Pokémon GO takes you back to your childhood. It lets you find, capture, train, and battle Pokémon in the real world. Some of you are still beginners and don’t have the hang of it yet, but we got you covered. Here are a few tips and tricks to becoming the next Pokémon master.
Enable battery-saving mode and extend your screen off time
Accentuating the problem, you’ll need the app to be open and active for any walking to count, this takes up a lot of your battery. Going into the apps settings and turning off the music and turning on battery saver will help your phone stay alive while on the hunt for Pokémon. An external battery case or USB battery pack is definitely recommended.
It might seem obvious with “catch ‘em all” as the strap line for the game, but catching duplicates of Pokémon is good. Each time you catch a duplicate you still get the associated evolution candy, and you can transfer unwanted Pokémon to the professor for more candy. The more candy and stardust you have the more you can evolve the Pokémon you do want to keep.
Visit every PokeStop
Even if your bag is full, you still get 50XP from each visit to a PokeStop, which is quite a small amount, but can be very useful for leveling up when you first start. You need to reach level 5 before you are allowed to visit a gym.
After you become level 5 you get to join a team. There are 3 teams to pick from, Team Instinct(Yellow), Team Mystic(Blue) or Team Valor(Red). Some people just pick a random team without thinking. A great tactic is to pick a team that a bunch of your friends are in. These teams can help take over gym, the more teammates the better.
Turn off AR
Using the camera on your smart phone to place Pokémon in the real world using augmented reality is fun, but it makes capturing Pokémon much harder. Turn it off to stop them moving around when you move your phone. It can be hard enough to hit them with Pokeballs when out on the street.
Find Pokémon in their real-life habitats
You’re more likely to find rare Pokémon close to the environments in which they might live. Water Pokémon are more common near bodies of water, Haunters in grave yards, grass-types in parks, etc.
Hold your finger on the Pokeball
When trying to capture a Pokémon, hold your finger on your Pokeball before you throw it to see a small reticule appear on the Pokémon.Its color and size indicates how easy or hard capturing it will be.Green is the easiest, orange medium and red hard. The smaller the circle the better the chance you will have to capture that beauty, so wait until it’s at its smallest before releasing and land it inside the circle.
Best spot at FIU
By now you should see a bunch of people always crowed together in a specific place. The place to be is GC fountain, they have 4 PokeStops (usually with a lure). People always gather together and help each other out with where to find a Pokemon.
After reading this you are set to go and become a Pokemon master. Be safe out there and happy hunting!