Two Walking Tips Every Pokemon GO Trainer Needs To Know

Two Walking Tips Every Pokemon GO Trainer Needs To Know

Even if you’re no longer a novice trainer, there’s still plenty you may not know about Pokemon GO and how it works. When it comes to using Incense and hatching eggs, the way you walk makes a huge difference.

In this video from the Tech Insider YouTube channel, you’ll learn six useful tips for playing the game. We’ve already covered some of the tips, like the Lucky Egg power-levelling and efficient Incubator use, but you’ll also learn when it’s best to be moving while you play, and how you should plan your walking routes. According to the game’s code, Incense will spawn a Pokemon for you every five minutes if you’re not moving. But if you’re walking, they will spawn faster. As soon as you travel 200m, and at least 60 seconds have passed, you’ll be eligible for another Pokemon spawn. That process will continue for the entire 30 minute duration as long as you continue to move.

When you’re hatching eggs or using Incense, walk in a straight line if you can. The game checks in and measures your travel distance periodically by looking at your displacement from the previous check point. So walking around the same block over and over won’t net you very much distance because you’re never that far from the last check point.

6 ‘Pokémon GO’ Power User Tips [YouTube]


  • This video IS for novices though…..
    The catching all the pidgeys ,etc is bad advice once you hit 20+ it’s just not worth the pokeballs to spend 5 of them on a low level pidgey. Also once you hit these high levels there isn’t really incentive to level up anymore?

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