What are the best Pokémon Go tips and tricks?

You know how the song goes. Thanks to Niantic, Pokemon GO is the app that lets you fulfill that childhood dream of becoming a Pokemon trainer, and hopefully, a Master. If you know it's your destiny, check out this list of Pokemon GO tips and tricks so YOU can be the very best like no one ever was!

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    #1Catching Zubats

    Catching Zubats

    Zubats can become a little bit annoying for their constant appearances on the game. It can become a point when you decide not to catch more of them. Don't do it! Keep catching Zubats, because catching Pokémons is one of the few ways to earn experience. 

    Xiang Qiao
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "You can earn a lot of XP once you know how to catch them. The trick is to start swiping up as the intro scene is going while zubats is still close and is a larger target. This work with any flying pokemon in general. Try it out!!"
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    #2Incubating Eggs

    Incubating Eggs

    It's quite simple. For incubate eggs, you need to walk. If you walk, you win experience points. For example, if you walk 2 kilometers for an egg that requires it, you will win 200 experience points.

    Gary Daniels
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "You can get eggs from Poke Stops or from gifts and these will help you get Pokemon as well as XP and boost candies. Watch out for events that sometimes reduces the distance that you need to reach."
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    Pokémon Go also offers you the possibility of quickly winning experience by using micropayments. Of course, micropayments pay rewards: you will double your experience for an hour and a half. 

    Harold McDonald
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "This is a route that's open to anyone who wants to speed things up in the game a little. I personally would recommend just enjoying and experiencing the game as it is but if you need a little extra push, then is not a bad way to go about it."


There are 480 Pokemon that can be captured in Pokemon GO as of 2019. As the franchise adds more Pokemon to the mix, it seems almost impossible to catch them all, as the tagline states. However, one person had managed to capture every Pokemon available not just in his own region of Unova (a.k.a. New York City) but in the entire world. Back in 2016, only 145 of the original 151 Pokemon from the franchise were available to be captured in the app, the six unreleased being Ditto, Mewtwo, Mew, and the three legendary birds. In the United States, only 142 Pokemon were available, and on July 21 of 2016, only 2 weeks after Pokemon GO was released, they were all caught by one man: Nick Johnson. In the two weeks leading up to it, Nick Johnson dedicated approximately 50 hours every week to finding and catching Pokemon, walking over 95 miles in the process. When he posted about it on Reddit, it gained so much attention overnight that it caught the eye of Mariott Rewards and Expedia. The two travel services decided to support Johnson’s efforts and sponsor his trips to other countries to catch the remaining three Pokemon: Mr. Mime in Paris, Farfetch’d in Hong Kong, and Kangaskhan in Sydney, the last of which he finally captured on August 5, 2016.

Nick Johnson’s dedication is an inspiration to many trainers and shows it IS possible to become a Pokemon Master. The feat is harder to achieve now, but you can still strive for it by being a better trainer. And with this list of Pokemon GO tips and tricks, you are one step closer to be the very best like no one ever was! 

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    #4Throwing Poké Balls with spinning motion

    Throwing Poké Balls with spinning motion

    Throwing Poké Balls is much harder than it seems. Probably you have lost more than one Pokémon for not throwing the Poké Ball correctly (despite you think you did). If you throw the Poké Ball with spinning motion, you will see some good results. 

    Phillip White
    Written on September 4, 2017
    "Throwing balls in Go is not like in regular Pokemon games. You actually have to have a technique to it, not just press the A button. Give it kind of a flicking type motion to make it spin, it works better."
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    #5Dodge the driving lockouts

    Dodge the driving lockouts

    Here you can find some cheats to avoid the annoying driving lock:

    1-Go to the egg screen on Pokémon Go. Then go to Home Screen by hitting Home button, keep the screen on but without opening new apps. Drive a short distance not far from 10 minutes, then, open Pokémon Go again. Check the distance gain. It doesn't always work but when it does the results are amazing

    2-Use Incense. Incense may seem to block the speed lock that affects Pokemon Go.

    3-Start a workout in Apple's Watch Pokémon Go app. After that, find a form of slow transportation, while the workout is running, pat your watch hand lightly up and down while you're moving


    Eugene Owens
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "I really don't condone playing while driving regardless of how careful you are but you insist, then, this is a good tip to take note of. Avoid going over speed limits set by the game to avoid lockouts and lose mileage counted during your drive."
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    This app will tell your where you can find every Pokemon you want near you! You will also be able to build the best Pokemon GO team, as you will get a CP and IV calculator to make sure that Pokemon is worth the candies. 



    Edison Meng
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "While the app is no longer available, there a few websites and even a discord channel that functions the same that the app did. They all help you locate pokemon in your specific area and give you more information on some of the best pokemon go locations."
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    #7Catching a Pokémon in regular mode

    Catching a Pokémon in regular mode

    If you catch a Pokémon in training mode you'll get 10 experience points. But if you catch it in regular mode the reward will be multiplied by 10. That means 100 experience points for catching a Pokémon. 

    Iris Bai
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "It's one of the easiest Pokemon Go tips and tricks. Catching pokemon while in training is easy and you might be tempted to do that but it's better to do it in regular more as you get more XP that way and you get used to the game much faster as well."
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    #8[TUTORIAL] Zapdos comes to Pokémon Go

    [TUTORIAL] Zapdos comes to Pokémon Go

    Zapdos comes to Pokémon Go: This is how to catch her is an article posted on Softonic. It was written by Daniel Caceres and was published on May 17, 2018. The article contains a brief explanation and a guide on how to catch Zapdos.



    Micky Yu
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "This is a really difficult one to catch especially if you're not strong enough. The trick is with its movement. He will make zigzag-like movements a few times in a row before showing its head. Wait for that before making your move. Good luck!"
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    #9Drive slower than 30mph

    Drive slower than 30mph

    First of all, driving while using your cell phone can be very dangerous. And driving while playing a video game is a hundred times worse. This trick is not recommendable at all but it exists. If you drive slower than 30mph, Pokémon Go detects that you are walking. This speed for a car is extremely slow and can be maddening for the driver so, why don't you walk instead? Driving for playing Pokémon Go is worthless. 

    Jane Franklin
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "Please don't. Just don't. You shouldn't even be considering this if you care about your safety and your family's at all while on the road."


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1Catching ZubatsOther 3 Paid
2Incubating EggsOther 3 Paid
3MicropaymentsOther 3 Paid
4Throwing Poké Balls with spinning motionOther 1 Paid
5Dodge the driving lockoutsWebsites 1 Paid
6PokéFindApps 0 Paid
7Catching a Pokémon in regular modeOther 0 Paid
8[TUTORIAL] Zapdos comes to Pokémon GoArticles -2 Free
9Drive slower than 30mphOther -2 Paid

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