Field ReportPokemon Go Get Laid (self.TheRedPill)

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If you haven't heard by now, Pokemon Go is quickly becoming a worldwide phenomenon. It's one of the first games in history that actually connects people socially in real space rather than digitally, so there's a lot of potential here for meeting women or just making new friends.

I have younger family who started playing it the moment it came out, and some of my younger friends and I went for a bar crawl the other night and EVERYONE was playing it, my friends and I included. Before long we were meeting women left, right, and center and the impact of this little game was not lost on me from a TRP perspective.

I strongly recommend installing the app and finding a Pokestop or 2 near a bar or some other venues you like. Drop a Lure and just hang out playing the game and enjoy yourself as people start to arrive. You're going to meet a TON of women, likely surrounded by very weak, young, nerdy guys, and approaching them is as easy as pie. All of the hard work, such as breaking the ice, is already done for you. All you have to do is show up and spit your favorite day game.

Lastly, holy shit the quantity and quality of women this game will put you into contact with is astounding. I was debating even posting this thread so I'd have them for myself and to keep this under the radar, but it's too good not to share. Plus the general social impact this game is having is unparalleled. Forget the mental picture you might have of the people who play this, because it's going to be wrong. More people installed this game 1 week than have installed Tinder in the entire 5 years it's existed! That's translating to men and women of all ages from kids to the elderly playing this on the regular. This isn't your standard pimply faced nerd game. Oh no, this is big, so big you'd be a fool not to leverage it to its full potential.

Gotta catch 'em all indeed! Just be sure to wrap it up so you don't, you know, actually catch 'em all.

[–]ChrisBenRoy 151 points152 points  (40 children)

This is somewhat a trend, but it's completely amazing and incredible if this is the direction gaming is going. The fact that it uses the real world as it's playing arena is amazing, and really is the future. Imagine and MMO where instead of sitting in a chair in front of a computer to go on a quest or something, you have to go somewhere on earth to do so. That's completely incredible to me.

Drive anywhere around a decently large city or town and you see flocks of people outside playing this game, however, wonder how that will change in the winter time or places where it's ball shrinking cold.

[–]LordThunderbolt 129 points130 points  (7 children)

Some kids found a dead body in a river while playing it. Many people are getting robbed as well. It's good stuff all around.

[–]StarDestinyGuy 46 points47 points  (3 children)

A truly innovative experience!

[–]Kingoffistycuffs 59 points60 points  (1 child)

Almost like your actually there getting robbed! GTA go!

[–]1NPIF 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A dozen people were actually robbed playing it when a few guys lured them to a Secluded area using a Poke-stop. So that happened

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[–]William_Shatonher 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Upvoted for your "totes jelly" usage in trp 😄

[–]Endorsed ContributorrebuildingMyself 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh expect a lot of go-killer apps to come out very soon with this idea in mind.

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (3 children)

It's not a new concept. Ingress was the first one I believe

[–]Nogoodsense 4 points5 points  (1 child)

the first game-ified one was ingress, yes, run by the same comany that doesn PoGo.

before all of this was Geocaching, though, which was around before even smart phones.

focuses on wilderness treks and treasure-hunting aspects. so it:s more of an outdoors-y thing.

[–]based_judge 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Ingress was the first one I believe

You know Pokemon Go is made by the same company that did Ingress right?

[–]greatslyfer 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Nah imo this is somewhat specific to Pokemon since one of the main premises of the game is SEARCHING and CATCHING a creature.

Pokemons most popular phrase is "Gotta catch em all", so people are mainly anchored by their love of the show and its ability to become a part of people's actual lives.

I highly doubt that games such as WOW or MMOs translate well in real life games. I mean it's not a basic premise in those games to SEARCH and CATCH creatures so the awesome challenge is not existent. In fact, I fucking hate travelling very long distances in those games, let alone real life distances.

[–]Kingoffistycuffs 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I think that most people think the show is garbage and that team rocket are the only good characters. The games are what bridge generations together for there consistent quality and playability. Can't believe they swapped turn based combat for the gay ass swiping thing though. That sucks.

[–]Japhysiva 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whatever, can you imagine a final fantasy or zelda competitor, could be incredible, even skyrim could do something like it. Or DnD, WOW, etc you could set up your own dungeons and others could come conquer them, etc. this is just the beginning of real augmented reality gaming. We will look back and laugh at how simple it was and that everyone played it

[–]p3n1x 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Imagine and MMO where instead of sitting in a chair in front of a computer to go on a quest or something, you have to go somewhere on earth to do so.

That is not a new idea. Its like saying World of Warcraft was the first MMORPG. Pokemon branded better and simplified what the predecessors had done.

[–]ImperialDoor 3 points4 points  (11 children)

This isn't the first game to do this. This real world arena thing has been around since there were smart phones.

[–]JihadDerp 1 point2 points  (10 children)

What other games? I haven't heard of any until Pokémon go. I was thinking a bunch of other game developers would jump on the real world concept asap though.

