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11 Best Tried-And-Tested Tips For Pokémon Go

Are you as obsessed with Pokémon Go as we are? Time to up your game!

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It’s official — Singaporeans are addicted to Pokémon Go. How else can you explain the hordes of people roaming parks and streets at odd hours of the day, eyes glued to their screens?

Even attractions like the zoo and safari, along with malls and dining establishments, are adding Pokémon Lures to their locations, in hopes of drawing crowds. We say if you can’t fight em’, join em’.

Here are the best in-game tips and tricks we’ve gathered:

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1. Turn off AR for easy capturing

While it might be a riot seeing Bulbasaur land on your friend’s derriere, you’re better off switching off the Augmented Reality (AR) mode for less distraction. You’ll find that wild Pokémon sits a lot stiller on the plain grassy field for an easier target.

2. Master the curveball

If you’re a beginner, you might still be struggling with the straight throw — where you simply hold onto the Pokéball before flinging it straight at the Pokémon. Once you’ve managed that, it’s time to master the curveball to gain more XP. Simply tap the ball, hold it and spin it clock- or counterclockwise till it sparkles, before tossing it towards the creature.

Here’s a bonus, try throwing the curve ball in the opposite direction of the initial spin for more XP bonus!

3. Know how much XP you’re earning

Pokémon captured: 100 XP

Capture bonuses:
Nice: 10 XP
Great: 100 XP
Excellent: 100 XP
Curveball: 10 XP

Hatching Pokémon eggs:
2K: 200 XP
5K: 500 XP
10K: 1000 XP

Evolve a Pokémon: 500 XP

New Pokémon in your Pokedex: 500 XP
Check a Pokéstop: 50 XP or 100 XP (if six or more items)
Training at a Gym: Based on success
Battle Pokemon at a Gym: Based on success

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