Pokémon GO Workout – Real Anime Training

Pokémon GO Workout

We are trying something new with this workout. At the end of this post, there is a link that will let you obtain a quick reference guide we created to make sure you have the basic notes at your fingertips whenever you need them. If you like this guide, let us know in the comments. We'd be happy to make more of these.

The Pokémon GO craze had seemed to be on the decline for a while. But with the announcement of the new "Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu" and "Let's Go, Eevee" games, not to mention the all-new Pokémon Go features that came out this year, it seems like the game's life span has been rejuvenated. If you have gotten back into the game, have been thinking about getting back in, never stopped playing it, or even if you weren't a part of it to begin with but are now considering it, this workout is for you!

This Real Anime Training Workout is different from our usual ones. Rather than give you a defined number of reps, sets, and rounds for each exercise, this workout depends entirely on your Pokémon GO playing experience. Nearly every action in the game - catching and hatching Pokémon, spinning Pokéstops, battling in gyms, attempting raids, completing field research, evolving Pokémon, et cetera - has an assigned exercise. You can use this as a way to add exercises to an otherwise casual game, or challenge yourself to see how far and long you can go.

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  1. For every Pokémon you obtain, you have to do 10 push-ups. This includes Pokémon obtained through catching, hatching, and trading.
  2. For every Pokéstop that you spin, you have to do 10 squats.
  3. For every gym you acquire through battling, you have to do 30 seconds of punching. Because clearing a gym can require you to challenge the gym multiple times, you only need to do these 30 seconds after acquiring the gym. However, if you start taking on a gym, and then give up without clearing it, you should still do your punching.
  4. If you find yourself attempting a raid, you need to do 30 seconds of high knees. Because each raid only allows one attempt per person, this exercise is required whether you win or lose.
  5. If you happen to catch or hatch a shiny Pokémon, don't bother with the push-ups. Instead do 10 burpees.
  6. Every time you choose to evolve a Pokémon, follow it up with 10 jumping jacks.
  7. Each field research task you complete has 10 mountain climbers assigned to it.
  8. And finally, every time you level up in the game, you need to do an all-out sprint until you can sprint no further.

This workout is going to make your Pokémon GO adventures all the more challenging. But here are some trainer tips.

  1. If there are multiple Pokémon in an area that you want to catch, go ahead and catch the one's you want to catch before doing all the required push-ups. You don't want a Pokémon disappearing from the map while you're doing your push-ups.
  2. Don't save all the exercises for the end. Do them as you earn them. If you save them for the end, you risk not being able to complete them all because you did too much during your Pokémon GO activity.
  3. Bring a water bottle with you. This should be obvious, but while you might be just fine walking for an hour without needing a sip, with all these movements in this workout, you are going to need some good hydration.
  4. Strategize! We want all of our RAT workouts to work for you. So, plan accordingly. If you only use one egg incubator at a time, then you have to walk further to hatch all your eggs, but at least you'll only have to do 10 push-ups every so many kilometers. If you want, you could use multiple incubators at once to save time and distance, but this could mean having to do up to ninety push-ups at once! If so, you better hope one of them isn't a shiny. 
  5. Click this link to download a free quick reference guide for this workout. It fits on your phone screen so that you can easily reference it during your Pokémon GO journeys.

Good luck out there, Trainer!

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