Pokemon Go is only a few weeks old, and the out pouring of people to play the game is insane. Recently we have seen some new patches, and functional changes to the game. However, today I wanted to take some time and through together a helpful Pokemon Go beginner guide for players that maybe on the sidelines of playing, or slowly making their way through the Pokeverse!
This guide features 10 episodes that help show the gameplay of Pokemon Go. These are a collection of videos that should help players understand different aspects of the game. Hopefully it will also help prevent you from making some of the same mistakes that I did. For example, not taking on a gym with the wrong idea of what would happen.
This Pokemon Go beginner guide will cover the following items: Game Tutorial, Pokedex, Powering up your Pokemon, Lures, Team Pick, Gym Battles, 1k CP Pokemon, Egg Hatches, and using incense.
This video covers the very beginning of Pokemon Go. Professor Willow is going to show up go over some things with you, and you will get to pick one of three Pokemon: Charmander, Squirtle, or Bulbasaur.
Pokemon Go Pro Tips: If you walk out of range a few times from the Pokemon Pikachu will appear as a choice of starter Pokemon!
This video goes over additional Pokemon that I caught, and increasing your pokedex.
Powering Up Pokemon
Here we power up Pokemon using Star Dust. You can obtain stardust from capturing new Pokemon, claiming gym rewards, and hatching eggs.
Pokemon Go Pro Tips: Save your Star Dust as it becomes extremely expensive to level up powerful Pokemon later. The other thing to know is as your account levels, the CP of your Pokemon will also be leveled. If you max the CP of a Pokemon at current level, after you level you will get the ability to power it up two more times raising its max CP.
Here I do some lure camping. Testing out sitting around trying to catch some Pokemon, and see if it’s a viable option.
This is the intro to gym battles! Here you will get to pick your team that you will align with in Pokemon Go. The choices are: Mystic, Instinct, and Valor. I also, tackle a gym…way too early. I thought you didn’t have to battle your way all the way to the top. Make sure you have a good team of six strong Pokemon to help you take the gym for your team!
Pokemon Go Pro Tips: Go Mystic!!! Seriously though.
Trying out incense in this video so I can sit around. It did not work out real well for me.
More Pokemon added to my Pokedex.
Here is a collection of 10 km, 5 km, and 2 km eggs that I hatched from walking around.
Gym Leader Take Over
Finally, I built up enough strong Pokemon to take some gyms. I also was able to just place a few at some gyms that were recently taken.
Pokemon Go Pro Tips: Make sure after you take some gyms you navigate to the shop to claim your rewards! This wasn’t intuitive when I first started playing. This can be done daily and is one of the only ways to get Pikachu coins. It is also a good way to get star dust.
1k CP Pokemon
I level up eevee and evolve getting my first 1k CP Pokemon.
Hopefully the collection of video guides, and written tips will help you navigate the world of Pokemon Go. Some of these tips should also help you later in to the game as well. Happy Pokemon hunting in Pokemon Go!!! Feel free to leave questions, comments, or feedback!