Pokemon Go has become the latest app sensation with millions of downloads world wide. Pokemon Go is currently available in over 30 countries which includes the United States, Canada, and most of Europe.
# 9) Try to catch every pokemon you come across
# 8) Running out of items? Go downtown or visit populated tourist areas.
#7) Avoid awkward situations with ar mode off and don't get caught cheating.
# 6) Save power and catch more!
This is one of the biggest mistakes early game. I was really excited when I got my first 10k egg. It was when I was around level 9. So i ran the full 10k the same day that I got it and I hatched a cp 900 Electrabuzz. Getting a cp 900 anything at level 9 is no joke. I was dominating gyms all around my neighborhood at the time. This is within the first couple of days of release so all the gyms in my area had pokemon that were less than 300 cp. This was great, but as I started to level up I noticed that I wasn't getting any more 10k eggs and getting rid of my low level eggs were a real pain. It also dawned to me that if I had waited to hatch that 10k egg I could have had a pokemon with with incredibly high cp. I am now level 22 and I have managed to get my hands on another 10k egg. I will probably wait until I am level 25 to hatch this one. Hopefully it will be something amazing. My suggestion to you is that if you have a few 10k eggs in your inventory, wait until you are at least level 21 to hatch it. Getting past level 21 can be very tough for most people because the amount of xp you have to get in order to level up is crazy. I myself have to get 100k xp in order to get to level 23. So level 21 is a good place to hatch your eggs because that is where most of the other poke trainers will be in terms of their level. You will also get a pokemon with a much higher cp which will help you in the long run.
# 5) Don't hatch your 10k eggs early!
Early game I was collecting the pokemon with the highest attacks and transferring some of my higher cp pokemon with lower attacks. I learned fast that this was a horrible tactic. When I evolved my pokemon with 60 attack I noticed that the evolved form would sometimes have 40 attack. It dawned to me that the attack is not scaled evenly and that the evolved forms can end up with random values for their attack. The cp however remained very low. So instead of focusing on the attack stats I started collecting high cp pokemon. I noticed that every time you evolve a pokemon is at least double the amount of cp that its un evolved form had. So keep that in mind when you evolve you pokemon. Try to catch a pokemon with the highest cp possible and then evolve it.
# 4) Dont waste your stardust and only evolve your highest Cps.
That being said, I would highly recommend not evolving ANY of your pokemon until you reach level 21. Start transferring most of the useless ones whenever you get the chance so that you have large amounts of candy for each pokemon. Just make sure that you keep a few of each pokemon in your inventory to evolve later on when you do decide to use that candy. Also do not waste your stardust. Increasing the cp of your pokemon early on can be the most wasteful thing you can do in game. Once again wait until you reach level 21. By then you will notice that most of the pokemon you catch range between level 500 - 1200 cp. If you want to know the best time to evolve your pokemon I will tell you in tip # 1.
# 3) Know how gyms work.The first time I fought a gym I was very confused. I chose team instinct (because team instinct is awesome) and i went over to the closest gym in my area. I noticed that the gym was already occupied by a few team yellow members. I tried to battle it but it only allowed me to use one pokemon and obviously I got destroyed. For a long time after that I thought that you could only use one pokemon to fight at gyms. When I finally mustered up the courage to fight a gym taken over by team valor I noticed that I was able to use a set of 6 pokemon to battle. So the way it works is that if you fight a gym owned by your own team then you can battle it using only one pokemon. The reason for this is so that you can build the xp and reputation of that gym. usually you will see a number on the top of the gym. It will say something like 4000/8000. As you battle the gym, for every pokemon you defeat you will get about 100 xp each. After several battles the xp will become 8000/8000. Basically when you fill that meter, basically what you are doing is increasing the reputation of the gym to the point where you can join it. This is how you get gyms that have more than 3 pokemon in it. That being said, you cant put more than one pokemon into the gym yourself, but you can join a gym with greater than 3 pokemon in it already.
What I have noticed recently is that gyms that have 1-3 pokemon in it dont last very long. I usually go around my area with my friend and we take over at least 10 gyms every few days. Within a matter of hours all ten gyms get taken over by someone else. This seems to happen almost everywhere I go. I noticed that at some gyms there were 8 - 10 players all at once. Those gyms were almost never defeated. This goes to show that if you can form teams and take over gyms as large groups, you have a higher chance of keeping that gym for days or maybe even weeks. The best way to form such groups would be through social media. Ask your friends to join you and beat all the gyms!
# 2) Form teams and take over gyms in waves.
# 1) Use the best method to get exp!Finally we have reached # 1. I hope you guys have found some of the tips and tricks useful. If not, I bet this one will help you the most. As you may have noticed, throughout this article I have mentioned that you should save up your stardust and pokemon evolutions until you reach level 21. Here is the main reason for that. By saving up all your evolutions, you can farm a massive amount of exp from it. I did not learn about this until I reached level 20 but if you start early you can really soar through a few levels and get ahead. As I mentioned above, the exp required for higher levels is enormous.
Here is what you can do to get all that xp at once. I would recommend having at least 20 pokemon that you can evolve before using this trick. What you will need is a lucky egg and an area with two or more poke stops. Make sure you sort all our pokemon and get rid of the excess ones so that you can access them as quickly as possible. Crack a lucky egg, which should last you 30 minutes, and go into your pokemon inventory and starte evolving every single pokemon that you possibly can. If you find any pokemon appearing in your area be sure to catch it. Also keep using the poke stops as much as possible. Each evolution should give you 1000 xp. Using the pokestops should give you another 200 xp per use. Catching pokemon should also give you a little bit. This method may seem very simple, but at the end of it you will have plenty of xp and you should be able to advance a level or two easily. Pidgey, caterpie, and weedle can be the best to evolve since they only need 12 candy. Some would recommend that you crack a incense and use a lure module while doing this, but I would suggest otherwise. Evolving a pokemon is very time consuming because the animations for each evolution lasts forever. What I would recommend is evolving all your pokemon first, then using your lure module and incense. That way you can maximize your gains.
I hope you found this article useful. Keep playing and go catch em all!