Pokemon GO Evolution Items: Be worth a fortune


via Daily Prompt: Fortune

Special “Rare” Items

Evolution Items are so “rare” that getting one is like winning it big time in “Wheels of Fortune.”

Since Pokemon GO Gen2 began, these Special “RARE” Items are much like very sought after “fortune cookies” for certain Pokemon’s that are required for their evolution.

So rare that one “may not get” or “still haven’t gotten” even just one item after spinning hundreds if not a thousand PokeStop “Wheel” Disks.

And the 7-day “First PokeStop of the Day” streak then was no guarantee.

To be worth a fortune… Evolution Items are Indeed!!

However, some Pokemon GO Trainers out there were able to get two or even three Special Items in a day.

These are the Trainers who got lucky… who were “fortunate” we could say.

Pokemon GO Evolution Items: Be worth a fortune

Pokemon GO Evolution Items: Be worth a fortune

Now that the “7-day ‘First PokeStop of the Day’ streak!” has guaranteed an Evolution Item…


“Some good fortune’s awaiting to drop from that ‘7-day streak very first PokeStop!'” 

Special RARE Items

I am Complete!

Evolution Items Complete

At last!

Here’s a Table below showing the Special Items I got. The Date, Time and PokeStop’s are indicated:

        Special Item     Date     Time    

1. Metal Coat     February 18, 2017     10:00+ am




2. Dragon Scale     February 20, 2017     7:31 am

(7-day Streak)



3. King’s Rock     February 20, 2017      10:12 am

(7-day Streak)


4. Up-Grade     March 2, 2017     8:06 am


5. Dragon Scale     March 3, 2017     1:14 pm



6. Up-Grade     March 10, 2017     9:04 pm


7. Sun Stone     March 15, 2017     8:07 am


Rotary Club Gears


8. Up-Grade     March 17, 2017     4:36 pm


9. Dragon Scale     March 22, 2017     7:56 am


10. Sun Stone     March 22, 2017     12:04 pm


11. Up-Grade     March 26, 2017     8:10 am

(7-day Streak)


12. Metal Coat     March 26, 2017     6:18 pm

(7-day Streak)


13. King’s Rock     April 2, 2017     9:40 am

(7-day Streak)


Mission Accomplished!


Thank you!


Iligan City Pokemon GO Gyms Team’s Territory


via Daily Prompt: Territory

Sometimes it gets pretty mixed up…

Since Gen2 kicked off and the arrival of “Blissey,” most Pokemon Go Gyms in the City’s center are now controlled by Team Valor Iligan.

The Team with the most number of “Blisseys!”


Going Northwest from Iligan City, most Pokemon GO Gyms are controlled by Team Mystic.

While going Northeast is a mix-up.


Team Instinct controlled Gyms are scattered in the surrounding Pokemon GO Gyms near the heart of the City.


Make a Pokemon GO Gym a Level 10 with Gyarados, Rhydon, Snorlax, Dragonite and Blissey and one Team’s controlled Gym gets hard to beat…


However, no matter what the Gym level is…

As long as one has the right Pokemon attackers and a whole lot of Revives and Potions… no Pokemon GO Gym is unbeatable.


But it makes it all much easier if “Team’s will work as a ‘Team!'”


Like I said, the most united Team around is Team Mystic.

Team Valor with the most number of “Blisseys!”

And Team Instinct with the most number of Trainers but with the most number of “Lone Wolves.”


I just hope the upcoming Pokemon GO “Trading and Gym Update” will bring Team members much closer, specially for “Team Instinct” who’s currently at rank #3 in terms of Pokemon Go Gym control in the City’s covered territory.

Battle On Teams!

Pokemon GO Water Festival Event

Pokemon GO Water Festival Event!

Shiny”via Daily Prompt: Ordinary

It’s a beautiful day of fishing… the Pokemon GO way.

The Seventh and last day since the Pokemon GO “Water Festival Event” started ended yesterday.

And as Pokemon GO Trainers got flooded with Water Pokemon’s on their Sightings readout for a week, the hunt is now over.

Things literally turned out very “moving” for the week as Trainers went out hoping to catch more new Gen2 Pokemon’s and others around.


