I've been playing non-stop since Pokémon Go's debut in the U.S., and I've collected a pretty good list of tips and tricks to help you excel in mobile games Pokémon Go.
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16. Use Lucky Eggs before an XP spree or evolving Pokémon
Lucky Eggs, which you can get as level rewards and buy from the Shop, will double your personal Trainer XP you collect for 30 minutes. You can use these pretty effectively to grind up your level while catching multiple Pokémon, but the best time to use these eggs is when you're evolving Pokémon.
Normally, you get 500XP for evolving Pokémon; with a Lucky Egg enabled, that jumps to 1000XP every time. If you have a ton of Pidgeys, for example, you can evolve them into Pigeottos with just 12 Pidgey Candy — and net a ton of experience, in the meantime.
17. Trying to get your egg to hatch? Move it around your room
If you don't have time to take a walk to get your 9.8km/10km egg to hatch, try moving your phone back and forth on your desk or around your office — if your trainer moves, you're in a place where the GPS signal is unsteady enough that you can trick the game into thinking you're walking. Keep moving your phone back and forth, and eventually your egg will hatch!
(Sure, you could also put your phone on a dog, ceiling fan, or even record player, but this is highly ill-advised unless you really want a broken phone.)
You won't be able to cheat and drive, however: Pokémon Go stops counting your distance once you move above a certain speed.
18. Dodge at the start of each battle
I picked up this tip from our Android Central pal Russell Holly, and it's a good one: If you swipe left or right to dodge at the beginning of a battle, you'll often give yourself an extra attack or two before your opponent can catch up. This is especially true for smaller, quicker types like Eevees, whose quick burst attacks and dodges can take down a big creature before they can react.
19.Snipe a neutral gym
If you can't personally fight a gym battle, or you're traveling with a friend who's exhausting all their powerful Pokémon to beat an opposing gym, you can wait until the gym gets taken over; once it's a neutral white, anyone can drop their Pokémon in.
If you're fast enough, you can re-capture a gym of yours that an opponent has been trying to take down, or you can add your most powerful Pokémon to the neutral gym after your buddy has fatigued all their high-level creatures in defeating the gym. And once you've taken it for your team, your buddy has time to heal their high-level Pokémon and can put in one of their own.
20. Add Pokémon of different types to a friendly gym
Adding a Pokémon to an already-friendly gym? Make sure you vary up which type of Pokémon you're adding — an all-Fire gym of Flareons and Vulpixes might look cool, but it's incredibly vulnerable to a trainer with Water and Ground-type Pokémon.
About Rio Summer Games and League of Angels II
The Rio Summer Games is in full swing and the world has been enjoying the great competition while cheering for their favorite athletes. Even League of Angels II has sent a special team to participate in the Summer Games, with Penn determined to win the Gold Medal in Archery and Lucas showing off his spectral horse riding! Players can feel the Olympic fever too as the Summer Games sweeps over Sapphire.
Check LoA2’s Summer Games events below:The Summer Games Continues In League of Angels II!