Niantic, Inc. | Augmented reality
It is a Japanese mobile phone video game, based on creatures (the Pokémon) that the player must find, hunt, fight and trade with them.
They are found anywhere around the player. The user activates the game, and goes looking on the screen of his mobile around where he is, until an overprinted Pokémon appears somewhere he is focusing. Then you have to capture it. How do you catch a Pokémon?
Launching a kind of capsule called ‘Pokeball’. The Pokémon will try to flee and will depend on the skill of the player to achieve or not the hunting. The Pokeball is launched by sliding your finger across the screen to the place where the Pokémon is. The pokeboles are limited. As the pokemons are captured or lost, they have to be reloaded on the ‘pokestops.’ How do you win the game?
The game has no end. The entertainment consists of capturing the different types of Pokémon, which are 150, collecting them, and fighting with other players facing each other’s pokemons. In those battles, what does victory depend on?
There are several factors. Each Pokémon has characteristics, with strengths and weaknesses. There are pokemons of fire, water, electricity, grass, earth, rock, ghosts … Each Pokémon has a strength level of 0 to 100. The higher your pokemons level, the easier it is to defeat an opponent. But it also depends on the strategy and the characteristics. For example: the water Pokémon has power over the fire Pokémon. But if the fire Pokémon has a level 90, and the water Pokémon only has level 10, the fire Pokémon will have a better chance of winning. How do you battle with an opponent?
The user must find another person who has the game installed, face each other and start the battle. Each player can use up to three Pokémon in a game. Once the three pokemons are played the game is over and a new one can be started, with different characters. Why are people looking for pokemons in the street?
Because they are everywhere. If one activates the game on the street, with the GPS of the phone activated, the game can warn you that there are certain types of Pokémon at three nearby streets. If the player wants to move to that place, he can try to hunt it … before another one takes it. Why has there been so much news about Pokémon?
Because the enthusiasm generated by this game has been such that the flood of downloads has collapsed the servers. Recently, the volume of Pokémon searches on Google surpassed porn searches. Since launching this game, its creative company, Nintendo, has risen 58% in the stock market. That gives an idea of the success of the game. The police have seriously warned of the distractions generated by the game on the street. There have already been several abuses.
Tricks, tips and curiosities that, perhaps, you did not know about Pokémon GO
To be able to choose Pikachu as initial
The first thing we have to do when starting Pokémon GO is to create our character and choose between capturing one of the first three Pokémon we will see: Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle. Well, what we should do is ignore them and keep moving forward until we have taken a few turns with the game running. At that time, Pikachu will appear next to the three initial Pokémon and we can capture it as soon as we start Pokémon GO. This is how Pikachu is captured at the beginning of the game, although, of course, you can also do it at any other time, as long as you find him.
Play daily has a reward
As in the vast majority of mobile games, in Pokémon GO we can get a series of rewards for playing daily. In the case of the successful game of Niantic and The Pokémon Company, you just have to capture a Pokémon and go through a Pokestops every day. As a reward, you will get a small amount of experience points and star dust.
Throwing the Pokeballs with effect is better
When it comes to capturing a Pokémon, we can get a bigger reward if we catch it by throwing a Pokeball with effect. To do this, we have to quickly move the Pokeball from side to side before moving it to the side of the screen and throwing it at the height of the Pokémon. Thus, the Pokeball will take an effect that will make the Pokémon more difficult to escape its capture. If you want more information about the launches, we leave you our guides with tricks to not miss any launch and launch techniques to capture more easily.
Capture more accurately without the camera activated
It is true that part of the grace of capturing Pokémon in the real world is lost, but deactivating the augmented reality function and capturing creatures with the static scenario gives us greater precision, because we can better calculate the distance at which we must launch the Poké Balls.
Capture Pokémon from home
Playing Pokémon GO means having to leave home and enjoy an authentic adventure as Pokémon trainers capturing creatures in the real world. However, it is possible to capture Pokémon from home. Not many appear as if we were walking, but if we access the game and activate the location, a couple of creatures will appear every time.
Catch more Pokémon with incense
As we have just explained, one of the keys of the Niantic game is to make players go out and walk in search of Pokémon. Promoting a healthy lifestyle is one of its benefits, of course, but there is an object that is intended for the laziest. We talk about incense, an item that we can use to attract Pokémon to our position and thus avoid “kicks”. The perfect plan to continue finding Pokémon even when we are at home. It should be noted that, even using the incense, Pokémon GO continues to invite us to walk in search of new creatures, since the Pokémon GO code hides an algorithm that makes the incense even more effective if we continue walking. What’s more, the incense works even better the faster we walk. Thus, a Pokémon will appear per minute every 200 meters we walk.
The different types of eggs
Capturing is not the only way to get creatures in Pokémon GO. We can also hatch eggs to get them, although in a random way. These eggs are of four types: 2km, 5km, 7km and 10km. As expected, the type of egg indicates the distance we must travel with them in the incubator to open them. For more information, we leave our guide with all the Pokémon that can touch you in the eggs of Pokémon GO.
Get Pokecoins without spending money
Pokecoins are the virtual money of Pokémon GO. They serve to get in the store from Pokeball to increases in the backpack of objects. However, they cost real money, unless we get them with our effort. It is not really necessary to leave the skin to get Pokecoins. You just have to leave several Pokémon in gyms every day. In this way, we can get up to a total of 50 coins every 24 hours. Now, you have to try to leave them in little crowded gyms and thus you will have more chances of holding more time inside. As an extra, we leave you our guide on how to invest the Pokecoins intelligently and the best Pokémon to defend gyms.
