Here you are! You’ve finally decided to become a pokemon trainer. Thousands, even millions of people, strive to become the best trainer out there. A simple and effective Pokemon Go guide wouldn’t hurt, right?
Okay, once you created your account and finish editing your avatar, you’ll end up in the very center area of the game: The Pokemon Go Maps. There you’ll finds roads and grass. Another cool thing is that they disguise all the landmarks as Pokemon Gyms and PokeStops; you’ll never miss it! Catching Your First Pokemon
Much like the anime and the game, all players are given a choice of which Pokemon you want to start your journey with. Choose between the starter pokemons: Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle. When you choose one, the others will disappear.
Tip: When you walk away from the first three pokemons for the fourth time, you’ll get Pikachu.
Catching Other Pokemons
How to find other pokemon? Just walk, walk and walk some more. Pokemons usually crowd around PokeStops; more Pokestops mean more pokemon. If a pokemon is near you, the app notifies you by beeping or vibrating.
Once you’re in a safe spot, away from cars and the road, tap the pokemon to capture it. The screen zooms and it launches the AR for a better experience. Move your phone a bit if you can’t find the Pokemon.
Throw a Poke Ball to capture the pokemon. So how do you ‘throw’ in the game? Tap and hold the Poke Ball, then aim for the shrinking ring near the pokemon. Flick the Poke Ball at the pokemon when the ring is at its smallest.
As we said, the PokeStops can be just about any of the iconic buildings and landmarks in your area: buildings, fountains, historical statues, and more just as long as it’s easily accessible to the public. If you look at your map, the PokeStops are the ones shown as tall poles with a blue cube on top of it. Whenever you’re near a PokeStop, the blue cube you saw on top will turn into a spinning disc.
Click on the spinning disc and wait for your prize! There’s a variety of goodies that you might be able to get like Poke Balls, potions, Poke Eggs and a lot more; the items improve as your level increases. When you go through PokeStops, they turn purple which indicates that you have already been there; you won’t be able to visit the same PokeStop for 10 minutes at least.