Pokémon Go Guide: Tips, Facts and FAQs – because life is not always easy.

About a week after Pokémon Go took the world by storm through a partial launch initially rolled out in the Australian continent — the game is still very much on fire.

So much so, in fact, that the game is about to surpass Twitter with the most number of active users on Android.

So much so, that its title has been mentioned in various public service warnings and even news articles about criminal activities that have recently taken place – which may, or may not have something to do with the game itself.

Having said that, we know how important it is to devout gamers like you to make sure that you get all the information you need about the game in order to be the best Pokémon trainer that you could ever be, and because we know you are left unfazed by the disturbing facts surrounding the game’s tremendous popularity — here are some facts and FAQs about Pokémon Go that you might want to know about.

What is CP and how do I make it higher?

CP is an acronym for combat power. Each Pokémon you catch has a specific combat power assigned to it, and it indicates how well the Pokémon will do in any given battle. This number is bound to go up as you, the trainer, continue to progress in the game.

What is a Stardust and why do I need it?

A Stardust is something you acquire whenever you capture a Pokémon. This is also something that you will need in order to level up your Pokémon. You can get additional Stardusts by being in control of any gym.

What is a Candy and what is it for?

Candy, like the Stardust, is something acquired during the capture of a Pokémon. This element is required in order to level up and evolve a Pokémon. You can also acquire more of these by hatching eggs.

How do I make my Pokémon level up and evolve faster?

The best way to make your monsters level up and evolve faster in Pokémon Go is by collecting as much Stardust and Candy as you can. This is achieved by catching the same kind of Pokémon over and over again. You can also transfer Pokémons you don’t care about in order to trade them in for another candy.

What are Eggs and where do I get them?

One way for you to acquire the highly coveted wild Pokémons without having to spend all your time, energy, and effort looking for them in all corners of the Earth is by collecting these things called Eggs. These Eggs can be found in Pokéstops, and you can hatch them by putting them in an incubator. You will get various types of Pokémons in return.

What does transferring a Pokémon do and how do I do it?

In Pokémon Go, users have the option to transfer any Pokémon they have in captivity to Professor Willow, and they will gain a candy in return. This can be done by selecting the Pokémon you wish to transfer, scrolling down on its bio and tapping on the part that says ‘TRANSFER’.

Be warned, however. This action is completely irreversible.

How do I join a team?

In Pokémon Go, users can only start joining teams after reaching level 5. Once in level 5, go ahead and visit a gym.

How do you find Pokémon Go so far? Let us know in the comments below! 🙂