Raids are extremely useful

Pokemon Go raids are another daily occurrence in Pokemon Go nowadays, and if you want to get some of the rarer Pokemon, and some of their evolutions, this is a great way to do it. They appear atop Gyms, and the game will tell you what’s appeared and where. You’ll need a Raid Pass (you … Read more

Trading is finally here

Part of this new friend system for Pokemon Go includes the option to actually trade Pokemon with your friends. In order to initiate Pokemon Go trading you’ll need to fulfil the following requirements: 1) Be Pokémon Go Friends with the person you want to trade with 2) Have a Trainer Level of 10 or above … Read more

Get yourself some friends

It’s taken like two years, but the wait is over. You can now have friends in Pokemon Go. In your trainer menu, there’s a new friends tab that lets you add friends. You’ll see your 12-digit friend code there, and to add anyone you’ll need theirs or to share your own. Once you’re friends though, … Read more

Try and check in daily to make the most of rewards

Another reason to come back to Pokemon Go regularly is the fact that there are now daily bonuses. Spinning a Pokestop and catching a Pokemon just once per day actually gets you some good rewards, and if you do it every day for a week, there are some even juicier treats to be had.

Level up and evolve

If you want to fight at gyms you’re going to have to level up your Pokemon, so that means increasing their CP stat. You can do this in the power up section when you are looking at your individual monsters – a combination of Stardust and Candy will do the trick. You can get Candy … Read more

Combat tips

To fight a Pokemon at the gym, you don’t have the same set up as the standard game. When you arrive in the arena you only have two move types – basic and special. In order to perform your basic attack all your need to do is tap away on your Pokemon. Fill up the … Read more

Time for the gym

They’ve evolved over the years since launch but Pokemon Gyms are where you’ll test your Pokemon in battle against other trainer’s ‘mon. Now, while you’re not battling other players directly, it’s still an enjoyable face off. Gyms tend to be train stations or other big landmarks and you’ll see them proudly displaying Pokemon team colours. … Read more

Use public transport wisely for stops

So it turns out that if you have really fast fingers, you can nab Pokemon from the train or bus. The app doesn’t count your travel as steps – unless you are travelling under 10mph – but you can still see Pokemon on the map and if you can tap them quick enough, you can … Read more

Storage hunters – Delete items in your bag

Keep up with your items. You have a limited number of item spaces and this fills up remarkably quickly if you’re hitting a lot of Pokestops. Want to use up some bits? Try dishing out those Razz Berries to hard to catch Pokemon or change your moves with Charged TMs or Fast TMs. If you … Read more

Steps are eggcellent

One of the many rewards from Pokestops include eggs. These come in three standard varieties; 2km, 5km and 10km. While special eggs are sometimes available, these three are your regular drops. You have one infinite incubator in your item bag so always make sure you are using that as you go for walks. You’ll find … Read more