Here goes my introduction post…
Hi. I’m HippoChick. I first learned about Pokemon Go from watching SourceFed, SourceFed Nerd, and my favorite YouTuber, Philip DeFranco. The hype was real leading up to release date! Unfortunately, day of release I was unable to download the game. Not for lack of trying, I was so frustrated that I couldn’t get the game to download!!! The very next day my download attempts were successful, and I began my Pokemon Go journey.
I have been somewhat of a loner for most of my adult life, I deal with sometimes crippling anxiety and depression, but I soldier through it as best I can. When I began this game I didn’t have too many people to play with. I talked a friend into downloading it, talked my siblings (who don’t even live near me) into downloading it… and would just casually play when I was at home, when I’d go to visit my family, and occasionally at work. I’d go hang out with my friend once a week and sometimes we’d go hunt down the shadow Pokemon on our nearby. I tell ya what, Cubone (who I affectionately call Skull Dude) eluded me for the longest time. Anyway…
I continued playing casually through the gym rework and the introduction of raids. I had joined a few Facebook Pokemon Go groups for the surrounding area, but didn’t really use them for purposes of meeting people. I was mostly just trying to figure out nests, see what cool things other people have found, etc. But then — we got the legendary raids!
Making a long story short, after the Legendary birds were nearly gone, I finally got brave enough to go raid with the local group. I found a fantastic group of people that welcomed me without question. I’ve made some wonderful friends. And I met that amazing WhySoSalty guy. 😉
Our story is one for another time. It’s a fun one. 🙂
By the way, I hit Level 40 on April 26, 2018, 658 days after I started. I’m so happy to finally be a Level 40!