XY’s Best Pokémon Hunting Apps

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As almost everyone on the planet knows by now – Pokémon Go has been around for a few weeks, with millions of fans flocking to city centres, parks and places of interest in hopes to catch rare and even legendary Pokémon.

Many of these players go out with nothing but their phone, hunting for things to add to their Pokedex, but with the game being a recent release, it is still facing problems. A big problem right now is the ‘three step glitch’ – this is a problem when it comes to tracking said Pokémon, as the footsteps on the ‘nearby’ area don’t actually go down like they should.

This is where we help you – If you didn’t already know, there is apps to help you hunt the Pokémon you want, with less hassle.

We will start with apps which gather information through crowd-sourcing. This means the app allows users to add Pokémon sightings to a shared map, therefore allowing others to locate where Pokémon have been caught in the past. To improve the accuracy and reliability of the sightings, the app has a rating feature to allow users to “up-vote” or “down-vote” a sighting.

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PokeFinder & PokeRadar both use crowd-sourcing, so can potentially be inaccurate but are still very useful. They will get more & more useful the longer the app is out, with more and more locations been added while the low-rated locations being removed.

If you go onto the App Store and download one of these Apps, be sure to submit some locations of your own and help your fellow trainers!

PokeVision

Another type of resource you can use for hunting is PokeVision – this uses the Niantic API to grab the location and duration of spawned Pokémon, meaning the ones that show up are genuinely there in the exact location for the exact amount of time.

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Although using PokéVision does take away some of the ‘surprise’ of hunting, it makes it easier to get the hard to find Pokémon that you need to fill up your Pokedex.

So, they are our top 3 resources to help you fill up your trainer Pokedex! Good luck!

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The XY Summer Packing Essentials for the Modern Man

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Okay so, Summer is here and everyone is going off on their holidays and there is nothing worse than getting to your hotel, unpacking and realising you’ve got 3 socks, 1 t-shirt and a traffic cone in your case.

This is why we have come up with this list of packing essentials for the modern man, lets show the ladies we can do this right!.

From the Wardrobe

Okay so, from the wardrobe you want to bring a number of things. You will want:

1 pair of boxers and socks per day of the trip (+1 Pair of each just incase!)

1 pair of shoes

1 pair of flip-flops 

1 beach towel

2 pairs of swimshorts

2 pairs of casual shorts

2 pairs of jeans

2 polo shirts & 2 t-shirts

2 smart-casual shirts

1 belt

1 pack-away rain mac (just incase!)

Checklist

Money – Do you have all your cash, cards and your wallet?

Documents – Do you have your passport, tickets, hotel booking confirmation, visas, license and travel insurance info?

Accessories – Grab your sunglasses and a case, along with your everyday glasses and contact lenses (if this applies to you) as well as your watch.

Medication – Any prescribed medication, a first aid kit, insect repellant, aftersun, suncream.

Others – Don’t forget things such as your phone and all chargers, your camera, spare batteries and plug adaptors.

For the Bathroom

Dont forget other essentials like your toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving kit, deodorants, shower gels, aftershave, but remember, all liquids over 100ml must be kept in a standard sized clear bag and no razors on carry-on!

So, follow this list and have a good holiday knowing you’ve got everything you need!

Based on a 7 day holiday.

 

Suit Yourself

At some point in your life, you will have to buy a suit. It may be down to your job, your girlfriend or your mum, either way you want to look good. So you have no idea where to start when it comes to suits?

Well let this post inspire you and give you tips on what to look for when picking what to suit & boot yourself in.

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The Unwritten rules of Suit Etiquette

Match the Width of the Necktie to the Width of Lapels

When you choose a tie to wear with your suit, take into account the lapels and the width of them. Your tie and lapels should be roughly the same width, this will make your suit look more organised and less awkward.

Match Your Socks with Your Trousers

Many men overlook this rule, but it can make a lot of difference. When you sit down in a suit, you can see your socks, so try and wear socks which match the colour of your trousers.

For a more Modern appearance, choose Thin Lapels

Thin Lapels are seen as more ‘modern’ that wider ones. This means if you choose Thin Lapels, it will give your suit a more up to date look.

Your Tie Should be Darker than Your Shirt

Many fashion experts recommend choosing a tie which is darker than your shirt. This is because it attracts attention to the centre of your suit and contrasts the colour of your shirt.

If Your suit is a 3 Piece, Leave the Bottom Button Unfastened on the Vest

Some men go for a 3 piece suit and take on a vest as well as the jacket and trousers. If this is the case, leave the bottom button unfastened to keep the look comfortable.

Leave Half an Inch of Shirt Sleeve Cuffs Exposed

Many assume that shirt cuffs should be covered,but many fashion experts say leaving half an inch of the shirt cuff showing can compliment the suit and give an overall better look.

 

 

The top 10 summer BBQ recipies

Summertime is made for a barbecue. All food tastes better when it comes straight off the grill  – especially the meat.

If you’re not the owner of a barbecue for summer, you should be thinking of investing in one. Get the guys round and have some beers over the football with these top 10 summer BBQ recipes, thoroughly hand picked just for you guys.

1. Grilled Chicken Breasts With Chive Herb Butter

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You can get the full recipe for the Grilled Chicken Breast with Chive Herb Butter from Foodie Crush –HERE

2. Skirt Steak With Chimichurri Sauce

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You can get the full recipe for the Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce from Adam Rapaport via Food52 – HERE

3. Grilled Corn With Bacon Butter And Cotija Cheese

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You can get the full recipe for the Grilled Corn with Bacon Butter and Cotija Cheese from How Sweet It is – HERE

4. Garlicky Grilled Shrimp

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You can get the full recipe for Garlicky Grilled Shrimp from The Clever Carrot – HERE

5. Barbeque Pork Ribs With Magic Dust

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You can get the full recipe for Barbecue Pork Ribs with Magic Dust from Foodie Crush – HERE

6. Grilled Buffalo Chicken Caesar Salad

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You can get the full recipe for Grilled Buffalo Chicken Caesar from How Sweet It Is – HERE

7. Grilled Naan With Garlic Scape Chutney

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You can get the full recipe for Grilled Naan with Garlic Scape Chutney from Feasting at Home – HERE

8. Charred Corn With Rosemary Grilled Pizza

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You can get the full recipe for Charred Corn with Rosemary Grilled Pizza from Foodie Crush – HERE

9. Grilled Asparagus With Wasabi Soy Dipping Sauce

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You can get the full recipe for Grilled Asparagus with Wasabi Soy Dipping Sauce from Spicy Southern Kitchen – HERE

10. Grilled Peaches and Ginger Ice Cream

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You can get the full recipe for Grilled Peaches and Ginger Ice Cream from A Spicy Perspective – HERE

So there you have it! 10 grill recipes that are sure to keep everyone happy.