Interviewing The Finest Of The Finest: Grant N Alex (Episode 2)

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Hey there, Pokémon GO lovers and fanatics! TridentXan and I are again at it in Episode 2 of Interviewing The Finest Of The Finest, the place we sit down with a few of your favourite content material creators and acquire perception into their lives and their experiences with Pokémon GO!

On this episode, we're joined with Grant and Alex, the gaming couple! They stream day-after-day on Twitch, and have gathered over 15,000 followers thus far! They each share the love of Pokémon GO and do their finest to assist different Trainers which might be going by means of their very own Pokémon GO journey.

Enjoyable Truth: They really reside in my city! I had a little bit of a fangirl second after I realized that two of my favourite content material creators lived quarter-hour away from me. So, with out additional ado, allow us to start!

Attending to Know Alex and Grant.

PogoWatson: Hey! Thanks for giving us the great alternative to have a dialogue with you each. How are you feeling at the moment? Inform us a bit about yourselves.

GrantNAlex: Hey! We're doing good; that is our first time doing an interview so each excited and nervous. So yeah, we're a content-creating couple. This has been our full-time job for two years now. We primarily do Pokémon GO and different Pokémon content material like pack openings and a few primary sequence Pokémon video games. We additionally do some IRL streams each occasionally. Exterior of streaming the primary factor we do for enjoyable is go to concert events, we love reside music!

PogoWatson: What motivates you to play Pokémon GO day-after-day?

GrantNAlex: So partially as a result of it's how we make a residing now however that's undoubtedly not the one cause. We performed the sport a ton earlier than we even began streaming it. We simply love the franchise and in terms of Pokémon GO we really feel like there's all the time one thing to do or work on and most significantly we haven't gotten bored of it even after years and years of enjoying; we nonetheless actually benefit from the core recreation.

PogoWatson: When did you each begin enjoying the sport?

GrantNAlex: We each began enjoying the sport again within the first week of launch in 2016. The humorous factor is we didn't even know one another when the sport got here out. We met one another on the finish of 2017 and at that time we had been each on a break from the sport. We each began enjoying once more after they introduced the good friend system into the sport in 2018 and by no means stopped enjoying once more after that.

Grant and Alex

PogoWatson: Might you give us some perception into your every day routine? Do you each primarily deal with enjoying the sport or making content material?

GrantNAlex: Proper now we've been beginning the day by making an attempt to get to the health club and get meals earlier than the stream, after which doing any prep we would have to for the stream that day. Then we stream for about 5 hours on a typical day. After the stream we take the night time to do anything we have to do, normally sending out playing cards to viewers, looking for highlights from VODs, responding to messages, and issues like that. After we're carried out with that stuff we simply unwind and calm down a bit earlier than mattress. That's a typical day but when the sport has a whole lot of nice stuff occurring–we would get on a lot earlier and our entire day will simply be streaming. Lately we've been making an attempt to additionally work on some YouTube content material any time we take a time off stream.

TridentXan: What are the most important challenges that you just each have confronted throughout your time as content material creators?  

GrantNAlex: Properly one problem any content material creator faces is focusing an excessive amount of on the numbers. It's so exhausting to not get down on your self when views and stuff like which might be down. One other problem for us at instances is the sport being gradual or not having a lot occurring at instances. The issue is when the sport is boring it may be exhausting to make good content material for it. With all that being stated we love what we do and are tremendous fortunate to have an extremely supportive neighborhood. That's all the time how we get previous any challenges. 

TridentXan: What's your favourite Pokémon and favourite shiny?

Grant: Favourite Pokémon is Eevee, favourite Shiny is Shellder (it's such a very good orange)

Alex: Favourite Pokémon is Skwovet, favourite shiny is Vaporeon (the shiny favourite adjustments generally lol)

  • Eevee

  • Shellder

  • Skwovet

  • Vaporeon

Shellder - #090 - Pokédex Vaporeon - #134 - Pokédex


TridentXan: Inform us one thing that most individuals don’t find out about you!

GrantNAlex: That's a tricky one as a result of we discuss a lot for therefore many hours on stream it seems like individuals know so much about us. I really feel like not a ton of individuals know that we truly met on a reside streaming app referred to as after which met in particular person for the primary time at a live performance. 

Their Pokémon GO Collections

PogoWatson: What's the most prized Pokémon in your assortment and the way did you purchase it?

