was three months into the game before I finally ran into a Snorlax in the wild, and that was a pretty amazing experience, too.  Ah, good times.  Beats grinding for Machamps and only getting endless Bullet Punches.

 

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