Posted by Brian on Aug 2nd 2016
This is the part where I begin by informing you that there is this game that has skyrocketed to the top of the app store. I cite some facts about the number of players all across the world, how much money the game has grossed since its release and how this big, really big. But that’s not really necessary is it? Anything as big as Pokémon Go doesn’t really need that kind of introductory justification.
Let’s just jump into this Pokémon Go guide that will take you from being a Pokémon looser to Pokémon cruiser in no time at all. The first section of this article will start with the basic premise of how to play the game. Players who are already off and running with game play can choose to skip to the second part of this article where we go through a double handful of great Pokémon tips and tricks to get you scoring with the best of them.
You are a trainer. Your job is to capture and train Pokémon. These Pokémon will later do battle over possession of gyms. Your avatar will advance by accumulating experience points (XP). Experience points are awarded for things like capturing and evolving Pokémon, winning battles and a number of other things. Since it is your job to get your captured Pokémon ready for battle, you need to be aware that each Pokémon has combat points (CP) and hit points (HP). Combat points allow a Pokémon to inflict more damage while hit points enable a Pokémon to take blows. You can beef up your trainee’s CP and HP by feeding them stardust and candy or evolving them. This is all part of getting them ready to do battle.
You can’t beef up and train any Pokémon if you haven't captured any in the first place. Here is how to bag the little fellows:
Since it is your job to get these Pokémon ready for battle, you will want to strengthen them as much as possible. There are a few ways to do this:
As a trainer, your experience points are pretty important. Higher XP will allow you to capture more powerful Pokémon. Useful items also get unlocked as you progress through higher levels in the game. For example, at level eight, Razz Berries will help you entice hard to capture Pokémon.
You can gain XP by doing a number of different things:
In your quest for true cosmic pokéness, there are a few items that will help you along your way:
Look at the virtual reality map on your phone. If you see blue squares floating above the scenery, these are Pokéstops. You can obtain all kinds of goodies at a Pokéstop.
Gyms look similar to a skyscraper. They will often have a Pokémon at the top. Once you get to level five, you are then allowed to enter and join gyms. When you enter your first gym, you will be asked to become a part of one of the three teams. If a gym is grey in color, it has not been claimed by a team yet. There are three main things you can do with gyms:
The three teams that are available for joining are:
Gyms accumulate prestige points. This is how the strength of a gym is primarily measured. A gym with lots of prestige points will be hard to defeat and take over. While winning battles will give your avatar XP points, a gym receives these important prestige points when its members win battles. This even applies to training battles fought within the same team.
Taking over a rival gym requires you to successfully do battle and reduce that gym’s prestige points down to zero. Once this is accomplished, the color of the gym will revert back to grey. Place one of your own Pokémon in the gym to claim a grey colored gym.
Gyms also have an assigned level. This level denotes how many Pokémon are allowed to defend that gym. For example: A gym at level four can use four Pokémon to defend it. Increase your gym’s level by winning battles.
Engage rival Pokémon in combat to gain XP for yourself and level points for your team’s gym. When squaring off against another Pokémon, you will need to be both quick and clever.
After nailing the basics of the game, put these handy tricks to use and transform yourself into a Pokémaster!
Now that you are equipped with the tricks and prowess needed to take over the Pokéworld, let me mention some warnings that may or may not be obvious.
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