Grant: Shundo Mewtwo; I truly bought it reside on stream and hit my head on the highest of my automotive after I realized it was a Shundo. There's a clip of it taking place here

Alex: Shundo Gyarados; as of proper now it's my solely Shundo and it's one which each me and Grant have. It was loopy we discovered a wild Gyarados and each clicked on it and had been shocked that it was shiny for each of us… Then once we realized it was a Shundo and we simply couldn't consider it.




Shundo Gyarados (Left) and Shundo Mewtwo(Proper)







PogoWatson: What stat/medal in your account are you most pleased with and why?

GrantNAlex: We began out on Twitch with largely internet hosting raids so raids are in all probability certainly one of our proudest medals. However our favourite medals are in all probability our in-person occasion medals. Our favourite factor goes to in-person occasions and seeing mates and assembly individuals for the primary time who we've talked to by means of streams for some time.


TridentXan: Which facet of the sport do you like and why: PvE or PvP?

GrantNAlex: 100% perfer PvE. We don't have the budget for extra telephones and once we play PvP an excessive amount of it makes us wish to throw our telephones throughout the room lol. Half joking however the lag points and a number of the different issues with PvP usually make it an unenjoyable expertise for us.

TridentXan: What are your objectives for 2023? Do you intend on going to any GOFest occasions or future unannounced Safari Zones?

GrantNAlex: Probably the most vital aim this 12 months is making new YouTube content material and making an attempt to develop on that platform whereas streaming simply as a lot. Sure, we are going to 100% be at NYC GO Fest! It's a brief drive for us so we can be within the park on Saturday and within the metropolis each different day. We may also be going to TwitchCon in Vegas this 12 months. We attempt to go to as many in-person occasions as we will!

PogoWatson: I'll be there at NYC GO Fest too!

TridentXan: Similar right here. Additionally, do you each play another video games other than Pokémon GO?

GrantNAlex: Sure! We don't have time for a ton of different video games however proper now Grant performs Apex and Alex enjoys enjoying informal telephone video games like Doodle Leap or Subway Surfers and stuff like that.

Considering About The Future, and Ultimate Ideas

PogoWatson: What are your sincere ideas on the latest distant raid move nerfs?

GrantNAlex: It's terrible in our opinion. We host raids typically and have helped a ton of individuals get their first shiny or first hundo of a sure Pokémon. So we see firsthand the way it negatively impacts individuals in our neighborhood and it sucks. There are lots of people who can't play the sport like we do for all kinds of causes and the truth that these individuals now can't take part as a lot and on high of that must pay extra in the event that they wish to take part in any respect, it actually stinks.

TridentXan: What quality-of-life options would you each wish to see carried out into the sport? 

GrantNAlex: Clearly firstly would like to see distant raids return to a greater place. We'd additionally like it if Niantic communicated extra with the neighborhood. It has all the time felt like there isn't any communication or back-and-forth with the neighborhood on Niantic's half and that's unhappy. Exterior of that Fortunate Buddy trades shouldn't rely as a particular commerce. Additionally Help a Creator Codes can be wonderful for content material creators like us. 

TridentXan:  Do you've gotten some ultimate recommendation for different Trainers?

GrantNAlex: Simply play the way you benefit from the recreation so many individuals play for therefore many causes whether or not it's assortment, hundos, shinies, PvP, PvE, XP, or no matter else; there's a lot to do within the recreation. Additionally, don't be afraid to ask questions or ask for assist whether or not it's in somebody's Twitch stream or on Twitter or wherever. The perfect a part of this recreation is the individuals, there are a whole lot of nice individuals who play this recreation and are sometimes very happy to assist a fellow participant out.

PogoWatson: Out Of Context: Alex, are you jealous of Grant’s Hundo Gimmighouls? 🤣

GrantNAlex: Haha sure I used to be however I lastly did get one after many trades.

Give Grant and Alex a Comply with on Their Platforms!

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That’s all for now, Trainers! Trident and I wish to thank Grant and Alex for taking the time for this interview. We had a incredible time studying extra about you each, and we hope that we will meet you in particular person sometime. 

What about you, trainers? Did you get pleasure from at the moment’s episode? If that's the case, tell us within the feedback part under who you want to see within the subsequent section of the “Better of the Finest”.

Till subsequent time, Trainers! BYEE, and take care!

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