Before we get started on how the capture and hunting system works, you might be keen to know this easy tip about getting the best Pokemon. When the game starts first, you would be asked to select among three starting Pokémon: Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle. What you might not know is that you are not limited to these options.

If you like capturing Pikachu as your first Pokémon, all you are required to do is move away from the three creatures you have been given. Keep walking till the phone vibrates and they resurface. Repeat this around five to six times and Pikachu will emerge with the other Pokémon. Tap on Pikachu to begin the capture screen and he’ll be yours. It’s as simple as that.

The Basics

So, you have signed up and you are ready to begin to catch Pokémon. By now, you should know that the game makes use of real-world maps, therefore getting the little beasts is a matter of really walking around your local vicinity.

Pokémon would crop up as you move around and the ones nearest to you would be represented by little rustling grass symbols. Move towards these symbols and, providing the seemingly regular server problems don’t prevent it, the creature should emerge on the map. Immediately it’s visible, just tap it to begin the capture screen.

The type of Pokémon that appears is dependent on the environment that you are in. Parks are more likely to produce grass-type beasts while visiting the beach, or anywhere close to water, should make sure that you get a great assortment of water types.

If you would like to start finding the best Pokemon, you would have to improve your player’s level.

There are particular things you could pull off to draw Pokémon to you too. You can employ it to attract creatures to your location for half an hour (30 minutes) in the event that you’re in possession of Incense.