Pokemon Tutorial for BeginnersMap View
The Map View displays the locations of Pokémon, PokéStops, and Gyms in the real world.
Toggles the viewing direction in Map View. You can switch between a north-viewing direction and auto-rotation, which follows your viewing direction. You can also rotate using touch gestures
The Map View allows for easy zooming and rotating using one finger.
To zoom, double-tap and hold near your avatar, and move your finger up and down.
To rotate, touch near your avatar and move your finger in a circle around it.
Locations where teams train and battle Pokémon. Gyms are special points of interest found throughout the world. You can capture a Gym for your Team and battle the Pokémon of rival Teams there. Gyms can be challenged by multiple Trainers at the same time.
A Gym’s level is determined by its prestige. As a Gym earns prestige, it increases in level. The higher a Gym’s level, the more Pokémon can be assigned to it, which makes it harder for rival Teams to capture. A Gym’s prestige increases when you assign a trained Pokémon to it, and also when teammates assign additional Pokémon. Gyms appear as towering structures in the Map View
Locations where Trainers can acquire items such as Poké Balls, Potions, and/or Eggs.
Gather Poké Balls, Potions & Eggs, Visit PokéStops to gather Poké Balls and other items. You’ll find PokéStops in the world near public art, unique architecture, or public gathering places.
- On your Map View, PokéStops are represented by blue squares. When you’re close enough to a PokéStop to search it, the box on top of the blue square will open.
- Spin the Photo Disc to gather items.
- To find out what items you have, touch the Main Menu and then the Bag while in Map View.
5. Profile Icon
Shows your progress and achievements
Viewing your Trainer Profile and progress
View your progress, achievements, and medals in your Trainer Profile.
To access your Trainer Profile:
In Map View, touch the round Trainer avatar icon.
Pokemon Profile features:
- Your nickname
- Your avatar
- Your current Trainer level
- Your progress toward the next level
- Available PokéCoins
- The date you started playing
- Your team
6. Main Menu
Accesses settings, items, your Pokédex, the shop, and Pokémon menu options
7. Nearby Pokémon
Displays wild Pokémon located nearby
How do I find specific Pokémon?
It’s best to look for Pokémon near their habitat. For example, if you’re on the beach or at a pier, you’re likely to find Water-type Pokémon. However, if you’re in a desert climate, you would be much less likely to find Water-type Pokémon.
You can see the kinds of Pokémon that might be found near your current location by using the Nearby feature. Note that Pokémon already in your Pokédex will appear in color, while those not in your Pokédex will be grayed out. Collaborate with other Trainers to find out exactly where certain Pokémon have been found!
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