» “How do I…?” Megathread, Part 3

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Tapping the Map–Zoom:

Tap the map once to display a blue circle, from the circle quickly drag a line top top to bottom to zoom in, and left to right to zoom out the screen. You can also zoom in and out with a two finger gesture of pinching (like most cell phones)

Grass Shaking:

A Pokemon may or may not reside there. Higher chances of encountering a wild Pokemon

Swiveling White PokeBall Icon

(Top Left Corner): It means content is loading.

Battery Saver Option:

When the app is open and the phone unlocked, the screen will turn black if the phone is idle or laying down. You can still receive alerts.

Pokemon Tab:

Shows you wild Pokemon in your vicinity. Select the Pokemon you wish to encounter, and it makes it easier for you to hunt for it.

Footprint Next to Pokemon Tab:

Let’s you know the proximity of a wild Pokemon. The closer you get the less footprints there are.

Color of the Ring When Catching a Pokemon:

Refers to the difficulty of catching the Pokemon. Green = Easy, Yellow = Moderate, Red = Difficult.

CP = Combat Power

: “Each individual Pokémon is assigned CP at capture, which indicates how well that particular Pokémon will perform in battle. As you gain XP and become a higher level Trainer, the CP of the Pokémon you capture will generally be higher.”


Used to level up your Pokemon. Is acquired through capturing any Pokemon. You can also obtain it daily by being in control of a gym.


Used to evolve and level up your Pokemon. Is acquired through capturing the same Pokemon. Candy is also obtained through hatching eggs.

Where can I get…


Pokestops. Use an incubator to hatch it.

Lucky Eggs

Can be purchased in the shop.


Purchase at the shop, having a Pokemon defend a gym for a certain amount of time (Defender bonus in shop, top right icon, 21 hour refresh)

IN-GAME Questions

How to Join a Team:

Reach level 5 then visit a gym.

Leveling/Evolving a Pokemon:

Capture the same type Pokemon to earn Stardust and Candy. Each Pokemon require different amounts of Stardust and Candy to either level up or evolve. Transferring Pokemon to the Professor will earn you one candy. You can view how much Stardust or Candy required by viewing your caught Pokemon.

Transferring Pokemon

You can transfer your caught Pokemon to Professor by selecting the Pokemon, scrolling down in its bio and selecting TRANSFER. You will gain one candy for transferring. You cannot get your Pokemon back once it is transferred. Transferring multiples of the same Pokemon will not delete the stardust or candies collected for that specific Pokemon.

How do eggs works?:

You can collect eggs at Pokestops. They are stored under your “caught Pokemon” screen (swipe to the right). Eggs can be placed in an incubator by selecting the one you would like to hatch. The distance needed to travel to hatch an egg is under each egg (e.g. 0km/5km or 0km/10km). Once in an incubator, walk around, and it will hatch once you meet the distance quota. Candy is also obtained by hatching eggs.

Eevee Evolution:

Eevee evolution is selected at random.

Friends List–Chat:

Is not currently a feature.

Does the app have to be open?:

Yes, the app must be open to remain active and notify you of events.


I went past my local zoo earlier and it was chock-full of Pokestops and Pokemon. Generally speaking, travel to locations where there are community parks, art, or buildings (i.e. places of interest) and you can learn more :


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