“I’ve been playing Pokémon GO pretty hardcore now for the past 48 hours or so, at least whenever the servers have decided to work,” Paul Tassi writes for Forbes.

“I have a bunch of 500+ CP Pokemon and have won and lost three gyms at this point,” Tassi writes. “I’ve tried to do some research to improve my game, and what I’ve found are things that I wish I’d known from the start.”

“Some of these are things you should know right at the start,” Tassi writes, “like before you even start playing, other items will hopefully just shorten the learning curve a bit, because so much about Pokémon GO is frustratingly vague and almost nothing is clearly explained.”

So, here are ten things I wish I knew when I started Pokémon GO:
1. You Can Pick Pikachu As Your Starter
2. Catching Higher Level Pokémon Requires Some Actual Strategy
3. Battling Is Also Slightly More Complicated Than It Looks
4. You Can’t Cheat Egg-Walking Easily
5. Almost Nothing Tracks When the App Is Closed
6. You Have To Beat A Rival Team Into The Ground Repeatedly To Take Over A Gym
7. Holding Gyms Gives You Free Stuff
8. Evolve Non-Primary Duplicates For XP
9. It’s Tough To Know When To Invest In Pokémon, And When To Hold Off
10. Tracking Is Super Unreliable Right Now

All 10 points explained in the full article here.

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