Pokémon Go Quick Guide For Beginners

13 July 2016 at 15:38 in Gaming News with no comments
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Quick! Get into the hype of Pokémon Go!

Pokémon Go is everywhere! And we mean literally everywhere. It has gotten its players walking places. Searching, catching,and collecting Pokémons ‘coz you “gotta catch ‘em all”. You probably heard of this, as it has been trending in social media recently. And if you are quite clueless what the game is. Well we’ve got your back! We are giving you a quick guide to Pokémon Go for beginners so you can  now join in on the fun!

What is Pokémon Go?

Pokémon Go is a game that is available for you mobile phones. It is a free download game which is available for iOS and Android users. It encourages the players to travel around the world to catch Pokémons. The game uses your phone’s GPS and clock to detect your location. Through your phone’s screen you will be traveling trough a map of of your actual surroundings that would have Pokémons in it. Giving you a great augmented reality game to play. You will be able to search catch and battle through your phone’s screen and actually traveling in the real world.

How to play the game?

The game is quite easy and very fun once you get a hang of it. Here are the simple things to know to get by.

Customize Your Character

Choose your character
  You will be starting the game by customizing your avatar as well as giving him/her a name.

Catch That Pokémon

To catch a Pokémon, you would have to touch and hold the PokéBall on your screen then slide it towards the Pokémon to catch it.

Catch Pokemon

Stardust and Candies

Stardust and Candies

Stardust and Candies. Stardust is a resource in Pokémon Go. You can earn this by catching Pokémons. Candies can be earned by transferring your duplicate Pokémons to Professor Willow. You will in turn get candies for that specific species. You will need both to Evolve your Pokémons.


Eggs are Pokémons that has not hatched yet. You will need an egg incubator to hatch them, along with a certain number of steps from 2, 5, 10 kms. The longer the distance the more chances of a rare Pokémon.



Pokemon Poke Stops

PokéStops. These are points of interest that you will find in your adventures. These usually are interesting landmarks. Finding these will give you great items like PokéBalls and Eggs.

Gym Battles

gym battles

As you travel, you will come across Pokémon Gyms. These will be made available to those who have reached Level 5 (Players level up with experience points) Gyms are where you can battle with other Pokémons. Upon entering a gym, you will be made to choose from 3 factions: Red – Team Valor, Blue – Team Mystic and yellow Yellow – Team Instinct. If a gym is owned by a different team, you can battle with them to lower the Gym’s prestige. If these reaches zero you will be able to acquire the gym for your team. If this this reaches zero you will be able to acquire the gym for your team and deposit a Pokémon to guard it.

We all, there you have it. With our quick and simple guide, you can now get going and play Pokémon Go !