10 Best Pokémon Go Tips for Beginners

10 Best Pokemon Go Tips for Beginners
Whether you are new to the Pokemon franchise or simply just new to Pokemon Go, here are 10 of the Best Tips all Pokemon Go Beginners should know. These tips include understanding Pokemon Types, Capturing, Evolution Strategies and more!

New to Pokémon Go? Check out the Pokémon Go Beginner's Guide.

#1. Prepare Yourself!
Before even trying to download Pokemon Go, make sure to prepare yourself by doing some research on the game requirements. One thing you don’t want to do is get hyped for Pokemon Go, only to later find out that your device is not compatible or you don’t have enough data. Make sure to follow the three steps below before trying to download the Pokemon Go App.

Step 1. Make sure your device meets the Mobile Requirements and Specifications. This is step is critical for all Pokemon Go newcomers. If you can’t play the game, all other Tips are useless!

Step 2. Beginners should look into purchasing an extra Battery. Pokemon Go will drain a fully charged Phone after only a few hours of gameplay.

Step 3. Get a Mobile Data Plan. If you already have a Data Plan make sure to check out the Top Ways to Reduce Data Usage.

Android Battery
#2. Understand the Different Types of Pokemon
If you have played any other Pokemon games it is likely that you are familiar with at least some if not all of the different Pokemon Types. If you are completely new to the Pokemon franchise, there are a total of 18 different Types of Pokemon. Each Type has strengths and weaknesses against certain other Types in battle. For example, Fire is strong against Grass, Grass is strong against Water and Water is strong against Fire.

Pokemon Beginner’s should familiarize themselves with all Pokemon Types to help provide that extra advantage in battle.

Pokemon Types

#3. Capture all Nearby Pokemon
Some new players may choose not to capture a nearby Pokemon for a variety of reasons. Some of reasons for avoiding Pokemon may include:

- Personal preference. Not all players love Magikarp... 

- That particular species of Pokemon has already been captured. 

- Player may be running low on Pokeballs. (May be a very legitimate reason, but standard Pokeballs are easy to obtain). 

- Player may have too many of that Pokemon already. 

Squirtle CP Pokemon Go

However, before you decide to disregard a nearby Pokemon, take the following into consideration:

- Capturing Pokemon will reward you with XP. If it is your first time capturing a certain Pokemon you will get an added XP bonus.

- You will be credited with Candy for each Pokemon you capture. Even if you release the Pokemon, you still get credited with Candy. Assuming that the Pokemon has an Evolution Line.

Note: Getting enough Candy is very important in Pokemon Go. Evolved Pokemon are usually much more powerful than Wild Pokemon of the same species. For example, a Charmeleon evolved from a Charmander will be much stronger than a Charmeleon caught in the wild. Evolutions result in a substantial boost in CP.

#4. Know the Candy Requirements
Pokemon will have different Candy requirements in Pokemon Go. For example, Bulbasaur may need 25 Candy to evolve into Ivysaur, and Rattata may need 25 Candy to evolve into Raticate. Magikarp needs 400 Candy to evolve into Gyarados!

#5. Look for and Travel to Pokestops 
This may already be common knowledge even among beginners, but visiting Pokestops in Pokemon Go is one of the best ways to obtain Pokeballs, Eggs and other items such as Potions and Revives. As you travel, make sure to pay close attention to your mini-map in order to find nearby Pokestops.

Pokemon Go Pokestops

Beginner Tips Navigation
Pokémon Go Tips for Beginners: Part 1
Pokémon Go Tips for Beginners: Part 2

Additional Resources
Beginner's Guide
Leveling Guide for Beginners
9 Best Battery Saving Tips
Quick Tips for Capturing Evolving & Battling (Video)
Pokemon Go Glossary (Terms and Descriptions)


Unknown said...

Waiting for an invitation to Pokémon go

Pokemon Go DB said...

I didn't get one either :(. Just have to wait until the full release.

Anonymous said...

I am so pumped up for Pokémon Go!

Unknown said...

It's out today

Anonymous said...

it's kinda awesome kinda lame like i wanna be able to battle my friends not just go to a gym and fight but its cool

Anonymous said...

Hi, which one is the better, power up the pokemon first to the max and than evolve it or evolve it first and than power it up to the max?

Anonymous said...

He said in his text it's beter to evolve a pokemon with higher cp to maximize the evolution results. So: maxing it out before evolution is better.

Bright Joe said...

That's an awesome guide for beginners. I know very little about Pokemon Go so this will really help me later. Thanks!

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Unknown said...

Your number eight is not entirely correct. You need to check the skills as well, if the CP (Combat Power) is close you need to refer to the attack skills. You could be losing a nice offensive attack to a less than desirable skill

Anonymous said...

don't bother training the pokemon, its a waste of candy and stardust. as you gain exp and inrease your lvl, you'll catch higher cp pokemon to evolve. i'm catching 500cp pokemon regularly, with the odd 900cp and 10cp every once in a while.

Anonymous said...

One more great tip for trainers: wait with evolving your (small) pokemon till you reach a level that grants a lucky egg i believe its lvl 8 or 9. With a lucky egg you get dubble exp so if you got 3 ratata like me u get 3000 exp in half a minute. Combine this with a incense or poke module and u will level even faster!!!

Anonymous said...

Just got it and have no idea what to do with it. I don't have any data but I'm working on it. 😌

Denise said...

Any ideas on how I can use the game to use as a team building activity for teachers?

Anonymous said...

Fact #8 is completely untrue. Although keeping Pokemon with high CP means you don't have to power it up as much, the IV stats are incredibly important. With a 100% Pokemon, you'll have it's full potential. Look beyond the CP and don't get fooled! :)

Top 10 Best Pokemon In Pokemon Go said...

Dragonite among all my favorite and best in every move and defense.

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