Say Aloha to Alolan Form Pokémon!

Published in Game Updates by Trainer Tol
May 21, 2018

I wondered if they would do this as a tie in when Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon were released, but apparently Niantic is going to randomly drop Alola form Pokémon on us in the near future. An official news item has been added to the game stating:

“Trainers, sunny days are ahead! Whether your forecast calls for rain or shine, we’re celebrating all around the world by introducing some special Pokemon from the tropical Alola region to Pokémon GO! Get ready for some of the Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region to appear in their Alolan forms! These unique variants were first seen in the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games, and they will make their way to Pokémon GO in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for news related to this exciting change – and don’t forget to tell your friends! Stay safe, and happy exploring!”

Post-Earth Day Pokemon Go Success!

Published in Blog Posts by Trainer Tol
April 25, 2018

Wow! When we started doing more and more community events I never saw us knee deep in creek water dragging tires out of the mud. That said, thank you eternally to everyone that came out to support our Earth Day clean-up at Olmos Basin Park. If you haven’t seen the gallery yet, visit here.

For a full break down of all the rewards from Earth Day you can check out this article by Forbes (who cover Pokemon Go for some reason) and we highly suggest you hit up the Quarry or the Pearl to collect Wailmer while they’re spawning with a higher rate of getting a shiny.

Of Mice And Raid Buses: In Response To Philip Lloyd of RaidTX

Published in Drama by Trainer Tol
October 23, 2017

My first raid bus was on August 12th, it was a RaidTX bus and it was their first bus here in San Antonio. I was the guest of a team leader and as soon as the bus started you could tell no one was really in charge, no one was really sure what to do first, or where we should start.

I don’t deny that I stepped up, and I have been accused of “taking over” that first bus. I won’t argue that from some points of view that’s what it looked like. Some might say I stepped up to fill a need, others might say I overstepped. I felt like someone needed to call out our destinations, and so I stepped into the role of navigator – which I’ve now continued to do for over 300 Legendary raids from August to now the end of October.

That fist San Antonio bus from RaidTX left a lot to be desired,

Welcome To TrainerTol.com

Published in Announcements by Trainer Tol
September 11, 2017

What a whirlwind these past few weeks have been. To say we are hitting peak Legendary season is an understatement with more than two months to go and MewTwo just starting to show up in select cities.

We have decided to expand the Trainer Tol experience due to our success with so many sold out raid buses. As we are raising money exclusively for charity ($4,722 raised to date) we decided to build our own event/store system rather than continuing to use Eventbrite. They charge us around $300 per weekend to sell 200 tickets and we’d much rather those dollars go directly to the charity – so here we are!

We will also be using this platform to post game updates, and my goal there is to keep the advice incredibly simple, and have it be the top of line stuff that matters most. I don’t intend to be the next Pokemon News site but we will cover the stuff that you MUST know to make the most of Pokemon GO.

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