[–]dpape39 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Ingress was released years ago, developed by the same studio as Pokemon Go and served as a foundation for it. Other than that though I don't know any mobile AR games either

[–]CQC3 12 points13 points  (3 children)

As another commenter said, Ingress is the foundation for many of the portals in the game that are tied to IRL locations. I know the head devs of Niantic have their credentials in working on Google Maps since it's inception, so that is a big reason why this works so well.

Another reason is that Pokemon was and still IS a cultural phenomenon, but I'm having serious flashbacks with GO from when the OG pokemon came to the west from Japan, that's the level of impact I'm feeling atm which is nostalgic as fuck.

The only reason this game is working as it is, is because everyone is on board, most people remember pokemon, it is iconic. You're not just catching some shit mouse on another app, you're catching a Pikachu. People remember.

[–]ImperialDoor 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Turf Wars and here are some more.

Pokemon GO is sorta late.

[–]JihadDerp 7 points8 points  (1 child)

So basically what this concept was missing was the established name of Pokémon? Or Pokémon was missing the expanded ui? I'm very curious about this breakthrough

[–]ModeratorPaperStreetVilla 53 points54 points  (5 children)

Lol, was expecting to see everyone discussing their pickup strategies, and go with what bsutansalt was getting across.

Instead, everyone is talking about their pokemon.

Also, I'm 36 ish, how did you catch onto this, and I somehow missed it?

[–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt[S] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I have younger family that turned me on to it and then some drinking buddies hit me up and we bar crawled while playing it the other night. It didn't take long before I realize the potential for this from a TRP perspective.

[–]ModeratorPaperStreetVilla 7 points8 points  (0 children)

yes 99.9% of the sub glossed over the approaching women part, and are still talking pokemon.

[–]Senior EndorsedMattyAnon 360 points361 points  (72 children)

holy shit the quantity and quality of women was astounding!

You didn't pull a single one did you

[–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt[S] 140 points141 points  (64 children)

Facebook and phone numbers only. All 18-26. I'm 39.

[–]1jb_trp 129 points130 points  (17 children)

Nerdy/gamer girls can be thirsty AF and often make good plates.

[–][deleted] 111 points112 points  (13 children)

It's important to Game them only IRL. They usually have a ton of orbiters on social media/twitch/Steam as they spend most of their free time online. Adding them on social media will instantly drag you into their orbit. Use only text messages to set up meetings.

[–]JihadDerp 70 points71 points  (8 children)

This x7. Also don't forget to hit up real gyms (as opposed to Pokémon gyms) so you physically stand out from the orbiters.

[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (7 children)

IMO Game is actually a thing that will make you stand out from other guys.

This Pokemon thing is good ice breaker, takes away awkwardness that cold approaches usually create, but it is also a trap that can land you into friendzone if it's the only topic you discuss with a girl.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

After moving to a new city recently, friend zone doesn't sound bad. I need to expand my network.

[–]dareealmvp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

'Friend zone' is underrated. Can give you good preselection and help expand your social circles.

[–]D4rkr4in 2 points3 points  (3 children)

if you feel awkwardness from cold approaches, you're probably doing them wrong/need more practice.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

What if you feel awkwardness from all social interactions with strangers?

[–]HitlersCow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Then you haven't had enough interactions

[–]2 Senior Endorsed Contributorvengefully_yours 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I have a 19 yo who is "offended" I won't friend her. Yet every time she hears me show up online, she cheerfully says hiiiiiiii... Yeah, unless I decide I want her out of my view, she won't get added. Besides all I use Facebook for its car shit. Zero pics of me, only my cars and my dogs, only family and car contacts as friends.

[–]wont_tell_i_refuse_ 12 points13 points  (1 child)

woman gets "offended"

This is how you know you're doing it right.

[–]2 Senior Endorsed Contributorvengefully_yours 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn right. If we talk privately the conversation always end up on her tits, ass, and sex stuff. If she didn't live 17 hours away, I'd be hitting it.

[–]iLLprincipLeS 3 points3 points [recovered]

Girls and video games...

These pokemon bitches are out there in search of a good fucking.

[–]Senior EndorsedMattyAnon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Installing Pokemon right now ...

[–]maxbrooksmacbook 6 points7 points  (5 children)

I literally downloaded this game twenty minutes ago and a young (20) woman already talked to me about it for five minutes at a pokespot

[–]CQC3 13 points14 points  (3 children)

No joke. I was able to open a group of 5 people (only one guy there) with little resistance compared to normal day gaming, it's like day gaming on easy mode because this whole socially awkward generation now has an excuse to socialize (as if we ever needed one). Unfortunately I thinking I was treading into jailbait territory so I didn't go for any of em.

[–]gjs628 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Do you know how many men would be baited into showing off fake numbers of bedded women just for the sake of their ego? "Oh yeah well out of the 37 phone numbers I got I fucked 20 of them just last night, they were lining up outside my door."

Apart from some of the fictional field reports, I've never seen honesty on the scale of what I've seen on RP, your post especially. It's refreshing. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before some of those phone numbers lead to more plates.

