Catching What You Want
1. Use your index finger, not your thumb if you can help it, more fine muscle control.
2. Don’t sweat the first ball. It’s more to gather data on depth perception as you learn.
3. You will see an inner circle that grows smaller if you hold the pokeball. The smaller you can wait for this inner circle to be when you throw the ball, the better the catch chance.
4. Wait and assess. I know you wanna just throw the ball ASAP but some will “attack” right off the bat and you’ll waste a ball.
5. It’s not at all like the video games. There’s no battle, there’s no turns. It’s live time.
6. Pokemon can run away. You can’t help it.
7. Water Pokemon stay by water.
8. Incense will attract Pokemon for 30 min. Use wisely.
1. The leaves that randomly float around mean nothing. Don’t bother running after them. They’re just embellishments on the landscape.
2. In the bottom right corner of the interface, you can both select what Pokemon you’d like to find specifically, and see how close the monitored ones are; 3 paws is furthest away, to none, which is right on top of you.
3. Spin can be put on the ball I hear, and if you can hit the Pokemon with the ball inside the inner circle, you’ll get a “great” or “nice” which is worth more xp post-catch.
4. There is no permanence to Pokemon location. Where an Onix was one day, a Bellsprout may be tomorrow.
5. Public places have a higher Pokemon population density than residential areas. Neighborhoods aren’t very good for finding Pokemon.
Let me know if I missed anything!