I’m a completionist, which means one of my main Pokemon Go goals is to reach level 40 (in addition to all gold medals and complete Pokedex). Level 40 is a LONG way away for me, so I’ve added in a goal to maintain 1000 candies for all Pokemon. This helps me out by adding a lot of intermediate goals, and makes me excited to catch or hatch a Pokemon I normally wouldn’t be excited about. If I hatch a 10km egg and it’s Gligar, hey, that’s ok! It’s headed towards the 1000 candies goal. I’m thinking about doing custom iron on patches for a backpack or something too to make having 1000 Goldeen candies that much more ~special~
Any others out there who have found ways to keep the game fun between events and rare spawns?