[–]Theotropho 16 points17 points  (0 children)

simply being okay with other people's pasttimes is often enough. Being willing to dive into a game with them puts you in a different category. No one wants to date the guy that looks down on them for liking what they like. xD

[–]JackGetsIt 92 points93 points  (2 children)

Just make sure to wrap it up so you don't 'catch 'em all'

[–]2CHAD_J_THUNDERCOCK 27 points28 points  (0 children)

One of the achievements in this game is "bug catcher"

[–]2legion327 166 points167 points  (36 children)

Can confirm. A buddy and I did this in the middle of the square in our downtown area on Saturday. Dropped lures on two side-by-side pokestops with a pokegym situated within range as well. It was just us there when we started. Within 20 minutes, over 40 people had shown up with about a 50/50 M/F ratio. We chatted up several of the women. The social engineering aspect of this game is amazing. We even found it incredibly easy to chat with them because the icebreaker is already there. You see them walk up with their phone out and immediately can ask what team they're on, etc. etc. You instantly have something in common.

We later went to lunch at a nearby BBQ joint that had a pokestop next door. Spoke to the owner who said he had been dropping lures on his place all day and had done at least twice the business of previous lunchtimes on Saturdays. This is a cultural phenomenon at this point.

edit: grammar

[–]Nogoodsense 82 points83 points  (1 child)

TFW you realize that this is how Japan will combat it's fertility problems.

[–]Synzael 20 points21 points  (31 children)

Ez.. already closed 2 new plates in 2 days

[–]2legion327 41 points42 points  (14 children)

Not to mention the 10+ miles we walked, dozens of local landmarks and historical sites we discovered, and the two new restaurants and an awesome local Australian bakery we found. Overall, a really great weekend with a good buddy that I haven't spent good quality time with in a long time. If you'd told me I'd get all that out of a stupid mobile game as recently as last week, I'd have laughed at you.

[–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt[S] 62 points63 points  (11 children)

Same here. Also, "Pokemon leg" is now a thing. All these kids who haven't been physically active most of their lives are now complaining via social media about how sore their legs are. This is a net win for society, if a bit sad that kids are getting sore from just walking. Still, gotta start somewhere.

[–]2legion327 17 points18 points  (0 children)

100% agree. There's already a sub called pokemongofitness, which is a testament to how positive this is for all of us as a whole. Personally, this is the first pokemon game I've played as it was never the kind of thing that interested me when I was younger, though I know it was really popular then. However, the sheer number of benefits are too good to be ignored. The only downside I've seen so far is an increase in traffic accidents. I can't definitively say that the large number of accidents I saw this weekend was related to POGO's release but... let's just call it a hunch.

[–]CQC3 10 points11 points  (1 child)

The social aspect of gaming has always been the draw in the past 10 years. It's only now that people are starting to see it in tangible forms. I'm a bit disappointed because gaming gets shit on by so many shortsighted people on TRP. Understandably this has some obvious benefits (pokemon go) compared to plopping down all day in front of a screen, but when something like this comes along everyone is all on board acting like they haven't been calling it the devil all along.

But I get it, it either gives a benefit now or fuck it in terms of efficiency, but as someone who has been following gaming culturally for most of my life it's really cool to see this transition. Gaming is the future IMO, in ways people are beginning to see. Reality and fictional spaces are merging in some good and bad ways, and have been for years now. Fascinating stuff.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

If you walk enough I guarantee your legs will also get sore.

These kids are seriously walking 5,10,20 miles a day, it's great!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I did the whole drive thing. POKEMON DRIVE

[–]corsega 2 points3 points  (12 children)

No, you didn't.

She's not a plate unless you've slept with her twice.

You got two leads. Good for you.

[–]PedroIsWatching 37 points38 points  (3 children)

As a UX designer, I installed the game primarily to check out the interface since millions of people are going to be using it and it could influence future trends. I found the actual gameplay incredibly shallow, and I was planning to uninstall until yesterday.

I took a walk along a paved trail near the river in my city, and literally everyone that had their phone out (at least 50 people over the course of an afternoon) was using the app. Later that evening I passed a spot where someone had dropped a lure and sure enough there was a group of 6-8 people that had gathered there, just like the OP describes.

Every time I would run into someone that was using the app, there was an immediate connection like we were members of a secret club or some shit. Running into a cute chick using the app was like having an instant ice-breaker.

Also, I have not seen any stereotypical "gamers" using the app. It's only been fairly thin and attractive people. Possibly because it's very hot in my city but also due to the physical requirements the game has - if you don't physically walk, your character doesn't walk. I've seriously walked 20 extra miles over the past 4 days, purely from playing the game. I've also seen no one younger than 19 playing it.

I went walking on my lunch hour today, and it was the same deal. Every college age person was using the app. I got the number of a cute HB8 by asking her where a Kingler I was looking for was. I've gotten numerous FB adds from other dudes with shared interests that I met playing GO - running the gamut from fellow lifters to business investors.

Nintendo has really struck a cord here with 18-28 year-olds, people. I don't think it's going to last once it gets too cold to walk around outside, but in the meantime if you're looking to meet new people or talk to girls, there are a hell of a lot worse ways than this.