But nothing was much more exciting for us Poke Trainers here to finally get the chance and ran into a “Lapras” in the Wild.

As one of the “rarest” Gen1 Pokemon that most if not all Trainers here dreamt of encountering in the Wild.

Coz, far as I know there’s only one recorded encounter of a 1,200+ CP Lapras here that happened last September 2016.

Sad to say, it ran away and the trainer didn’t catch it.


Having only hatched “One” Lapras last October 20, 2016 and recently a “Second” one on March 25, 2017 after Gen2 kicked off.


Encountering and catching Lapras during this Water Festival Event, gave us Trainers here that good push and roamed around the City, guess some of us got “Lucky.”

Since it was a Water Festival Event, chances were up for catching more Gen1 and Gen2 Water Type Pokemon’s in the Wild.

Armed only with the footstep tracking system” with no other help from “Spoofers or PokeTrack” the hunt for Pokemon’s was on and catching the rarest of them all… A “Lapras!” really paid of.

Day 1

Nothing seem out of the ordinary except that “White whiskered Magikarp.”


Caught some Seels, Qwilfish, Omanytes and evolved an Omastar. And at 10:30 PM the NEWS finally came.


And before the day ended, noticed a change in Gyarados color, and failed to catch a special “Shiny” Magikarp summoned by Incense which ran away.


Day 2

It started with Hoothoot as the first catch and a Pineco 10 km egg hatch…



Popping an Incense hoping to summon a Lapras in the morning, a Blastoise appeared which was really something.

Although previous updates revealed that “Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise” were already here on Earth, I only managed to encounter and catch only a “Venusaur,” and that was before the updates.


Hatching a Dratini, Larvitar, Lickitung, Smoochum, Phanpy. Getting another 10 km egg, catching a Mantine, Slowbro, another Snorlax and evolving a new Dewgong, I said I’ll call it a day, it’s time to relax.


Day 3

Caught a Wobbuffet and a Pineco, and trained to add another Wobuffet in a Gym.


Trained again with three fellow team mate Blisseys unleashing thy Ursarings.


Gym prestige increased but not enough, new batch of Ursarings, Go again, Why not?


Times Up but it was enough to open up another slot.


Now it’s time to add another Pokemon of mine, and this time another Ditto, and what can I say,  “Ditto!”



Hatched another Tyrogue, got another 10 km egg, went around the City and spun more PokeStops disk and was about to add another Pokemon in a Gym with an open Slot…


But something in my Sighting readout caught my eye which made me Stop.


I can’t believe it… it’s a “Lapras!”


In the spur of the moment I thought its CP was only 989 but when it became clear its CP was 1,989, I got so eager to catch it and make it mine.


Yes! My “first” Lapras caught in the Wild!


My third and highest CP so far!

So I tell myself, it’s almost 10:00 am, my battery’s at 10 percent, I finally caught that “Lapras,” it’s time to head for home… but along the way I got another 10!


Wow! This keeps getting better and better… could this get any better than this?


YES it can! And it was something I almost missed… a “Misdreavus!”


Never hatched one, always hoped to get one and to think, I almost passed by this one.


And I caught another Cyndaquil and had my fill.

Got home and evolved a Tyrogue into a Hitmontop.


and another Gyarados.


Noon time was quite another surprise, another acquisition, thy Ursaring Team’s on the rise.


And I caught a Seaking, hatched another Pineco and a Tyrogue.


Day 4

Three more days to go before this event is over and I’m looking to catch another Lapras and maybe evolve a Shiny Magikarp, so out we go.


First catch of the day (a Poliwag) and 7-day ‘First PokeStop of the Day’ streak!  (An “Up-Grade!” Evolutionary Item Guaranteed!) Then hatched two Nidoran Males.


10 km Egg hatch


Another “Lapras!”


My fourth Lapras and third hatch.


Still visited the place where I caught that Lapras yesterday but there was no sighting. Decided to head back home and along the way hatched a Slugma and again got “Two” more 10 km Eggs!

Well, It was just like a repeat from yesterday.


Little Snack before Lunch.

