Things you need to know about Pokémon GO

30. July 2016

1. How to get Pikachu as a starter

The team at Polygon has discovered a way to bypass the original trio and select Pikachu as a starter in Pokémon Go instead. Instead of selecting Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle, walk away from the trio to make them disappear. If you are able to repeat this four times, they return with Pikachu.


2. How To Catch High CP Pokémon In Pokemon Go

Once you start seeing 100+ CP Pokémon in the wild, they will start breaking out. They will prove mighty difficult to catch unless you understand that there are a few finer points to the system. If you press and hold the Pokéball, a ring around the Pokémon will start shrinking. When it reaches its smallest circumference, that’s when you should throw, as they are the easiest to capture at that point. Also, the color of the circle matters. Green shouldn’t be a problem, yellow will be tougher, red will be very hard. You eventually get treats you can lob at Pokémon to reduce this level, and make capturing easier.

high-cp-pokemon-go 3. How to battle in Pokémon centre

In addition to mashing an opponent’s face, you can also swipe to dodge attacks. Each Pokémon essentially has a “special” meter that builds as you attack, and you can use filled bars to unleash a more powerful attack, that you launch by holding down a finger on your enemy. Some of these moves can do some serious damage, and they can singlehandedly win you fights if you actually remember to use them.

pokemon-go-centre-gym-battle4. Hatching the egg

One of the more aspects of Pokémon GO is the fact that you have to walk around to hatch incubated eggs that will turn into Pokémon that probably are not in your area. The game tracks your movement using GPS, not a pedometer, so walking on a treadmill does nothing to hatch eggs. Similarly, trains or buses or cars do not seem to work either, as there’s some sort of speed limitation that knows just how mobile you are. Biking slow may work, but quickly, almost certainly not.

Hatch-eggs--Pokemon-Go5. Almost Nothing Tracks When the App Is Closed

This is one aspect of Pokémon GO that really seems to be a problem, and a huge cause of battery woes. The game will not alert you when Pokémon or PokéStops are near unless the app is open. It will not count your steps. So you will literally have to be that guy or girl walking around with your phone in hand.




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