There’s a lot to do in Pokémon Go, especially if you’re starting out. The mobile game isn’t just about walking around and collecting the various Pokémon, but you’ll need to power them up to compete in raids, gyms, and other battles to catch them all.
Tips and tricks for beginners
From figuring out how to Incubate eggs to learning how to battle in gyms, Pokémon Go has a lot to offer right away for new players. We explain how to make the most of your Friendship in Pokémon Go and list out any rare Pokémon that you should keep your eyes out for — or that you won’t find due to regional limitations.
Powering up to be the best
Whether you’re raiding in PvE content or duking it out in the PvP Go Battle League, there is strategy involved. You’ll want to use Pokémon that take advantage of type strengths and weaknesses and use the most powerful movesets you can find. For those really looking to min-max, you’ll also want to take note of IVs, Individual Values, which serve has half-hidden stats.
Completing Special Research Tasks and quests
For those hunting down Mythical Pokémon like Mew, you’ll need to complete special quests that the game gives out: Special Research Tasks. These quests have tons of steps to complete and a bulk of them require finding or evolving specific Pokémon, so it’s a good idea to look ahead.