Best Pokémon Go Tips and Tricks

Pokemon Go

Whether you like it or not, Pokémon Go has taken over the world. Walk around on the streets, and you will see bunch of people playing the game in your area alone.

If seeing so many people play Pokémon Go has also made you start playing the game, we have some tips and tricks for you that should help you in quickly catching some Pokémons, gaining some XP upping your level in the game.


Assuming you are late in joining the Pokémon Go party, you have quite a bit of catching up to do with people who have been playing the game right from the first day it was released. In such a case, I will recommend you to try out some of the hacks we have mentioned in this article. While a couple of them are unethical, they should let you catch up to some big Pokémon trainers in your neighborhood fairly quickly after which you can always stop using these hacks.

Find Pokêmons

If you are staring at an empty map in Pokémon Go and are wondering how to catch some Pokémons, look for rustling leaves when you are on the Nearby screen. Walk around, explore your neighborhood, and when you see some rustling leaves on the map, head over to that place since it usually suggests that there is a Pokémon hiding in there.

Play during your commute

Since Pokémon Go is an augmented reality based game, it requires one to physically move around to move around in the map to find and catch new Pokémons. If you have already explored your neighborhood in your quest to become the best Pokémon Go trainer, and are looking at exploring new areas, you should try playing the game during your daily commute. This way, you will be able to easily explore new locations and catch Pokémons easily. If you take any form of transportation, you should be able to cover a great distance in the map pretty easily. Plus, not to forget, this will make your boring commute more interesting.

Play with a community

The easiest and by the far the fastest way to gain XP and catch Pokémons is to play the game with a community. Talk to fellow Pokémon masters that you meet on the street. This way, you can get to know when and where they caught a rare Pokémon and you can the visit the same place to hopefully catch them. Or they can tell you about some secret nest where your Pokémons can evolve into more powerful beasts. You can also join various communities on Facebook and Reddit to exchange tips and tricks with other Pokémon Go players from across the world.

Walk in a straight line

Trying to hatch eggs in Pokémon Go? Walk in a straight line. Niantic servers periodically measure the distance travelled by calculating it in a straight-line distance from your original position. So, if you keep circling a particular area, your eggs are going to take an extremely long time to hatch or may just never hatch.

Keep a secondary phone

Becoming the Pokémon trainer out there is not an easy take and requires a lot of effort and dedication. So, if you want to make sure that you are not missing any rare Pokémon appearances in your area while you are in a gym battle, use a secondary phone as a radar to keep track of it.

Save battery

Pokémon Go is a very battery intensive game since it requires constant access to your location and makes use of camera and other sensors of the device. Until and unless your phone has a gigantic battery that can last two days on a single charge, you should consider following these tips to minimise the battery drain from the game.

What are your favorite tips and tricks for Pokémon Go? Do drop in a comment and share them with us.