[–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt[S] 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Every time I would run into someone that was using the app, there was an immediate connection, like we were members of a secret club or some shit. Running into a cute chick using the app was like having an instant ice-breaker.

BINGO! It's an instant commonality and you already have something to talk about. "Catch anything good?" is all it takes.

It's a running joke in our community that Steve Jobs is the world's greatest cockblock for inventing the smartphone because of how disconnected it's made people in bars and clubs. This game single-handedly undoes that.

[–]smfc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

when im driving around my avatar in game is running lol

[–]trpjnf 15 points16 points  (7 children)

Gonna go ahead and play devil's advocate here. I haven't downloaded the game. Not a Pokemon hater by any means, I (still) own at least one game from every generation. But to me, this seems like a perfect storm that's gonna die down soon.

Combining the good weather, the nostalgia value, the fact that it's "cool" to play the game, the newness factor and the social aspect, you've got an incredible product. But as soon as those first four wear off, the fifth evaporates with it. Not by any means saying don't try and take advantage right now; certainly, strike while the iron is hot. But don't expect to be having the same success come October/November.

[–]Nogoodsense 2 points3 points  (0 children)

yeah winter is going to be a big wet blanket on this whole phenomenon. Niantic/Nintendo need to be very careful with pacing of new content to keep people interested.

[–]NaughtyFred 29 points30 points  (7 children)

I see this working for 2 groups:

  1. Established pua/rp's looking for a novel game scenario to get girls, as opposed to bar/street etc pickups.

  2. Nerd-inclined newbies to rp who may feel out of their element in clubs or bars. For them this could be a great catalyst to become better.

For inbetweeners like myself it's pretty meh in terms of usefulness or appeal. Still a fun read though.

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (6 children)

I always find myself at a strategic loss with shit like this. It's like GoT. I don't watch TV. but I miss out on a lot of opportunities to open because I lack a shared experience with half the fucking country. I have ZERO interest in trekking around chasing cartoon animals, yet I keep hearing that the networking aspect is off the charts.

[–]NaughtyFred 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You need 2 things:

  1. A funny ending to the phrase "The only thing I know about (thing you know nothing about it) is..."

  2. An conversation extending answer to any variant of "Well what do you do/like?"

[–]Dookiestain_LaFlair 5 points6 points  (1 child)

The books were better anyways.

[–][deleted] 66 points67 points  (21 children)

This is why I love this sub.

What a certain forum of ill-repute is to the online money-hustling marketplace, TRP is to the real world pussy-hustling marketplace.

Everything always comes back to the hustle, lads. Find a niche and fill it. Recognize an opportunity, and pounce on it.

[–]Thatonefuckboi 21 points22 points  (10 children)

I'll bite. To which ill-reputed forum about making money are you speaking of?

[–]ruboski 3 points3 points [recovered]

Surely it's not Fastlane he's talking about.

[–]marplaneit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gosh. I wanna know that forum.

[–]kabylewolf 8 points9 points  (6 children)

deleted What is this?

[–]Nogoodsense 2 points3 points  (2 children)

no way it's WSB. that group couldn't turn a solid dollar if their lives depended on it.

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[–]Darkone06 33 points34 points  (23 children)

I'm in Austin TX and yesterday went to a few parks by the UT campus and the capital. I got like 5 numbers and a few girls on my Facebook poke chat.

You guys are way underestimating the social aspect of this game. Beautiful women everywhere, in their early twenties.

I'm setting up a local chat to go poke hunting with ask the cute chick's I find.

[–]whats_the_deal22 18 points19 points  (16 children)

I'm still trying to figure out how this game works. Doesn't seem to have much interactivity with other players. How has this led to meeting girls for you?

[–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt[S] 14 points15 points  (14 children)

Drop a Lure on a Pokestop in an area with a lot of foot traffic and watch the people pour in.

[–]PUSSIES_WILLBE_RAPED 5 points6 points  (13 children)

What does a lure do?

[–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt[S] 16 points17 points  (5 children)


A Lure Module is a more sophisticated version of incense that attracts Pokemon to a particular PokeStop for a period of 30 minutes. Not only is it more effective, but it also targets the PokeStop not just for the player, but all players interacting with the PokeStop during that period! It can be bought from the Shop in groups of either 1 or 8 in exchange for PokeCoins.

[–]George_Rockwell 18 points19 points  (4 children)

It can be bought from the Shop in groups of either 1 or 8 in exchange for PokeCoins.

holy shit they're going to make a killing

[–]polu85 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Nintendo stock is up 50% in the last 3 days...

[–]Darkone06 2 points3 points  (1 child)

From my experience it lures more people than Pokemon, it is supposed to be an area that had an increased of Pokemon appearance.

[–]Fedora_Tipper_ 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Brings Pokemon to a stop for 30 min

[–]ChrisBenRoy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Real world locations are used in the game as places to collect items or 'control' via battling the ones the catch and train. Thus, people have to physically go to these locations to do so.

[–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm setting up a local chat to go poke hunting with ask the cute chick's I find.

Smart. I'll have to leverage that for the ones I added.

[–]PedroIsWatching 4 points5 points  (2 children)

What the hell is "poke chat"?