“Talking about a very ‘Wet’ Water Festival Event, here’s a funny coincidence. I was here at this place near the sea shore that’s selling ‘dried’ fish and squid when that ‘Lapras’ hatched.”


So I hatched a Machop and a Sudowoodo…


At last I got another Special Item (A second for this 7-day streak), a “Metal Coat” and another 10 km Egg.


And noticed that “Pinap” Berries were working already, doubling candy drop.


Finally able to evolve an Onix and got my first “Steelix!”


Before the day ended… evolved Pokes and got another Omastar, Forretress and Lanturn plus a few more hatches.


Day 5

More Magikarps, Pinap Berries working, more candies dropping but still no Shiny Magikarp appearing.


Hatched some Water Pokemon’s and caught an Azumarill.


But as of this morning there’s no Lapras still.


A Sandshrew!

So I just had a little battle for one Poke’s debut…


But before I could add, a “Chansey” was hatched, okay, just one or two more hatches and I’ll get another “Blissey.”


Now it’s time to add.


Giving “Steelix” a taste of Gym life but already got kicked out as of this time.


Was still hoping a Lapras or a Gyarados will appear when all of a sudden a “Kabutops” was very near.  


Larvitar found a candy after the Gym takeover and after Kabutops was caught, a 10 km Egg hatch brought in some more Larvitar candies, plus a 1000 CP Gligar also hatched later.


Popped an incense, hoped to catch something Special but only caught a few more Water Pokemon’s, two Mantines, a Pidgeot and Pidgeotto…


In the evening was able to evolve another Seel, Rhyhorn, Wartortle… hatched and caught a few more Pokemon’s with the last one as another Ditto.


Day 6

The day started out with a Ghastly, Slugma hatch then another “Sentret” turned Ditto catch.


Then I got three fresh 10 km Eggs.


Then I had a few more hatches…


And earned a new medal…


Was hungry, battery running low and there was a power outage.


So I thanked “Michelle” for the meal and for letting me charge my phone… as I gobbled up that sumptuous meal.


Hard-core Poke hunter here (and only another avid Poke hunter knows how it feels)!


A Vaporeon and Smeargle

Evolved and got another Omastar and Feraligatr.


And we go on…


Grilled three and much later hatched another three… It was time to head out and after checking the Sightings readout… A “Lapras” was there again!


Broke free three times but it was a good thing I caught it in the end.


Caught another Slowbro, got another 10 km Egg, and hatched a Pineco… And much to one’s surprise another “Lapras” thereafter was hatched.


Hatched and caught a few more Pokes…


Some time later, evolved mon’s and got another Kingdra, a Blastoise, two Forretress, an Omastar and hatched a Magnemite…

Day 7

The Last Day!


Got enough candies and head on out hoping to catch that Shiny Magikarp. Hatched a few more Pokemons and caught another Slowbro.


Then had another Lapras sighting.


Gotcha! Caught another one!

And just like a repeat of yesterday, the Sixth day… another “Lapras” was hatched… plus a Slugma.


Got another 10 km Egg, a few more hatches, evolved an Omanyte and caught a Graveler.


The last day culminated with all egg hatches.



“This ‘Water Festival Event’ was only good for a week and may seem another development that’s nothing out of the ordinary.”

On the third day I already found the rarest of what I seek-ed and hatched another one on the fourth with only three days left before the end of the week.

But the Sixth day seemed to be the “luckiest day” of the week, as a recap I was able to:

  • Get five 10 km Eggs
  • Caught another Ditto and Wobuffet
  • Got another “King-dra, a Feraligatr, a Blastoise, ‘Two’ Omastars and Forretress”
  • Earned another Medal for catching 50 BIG Magikarps (so wet!), and
  • Got “TWO” Lapras (caught and hatched) all in one day

“Although I didn’t catch that Shiny Magikarp, the last day still proved to be well worth it… I was able to get “TWO” more Lapras and that really made it…. “


This “Water Festival Event” really turned out to be a “Wonderful Fishing Event!” in the end.

Thank you Niantic!

