Pokémon GO does not need an introduction anymore. Even if you were not a fan of the anime, you are bound to try this Augmented Reality (AR) game one time or another. But for those who know the saga, the importance of having Pikachu as your first Pokémon is pretty evident.Just about everybody is playing Pokémon Go — but with a bit of insider know-how, you can grab a starter Pokémon that’s sure to impress your friends and rivals. Informed trainers can ditch Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle and start the game with a Pikachu by their side. Longtime fans will remember that Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle were the three starter Pokémon offered up by Professor Oak at the start of Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue. However, in Pokémon Yellow and the animated series, the protagonist was instead given a Pikachu. That particular beastie became a mascot for the franchise as a whole, and is still one of the most popular Pokémon even twenty years later. As such, it was only natural that developer Niantic would include an Easter egg that allows players to set out on their journey with the yellow rodent in tow. Once you’ve set up the game, as a novice Pokémon master you will get the option of choosing one of three starter Pokémons – Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander. In the series, Ash is late to his meeting with Professor Oaks (who is giving away the Pokémons) and ends up getting Pikachu. Initially the two don’t get along, but later become friends. In the Pokémon Go games, we have a Professor Willow, who lets you choose between the initial trio and they spawn on the map in front of you. But if you want Pikachu, don’t engage with these Pokémons. A user must simply walk away from them until they disappear, and re-appear on your screen. After you do this four or five times, Pikachu will appear next to them. This might take some patience, as the game tries to keep the Pokémon on your screen, so don’t give up quite easily. Many players will be looking to hunt down a Pikachu for its cuteness factor, but the monster offers a significant gameplay advantage, also. Electric-type Pokémon seem to be pretty rare in Go — at least for the time being — so the elemental advantage Pikachu possesses over water-type creatures presents a promising strategic opportunity.
The best way to hatch eggs in Pokemon Go is to walk a specific distance related to the Pokemon you’re after. We’ve got all the details you need to get the egg hatching process going so you don’t waste your time or too much effort. There are a lot of Pokemon to catch and a lot of Pokemon that need to be hatched out of eggs, so let’s not dilly-dally and get right to it. More often than not you can find eggs out in the wild by interacting with PokeStops. If you’re having trouble finding PokeStops. There are quite a few different kind of eggs, but everyone starts with one egg incubator that will not break. You can find other incubators by leveling up or buying them from the shop, but they generally break after three uses. If you’d like to hatch an egg, go to your Pokemon list and access the Eggs tab. You can then click on the egg and move it over to the egg incubator of your choice. Once the egg has been placed in the incubator you’re informed how many kilometers you need to walk before the egg will hatch. Now this doesn’t mean you can hop in your car or get on the bus until your egg hatches. The Pokemon Go app uses both the GPS and pedometer in your phone to determine how far you’ve walked. You can’t fool it by driving. In fact, if the app registers you’re going faster than 12 mph it won’t add any distance to your incubating egg. We’ve included a chart above that lets you know how far you need to walk for each Pokemon (thanks to Serebii.net). For each egg you need to walk two, five or ten kilometers, which is a little over one mile, three or six miles for those of us in the US. When the egg hatches you’ll get the Pokemon, as well as Stardust and Candy for your troubles. It’s also important to note that your Pokemon Go app must be open and active for the walking to count. There’s an energy saving mode that will help you conserve battery life, but it’s best to carry around an extra battery charger or make sure you’re fully charged before you head out to hatch some eggs.
Pokécoin is a vitual currently used in Pokémon go to buy various things at PokéShops e.g. PokéBalls, Lucky Eggs, Lure Modules etc. There are ways to earn Pokécoins in game and sometimes they are hard and time consuming which makes you trade real world money for PokéCoins. They want you to spend money, but there are some well known tricks actually which can help you make some PokéCoins without spending you hard earned money. You’ll have to be above level 5 to take advantage of this, because it requires that you have one of your Pokémon defending a gym that your team controls. There are two ways to do this. If you are new. Here’s our guide to help you Level up Fast. Method One: defeat an enemy gym. FreePokeCoin2 When you defeat an Enemy Gym you are allowed to leave a Pokemon behind to defend the Gym. If you choose this method, go for a gym that has a relatively low level so you only have to defeat a few Pokémon. Make sure you you got for a gym which has a relatively low level ( Prestige Level) so that you only have to defeat few Pokémon, remeber higher the level of a Gym, higher the number of Pokémon that can be left behind to guard the gym. But how you actually earn coins? For every day your Pokémon guards a gym, you’ll earn some free Pokécoins! No need to spend real money on them. Your Pokémon will stay there and continue to earn coins until your gym has been defeated by another team. Now that’s some handsome award for the hard work at the Gym. 2.) Buying Coins 3.) And last you can try Coin Generators,about which some peoples are claiming that it worked for them and they got coins. Check the comments. I haven’t tried it personally yet. but I may sometime, I have nothing to loose anyway.
