I actually tried powering up a pokémon, this time it was Raticate. I haven’t really been doing anything particularly special for my Pokémon. Just collecting what I can and give them back to Professor. Eventually I do want to get enough experience, candy, stardust, and combat points to conquer the local gym on the corner.
I actually have pitched multiple game ideas to Maus that involved walking around and using the GPS to collect and interact with monsters. My latest incarnation didn’t put as much emphasis on going to specific locations as it did on walking long distances. So once again, much of the ideas I spouted at Maus have been put into effect. I tell the future like this quite a bit, it’s somewhat frustrating.