Pokestops are not equal
Pokestops are physical places that have a stop inside the game. By going through them in Pokémon GO, we can get a series of rewards. However, it should be clarified that not all Pokestops are equal. Those that are more visited will provide more rewards than those that are not.
Recover life without spending potions
No, we have not gone crazy. There is the possibility that our Pokémon recover life without spending a single potion, although by an unorthodox method that does not work with any creature. The fact is that we can make our Pokémon come alive as long as they can evolve. By doing so, they will get all PS points at the moment. As you can imagine, it is a method of limited use.
Level up faster
There is a trick to get experience faster in Pokémon GO. We just need to have a lucky egg and several Pidgey. The first thing we should do is open an egg of luck, which doubles the points earned for 30 minutes. Then, at that time we took the opportunity to evolve as many Pidgey captured as possible. Thus, we will get a good number of experience points that could even make us level up in just 30 minutes. It is advisable to use Pidgey for this trick since it needs very few candies to evolve. You can also take advantage of this trick by evolving a good amount of Pokémon. For more information, we leave our guide with all the rewards and experiences that are obtained for each level.
Reduce battery consumption thanks to saving mode
To save battery in Pokémon GO with the mobile, the game itself has its own particular mode “battery saving” and to activate it we only have to enter the configuration menu, by clicking on the Pokeball on the map screen, and accessing options to activate it. In this way, the application will make our smartphone vibrate when passing near Pokémon, Pokestops or Gyms, avoiding that we have to be constantly looking at the screen. Another little trick to save battery when playing Pokémon GO is to disable augmented reality function, one of the most batteries consumed.
The importance of the Pokémon Partner
For a while now, Pokémon GO added the possibility of having a Pokémon as a partner in the game. Any Pokémon we have caught can occupy that position, which is supposed to appear next to our avatar. Not only that, but it allows us to get a candy every time we travel together a certain amount of kilometers that varies according to the creature. Therefore, it is important to assign a Pokémon as a companion, taking into account, for example, and the species we want to evolve, as it will provide us with an extra amount of candy to get it done before.
Adding friends is important
Recently, Pokémon GO has integrated in its code the possibility of adding friends with whom we can exchange Pokémon, as well as sending and receiving gifts. These gifts offer a number of useful objects, including a special surprise: an Egg that, when hatched, contains the Alola form of a Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region. As for the exchanges, they allow us to get creatures to complete our Pokedex and even some known as Lucky Pokémon, which can become stronger than normal and that level up with less stellar dust. For all this and more, it is important to add friends in Pokémon GO, because, in addition, it should be noted that if for whatever reason you run out of Pokeballs or berries, you can get them thanks to the gifts they give you. As an extra, we leave our guides on how to get Lucky Pokémon in Pokémon GO and how the exchange works.
With the introduction of the first two generations of Pokémon in Pokémon GO, it was possible to evolve Eevee to Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Umbreon and Espeon. Unlike other creatures of which we can know to which Pokémon they evolve, Eevee shows an interrogation, because its evolution is random. Now, you should know that there are some tricks to get the evolution of Eevee that you want. What we are going to tell you this time is to change the name to Eevee and put the one you need from those you are going to see next. It should be noted that this trick will only work the first time you use it, although there are others for tricks to evolve to Eevee how you want and you can find them in our guide on how to get all the evolutions of Eevee.
Evolve Pokémon by changing the name
But Eevee is not the only Pokémon that can evolve as we want. For example, we can also apply it to the Wurmple. If we want to get a Cascoon, we just have to change the name of a Wurmple to Jessie’s. If, on the contrary, what we are looking for is a Silcoon,
Make the most of incubators
The first thing you have to know about incubators is that it is not worth spending coins to get them. When we open an egg, we not only get a Pokémon, but a variable amount of star dust and candies. However important they may be, it is not worth paying 50 coins to open it. It is best to wait to level up to get some. For example, when we go up to level 30, we get three three-use incubators, counting on the fact that we also have infinity. As you know, 10 km eggs offer more rare and valuable Pokémon than 5 and 2 km. If you have a finite and limited number of incubators, the logical thing is that you do not waste them on an egg of 2 km, as you will get little valuable creatures. The best thing is that you incubate 10 km eggs with the best incubators, both three uses and superincubators, and leave 2km for infinity. This is how you can get more out of the incubators.
Get the unique Pokémon Mew, Celebi and Deoxys
Currently, in Pokémon GO, you can capture the unique creatures Mew, Celebi and Deoxys. As for the first two, you just have to complete the special investigations of Professor Willow. So you don’t lose any detail of what they are, we leave you our guides on how to get Mew and how to get Celebi. As for Deoxys, it is a unique psychic-type Pokémon that, for now, will only be temporarily available in the EX Raids. Therefore, to capture it, you will have to participate in such a raid. To help you, we leave you a guide with the best Pokémon to fight against Deoxys.
Regional Pokémon ceased to be (temporarily)
Thanks to the Ultrabonus Event that has been held, the regional Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime and Tauros Pokémon have been available worldwide, joining the Alola-shaped Pokémon in the 7km eggs and being the only one way to get them. A unique opportunity to get these Pokémon that can only be obtained if we travel to other continents and that we hope will be presented again later.
Unsurpassed Marketing Campaign
We cannot close this list without including the one we think is the best curiosity to date of Pokémon GO and that everyone should know. Recently, players have run into a mysterious nut-shaped Pokémon. It had neither name nor CP, but could be captured, although, in doing so, it became a Ditto. Many believed it was a mistake, but nothing could be further from the truth. The nut Pokémon is Meltan, a singular type creature whose presentation has gone down in history as one of the best ever seen and done. A marketing campaign like no other.