So you’ve started your journey to becoming a Pokémon master, have you? Well, there is a lot that you have yet to learn about this game. In fact, we are still trying to figure out the more advanced methods as well, because it is an adventure for us all. Just like any gaming community, some people have gone all the way to the top of the charts, while others are still trying to hit Level 5.
The game has some items that are purchasable for Poke coins in the in-game store. It reminds older players of the Poke Mart back in the days of the console Pokémon games. These Poke coins are earned by defeating and holding gyms from other teams. While they can also be bought for real money, it might be best to earn them the hard way, or to at least try.
These items can also be randomly found at Pokestops all over the place for free, so make sure you stock up on them if you do happen upon them. If you don’t want to have patience and collect them all like this, you can always head to the Pokémon store and buy them for Poke coins too.
This is a pretty obvious first pick. Pokeballs are the lifeblood of the Pokémon universe. You need to have a stockpile of them at all times. You never know when a rare Pokémon is going to pop up. The last thing you need is to run out of balls when you really need them. Thankfully, you can find Pokeballs at just about every Pokestop. They can be collected for free from the stops, or you can buy them in larger numbers from the shop as well. 200 Pokeballs can cost you 800 Poke coins, so be careful!
These rarely drop, but you can always get more at the Poke shop. Using a lucky egg gives you a half hour double XP booster. Using them wisely will help you power level yourself like never before. Plan it out so that you use these sparingly and with lures, incense, and other Pokémon magnets for the best results. These eggs don’t come cheap, so stock up where you can!
These drop at random in Pokestops. They aren’t too common, but they aren’t rare either. Eggs have to be hatched, and can drop species of Pokémon. Pokémon eggs have a requirement to hatch: you need to walk the distance they specify. The farther you have to walk, the rarer the Pokémon in the egg could be. Collect eggs along your journey and hatch them simultaneously for faster level ups.
Lures are special items that can be attached to a Pokestop so that more Pokémon are attracted to the stop. It can be used by one player at the stop to benefit everyone there. Each lure will last 30 minutes. If you are at the stop, coordinate with other players there so that you don’t stack your lures and render them ineffective. Keep a collection of them on you at all times so that you can use one if you want to be the good Samaritan at the location. You can buy a lure at the Pokémon store, or you can get them each time you level up.
There are other items that you should collect as well when you are a Go player. Make sure you use the tools you have with wisdom in order to get the best results.