Pokemon go top tricks and tips:
Millions of Pokemon go trainers around the world are exploring their communities in a quest to catch em all. The app doesn’t have very much of an in-game tutorial system, so we’ve compiled a list of the most essential things you should know before setting forth in search of a Dragonair or Mewtwo.
I Choose you pikachu !
Want to be just like ash and get pikachu as your starter pokemon? It takes a little bit of work, but Professor Willow present you with bulbasaur squirtle and charmander on your map. Simply walk away from them. Once you get out of range the three critters will appear again next to you. Repeat the process walking away from them four times. The next time they reappear a pikachu will also be there waiting for you and the circle is complete.
Sort your Pokemon:
Tired of scrolling through your bag in search of that clefairy you know you caught it yesterday, take advantage of the in-game sorting options on the pokemon View interface, tap the icon at the bottom right of the screen. You’ll be given numerous sorting options to choose from including name, time caught, combat power, hit points, pokedex number and other information.
Pokemon tracking :
Pokemon that show up in the nearby list won’t come closer to you if you use an incense or Lure module, since those are determined randomly and don’t require movement for them to spawn. The number of footprints below a pokemon in the list indicates their distance, and each footprint represents approximately 30 to 50 meters. You can tap on the list to open a grid and use it to navigate. Tap on your target in the list and then start walking. As you get closer, the targetted critter will move up and to the left of the list. If you’re walking in the wrong direction, the Pokemon will move down and to the right on the grid. When it reaches the top left position on the grid it will be the closest pokemon to you. Keep homing in and the footprints will drop to two, then one and then none when you’re right next to it.
Catching a pokemon isn’t as simple as just chucking a Pokeball on an animal’s head. When you target a creature, holding your finger down the pokeball will generate a shrinking target ring. The ring colors indicate how difficult each creature is to catch. Green is easy, yellow is average, orange difficult and red is very hard. Toss your pokéball through the colored circle as it shrinks. Accuracy nets additional XP and a higher catch chance. You can spin your pokéball until it sparkles right before you toss it and get a curve ball XP bonus. Superballs and ultra balls make catching pokemon with orange and red targeting circles easier. Pokemon can be bribed with razz berries which also increases your chances but only for one throw.
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Fighting gym battles:
Just like catching pokemon, battling with them is more complicated than it seems. Your creatures all have tWo attack moves: a primary move and a special one that must charge up when fighting at a gym. Tap your pokemon to use their primary move and keep an eye on the special move bar located below your pokemons name. When the special meter is full hold down your finger on your pokemon to unleash their special move. Don’t forget you can also swipe left or right to dodge incoming attacks. Keep these tips in mind and your next fight should be super effective.
Diversity is key :
Before you go charging into an enemy gym with six wimpy pidgeys, remember that Pokemon types are essentially a more complex version of rock paper scissors. GrasS beats water, water beats fire, fire beats grass and so on. So you should build a diverse team that’s best suited to fight the pokemon defending the gym. When you initiate a gym battle you’ll be shown your team of six at the bottom of your screen. Tap any Pokemon to switch them out with another from your collection then start the battle when you’re ready.
If you win a battle at an enemy gym you may be surprised when the enemy team retains possession of it. That’s because Gym ownership is based on overall team prestige. You may have to battle the gym successfully multiple times in a row to lower the gyms prestige to zero. Bring friends along to make the takeover process faster. Once it hits zero, the gym will become neutral and you can install one of your own pokemon to defend it. Gym leaders are determined by which Pokemon at that gym leads in combat or CP. For every gym lead or support you get a daily package filled with pokecoins for use in the online shop.
Train your Pokemon:
Gym also have several levels of their own based on their battle prestige. The higher level the gym is, the more people on your team can put pokemon in the gym. The more pokemon there are in the gym the harder it is for challengers to initiate a takeover. Training your pokemon is simple just visit a gym that’s already controlled by your team. Once there you can train by battling again own team’s pokemon. Defeat all of them and your Gym prestige will go up making it more difficult to be defeated by another team and also opening new slots for more defenders to be added.