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The Very Best Gear for Playing Pokémon Go
Over the past week, the lifelong dreams of millions of millennials came true. Pokémon Go is a global phenomenon; everyone under the age of 30 with a smartphone and an indomitable inner-child has taken to the streets to live out their Pokémon-trainer fantasies and catch ’em all. Plus, you know, making new friends and all that — which, aside from being the Saturday-morning moral bedrock of the TV show, is the best way to learn where to snag the rare catches.
Speaking of the TV show: you might not remember just how much walking Ash and friends did. Or how many picnics they had (which consisted entirely of “donuts,” which were actually rice balls). That shit wasn’t in the game because it was boring. What we love is the catching, the battling, the leveling up. But if you’re looking to be the very best, you’re going to rack up more miles than exp points. So for your sake, you should stock up on supplies for yourself, just like you’d stock up on potions before hitting a gym. (A Pokémon gym. Not a human gym.) Here’s the best gear to travel across the land, searching far and wide.