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Things to Do While Waiting for Pokemon Go to Come Back June 1, 2020

Posted by Maniac in Editorials.
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If you’re reading this as of the time it is being posted, you’ll know that Pokémon Go is currently down for scheduled maintenance. It isn’t expected to come back online until 9PM EST (6PM PST). Seven whole hours of downtime! What do we do until that happens?

Here are some things you can do while you wait for the service to come back online. These are in no particular order.

  • If you have a copy of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield you can obtain a free Galarian Ponyata right now through the game’s Mystery Gift function. Here’s how to do it.
  • Download the Pokémon TV app to your smart device. It is a free application. A bunch of great Pokémon animated films are currently up for free viewing on it. If you have an Apple TV or Google Chromecast you can also watch the films on your television.
  • If you have a Nintendo Switch, a PokéBall Plus and a copy of Sword, Shield, or either of the Let’s Go games you can still transfer Pokémon into the ball. While you won’t be able to use them in Pokémon Go while the service is down, the PokéBall Plus can still track your steps and respond to your training gestures on its own.
  • Look up some hilarious Pokémon Memes, or make some of your own.
  • Watch Pokémon: Detective Pikachu on HBO if you haven’t already seen it. If you have already seen the film and own a copy of the movie on disc or digital services you should totally watch the film in Detective Mode! It offers a picture-in-picture filmmaker commentary throughout the film that provides a behind the scenes look into the making of the film.

So those were just some of our ideas. If you think there’s any we missed post a comment below and we might add them! Stay safe out there, and Train On!

Pokémon Go is out now for iOS and Android devices. Pokémon TV is out for iOS, Android and Apple TV devices. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

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