Want to become a better trainer? Here are the tips to help you achieve this. Hard to miss the Pokemon Go phenomenon. The Niantic and Nintendo smartphone game is already hugely successful.
If you have also embarked on the adventure, here is a selection of tips that you absolutely must know to hope to become, one day, the best trainer in Pokemon Go.
1: How to start the adventure with Pikachu
It is possible to start the game with Pikachu as the first Pokemon. For this, you must move away several times from the three creatures that the teacher offers you. These will disappear and reappear. After a while, Pikachu will be among them.
2: Cut the augmented reality
While this can be quite fun, augmented reality (RA) makes it much more difficult to capture Pokemon. When the RA is activated, the position of the creatures varies, making them more difficult to obtain. While if you cut it, the Pokemon will be centered on the screen of your smartphone and will not move, or almost. It will be much easier to target them with a Pokeball.
3: Learn to read the Pokemon Radar
The game incorporates a radar allowing you to locate inaccurately nearby Pokemon. This one is at the bottom right of your smartphone screen. When you click on it, the radar shows you the list of creatures close to your location. Learn to read this list. In fact, the Pokemon at the top left of the list is closest to you. The one at the bottom right furthest. Do not hesitate to track them in groups to be able to explore a zone more quickly.
4: Make an impact on your Pokeball throws
Did you know that by making small circles of the fingertip on your smartphone screen during a capture, you could give effect to your Pokeball shots? These will begin to turn on themselves and will follow a curved trajectory once launched. If you manage to capture the Pokemon in this way, you will get a small experience bonus.
5: Launch your Pokeball when the capture circle is small
To capture a Pokemon, you must launch a Pokeball in the colored circle surrounding the creature. This can be green, yellow, orange or red depending on the difficulty level of the capture. The circle shrinks and grows periodically. Try to launch your Pokéball when the circle is at least its size to gain more experience and have more chances that the capture succeeds.
6: Do not forget to use objects
Several objects make your life easier, and you will find many during your adventure. If Pokemon becomes too difficult to capture, you can for example use a “Framby Bay” or other type of Pokeball. Just click on the backpack icon to access your items.
7: Save the battery of your smartphone
Pokemon Go consumes a lot of energy. But there are several tips that can help you prolong your playing time, including activating the battery saver in game settings or using an external battery to charge your device while playing.
8: Optimize egg incubation
By placing eggs found during your adventure in incubators, you can hatch new Pokemon. For this, you have to walk 2, 5 or 10km depending on the type of egg. But be aware that the distance traveled is counted only if you keep the application open and you walk. It is currently assumed that the threshold not to exceed in terms of speed is around 20km/h.
9: Transfer the Pokemon you have in duplicate, or more
You will certainly have to capture many times the same Pokemon to get candies that will eventually allow you to evolve. Know that you can get rid of duplicates by transferring them to the teacher. The latter will give you an extra candy for each transferred Pokemon (and do not ask from what are these candies made, you do not want to know …).
10: Use your star dust intelligently
You get star dust as soon as you catch a Pokemon or hatch an egg. This allows you to increase your creature’s Battle Points by clicking the “Reload” button located in the “Identity Card” of your Pokemon. This is probably the game’s most important resource. Use it intelligently. Reload Pokémon with the Combat Points Bar (at the top of the “Identity Sheet” behind the creature) high but not over yet. A Pokemon whose bar is fully filled can no longer mount CP.
Pokemon Go is not just a game but a world phenomenon. Hope those tips can help you to become a good Pokemon Go trainer and then see what its benefits brings to you, including make money with Pokemon Go.