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Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down  

Niko Berry
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List Rules Vote up the best ways to kill time when technical issues prevent you from playing Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go's servers down again? Hopefully you have a plan, a list of things to do until you can finally get back off your butt and catch them all. Servers go down more than anyone would like and sometimes technical issues ruin a planned day of hiking backcountry trails in that endless quest to bag an elusive Gyrados.

Because it sucks having your plans fall through, here's a list of things to do when playing Pokemon Go simply isn't possible. It's a survival guide for those moments when you're waiting for somebody at Niantic to put out their server fire.

Vote up the best ways to pass the time when the Pokemon Go servers are down and don't forget, it's only temporary.

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Check Every 30 Seconds to See ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Check Every 30 Seconds to See If Pokemon Go Is Back
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Play an Old School Pokemon Gam... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Play an Old School Pokemon Game
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Aimlessly Browse the Same Site... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Aimlessly Browse the Same Sites You Always Browse
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Play with Your Real Life Pets is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Play with Your Real Life Pets
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Pretend That Music Can Fill th... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Pretend That Music Can Fill the Void Where Pokemon Go Is Supposed to Be
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Watch Old Pokemon Episodes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Watch Old Pokemon Episodes
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Start a Book That You'll A... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Start a Book That You'll Abandon as Soon as Pokemon Go Is Back
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Loudly Complain About the Serv... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Loudly Complain About the Servers
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Plop Down on the Couch and Pla... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Plop Down on the Couch and Play a Console Game
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Hold Back Tears is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Hold Back Tears
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Get Some Laundry Done is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Get Some Laundry Done
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Get a Little Drunk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Get a Little Drunk
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Prepare a Delicious Meal for Y... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Prepare a Delicious Meal for Yourself and Your Loved Ones
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Make a Bunch of "Pokemon ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Make a Bunch of "Pokemon Stop" Jokes
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Catch up with Old Friends is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Catch up with Old Friends
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Blankly Stare at the TV as Tho... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Blankly Stare at the TV as Though Pokemon Go Never Existed
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Enjoy a Walk That Won't Ha... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Enjoy a Walk That Won't Hatch Eggs
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Go Grocery Shopping and Preten... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Go Grocery Shopping and Pretend Vegetables Are Pokemon
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Cast a Dark Spell to Make the ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Cast a Dark Spell to Make the Servers Go Up Faster
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Attend Pokeholics Anonymous is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Attend Pokeholics Anonymous
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Refresh Down Detector Over and... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Refresh Down Detector Over and Over

http://downdetector.com/status/pokemon-go

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Go to an Actual Gym is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Go to an Actual Gym
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Call Your Grandparents and Exp... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Call Your Grandparents and Explain Pokemon Go to Them
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Play Ingress (the Other Game b... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Play Ingress (the Other Game by Niantic)
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Play Some D&D is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down
Play Some D&D