[–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'm guessing he means a group chat via facebook messenger. It's what I was going to do so I can keep tabs with the people I've been meeting through the game.

[–]Darkone06 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just a chat on Facebook revolving around Pokemon. Just a play on the word.

[–]Drenmar 18 points19 points  (0 children)

ITT: Idgaf vs no fun allowed

[–]soothaa 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Can confirm, I have met quite a few this way already. And I'm not even looking on purpose. Go Valor!

[–]heslaotian 8 points9 points  (4 children)

surrounded by very weak, young, nerdy guys

You realize nerd culture is mainstream right? You said yourself everyone is playing it.

[–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Law of averages. Most of the people playing are still going to be overweight or obese in about the same ratio comparable to the country at large. However, it's also like a bar with a lot of hotties going out as well. The dudebros who are in shape however aren't coming out in any meaningful numbers like you'd see at say, a bar or club. Very few of the guys going out I'm seeing are in good shape. I saw 3 in maybe a thousand people over the last couple days of doing day-game with this app.

[–]heslaotian 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That's an absurd statement. If it was the mid 90's sure maybe you are right. It's 2016. Twenty years later. The main demographic playing this game is 18 to say 36. We grew up when Pokémon was a cultural phenomenon and the nostalgia draws nearly everyone in. Nerds aren't the obese losers you saw in the 90's. I was out with a bunch of friends last night and we got a noise complaint because we were taking a gym. The cops showed up. Both our age and when we told them what we were doing they started talking shit about how we were on blue and they were red. Everyone plays.

[–]flyercomet 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You're not wrong. If you enjoy this game Pokémon Go is better than Tinder most of the time. You always get some kind of tail in the end.

[–]RedditAdminsSuck_88 94 points95 points  (28 children)

I took over the gym at the Space Needle for a good 20 minutes with a Pidgeot named "Trump 2016". Hope I triggered Seattle SJWs by doing so.

Anyway, its a fun game. Don't think that because its Pokemon, that its for kids, or for nerds, and by playing it, you will be seen as one.

Pokemon was really, really big when I was in 5th/6th grade. Everyone liked it and I mean everyone. The last bastion of our childhood, right before we became teenagers. Of course once we got into middle school and started turning 13 everyone started to hate Pokemon and trash it because it was "for kids". But myself, while I trashed Pokemon with my friends, I secretly continued to like it and play it. I still buy all the games to this day. I guarantee I wasn't the only closet Pokemon fan all through high school and college. That's why I think this game is catching on, its popularity is giving people an excuse to drop the charade for hating Pokemon because its for kids, and allowing people to reconnect with their childhood and nostalgia.

OP is right. I thought it would just be a bunch of nerdy rainbow dyed haired thick frame triggered glasses feminists playing it. While I have seen plenty of them playing it, I have seen a lot of non-geeky or non-SJW/feminist looking HBs playing it as well.

Do what you like. Who cares what others think.

[–]Ziiner 36 points36 points [recovered]

Don't mean to crush your memes, but custom pokemon names don't show up to other players. :(

[–]RPFlame 12 points13 points  (1 child)

This has to become a thing.

[–]Nogoodsense 6 points7 points  (0 children)

very unlikely, as it would risk nintendo/pokemon's child-friendly image.

[–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt[S] 18 points19 points  (6 children)

That's fucking hilarious! And like you I was completely blindsided by the social aspects of the game as well as its user base. I figured it'd be young kids or pimple faced nerds. By and large they're the exception, not the rule.

[–]RedditAdminsSuck_88 20 points21 points  (4 children)

It's an exception because EVERYONE liked Pokemon when it was big around 1998-2000. So a lot of people are returning for nostalgia purposes because its "cool" to be into Pokemon again.

[–]CQC3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yup. I was also in 4th and 5th, the impact was INSANE. Motherfucking kiosks in the mall everywhere selling those garbage ass booster decks for $20-30 and the bathroom in my elementary was in a small hallway that linked two classes together. That dark space became a den of ill repute where shady pokemon dealings were had. Shit was nuts, they'd confiscate our stuff if we were found to have it. You weren't allowed to bring those cards to school.

[–]1ToSeeAndToHear 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Also it's on your phone and requires going outside, so it's got a low barrier to entry.

[–]Nogoodsense 2 points3 points  (0 children)

and since both you and your target will have phones out and in hand to play, it:s almost frictionless to ask to exchange contact info

[–]trp-lurker 6 points7 points  (0 children)

the nerds don't leave their house/backyard to catch the pokemon

[–]OpenBumChakra 8 points9 points  (1 child)

When girls attracted to you "nerdy" stuff becomes "cute."

PM your FC and I'll go ya if you battle.


[–]chasethenews 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Other people can't see the name of your pokemon. Sorry bro

[–]ronsoness 2 points3 points  (3 children)

i was a pokemon fanatic when i was a teenager. i had a poster, the gameboy game, cards, watched the show. i even used photoshop to make my own cards. i grew out of it eventually and found my interests replaced by more adult ones like american football and alcohol. not interested in it anymore and only know the original 151, but... if it might help me break the ice and get punani, i'm going to look into it.

