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Top 5 tips to master Pokémon Go

Here at the Red C, offices we feel pretty confident we know a thing or two about apps. So from one bunch of app addicts to another, here are our top tips on how to master the game everyone is playing.

Pokémon Go Tips

Tip #1 – Don’t be picky

No need to be picky. Catch ALL the Pokémon you encounter – multiples of any Pokémon you have can be transferred to the Professor for candy. This will help the Pokémon you decide to keep eventually evolve.

Pokémon Go app

Tip #2 – Use your commute wisely

When you are travelling in the car NOT driving of course, use this time to catch more Pokémon. Passing Pokéstops is inevitable from park benches to an abandoned shipwreck – pokémon users are reporting PokeStops in bizarre places. Despite the world raving about Pokémon Go getting people out and about, sitting in the car provides the opportune moment to catch loads of Pokémon in short time period of time.

Pokémon Go Mobile App

Tip #3 – Watch out for the magic circle

Once you have found one, pay attention to the colour of the ring around the Pokémon this will tell you how difficult it is going to be to catch. Green and you’d be a fool to miss it. But if the circle is red it is going to be a challenge.

Pokémon Go App

Tip #4 – Keep an eye on the footprints

Work out how close off you are catching a Pokémon by checking the number of footprints beneath their silhouette, if there is only one you are not far off!

Tip #5 – Slow and steady wins the race

Once you’ve have the Pokémon in your possession use the Egg Incubator to hatch your eggs. You’ll have one from the beginning of the game, but you can also (of course) buy one. It is easy to see why shares in Nintendo skyrocketed in the wake of its release. When trying to hatch an egg you have to move at a speed slow enough to register as walking or running. If you’re on a bus, the app won’t register your distance covered against the egg. Walk, run or maybe even ride your bike slowly.

Photo Credit
1. Darren Mark – Flickr Domirez
2. Topher McCulloch – Flickr 
3. Pokemon Go Source ‏@PokemonGoSource