7 Pokémon Go tips you need right now

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Pokemon Go TR Tips and Tricks

Step up your game with these Pokémon Go tips:

1) Save yourself the money and take down gyms.
It's well known that Pokémon Go has in app purchases built into it. However, there is a way to earn Pokecoins without paying a single cent! If you tap 'shop the game' it will take you to the menu where you can buy in game items with real money. But at the top there is a shield with a number that stands for how many Pokémon you have in gyms (defender bonus). You can click to redeem that for Pokecoins in multiples of 10. Be careful though, you can only do this once every 21 hours.

2) Work together with friends and teammates to take down gyms faster.
Something familiar that has happened to all of us: you go to take down the gym and the CP of the Pokémon are way too high. However, if multiple trainers battle the gym at once, the gym will go down faster since there are more Pokémon hitting the gym.

3) Impossible to track your favorite pokemon? Not anymore!
While the next update is in development which pins nearby Pokémon onto your map, it seems that Pokémon hunting is impossible. However, using the location of the pokemon on the nearby tab can help greatly.

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Nintendo Co.'s Pokemon Go is displayed on a smartphone in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Pokemon Go debuted last week on iPhones and Android devices in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand, letting players track down virtual characters in real locations using their smartphones. Nintendo is an investor in Niantic Inc., the games developer. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
PORTLAND, ME - JULY 11: Monument Square, Portland, was a hotspot of activity for the Pokemon Go 'augmented reality' game Monday evening. From left, Shellbe Flynn, Jordan Regios (mostly hidden) and Elizabeth Hook. (Photo by Michele McDonald/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JULY 11: Mary Baker, 18, plays the mobile game Pokemon Go as she walks through the Public Garden in Boston, Mass., July 11, 2016. (Photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, ME - JULY 11: Kaelyn Kespert, 10, of Scarborough, plays Pokemon Go at Deering Oaks Park. (Photo by Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Medical student Jag Chilana plays Pokemon Go on his smartphone at Union Square, July 11, 2016 in New York City. The success of Nintendo's new smartphone game, Pokemon Go, has sent shares of Nintendo soaring. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
David Melendez (C) uses three phones as he plays the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo in New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
Theodore Belizaire plays the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo in Times Square, New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
Jerimie Nason (C) plays the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo as people pass him on the street outside Grand Central Terminal in New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
A virtual map of Bryant Park is displayed on the screen as a man plays the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo in New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
Theodore Belizaire plays the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo in Times Square, New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
The augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo is shown on a smartphone screen in this photo illustration taken in Palm Springs, California U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich/Illustration
Leo Mesquita (R) and Jean Suplicy (2nd R) play the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo as they walk away from the Chrysler Building in New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
Theodore Belizaire pumps his fist after catching a Pokemon in the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo in Times Square, New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. Just days after being made available in the U.S., the mobile game Pokemon Go has jumped to become the top-grossing app in the App Store. And players have reported wiping out in a variety of ways as they wander the real world, eyes glued to their smartphone screens, in search of digital monsters. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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4) Choosing your Eeveelution is as easy as watching the show!
Here's something the show fans may get. In order to get your favorite Eeveelution, you will have to nickname your Eevee the same names of the Eevees from season 1 episode 40 of pokemon – "The Battling Eevee brothers." Then, tap the pencil icon next to the word "Eevee" to change its name. If you want a Flareon, name the Eevee "Pyro." If you want a Jolteon, name the Eevee "Sparky." If you want a Vaporeon, name the Eevee "Rainer."

5) More powerful Pokémon are within your reach if you wait!
Sure, getting that Kingler first thing is very exciting, but the CP of your krabby should be higher before you evolve it. As you're leveling up you'll be encountering Pokémon with higher CP, which means the evolution will be much more higher. Only evolve the Pokémon if you think you will not find a higher CP in the wild.

6) Powering up should also wait.
Stardust, the material you collect as a reward for catching Pokémon, is a precious resource. Once you do #5 and have high CP Pokémon, you should use that stardust to make them even more powerful.

7) Hatch eggs to get Pokémon you haven't even seen before!
Hatching eggs can serve a dual purpose. It's a great way to go outside and get some fresh air and exercise, as well as to get some Pokémon you can't normally get where you live. Of course the amount of distance that eggs need to hatch are measured in kilometers so if you want that egg hatched you'd better walk.

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