The basics of Pokemon Go is fairly simple - you walk around catching Pokemons, as many as possible, then visit Poke Stops to load up your backpack with support items to aid your journey. But when it comes to mastering the game, there are quite a few other things you need to consider.

Tricks In Pokemon Go

In this article, we would list out the top 20 Tricks in Pokemon Go.

1 - Build your XP first, then power-up Pokemon

Powering up your Pokemon when your exp is low would cost more candies - it is better to save them until you have reached a higher level like 20+. To get exp quickly, try the following actions:

  • Battle with friends to get XP from taking over Gyms
  • Evolve base Pokemon with excess candies - like Pidgey or Rattata
  • Catch everything
  • Use a Lucky Egg when you're actively playing

2 - Use your 3x Incubators on 10km eggs

You would be more efficient that way - keep the infinite use incubator for normal 2km/5km/7km eggs.

3 - Build an army and manage your bag

The bag would show all Pokemons you have available currently, and the Pokedex would show all the Pokemon you've caught, those you've seen and details the evolution paths. It is better to just keep the Pokemon you need instead of keeping loads of weak pokemon.

Tricks In Pokemon Go

Learn your pokemon's skills and keep the best fighters... like Gengar, Blissey, Vaporeon... etc. You would also need to keep those you need to evolve or those that need a special item to evolve. Finally, keep the special edition characters like the Seasonal Pikachu for example - these can evolve into special Raichu.

4 - Transfer Pokemon for candies

You can transfer the duplicate pokemon you catch to the professor for candy of that pokemon variety.

5 - Check the Evolution Path

It is best to check which the pokemon can evolve into before dropping candy on evolving them... as you need the maximum evolved form with the most effective battle power. Some pokemon get new Evolve form as the game expands, so double-check them frequently or read the update patch. For example, with the addition of the Sinnoh region, new evolutions became available and you would need a Sinnoh Stone to evolve them.

Tricks In Pokemon Go

6 - Use your Lucky Eggs wisely

Lucky Eggs would double your XP gains for 30 min. Use it when you just get to a new place with a lot of action... or if you are preparing to fight Gyms.

7 - Turn off AR mode

AR mode is fun, but it is a battery consumer - just leave it off to save your power for longer play sessions.

8 - Master the Pokestops

When you visit a Pokestop and spin the sign, just tap the X at the bottom to automatically get all the rewards. You can visit a Pokestop over and over again after a few minutes.

Tricks In Pokemon Go

9 - Take over Gyms

The gym is the best way to earn coins. After you beat a Gym, leave behind a powerful pokemon to defend it... and the longer it stays, the more coins you earn. However, if you are in a hot spot like a town center with a high turnover rate, there is no point in using your most powerful, as they are going to be knocked out anyway.

The more coins you earn, the more stuff you can buy. Active Gyms that gets challenged provides more coins, of course.

10 - Only fight Raid Battles when you can win

Check the power of the Pokemon in the raid battle before starting. If you don't have powerful enough pokemon, it is best to just fold... as losing would force you to revive your pokemon and treat them with potions.

While battling Gyms, you can wear down your opponents gradually... and because of that, taking on more powerful opponents is possible.

11 - Learn your Pokemon types and battle advantages

These are the build-in advantages that some pokemon has over others - you need to learn this by heart to be able to get the best results from a battle. Check out the list below for more info.

  • Bug > Dark, Grass, Psychic
  • Dark > Ghost, Psychic
  • Electric > Flying, Water
  • Fairy > Dark, Dragon, Fighting
  • Fire > Bug, Grass, Ice, Steel
  • Fighting > Normal, Rock, Steel, Ice Dark
  • Flying > Fighting, Bug, Grass
  • Ghost > Psychic
  • Grass > Ground, Rock, Water
  • Ground > Poison, Rock, Steel, Fire, Electric
  • Ice > Dragon, Grass, Ground, Flying
  • Poison > Grass, Fairy
  • Psychic > Fighting, Poison
  • Rock > Flying, Bug, Fire, Ice
  • Steel > Fairy, Ice, Rock
  • Water > Fire, Ground, Rock

12 - Choose a rare type buddy

Some Pokemon hardly ever spawns. Because of this, you need to make them your buddy so that you can earn more candies for their type as you walk. With time, you would have enough to evolve them.

13 - Make use of your Golden Razz Berry or Silver Pinap Berry

The Golden Razz Berry would make catching pokemon easier... and the Silver Pinap Berry would give you extra candies when you managed to catch them.

Tricks In Pokemon Go

14 - Restart the app frequently when playing longer sessions

Pokemon Go is not exactly a stable app... and you don't want it to crash while in the middle of something important.

15 - Travel around and go for special events

You will need to go a little bit further from your area if you want to catch new pokemon. Usually, a single area would be dominated by a single type.

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