Zee Media Bureau/Sumit Channa
New Delhi: The thing which is currently blazing through the online world is the latest launch of Pokémon GO- a popular video game series built by Nintendo and Niantic, Inc., in cooperation with The Pokémon Group.
The mania of this game has not only taken over the entire world by a storm but has also outstripped the record of porn websites being the most frequently searched pastimes on the internet.
But all the game enthusiasts and starters must be hoping to brush up their skills and become deeply aware of the game before giving it a shot.
So, here's a guide for all those who are willing to play this game hassle-free.
Users need to sign in through Google account and then only they will be able to select the looks of the character before the actual voyage starts.
If you are willing to this game, then tie your shoe laces as you need to walk around a lot because Pokémon GO has to be played outside your room walls. Users will be able to find various Pokémons as they will continuously pop up on your map and device will vibrate.
The augmented reality experience is the coolest feature as you can actually see a Pokémon in front of you. When you get close to a Pokémon, click on it to engage them and then the camera will turn on and the you will be able to experience it. You need to exert a bit and move around in order to find a Pokémon .
For those who are aware of the series, Pokéball is your friend and you need to click and hold on it as it appears on the screen and wait for a green ring to emerge around the Pokémon. This ring will reduce in size before becoming large again and then, you need to aim the Pokéball to hit the Pokémon through this ring to catch it.
It is essential to throw properly as some Pokémons are able to flick away the Pokéball.
The easiest way to catch these monsters is to throw a curve ball. Deviate the pokéball
by holding on to it and then try to move it in circles before you actually throw it. This can earn you some bonus throw points.
If you possess a Pokémon that you don't want, you have the option of sending it to the “Professor” who will give you Pokémon candy in return.
As you keep catching Pokémons, you will automatically climb up the ladder and gradually improve your levels. The Pokémon that you catch can be marked as favourite by selecting a gold star on them. In fact, catching them will also earn you resources like “Stardust”, which can inturn be used to power up your Pokémon. Pokémons will start disappearing from the map if you don't catch them. Eventually, you can avail additional Pokeballs or go to ‘PokeStops’ to get the extra ones.
Here are some safety tips that you should observe while playing Pokémon GO:
- Make note of how you appear while playing the game
- Avoid going to hideous places
- You might have to walk for long time so go prepared with essentials
- Keep a close eye on your stuff
- Try to be a bit polite to those around you