Pokemon Go’s popularity is undeniable. With its amazing use of augmented reality, nostalgia, and unique gameplay, it did not fail to capture the attention of millions of hard-core and converted fans. But if you’re a newbie, you will have an issue with how to play it simply because it doesn’t have a Pokemon Go Tutorial!
The good news is catching them all doesn’t have to be complicated. Just note these steps after you have downloaded the game:
1. Catch your first Pokemon
Forego your dream of fighting in gyms yet. Newbies have to work their way up beginning with catching Pokemon. The first one is always the easiest: it may be right in front of you! Seeing the Pokemon in “real world” will trigger a Pokeball. Focus the camera on the Pokemon and swipe the ball toward it to catch it! Simple, right?
But we are not yet done.
2. Get more Pokemon
You’re lame if you don’t catch more Pokemon. After the first, you have to walk around to catch more. Use your map to tell you where to find the wild ones. If you’re near one, the phone should vibrate. Pokemons, though, are in the wild grass, and to see them, you need to walk through it.
At this point in the Pokemon Go tutorial, you should learn about Pokestops. Although you can’t find Pokemon here, you can get treats like potions and pokeballs. You can use the potion to attract a lot of Pokemon, but be careful as other players can take advantage of the effects of the potion.
3. Grow your Pokemons
You can never be a Pokemon master unless you compete in the gym and win battles. To win, you need to have strong Pokemons. While you can’t play in the gym yet, you can let your Pokemon evolve by letting it “eat” candy or use Stardust. You can do this when you press the Power Up button. If you have weak Pokemon, you can return them to the Professor, who will then give you candies in return.
4. Compete in the gym
Although you can already see gyms in your virtual map, you cannot compete until you reach level 5. It may take days or weeks to get to this level, but you can speed it up by working hard—that is, capturing more Pokemons and evolving them.
When you see a gym, which is a specific location, it may have a Pokemon and the name of its trainer. It may mean it’s the strongest of all the competitors in the gym, or the trainer is lucky enough to claim the spot first. Either way, if you wish to fight, you can challenge it.
Fighting here is much easier than in its previous game versions since it’s simply selecting the best among your collection. To give you a little bit of advantage, read the profile of the enemy’s Pokemon. The more you win, the higher the chance you take over the spot. Gyms can also compete with other gyms, and the number of wins determines the prestige.
This Pokemon Go tutorial does not cover everything including advanced techniques, but it should get you started with playing.
You cannot learn everything in a single Pokemon Go Tutorial but at Pokegomen, we try to cover all tips for beginners and expert gamers and trainers.