Pokémon Go has became the most popular mobile games on Andriod and iPhone recently. People are seemingly running around at random, looking at their phones for one express purpose: to catch ’em all.
We have been playing non-stop since Pokémon Go was launched in NZ, and we have collected some tips and tricks to share with you to excel in Pokémon Go.
Turn Off AR to Make Capturing Easier
Capturing Pokemon with AR on is part of the fun, especially when the pocket monsters pop up in inappropriate places, but it’s way easier to capture Pokemon without worrying about aiming your phone camera. By turning of the AR, you could also save your mobil phone’s battery life and play the game longer before you need to charge the phone again. You can do that by tapping the AR toggle when you’re capturing wild Pokemon.
Visit parks with multiple PokéStops
If you want to find lots of Pokémon, you should go to a populated area. Cities are a pretty good starting point, but we prefer parks especially parks with a good body of water or beach, for example, Mission Bay in Auckland. Different terrain will help you find different types of Pokémon, while parks with multiple PokéStops ensure that you won’t run out of Poké Balls while hunting.
Walk in straight line to hatch eggs
While visiting Pokestops, you’ll probably pick up some eggs, from which Pokemon hatch. But first, you need to incubate them, and then walk around. If you’re trying to hatch eggs, walking should be done in a straight line. This is because the game measures distance by periodically checking in on your distance and calculating the straight-line distance between where you were versus where you are. So, if you just walk in little circles, the game won’t accurately measure how far you’ve gone, and you’ll have wasted your time and energy.
Use Razz Berries to catch Pokémon
If you have found a rare Pokémon (or one with an incredibly-high CP) in the wild, your standard PokéBalls may not work to catch them. Instead, once you hit level 6, you can use Razz Berries to improve your chances of containing wild creatures.
Save Great Balls & Ultra Balls
This tip is very important for players just starting out. Using higher tiered Pokeballs on any common Pokemon (especially in the earlier stages of the game) is one of the biggest mistakes newbies can make. The main reason for saving Great Balls and Ultra Balls is to allow you to capture rare and powerful Pokemon later on. As you progress through the game, you will encounter much more powerful Pokemon that cannot be captured with a standard Pokeball or even Great Ball. If your Pokeballs are not strong enough you will be forced to leave that special Wild Pokemon behind.