A Go-To Guide To Starting With Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is by far the most popular game worldwide.  A creation of Niantic in collaboration with Nintendo and the Pokemon company for android and iOS gadgets. It is inspired by the very popular pogo Pokemon go series.

It was launched in 2016 with 150 species of Pokemon. The species have increased up to 600 by 2020

How does it work?

It is an augmented reality game that imbibed the concepts of location-based and augmented-reality technology this promoting local traffic. The game uses the phone’s GPS and AR to make pokemon appear in the real world as if they were closer to you.

The game can be downloaded from the Google play store and Apple store free of cost.

Catching a pokemon

The basic motive of the game is to catch Pokemon and collect them to earn points. Instead of using your pokemon to weaken other wild ones, the skill is to throw a Pokeball at them by swiping it up on the screen. The idea is quite upright but it involves skills and tactics to capture one.

Practice helps you to evolve in the game. When you hold on to the screen to throw a poke ball, a ring is highlighted around the wild Pokemon. When you aim the like ball in the ring it will lead to a Nice, Excellent, or Great aim accordingly.

In the initial phase of the game, you need to stock basic items such as Pokemons, lucky eggs, incense.

Pokemon balls

Pokemon balls are used to catch Pokemon by a skillful throw.


Feeding berries to wild pokemon would attract them and thus increase your chances of capturing a Pokemon.


Incense attracts other wild pokemon’s into your vicinity(playing space).

The art of game is resource management, to use resources such as Pokemons and other items prudently.

Written By
More from Carlo Ilagan

How to Create Your Own Daily House Cleaning Schedule

I could tell you exactly how to clean your house every day....
Read More