Confession time: We have not caught a single Caterpie or thrown even one PokéBall. But we get that a whole lot of folks think Pokémon Go is the most awesome thing to come down the pike since Candy Crush (which is the game we’re still playing, thank you very much!). With that in mind, we’re pointing you toward a guide that is going to change how you play the game.
The folks at Lifehacker.com — which describes itself as offering “tips, tricks and downloads for getting things done” — are ready to help you take your game to the next level. Literally. In fact, they claim that by following their extensive list of helpful tips, you will “go from novice trainer to unbeatable gym leader faster than you can spit out the PokéRap.”
And yes, there’s such a thing as a PokéRap.
Live and learn, kids. Live and learn.
In any case, the article will teach you tricks like how to earn more experience points, why you want to transfer pokémon with low combat power to Professor Willow in exchange for candies, and how a Lucky Egg can give you a major boost. (It almost sounds like we know what we’re talking about, doesn’t it?) And we’re told the advice on how to “take over PokéGyms With Ease” is a must-read for those playing in teams.
Now, for those of us uneducated in all things Pokémon Go, a lot of this reads like wildly entertaining gibberish. For example, this pro tip the site offers up: “Evolving four Pidgeys into Pidgeottos will cost you 48 candies and net you 4,000 XP with a Lucky Egg activated, but just one Pidgeot will cost you 50 candies and only get you 1,000 XP with a Lucky Egg.”
But for those in the know, the article not only contains lots of helpful tips, but contains a ton of helpful links. So read it, absorb it… and then go forth and capture!