[–]PedroIsWatching 7 points8 points  (2 children)

The game only has the first 130 or so.

Nintendo knew this was going to be big with nostalgic millennials, so they planned accordingly.

[–]szalinski 1 point2 points  (5 children)

I just moved to Seattle and it really is just swarming with SJWs holy shit. Can you give me some tips on some of the best places to meet women?

[–]RedditAdminsSuck_88 1 point2 points  (3 children)

There are hot women, sure. In your normal places like bars and such.

The difference from where I am from, Texas, is that in Texas you can walk into a bar and spot 20 women worth banging within the first 30 seconds of walking in.

In Seattle, you might spot 2 or 3.

The ratio of hot-not hot is much worse in Seattle. Hell, even Iowa, another place I have lived, had a better ratio.

[–]suske127 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Let me just say that two nights ago, we had so many "teenagers" (16-16) on the green in the center of town, that police had to come and ask them to leave. (which is pretty dumb, kids playing Pokemon had to leave)

But that proves how crazy this is. So many young women attracted to these areas, so many nerdy guys orbiting them

[–]Auphor_Phaksache 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yesterday I actually ran into a modded pokestop that was a frat house. I got out of my car and just kicked it with the guys on the porch for a bit and they introduced me to a lot of girls. It's a pretty legit way to strike up a convo b

[–]KainXhun 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I've been seeing people talk about Pokemon Go EVERYWHERE on the internet, didn't expected to see it here.

With that said, I liked how most comments are joking and having a general IDGF attitude towards being labelled nerd or for kids.

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[–]_Ozu_ 5 points5 points [recovered]

They're not going to crucify you for saying "hey guys, catch anything good?" If they respond positively, you're in and you can branch out to other topics.

[–]1ToSeeAndToHear 14 points15 points  (2 children)

You magnificent bastard, that's very clever. May actually drop some money on lures now.

[–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's what I'm doing. I'm coordinating events and luring 2 Pokestops for 2 hours, so I need 8 lures. That's what, $5 in real money? I'll get that and then some in free drinks from the venues.

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[–]SmilingWatermelon 4 points5 points  (1 child)

In toronto its even all over the news. People are doing meetings downtown and a ton of other places. Get on this hype train.

If you love games and want to meet women on easy mode, this is the game to do it.

[–]Vajesticles 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Was downtown last night with a buddy and a couple of friends of his and, as someone who had played the Pokémon games from a very young age, the experience was surreal.

I was surrounded by hundreds of people of all ages and types all playing Pokémon GO. Especially loads of cute girls. Unfortunately I didn't escalate enough with any to get anywhere substantial but the potential here is pretty interesting.

But for those of you who want to take advantage of this then I say strike while the iron is hot because this a trend and in a couple of weeks I just don't see this being nearly as popular.

[–]siege342 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I tried "Pokemon Go and chill?" yesterday on Tinder, It was super effective!

[–]pedler 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That's pretty funny, I was thinking since I installed this game it's distracted me from approaching women.

Maybe it's because it hasn't been released in my country yet, but I haven't run into anybody playing it. Obviously I know other people are because they are taking over the gyms.

I think video games are generally a turn-off. I don't think this is really an exception, it's not going to help your SMV, but I guess it may not hurt either depending on the girl.

[–]Rommel0502 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If I need a game app to meet women I am beyond help from TRP.

[–]Cmyers1980 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Didn't know that many hot girls play Pokemon Go.

[–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt[S] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Law of averages. This game has such widespread appeal EVERYONE is into it. Once the newness wears off or the weather gets cold it'll probably die down in popularity where only the True Nerds play it, in which case the quality of the woman will likely decrease, but for now let's ride that gravy train for all it's worth!

[–]TruthWillSetYouFree3 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Whoa. What is going on here.

[–]1ToSeeAndToHear 20 points21 points  (3 children)

It's a phenomenon that will last a couple weeks at least... and it's a way to meet those introvert girls who are normally at home.

No reason not to make use of it.

[–]Late30sMasculist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm around the same age as OP. I never played Pokemon anything because it was popular when I was too old. Nevertheless I am going to give this a try since I've been trying to date more younger women lately. I put the app on and set up my character in 15 minutes. I'll try playing it a little after work today.

This guide seems to explain it well if you have no idea WTF it's all about or how to play.

[–]maxbrooksmacbook 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Time to come out with Pokemon stamped condoms. We could be billionaires

[–]Eseris 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Weedles... Weedles everywhere!

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The game isn't actually all that great. It's a fad that will die down. The paradigm is here to stay, but don't be surprised if you can't meet as many people playing these types of games in the coming weeks/years as you can at this moment.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It wont last.

Pokemon is a grindy RNG based RPG game.

Hot Women will not stick it it unless the actual game changes.

[–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's not the point. It's a trend right now so strike while the iron is hot.

[–]need_cake 2 points3 points  (1 child)

"Worldwide phenomenon" even tho it's only released in 10 or so countries?

[–]leftenant_t 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Is this sarcasm or for real?

