Pokémon Go! Pokémon Go! And Pokémon Go!
Yes, it is all about the latest augmented reality game, Pokémon Go which has created a fantastic record in the gaming industry and made Pokémon lovers go crazy with its advanced features. Just within few days from its release in the US, the game has nabbed millions of players.
The game developer, Niantic and the Pokémon Company have worked together to add kind of interesting features to the game like an Easter egg and it is made possible for the players to have the yellow Electric-type Pokémon, Pikachu at the beginning. Most of the players have no idea about this hidden starter. So, we are here with few impressive Pokémon Go Tips and Tricks that will definitely help you to level up in the game.
Best Tips and Tricks to Play Pokémon Go
- Catch Your Favorite Pikachu At the Start
As soon as you sign up for Pokémon Go from your iOS or Android phone, you will have a choice of three Pokémon to catch. Now, if you are excited to have the yellow electric Pokémon, Pikachu at the start, you need to ignore all the three. And then when you move away from the three for more than three times, Pikachu will ultimately appear around you as a reward.
- Get Free Poke Balls
Every player is credited with 50 poke balls initially, which will soon finish up. What will you do now? Don’t worry, we have found a way to get free balls. All you need to do is visit PokeStop, as it offers free items for each visit and if you are fortune enough you might get poke balls here. Additionally, whenever you reach a new level in the game, you get free Poke Balls.
- Get Back Your Missed Poke ball
I knew that you are a good player and can never miss your target! But if at all you have lost the targeted Pokémon, recover the Poke ball. You can get back a ball just by tapping on the rolling ball so, that you do not run out of balls though you miss the Pokémon.
- Get Bonus And Extra XP
While you swipe a ball from the bottom of the screen to catch a Pokémon, just rotate the poke ball for extra XP and bonus spin.
- Check out the PokeStops
Get more out of PokeStops by sticking around them. For every five minutes, PokeStops are known to reset and when reset they turn to blue colour from purple. You can then go and collect the free items from the PokeStops.
- Not interested in Capturing Duplicate Pokémon?
You should know something about the duplicate Pokémon – that they also have various attack moves and combat power stats. So, never miss a chance to capture the duplicate ones hovering around you.
- A Low-End Pokémon To Professor
Capture them all, yes they mean it- So, try to catch all the low-end Pokémons like Pidgey, Caterpie, Weedle, Zubat, Ratata which can be later moved to Professor who give bonus candies to players. These candies will help Pokémon to evolve at top levels.
- Use “Nearby” Feature to track Pokémon.
Use “nearby” feature in the game, which helps you to find out the nearest Pokémon. The Pokémon shown with three footprints is at a distance and the one shown with one step footprint is nearest one. You need to walk till you see it at one footprint distance.
- Turn off the ‘AR.’
When you try to capture the Pokémon make sure you turn off the ‘AR’ mode which helps you to save your battery life and also makes it easy for you to capture the Pokémon. When you turn off the AR mode, the Pokémon appears exactly at the center in front of you.
- Colours of the rings around your Pokémon
You find rings around your Pokémon when you try to capture them. The color of the ring indicates the difficulty in capturing the hovering Pokémon. Try to catch the Pokémon based upon the colour of the ring. Green states that it is easy to catch, Yellow a bit tricky, Orange is harder than Yellow, and Red is damn difficult.
- Pink flowers at PokeStops
You will find Pink flowers near the PokeStops – it is just an item which you can collect in the game. These pink flowers will help you to attract the wild Pokémon. The effect of the flowers will last only for 30 minutes.
- Hidden Pokémon?
If you come across a grass rumbling you should move there immediately, as there is a possibility of finding hidden Pokémon.
- Rename Pokémon duplicates
You can rename your duplicate Pokémon to avoid confusion in the game. With this option, you can manage the collection of Pokémon.
- Evolving tips bonus XP
Evolving a single Pokémon will provide you with an additional 500XP. So, apart from CP you can also get XP
- Eggs hatch when you walk
The collected Pokémon Eggs hatch when you walk, so it’s now an end for your laziness. Haha! Yes, the game uses your phone GPS to track the distance you walk and you cannot do this if you ride your bike or move out in a car.
- Use Easter Egg to double XP
The player can use the Easter eggs to double the XP but think twice before you use up these lucky eggs. Make use of them during critical times in the game.
- Know the Strength of a Pokémon type
Know the strength of your Pokémon. Not every Pokémon is capable of battling the other type of Pokémon. Few Pokémon are vulnerable than other Pokémon types. For instance Bug type Pokémon is not strong to battle Flying, Fire, Poison, Fighting, Steel, and Fury Pokémon. They are more potent against Grass, Dark and Psychic Pokémon.
- Get Rewarded For Keeping Your Pokémon in Gym
If you manage to put your Pokémon in Gym for 21 hours, you will be tipped with 10 PokeCoins and 500 Stardust for each Pokémon. The reward is only for 10 Gyms, which means you can only earn up to 100 Pokecoins and 5000 Stardust. Use Stardust and candies to power up your Pokémon.
- Attack Move
Know how to attack the enemy Pokémon. Be selective about your attack moves as special attacks drain your power points. A single tap on a Pokémon it will attack in a normal way. But if you long press and hold on to the enemy then your Pokémon will release a special attack.
- How to Escape from a ‘Rival Pokémon’?
Whenever a rival Pokémon is attacking, you have to sidestep to save your Pokémon. All you need to do is swipe right or left on your phone screen to escape from the rival moves.