Of course we came up with a drinking game for Pokemon GO, what did you expect?
With the massive success of the nostalgia-imbued app, especially amongst people between the ages of 21-30, it was only a matter of time before a drinking element was added to the mix. Gotta drink em' all, right?
The rules are as follows:
x Each game begins with a shot (or cocktail if you can't do shots) depending on which starter Pokemon you chose. That includes the people who figured out how to get Pikachu as a starter.
x Charmander - Whiskey
x Squirtle - Vodka
x Bulbasaur - Tequila
x Pikachu - Rum
x After each player has taken their shot, gather up some beers and make your way outside.
x Once you're in an area with Pokemon that you all agree on, set a timer for exactly 40 minutes. Once the timer starts, start catching Pokemon immediately! The first person to catch a Pokemon gets to sing the first verse of the Pokemon theme song while the others drink continually until he/she reaches the end of the verse, aka " the power that's inside."
x Take a drink for every Pokeball you use to catch a Pokemon. That means you should be taking at least one drink every time a Pokemon is caught.
x If a gym is nearby, each player must battle that gym. Anyone who loses must drink half a beer (or take six drinks). If you beat the gym, you get to give out your drinks to another player or players (6 drinks to one person, 3 and 3 to two people, etc).
x If you beat a gym owned by another team, members of that team in your group must drink a FULL beer. If you beat a gym owned by your own team, members of both other teams must drink a HALF beer.
x The round ends once the timer goes off. At that point, the player with the most Pokemon is exempt from drinking. All other drinkers must take a drink for each Pokemon they caught.
x Each round is only 40 minutes, but that time can be adjusted depending on the alcohol tolerance of the people playing. If you can fit an entire keg in your belly, play each round for 60 minutes. If you're a lightweight, try playing for 20.
Above all else, PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND DRINK RESPONSIBLY WHEN PLAYING. Nobody wants to hang out with Puke-achu all night. Furthermore, there are already way too many stories of people walking into traffic and shit.
Last but not least...GO TEAM VALOR!