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (3 children)

I wondered to. This is getting ridicolous

[–]Eyes_Of_The_Dragon 3 points4 points  (1 child)

A plate has the game. Yes, it is insanely popular. We drove through a local college campus and I saw nothing but women about age 20 playing it last night, and many people playing it in parks and near landmarks. There was even a spot inside a Taco Bell.

[–]ghengiscock 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That's what most of these old guys don't get. A lot of chicks 18-24 grew up on Pokemon and love it as much as the guys. Not surprising in the least to see these girls riding the trend.

[–]Nickleback4life 16 points17 points  (8 children)

I'm sure all of the alphas of the world can't decide whether to train their Pikachu or Charmander

This post exhibits why this sub is still for squids, written by squids.

[–]1StoicCrane 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Half and half. If some solid field reports come out of this then this may have it's benefits if users just chat up girls about pokémon this reeks of Blue Pill and deserves a deletion. I'm a former Gen 1 "millenial" and should probably be thrilled about this app but something about it seems off to the point where I have no interest.

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[–]GunPostal 6 points7 points  (0 children)

[–]Entrefut 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Really though. Took off my shirt, jumped on my Longboard and just went coasting down the street stopping off at parks, food places, pokestops, every single one had groups of 5-6 girls all sitting around their phones giggling and playing pokemon. The ice breaker is the game, your game is everything else. It's never been this easy to get a group of 4-5 girls to just follow you around from place to place building rapport and gathering numbers. The best part is that I'm actually enjoying playing the game and it doesn't eat away at my life, it ads value. I never thought I'd see the day.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I see so many people trashing it on my FB feed saying "I'm not 10 I have shit to do".. Yeah like what? Post on FB and talk shit on people having a good time and getting together?

It's interesting to see a real turn in gaming and see it brought into real time social environments. Nintendo's really onto something. Personally I grew out of Pokemon and got more into Magic The Gathering and D&D for gaming stuff, but grew out of that too.

If they had a game with a similar engine but a fantasy RPG like Elder Scrolls or WOW where you can create a character and go on adventures, I would soooo be all about that.

[–]THE__USURPER 4 points5 points  (0 children)

working over 40 hours a week and I refuse to spend free time gaming. been there done that.

[–]1StoicCrane 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Pokémon Go is a trap! Nintendo is very crafty in terms of marketing. They know Generation one Pokémon fans are in or around their near 20s. Many which are college graduates and most are entering the workforce. It's a well devised scheme to make a quick money grab by playing off of childish nostalgia under the guise of social networking.

Anyone who plays this is going to wind up wasting alot of time and alot of money in microtransaction. Time that can be used to lift, read, engage in useful hobbies, and develop Masculine Polarity. Coming from a former Gen 1& 2 Pokémon player and a man who studies the effects of mobile game designs that induce addiction and rampant spending this is a Blue Pil Trap! You numbnuts are falling in it head over heels!

[–]__ZEAL__ 11 points11 points [recovered]

In the past two days, 5 numbers(this is being lazy with it as well, not even bothering to put effort in), and two new girls I'm fucking. I originally thought that the game was dumb as fuck, and people were childish for playing it. Still kind of do. But, as I saw all the pictures of people congregating due to this game, I realized just how crazy easy it becomes to be around women, without spending any money whatsoever, and having an easy in.

Pokemon Go is silly, but fantastic. I now have two new women to fuck, who are in the top ten hottest of the 60+ I've fucked already. I don't even care what people think, this shit makes it so easy to get laid with no resources besides time.

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[–]Eyeswears 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I really find all of sweeping enthusiasm about a video game from TRP community hard to believe. This sounds like a crock of manufactured marketing bullshit if you ask me.

[–]1StoicCrane 1 point2 points  (0 children)

200 kids within the age group of 18-22 hardly represents the other 159,700 subscribers. Kids ans newer subscribers are hijacking the forums with shitty content.

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Us Euros are still anxiously waiting for release.

[–]inspiron3000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's summer - women are out and about everywhere.

[–]SonsOfRome 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My god, you people are fucking geniuses

[–]killxorxbexkilled 7 points8 points  (11 children)

Perhaps I'm out of touch and I suppose it is somehow possible to pick up a woman with this but how about not? Just think of someone you admire or respect, maybe not quite an "idol" but someone you at least admire and/or look up to....a man who exists today or at least recently. Would HE play Pokemon Go? Dicking around with bullshit like this also seems intrinsically opposed to what this subreddit (i think) promotes: physical health and fitness, knowledge through reading, mastery of emotions and mind and the lifelong journey of emotional (and/or spiritual if you prefer) growth. Doesn't seem masculine or productive. Seems like a waste of time. Kid shit.

[–]Eyeswears 8 points9 points  (4 children)

That was what I thought. The voice of OP seems completely out of line with the voice I'm used to hearing in this thread. It's so lacking in any skepticism and criticism whatsoever to the point of being sycophantic. Sounds like a paid marketer trying to infiltrate one of the most notoriously rigid communities to me. Or we could both be out of touch. But I think I'll spend my time in the real world. Nice try, though, Nintendo.