Pokemon Go might be a ‘slimmed down’ version of the Pokemon experience, but when push comes to shove it is still a Pokemon game, and that means there’s a fair slice of levelling up and other RPG-style character progression, built into the way the game advances. Significantly different for Pokemon Go is the nature of leveling up; rather than strictly gaining experience for your Pokemon, XP/EXP is mainly based around the player, represented in a trainer level that grows across the board as you perform in-game tasks. Your trainer level is vital for catching better Pokemon and making those you have more powerful. When you level up Pokemon in your possession have a chance to get boosted along with you, and higher level trainers will encounter different Pokemon in the wild. Location is important, but a level 3 player is likely to encounter Pokemon with CP (Combat Point) levels of 10 or so, while a level 10 player in the same area will encounter the exact same Pokemon with CP levels in the hundreds – so trainer level is important. On top of all that, higher level players will get access to more in-game equipment with which to battle and train Pokemon – basically, player level is used as a gatekeeper to much of Pokemon Go’s content. As with any RPG sometimes the level grind can be a little intense – and that’s where we come in. Here’s some tips to try to speed up the grind and keep you from getting too frustrated at capturing Ratatta over and over again outside your house. Pokemon Go: Experience rewards to level up in short Every major action in Pokemon Go nets you a certain amount of experience, with by far the most lucrative action being to catch a Pokemon of a kind you’ve never caught before. There’s also experience bonuses for getting fancy when you throw a Pokeball to catch a Pokemon – you can get a little extra experience for nailing a throw or putting some curve on a throw. These experience bonuses are relatively minor – you’ll get 10 extra XP for throwing a curve ball or nailing a ‘Nice’ throw, while a ‘Great’ or ‘Excellent’ throw earns a little more. The easiest repeatable experience gain comes in the form of checking in at a Pokestop. Pokestop locations can be checked into again after a short cool-down period, making it an easily repeatable 100 XP task. If you can find an area where several Pokestops are stacked up together you can easily walk a lap of the Pokestops between their cool-downs, earning a fair chunk of experience in the process. Here’s a table of what each act in Pokemon Go gets you experience-wise: 100 XP – Pokémon Caught 500 XP – New Pokémon 10 XP – Curve Ball 10 XP – Nice Throw 50 XP – Great Throw 100 XP – Excellent Throw 50 XP – Checking in at a Pokéstop 100 XP – Battling a Pokémon Trainer at a Gym 150 XP – Beating a Pokémon Trainer at a Gym 50 XP – Beat a Pokémon in training at a Gym 200 XP – Hatch a Pokémon 500 XP – Evolve a Pokémon The criteria for how the game registers what a throw is ends up being a little fiddly and the Pokestop method is obviously hugely dependent on their placement where you live (I have a great place to ‘run laps’ near my house, but not everyone is so lucky) – and so these methods aren’t actually isn’t anywhere near the best way to earn experience – but instead, let’s talk about Pidgey and Rattata. Pokemon Go: Using Pidgey, Ratatta and other early Pokemon to level up fast Once you’ve caught one or two of any given Pokemon the temptation is obviously to not catch any more of them. Don’t listen to that temptation: keep catching stuff! Here’s why:By far the most cost-effective way to earn regularly large drops of experience is by levelling up Pokemon in your possession. The two highest experience games in the game are when you catch a Pokemon you’ve never owned before (so that’s a one-off bonus of 500XP) or when you evolve a Pokemon – rewarded every time you do so. As such, you can catch a bunch of Pidgey or Ratatta and evolve them – even if you send them to the professor afterwards, you’re rewarded for candy for that action and you keep the experience. Each Pidgey or Ratatta you catch will reward you 3 candies, and additional candy can be obtained by sending duplicates to the professor. It’ll be impossible to evolve every single one you catch due to the economy of the candies required for the evolution, but if you’re anything like me you’ll find yourself in possession of 20 or 30 of these Pokemon in the early stages of the game. Abuse that – catch as many as you can and evolve them to enjoy the experience bonus.Some players may want to stockpile and do it all at once as part of the lucky egg trick – but more on that in a moment. Pokemon Go: Doubling down on your XP gains with Lucky Eggs As detailed above, if you stockpile Pokemon and their candies in advance, it’s possible to gain thousands of XP in a matter of minutes by evolving many at once. If you want to make the most of that XP there’s one other step however – making use of Lucky Eggs. Lucky Eggs double all experience gains. You see where this is going, right? Lucky Eggs are particularly rate items in Pokemon Go, and appear rarely at Pokestops. Lucky Eggs are also rewarded to the player occasionally upon leveling up – you’ll get one from the game at level 9, 10, 15 and two at level 20. You can also buy them fairly cheaply with real cash from the in-game shop if you want. The strategy is simple – stockpile low-tier Pokemon that have low evolution costs ahead of time, then pop a lucky egg. Your evolving strategy will reward double experience, boosting the most lucrative action in the game even further. The levels should fly by – especially the early ones. Lucky Eggs boost the experience gains for all actions, so they also work well in tandem with the Pokestop lap-running activity – with incense active you can ensure you encounter a steady stream of Pokemon to catch for XP in between your Pokestop visits, making the most of that 30 minutes.