Ultimate Pokemon GO Gym Battle In Iligan City


via Daily Prompt: Acceptance

As a Pokemon GO Trainer/Gamer you go out to conquer Pokemon Gyms in the City, wanting to win those battles and take over gyms for your Team.

Going to battle and conquering Pokemon Gyms around the City ain’t that hard, you just simply find those Gyms and go to them.

However, it’s not all about a Gyms location.

For conquering one Pokemon Gym situated near the heart of Iligan City that is located inside one of the big Malls here, the “Globe Store GAISANO ILIGAN” Pokemon Gym ain’t that easy as it seems.

Conquering this gym is really worth a challenge for Pokemon GO Gamers in terms of “Challenging” one Pokemon Gym.


This Pokemon Gym was added after October 25, 2016 after the Update, Version 1.13.3 of Pokemon GO.

Now what makes conquering this gym a real challenge is not because from one time or another, it’s usually filled with an Ultimate Gym Battle Team of Defenders but it’s because of the GPS signal issue.

Although the wireless signal for mobile phones from the server is transmitted in all directions, once you’re inside the Mall, with your Pokemon GO App open, there are factors that affect the signal strength.

The signal is not stable most of the time, there are certain parts in the Mall where one cannot find a valid signal or the signal disappears altogether.

The Globe Store is located at the third floor of the Mall but even if one is inside the Globe Store itself, the signal sometimes becomes intermittent or it fluctuates.

Losing connection is common for the connection keeps going up and down consistently.


So you have a signal… but there are times you often wonder, as you check your map, your Avatar sometimes just tend to walk away from the Gym or runs away from it and end up 250 meters out from the Mall.


You need to be in range of the Gym to challenge it.

So you found a spot where your avatar is within the Gyms circle range.


As you click the button to battle the Gym, Pokemon GO usually automatically picks or fills out a roster of Six of your Pokemon, your team to do battle.

If you’re satisfied with Pokemon GO’s recommended gym battle lineup, you click “GO.”


But sometimes the auto suggested lineup is not always a guarantee…

So, if you’re not satisfied, you manually put together a roster of Pokemon Attackers of your choice to create the ultimate team to battle then click “GO.”


However, because of the “signal issue” after you clicked “GO,” instead of the battle commencing, you get the message “GPS signal not found,” for your avatar has already moved out of the Gyms range.

Many times you get tempted to just click “GO” after getting the auto suggested lineup before you lose the signal again.


Or you just have to walk and find another spot, hoping your avatar goes back within range of the Gym again.

Sometimes you tend to find a good spot and the battle begins.


However, depending on the Gym’s current “Level” winning all the battles is sometimes a very tough task.

For finishing one battle alone is sometimes made even more difficult again by that signal issue, fluctuating consistently, and at times the signal disappears before one battle has ended.

Pokemon’s that faint are “Fainted” Pokemon’s but defeating one Defender will not count if the signal disappears.

Okay, there’s only one Gym defender and you beat it.

Battle has ended, you win and it’s time to add your own defender.



“This gym is too far away.”


Walk again or… run.

Hurry now… just hope no other Trainers of the other Teams are around watching and just waiting for the battle to end.


Battle winners have priority…

But after a minute or so, it’s an open gym.

And sometimes once you get your signal back another trainer has already added a defender, it’s good if it’s from the same team, otherwise you have to find that valid signal and battle again.


Funny thing is, like “Pokemon GO,” sometimes adding that defender of yours to claim the Gym after winning is literally adding it “on the go” because of the signal/server issue.

And another thing, like the signal that keeps going up and down, there are times that you literally have to go up and down the Mall, for a successful spot one day may not be the right spot to battle another day.

Since Gen2 came out, it makes the “challenge” much more difficult, especially with “Blissey” around.


Conquering the Globe Store GAISANO ILIGAN Pokemon Gym seems to be the best achievable in terms of battling and conquering Pokemon Gyms here, seems like it’s the “Ultimate Pokemon GO Gym Battle in Iligan City.”

As a Pokemon GO Gamer, one has learned to accept the fact that battling this Gym is never easy… but if one keeps on trying one will eventually get that win…


Because conquering this Gym after all is all about persistence.