SuperPokePets: Adopt a Super Poke Pet

Should You Adopt a SuperPoke Pet ?

We all want lovable pets around the house. After a hard day at work, nothing is more rewarding than a cute fuzzy animal greeting us at the front door. An adorable kitty, gerbil, puppy, or bunny makes life worth living. Sometimes it's simply not convenient or practical to adopt a real live pet in the real world. Horses take up a lot of space. Dogs and cats insist on being fed regularly. Medical care becomes expensive. Pet insurance expands, but still costs big bucks.

There is an alternative.

An online pet, also referred to as a virtual pet, can be almost as enjoyable as a living pet. Hamsters are fun, pythons are fun (and challenging), but a SuperPoke Pet is always there for you, even if you neglect to feed it or take it to the veterinarian. The Super Poke Pet web site offers completely free SuperPoke pets for adoption. Anyone longing to adopt a virtual creature can visit the site and sign up for a pretend critter.

SuperPokePets.com
SuperPokePets.com | Source

The SuperPoke Pets home page is a cheery little place that encourages you to jump into the adoption pool. A scrolling window chronicles the activities of other adopters. Click on the Play Now button to begin the adoption process.

A variety of pets are available. Some are recognizable to anyone who ever visited a farm or a zoo. Some are mash-ups of biological oddities that might make awesome pets in real life. You can click on any of the cuddly little avatars to begin your adoption process.Make your choice carefully. You must choose, but choose wisely.

We chose the turtle, which immediately became excited to become part of our family. The little critter shrunk back into its' shell and asked the inevitable question "Shell we play?". Since we love bad puns as much as virtual pets, this seemed like a match made in digital heaven.

Pick a pet for adoption
Pick a pet for adoption
We chose to adopt a virtual SuperPoke Pet Turtle
We chose to adopt a virtual SuperPoke Pet Turtle
Our virtual turtle needs a name
Our virtual turtle needs a name
We named it nicomp, after someone famous that we love and respect.
We named it nicomp, after someone famous that we love and respect.

After naming our Super Poke Pet, we were asked to sign up for an account. We provided a valid email address and created an account on the web site. Oddly enough, we were able to continue the Super Poke Pet adoption process without being required to validate the email address. The site doesn't really care who we are or if we are whom we say we are.

Most web sites insist on knowing who is accessing their site, especially when a (virtual) creature is involved. We could have been part of a virtual pet syndicate with less than honorable intentions.

Registering our SuperPokePet
Registering our SuperPokePet

We finally get to see our adopted pet

After 'registering', we were given unfettered access to our tiny turtle. So cute! The little guy (we know it's a guy because it's named nicomp) lives in a sparsely furnished one-room apartment. He has a chair that's not actually engineered for turtle anatomy. He has what appears to be bamboo shoots growing up the walls in the background. Taped to the wall is a poster depicting his SuperPokePet friends, who hopefully will stop by for a visit and bring along some housewarming gifts.

A pig in an elegant top-hat appears in the upper left-hand corner of the room. He provides encouragement and direction should we be unsure just how to care for a virtual pet. His first message assures us that we will have opportunities to earn SPP Points and Coins. Perhaps we may use these currencies to feed and clothe our new responsibility.

Our adopted SuperPokePet live in a sparsely furnished one-room apartment.
Our adopted SuperPokePet live in a sparsely furnished one-room apartment.

Email Arrives from SuperPokePets

Eventually, email arrived from the adoption agency, also known as SuperPokePets. The email offered an opportunity to claim a 1000 coin welcome bonus. We clicked on the link and were transported to the SuperPokePets web site. We were immediately charged with a 'Quest'. To fulfill the quest we needed to feed our little turtle.

We Feed the Turtle

Our turtle's initial feeding was accomplished by clicking on a yellow button. The quest window closed and we were transported back to our turtle home room. At the bottom of the window appeared a cute menu: Feed, Tickle, Clean, and Playdate. 'Feed', 'Tickle', and 'Clean' are verbs, but 'Playdate' is a noun: it's all good because turtles can't read anyway.


