The 8 biggest tips and tricks for Pokemon GO

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Pokemon GO has taken over the world, and many South Africans have been roaming parks and malls searching for rare Pokemon.

Whether you’re a hardcore Pokemon hunter or you only just managed to download Pokemon GO, we’ve got you covered with some great tips to make your life easier.

Check out these awesome Pokemon GO tips and tricks:

Hunt in groups

Grab a group of people and hunt some Pokemon together.

Not only will you enjoy the social aspect, but you will be able to cover more ground and save time hunting specific Pokemon.


Choose Pikachu

There is a secret way to get a Pikachu as a first Pokemon instead of one of the three starter Pokemon –  Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle.

This will provide you with a starting advantage and will allow you to

Click here to find out how to unlock Pikachu as a starting Pokemon.


Learn to battle

Once you reach Level 5, you will be able to take over and defend gyms by battling other players.

The secret to winning Pokemon GO battles is timing and patience, requiring you to dodge and counterattack constantly.

Find out more about the most effective Pokemon GO battle strategy here.

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If safe, hunt at night

If your area is relatively safe, it may be a good idea to search for Pokemon in the evening.

This is because certain Pokemon spawn at different times and you may only be able to catch certain Pokemon at night.


Don’t buy Pokeballs

Pokemon GO features a number of micro-transactions, allowing players to spend real money on various in-game items.

In order to get the most out of your purchases, you should buy Incense and Lures over Pokeballs, as the latter is easily obtainable from Pokestops.

Incense and Lures will help you to expand your Pokemon collection.

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Master Pokeball Throwing

When throwing a Pokeball at a Pokemon in order to capture it, there are a few things you can do to get the most out of your capture.

Depending on the accuracy of your throw, you can earn up to a 100 bonus XP accuracy bonus.

You can also apply spin to your throw and earn an extra 10XP for throwing a curve ball.


Plan your Pokestops

Visiting Pokestops regularly in order to keep your Pokeball and item stock up is vitally important.

Try and visit en-route Pokestops whenever you travel in order to free up more time and resources for Pokemon hunting.

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Name your Eevee

Naming an Eevee can change what it will evolve into.

An Eevee named “Sparky” will evolve into a Jolteon, “Pyro” will evolve into a Flareon, and “Rainer” will evolve into a Vaporeon.


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