Be incensed

The incense item is exceptionally useful if you want to bring in the most wild Pokemon right to your spot. Unlike the lure which can be shared, incense means you’ll produce a purple cloud for half an hour that will draw Pokemon just to you. This is really helpful if you are perhaps in an … Read more

Lures are great

If you can see pink petals falling around a Pokestop, that means someone has attached a lure. You’ll earn them as you progress through levels and they’re available for purchase in the Shop. Lures mean Pokemon will be attracted to the area and it’s active for 30 minutes. The benefits can be used by all … Read more

No trespassing necessary

You don’t need to go right up to a Pokemon to catch it. If it has appeared on your map in cartoon form then you just need to touch it with your finger and you’ll enter the catching screen for Pokeball flicking. This means you don’t need to go into a stranger’s garden/car/personal space to … Read more

Get to those Pokestops

The floaty blue bricks you can hopefully see spread out around the map are what’s known as Pokestops. They tend to be local landmarks like churches and tourist spots and initially came from Niantic’s previous game Ingress. Since launch, these have evolved and you can even apply to get Pokestops authorised. No, asking for your … Read more

What’s in your area?

So you’ve just loaded up Pokemon Go and want to start filling that Pokedex. While the critters will instantly start spawning around you, you’ll want to look at the ‘Nearby’ menu in the bottom right of your screen to find out what’s where. Tap this and you’ll immediately get nine snapshots of Pokestops in your … Read more