Tip #1: Capture Pikachu As Your First “Catch” As A Pokémon GO Hunter

When you start the game, the Professor will ask you to catch your first Pokémon – traditionally Squirtle, Charmander or Bulbasaur. But rather than catch one of them, you can walk away – in real life – until your phone vibrates. You’ll be prompted again to catch one of them. Walk away again until you get the next prompt and repeat this process five times. Then Pikachu will appear and you’ll be able to capture it as your starter. Surprise your friends, co-workers and acquaintances with your coveted Pikachu catch.

Tip #2: Visit PokéStops Often

These flashing blue portals can reward you with nice prizes. Most importantly, prizes can include Pokéballs to catch Pokémon. You’ll need to get close to them before you can spin them and reveal the hoard. It takes about half a minute for the board to spin, but the time spent is well worth it.

Battery Saving Mode
Photo Credit: Jake Sheridan

Tip #3: Enable “Battery Save” Mode In Your In-Game Settings Panel…

This is an excerpt from the article Top Ten Pokémon GO Tips For New Users! Things You Want To Know Before You Install The Game! which originally appeared on Vancouver Bits and Bites.