POKÉ­MON GO MAS­TER GUIDE

Here’s how you catch ‘em all, YAKs!

Mania - - Kooka-saur -

START WITH PIKACHU

Did you know you can pick Pikachu as your starter? When Pro­fes­sor Wil­low of­fers you the three starter Poké­mon, walk away from them with the app open. They’ll keep spawn­ing. If you keep walk­ing and ig­nor­ing them a Pikachu will even­tu­ally ap­pear! Now catch it!

CHECK THEIR PO­TEN­TIAL!

When you level your Poké­mon up, you’ll no­tice a white bar above them fills up. That’s their po­ten­tial. Once they hit max, their CP won’t be able to go up! You’re bet­ter off lev­el­ling al­ready high CP Poké­mon. There’s no point wast­ing star­dust and candy on a Poké­mon that’ll max out at 400CP when you can catch the same Poké­mon with 600CP in the wild.

PICK YOUR EEVEE EVO­LU­TION

Eevee’s evo­lu­tion is nor­mally ran­dom, but if you give it a cer­tain nick­name you’ll be able to pick what it evolves into!

NICK­NAME

Sparky Rainer Pyro

EVO­LU­TION

Jolteon Va­poreon Flareon

LEG­ENDARY POKÉ­MON

Out of the orig­i­nal 151 Poké­mon, you can only catch 145. Mew, Mewtwo, Ar­ti­c­uno, Zap­dos, Moltres and Ditto can’t be caught in the wild, but they will be avail­able to catch at some point! It looks like they’re trig­gered by events (kinda like how you can get leg­endary Poké­mon in the 3DS games).

LEVEL UN­LOCKS

The more lev­els you gain, the more AWSM items you can un­lock! Here’s ev­ery Poké-item mile­stone.

STRONG­EST POKE­MON

Want to make an un­stop­pable team and rule as many gyms as pos­si­ble? Th­ese are the strong­est, non-leg­endary Poké­mon you can get!

1) Drag­o­nite 2) Snor­lax 3) Lapras

4) Ar­ca­nine 5) Ex­eggutor 6) Va­poreon

RE­GION EX­CLU­SIVES

Th­ese Poké­mon you won’t be able to find un­less you’re in the right part of the world! Tau­ros - only in North Amer­ica Mr. Mime - only in Europe Far­fetch’d - only in Asia Kan­gaskhan - only in Aus­tralia Can’t af­ford to travel from France to Ja­pan to the United States? Good news: You can still hatch them from eggs!

POKÉ-MYTHS

The fol­low­ing ru­mours are NOT true! Don’t get fooled, YAKs.

• You’ll pick up a missed Pokéball if you tap on it.

• Ghost Poké­mon ap­pear mostly around grave­yards.

• Rustling grass means there’s a Poké­mon there.

• Down­load­ing Google Maps data will help save bat­tery life.

GET MAS­SIVE XP

Re­ally need to level up? Catch ev­ery Wee­dle, Cater­pie and Pidgey you en­counter. It only takes 12 can­dies to evolve th­ese Poké­mon, which is eas­ily reach­able con­sid­er­ing you can catch them any­where! That’s a neat 500XP ev­ery evo­lu­tion – dou­ble if you have a Lucky Egg equipped!

GOTTA WALK ‘EM ALL

Trav­el­ling in a car, bus or train won’t help hatch your eggs. The game won’t count any steps if you’re trav­el­ling faster than 20km/h (even if you’re shaking your phone).

PLAN YOUR ROUTE

Be­fore set­ting off on an ad­ven­ture with your bros, fig­ure out the best route so that you can hit max­i­mum Pokéstops. You get 50XP for ev­ery Pokéstop you visit! That adds up, y’know!

Don’t use your thumb to throw Pokéballs! Use your in­dex fin­ger for bet­ter ac­cu­racy.

No one has seen it yet, but there are strong ru­mours that you can get a Mas­ter Ball. You’ll prob­a­bly be lim­ited to how many you can have – oth­er­wise it’d ruin all the fun of catch­ing Poké­mon.

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