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Things to Do While the Pokemon Go Servers Are Down

List RulesVote 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 If Pokemon Go Is Back

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    Play an Old School Pokemon Game

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    Play with Your Real Life Pets

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    Watch Old Pokemon Episodes

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    Aimlessly Browse the Same Sites You Always Browse

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    Pretend That Music Can Fill the Void Where Pokemon Go Is Supposed to Be

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    Start a Book That You'll Abandon as Soon as Pokemon Go Is Back

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    Plop Down on the Couch and Play a Console Game

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    Loudly Complain About the Servers

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    Hold Back Tears

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    Make a Bunch of "Pokemon Stop" Jokes

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    Get a Little Drunk

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    Catch up with Old Friends

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    Get Some Laundry Done

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    Go Grocery Shopping and Pretend Vegetables Are Pokemon

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    Prepare a Delicious Meal for Yourself and Your Loved Ones

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    Blankly Stare at the TV as Though Pokemon Go Never Existed

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    Enjoy a Walk That Won't Hatch Eggs

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    Call Your Grandparents and Explain Pokemon Go to Them

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    Cast a Dark Spell to Make the Servers Go Up Faster

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    Attend Pokeholics Anonymous

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    Play Ingress (the Other Game by Niantic)

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    Go to an Actual Gym

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    Refresh Down Detector Over and Over

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

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    Play Some D&D