Your virtual pet is fed by clicking on an arrow.
Your virtual pet is fed by clicking on an arrow.
Nicomp the turtle needs to be fed, tickled, cleaned, and scheduled for a playdate.
Nicomp the turtle needs to be fed, tickled, cleaned, and scheduled for a playdate.

Free Furniture Arrives

After the initial feeding, we noticed a table in the room. A free table had been delivered while we were eating, perhaps. The table and the chair don't match, leading us to suspect that our adopted turtle is a college student who can't afford good furnishings just yet. On the other hand, the lack of pizza boxes scattered about the room may disprove our theory.

We plan to continue caring for our new adopted pet from different computers in various locations. The SuperPokePet world seems to have much to offer beyond feeding and tickling. Perhaps we will form a cadre of home-schooled virtual turtles who will one day start their own web site for the benefit of online animals everywhere.

We went shopping for a tree stump.
We went shopping for a tree stump.

The Turtle Goes Shopping

Knowing how much turtles love to shop, we took little nicomp on a short trip to the accessory store. After some discussion, we settled on a tree stump as our initial purchase. It seemed appropriate. Unfortunately we were rebuffed at checkout: not enough money. This confused us, since we were sent 1000 coins or something when we received our confirming email. Oh, well.

We put the tree stump back on the virtual shelf and went home. The turtle wouldn't have been able to climb onto it anyway.

Conclusions

SuperPokePets seems mostly harmless so far. The adoption process is free and easy. The graphics are somewhat engaging. The entire experience is delivered in Flash, which is also free and probably offers no threat to your computer. Unlike other virtual pets such as Guffins, you do not need to download and execute a program on your computer.

You should be able to visit with your pet on any computer that supports the Adobe Flash player, which constitutes the vast majority of personal computers and smart phones. We used Windows XP and the Firefox browser and we experienced no apparent problems. If your computer does not have flash installed, ask your IT support person for assistance in installing the program.

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

Hey...you had me laughing a bit and I soon came to the conclusion that I would get far too attached to a virtual pet. Then I realized how much value this could have for a young child learning the responsibility of pet care...this is a great resource for parents...thanks much for sharing it with a very good article! Voted up and useful! WB


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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Wayne Brown: Thanks!


Samuel 5 years ago

Oláaaaa isoo é fixeee


tayja 5 years ago

That's good I love it my real dog name is bella ella


cutie 5 years ago

i love it


Brook 5 years ago

I love this game


SOPHIEEC 5 years ago

How do you adopt a pet on an iPod touch? I would like to know. Thanks.


KITTY BITTYBOB 5 years ago

I HAVE AN I POD TOUCH! I THINK YOU NEED TO HAVE SUPERPOKEPETS ON IT AS A GAME

PS:UP AT TOP WERE IT SAYS KITTY BITTYBOB. THAT IS ONE OF MY FIVE CATS NAMES.


kitty bittybob 5 years ago

i love this. i have like 8 of them sing up for me.

the pet r kute and fun and culy

and u guys could put it on mobil or i pod touch....... :D


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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Joleene Naylor 5 minutes ago

I have three of the little guys; a chicken, a turtle I took over from a friend and a pig I share with someone else. They are great. It's the only online game I play :)


breanna 5 years ago

i have 4 little guys. Turtle a rabbit a puppy and a kitten


kama 5 years ago

thanks for leting me play


lilly-may 5 years ago

im gona love these


ALICIA 4 years ago

QUIERO ADOPTAR UNA MASCOTA


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Paulart 4 years ago from 2510 Warren Avenue Cheyenne,Wyoming 82001

Wow its awesome.Really I am so glad to read this hub.


amanda 4 years ago

como adotar um pet ?


Smurfy 4 years ago

I am sn into pets i love them:-)


thomas 4 years ago

GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


briana 3 years ago

i am trying to get one and it doesn't let me get into it.

it is just showing me pictures of it.


ni 3 years ago

do they still let you sign up for super poke pets


kiki 3 years ago

i love animal and i will not kill my pet


dee 2 years ago

r4t433t


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nicomp 2 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

dee, that is an excellent point.

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