[–]inmemorieswetrust 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pokemon Go does expose you to real world. That's the whole point! :D

[–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I never got on the Nindendo/Pokemon hype train, but my boy loves that stuff getting all the different games for the DS. I installed it and by happenstance found that Pokestop with the lures and by god there were a lot of 18-22 year old women all over the place. When I saw that and experienced the social aspect during the bar crawl, I'm all in with leveraging it for all its worth for however long it lasts.

[–]1StoicCrane 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You more or lessed voiced my thoughts and I grew up with this franchise. It's a money grab aimed at millenials since they're beginning to enter the workforce particularly college graduates.

The app features the first Generation of pocket monsters the Generation I grew with. I'm in my mid-20s. Nintendo has an agenda in mind. People around my age who are enticed by this are going to wind up wasting alot of money on microtransactions and alot of time instead of developing Masculine Polarity. It's a Beta trap disguised as social networking.

[–]rockinhard130 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's pretty cool technology. It gets people off their asses and give you an opener to chat people up. Can even break down barriers. I think it's great.

[–]Endorsed ContributorMetalgear222 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What is this "drop a lure" and what is the magic therein???

[–]BenOfMahogany 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm really glad TRP is seeing the value in this instead of putting it down for being a video game about Pokemon. This is seriously a great opportunity to bring people together and meet new people. TRP rookies, this is a great place to start!

[–]elevul 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep, I thought exactly that. It seems like an awesome tool for pickup, since it both provides a place with a high concentration of people and a conversation starter.

[–]Transmigratory 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was just about to piss away all the lure modules I have till I read this post.

Take advantage of this trend while it is strong.

[–]panopticake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This seems great. The girls that normally don't venture out much now do.

Dl'ed it today and took a 4km walk with a plate, its was 4pm afternoon in not-so-busy residential and park areas. Saw around 25-30pokemons, 5-6 dudes playing and 2 girls playing. One of the girls opened us, "are you playing? i saw X-type was around here".

I can see on the map that the downtown park is filled with blinking shit i assume to be lures. Will check that out tomorrow. Also planning on parking my ass w/ lure at some hot coffeshop where you sit outside.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Haha you nerds keep playing and I'll keep slaying.

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[–]Seoul_Brother 4 points5 points  (6 children)

This is becoming a worldwide phenomenon I wish I could be a part of but can't bring myself to go back to. Ever since I saw all the hours I logged into Steam Games, I added it all up and realized I'd been leveling up monsters and characters (pixels on a screen), while giving money to developers that are getting rich off of our time and in game purchases.

This is an awesome idea, but I'll stick treating my life like an RPG on hard mode ;)

But I'll leave with this:

"Wild plate appeared!" "Chad used Pokemon Go!" "It's Super Effective!"

[–]PedroIsWatching 5 points6 points  (4 children)

If you live in a densely populated area you don't have to spend money at all. There are plentiful PokeStops (where you get free supplies on a timed basis) so unless you get super into it you don't have to buy anything (yet, that will probably change in a few months.)

But yeah, it sort of a waste of time. If I wasn't meeting people with it I wouldn't even bother.

[–]chances_are_ur_a_fag 1 point2 points  (2 children)

in the last week I've seen probably over a hundred images online from all the social media showing massive groups of people playing it outside. it's almost exclusively nerd beta males and some of the women that I did see were the female version of fat nerd beta male. I suppose if you're an introvert and need to work on your social skills it may be good. I personally see this as a teenager thing at best and for complete toolbags. if you're over 25 playing this you have much bigger problems than becoming "alpha" or whatever the fuck reason you have coming to this sub.

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[–]Josewasframed 1 point2 points  (0 children)

True story. Was at a concert the other night. Before the main band came on stage, everybody was playing it. My friend and I were playing it and we were able to strike up conversations with everyone around us just because of the game. It's a light topic, gets you in a playful competitive mood, and allows you to connect to people and have your own fun at the same time.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (4 children)

this post and its upvotes makes me question whether or not I can continue to take this sub seriously. Jesus guys, Me and a hot girl in class were making fun of this shit. go lift faggots.

[–]DarkuSchneider 1 point2 points  (0 children)

OMG There is no escape from Pokemon even here heh. I know tons of hot girls that play this and roam about town. It is actually quite genius for getting people mobile and socializing in person. Unless they listen to the petition us uncool Windows phone users are screwed. At least were not one of the hundreds of thousands of PGO players that mistakenly installed a root kit malware version instead of the real one and are getting data raped right now =)

[–]YRuafraid 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Is this real fucking life??

Hot girls playing Pokemon?! How do you end up in the same location as other people playing? I'm also having a hard time believing hot girls are playing this at a bar.

[–]warsie 1 point2 points  (1 child)

normies take over and fuck up EVERYTHING.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

A fucking pokemon game is trendy enough to make high smv women hop on to it. It proves that any stupid or unorthodox thing can be promoted to the hivemind and will catch like fire, and let me just remind you that pokemon is a fucking ANIME

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[–]1ToSeeAndToHear 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I dunno man, I hooked up with a girl last week who was talking about installing it.

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