8 August 2016

How Find and Catch Pokemon in Pokemon Go

Posted by Succinct Sure
Finding, and catching Pokemon is the main activity in Pokémon Go and it requires patience and concerted effort. To find a Pokémon, you have to walk around outside. Their distance from you is indicated by a set of footprints. Three-footprint Pokemon are quite far away, while zero-footprint Pokemon are right on top of you-they may take a few seconds to spawn. Here's the guide on How to Find and Catch Pokemon.

Finding wild Pokémon


Your device will vibrate to alert you when a wild Pokémon is nearby. If you don’t see any Pokémon nearby, take a walk! Pokémon love places like parks, so try visiting a local recreational area. You can attract more Pokémon to your location by using an item known as Incense.


Some wild Pokémon appear only in certain environments and climates. For example, some Pokémon may appear only near lakes, oceans, or other bodies of water.

Pokémon located in your area are displayed in the Nearby Pokémon section in the bottom right of the screen in Map View. Pokémon already in your Pokédex will show in color, and Pokémon you haven’t previously encountered appear as silhouettes.

When you click it, it brings up a list of the nearest Pokémon. With the Pokémon, there are four different potential icons nearby
0 Footprint - The Pokémon is right on top of you and will appear soon
1 Footprint - The Pokémon is within approx. 20 metres
2 Footprints - The Pokémon is within approx. 100 metres
3 Footprints - The Pokémon is within approx. 1 kilometre

However, Pokémon are not always there and new ones will pop up or go away at any time.

Some Tips:
Incense helps draw Pokemon closer to you. Placing a Lure Module at a PokeStop will work even better, plus every Trainer in the vicinity of the PokeStop will also receive the benefits for 30 minutes.

You can use the Razz Berries Item mid-battle to increase the odds of a successful capture, as will Great Balls, Ultra Balls, and Master Balls.


By spinning the Pokeball in a circular motion, your Poke Ball will begin to sparkle. If you successfully catch the Pokemon with this ball, you may be privy to a "curveball bonus," which awards you with an extra 10 XP.

Go to a populated area. Cities are a pretty good starting point, but we prefer parks — especially parks with a good body of water, or saltwater beach parks — for the ultimate Pokémon catching experience. Different terrain will help you find different types of Pokémon, while parks with multiple PokéStops ensure that you won't run out of Poké Balls while hunting.

Look for moving leaves,  those leaves indicate a Pokémon spawn point. If you hang out in that vicinity for long enough, you have a chance of seeing creatures not on your radar map appear.

Pokémon seem to love spawning in parking lots — especially if they're near PokéStops.

Whatever bonus you're going for, remember to tap and hold on the Poké Ball to start the ring cycle so that you can wait to toss your ball until the ring is at the correct point.

Catching wild Pokémon:


When you encounter a wild Pokémon, you may have multiple attempts to capture it before it runs away.

You can use items from your Bag to increase your chance of successfully catching a wild Pokémon. Razz Berries make the wild Pokémon easier to capture. High performance Poké Balls like Great Balls, Ultra Balls, and Master Balls increase your ability to catch wild Pokémon. Touch the Bag icon during the encounter to access these items. You can also snap photos of your Pokémon encounters using the camera.


Pokemon Encounter features:
1. Leave the encounter
2. Toggle AR camera mode
3. Pokémon’s name and CP
4. Target ring
5. Wild Pokémon
6. Poké Ball
7. Camera
8. Access your Bag to change Poké Balls or use a Razz Berry

To catch a Pokémon:

1. When a wild Pokémon is nearby, your device will vibrate, and the Pokémon will appear on the map.
2. Touch the Pokémon to begin your attempt to catch it.
3. The Pokémon will appear in front of you.

Note: You may need to orient your device or switch out of camera mode.

4. Touch and hold your Poké Ball.
5. A target ring will appear around the Pokémon. The ring’s color indicates the difficulty level of capturing the Pokémon. A green ring indicates the capture is low difficulty, orange indicates intermediate difficulty, and red indicates extreme difficulty.
6. You have the greatest chance of capturing the Pokémon while the colored ring is at its smallest diameter. At the opportune moment, fling the Poké Ball toward the Pokémon.
7. If you are successful, the Poké Ball will capture the Pokémon. Watch out, though—Pokémon can escape from the Poké Ball.

Tip: Drag and rapidly spin the Poké Ball in a circular motion before you release it for a chance to receive a curveball bonus.

You can also acquire new Pokémon by hatching Eggs and evolving captured Pokémon. 

When you go to catch a Pokémon, when you hold the ball down you will see a circle shrinking and then restarting. This circle can denote how hard the Pokémon is to capture.

Green - This Pokémon is easy to capture and won't likely break out of the Poké Ball
Yellow - This Pokémon is slightly difficult to capture and may break out of the Poké Ball
Orange - This Pokémon is moderately difficult to capture and may break out of the Poké Ball
Red - This Pokémon is difficult to capture and will likely break out of the Poké Ball

If you throw the ball when the circle matches the white circle around the Pokémon, you will get a bonus. However, the smaller the circle, the better the chance of capture


Pokemon Go Items
When you go to capture a Pokémon, in the bottom right hand corner you can access your bag in order to use one of multiple items. These items can be found in PokéStops or purchased in the game's shop.

Poké Ball: Used to capture Pokémon
Great Ball: Used to capture Pokémon. Has a higher chance of capture.
Ultra Ball: Used to capture Pokémon. Has a higher chance of capture.
Razz Berry: Throw to a Pokémon. Your next Poké Ball throw has a higher chance of capture.
Camera: Used to take screenshots of the current field.

Some Tips:
Use Razz Berries and better Poké Balls to capture Pokémon. If you've found a rare Pokémon (or one with an incredibly-high CP) in the wild, your standard-issue Poké Balls may not work to contain them — or worse, send them running. Instead, once you hit level 6, you can use Razz Berries (and later on, Great and Ultra Balls) to improve your chances of containing wild creatures.

Razz Berries, after being administered, lull the Pokémon somewhat — even if you miss a throw, you'll have an increased chance of catching the Pokémon until you hit them. If you do catch them with an off-throw and they escape, however, you'll need to feed them another Razz Berry.

That's it How to Find and Catch Pokemon.


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