Top tips from someone who’s been playing too much Pokemon Go.
You can pick up dropped pokeballs. (EDIT: In the tests i did of this I *thought* it was working but people say this might be expectational bias and actually they’re just vanishing.)
Pokestops refresh ever 5 minutes or so so if you’re short of balls, just hang about near a few and collect a few ever few minutes. If theres a shirt circuit you can do to hit a half dozen or so, even better.
If there aren’t too many near your house go to town, they’re put at ‘points of interest’ which can be literally anything, but theres more likely to be loads in towns.
You get lures, lucky eggs, incubators and incense when you level up, but not that many so use them wisely!
Lucky eggs double your xp, so when you want to level up, start ‘saving’ your evolutions. Get enough candy to evolve as many pokemon as possible, then switch on your lucky egg and let ‘em rip. Double the xp for every evolution AND double again for every new kind of pokemon added to your pokedex. That could be several thousand xp in a few minutes.
Use your infinite incubator for 2km eggs, save the 3 use incubators with longer 5km and 10km eggs for max efficiency.
If you’re running into server troubles and being kicked often, take note of the time of day it’s happening. It may be that you’re logging on after work or during lunchbreaks, at the exact same time other people are doing the exact same thing, causing server overloads. If you can eek out an unusual time of day, like over breakfast in the morning, you may get some problem free time to yourself.
Throw pokeballs into the smallest loop you can for ‘nice’ ‘great’ and ‘excellent’ throws! These are worth extra XP and a higher chance of catching your pokemon.
How to find the grey’d out SUPER pokemon you can see tantalising you on your radar:
You have to track it down, Its tricky to get the hang of but once you do it makes a lot of sense. Be prepared to end up in some unusual locations but BE CAREFUL. Cities are full of creepy side streets, and maybe just leave that Blastoise for later if he happens to be down there.
Open up your radar to full screen. if its near the bottom of the list its ‘farthest’ away and if its near the top its ‘closer’ than all the others. Try walking in one direction. if it moves to the top of your radar, you’re getting closer. If it drops off or drops lower on the list, go back to where you started and try the opposite direction. If it WAS getting closer and is now getting further, go to the place you were when it was ‘closest’, and pick a new direction. As you get closer and closer, you can start to circle in on where it might be.
When a pokemon has 0 ‘footprints’ left, click on it and it should appear within 10 seconds.
If you’re sick of pidgeys, zubats, rattatas and drowzee, go to the nearest large body of water for a ton of poliwags, psyducks, magicarps and goldeens.
You can often drop off a pokemon to ‘defend’ any gym of your own colour! Once you do, open up the shop and click on the shield in the top right corner to get a defender’s bonus of 10 Gold and 500 Stardust per day.
You can drop off up to 10 pokemon at gyms for a potential daily bonus of 100 Gold and 5000 stardust, but you can only collect once a day so time it carefully!
Battling your own gym strengthens it, so get a team together to defend yours.
Errrrmmmmm ok thats all i can think of for now, I’m sure people will add to this. STAY SAFE, have fun, bring drinking water and suncream, don’t follow strange lures into dark alleys and enjoy the training life x