At this point, you’ve probably heard of Pokémon Go. Oh wait, you actually play Pokémon Go? Awesome. Luckily for you, there are plenty of tips and tricks that can turn you into a pro. Whether you’re looking to evolve your Pokémon, dominate your local gym, or just figure out what a Pokéstop is, you’ll find these tips helpful.
1. Fighting Is Easy
Tap your opponents Pokémon to damage them, swipe right or left to dodge attack. Easy, right? You can also use a special move; when the blue bar gets full, hold down on the screen to do some major damage. The fight is over once a players runs out of Pokémon, and by defeating all of a foe’s Pokémon at a gym, your team becomes King in the North. Well, not quite, but you get the gym.
2. Know The Pokéstops
So you’ve opened up the game for the first time and all you see are blue cubes scattered around the map. What you mumble to yourself while aimlessly wandering around your neighbourhood. These are Pokéstops, or landmarks where you can get potions, Pokéballs, and other important stuff. All you have to do is walk up to them and tap on the icon that appears. Double bonus because you also get XP for stopping by them. You can visit them again and again for rewards too.
3. Battling and Gyms
Gyms owned by enemy teams can be taken over by bringing six Pokémon into battle with you and trying to take it over. If your own team owns that gym, you can still send Pokémon there to fight to raise that gym’s prestige points and make it more difficult for your foes to capture. Either way, make sure your Pokémon are ready; they need to have a CP level equal too, or greater than, that of the gym leader. At least, if you want a chance of winning they do.