More and more Pokémon continue to appear around the globe, including rare and powerful Legendary Pokémon. You receive notifications when your Buddy Pokémon finds Candy for you and when an Egg is about to hatch. Battle Other Trainers Are you ready for an exciting challenge? Completing a trade requires Stardust, but it earns a bonus Candy for the Pokémon you traded away, and that bonus increases if the Pokémon the two of you trade were caught in locations far apart from each other. Buddy Pokémon With the Buddy Pokémon feature, you can choose a Pokémon from your collection to travel at your side, opening up in-game rewards and experiences. Keep exploring and catching Pokémon to raise your level.
If a rival team has claimed a Gym, you can challenge it by using your Pokémon to battle the Pokémon defending the Gym. You can increase your Friendship level with others by sending Gifts or participating in a Raid or Gym Battle with them. These Raid Bosses are more difficult to battle than the Pokémon you'd ordinarily catch in the wild—so tough that you'll need to join up with other Trainers to take one of them on. If you can defeat the Raid Boss, you'll earn a chance to add the powerful Pokémon to your team and get extremely rare items. Although you can't open these Gifts yourself, you can send them to someone on your Friend List.
Be careful, though—you only have a limited number of Protect Shields before your Pokémon will be left defenseless against big attacks. When the battle is over, both participants receive great rewards, including a chance at rare Evolution items. In addition, you can catch Pokémon or perform other simple actions by pressing the button on the device. Also look for PokéStops located at interesting places—such as public art installations, historical markers, and monuments—where you can collect more Poké Balls and other items. Field Research tasks can be found by spinning the Photo Disc at PokéStops and Gyms. You'll also have access to stronger items to heal your Pokémon after battle, improved Poké Balls to give you a better shot at catching Pokémon, and useful Berries. If you catch the same species of Pokémon enough times, you may be able to evolve it! These Lucky Pokémon require less Stardust to power up, too.
The more difficult the task, the greater the reward, so hard-working Trainers will benefit quite a bit. Like PokéStops, Gyms can be found at real-world locations. As your Friendship level rises, bonuses can be unlocked. When you spin a Photo Disc at a PokéStop or Gym, you have a chance of collecting a special Gift. The longer the Pokémon have spent in storage, the higher the chance that they will become Lucky Pokémon when they're traded. Raid Battles Take on tough solitary Pokémon in exciting Raid Battles at select Gyms. With Trainer Battles, you can match up against another Trainer by using a Battle Code, then face off using a team of three Pokémon.
As you move around the places where you live and visit, your smartphone can vibrate to let you know when you're near a Pokémon. You can then save the snapshot to your smartphone for you to share however you'd like. After exchanging Trainer Codes, you will see your friends on your Friend List. Other players will also see your Trainer when they visit a Gym you control or when you interact as friends see below. Join a Team and Battle At a certain point in the game, you'll be asked to join one of three teams.
Each player can place only one Pokémon per Gym, so you'll need to work together with other members of your team to build up a strong defense. PokéCoins can then be exchanged for power-ups, extra items, and more. Line up your shot and hit the shutter button to take the photo. If you are near a friend and have a Trainer level of 10 or higher, you can trade Pokémon with them. Photo Fun When you encounter a Pokémon in the wild, you can turn on the camera feature, putting the wild Pokémon into the live scene where your camera is facing. You will receive objectives to complete, such as discovering and catching certain Pokémon or engaging in battles.
For example, Water-type Pokémon will be more plentiful during rainy weather. Each Pokémon in the trade might become a Lucky Pokémon—you'll know right away by a new sparkly appearance. But be careful as you approach the Pokémon, or you might scare it off! You can opt in to Adventure Sync at any time, and the feature connects to both the Health app on Apple devices and Google Fit on Android devices. When the motivation of each defending Pokémon drops to zero, the defending team loses control of the Gym, and you or another player can then take control of it by assigning a Pokémon to defend it. Once you've encountered a Pokémon, take aim on your smartphone's touch screen and throw a Poké Ball to catch it—but be careful, or it might run away! Then, at the end of each week, Adventure Sync provides a summary of your activities, including how much Candy you collected and how far you walked. Masuda has worked on Pokémon games since the very beginning and has composed many of the classic and memorable songs that have inspired fans for decades.
Your Buddy Pokémon will appear alongside your Trainer on your profile screen and reward you with helpful bonuses—including Candy—as you walk with it. If your Pokémon win the battle, the motivation of the defending Pokémon is reduced. Touch a Meltan you see on the field map, and then try to catch it with a Poké Ball. The fast-paced battles take place in real time, and your Pokémon can use both their Fast Attacks and Charged Attacks. Your customized Trainer will appear as you move around on the map and on your profile page. By collecting 400 Meltan Candies, you can evolve this Steel-type Pokémon into the powerful Melmetal.
At higher levels, you'll be able to catch more powerful Pokémon to complete your Pokédex. You even earn rewards for every distance milestone you cross. You choose which of your Pokémon will join in the battle. Each Pokémon has two kinds of attacks, and can also dodge the defending Pokémon's attacks if you swipe left or right. . And you may find Pokémon Eggs at PokéStops, which will hatch once you've walked a certain distance with it in an incubator—perhaps resulting in a Pokémon you've never seen before! Once you join a team, you'll gain the ability to assign your Pokémon to open Gym locations or to a Gym where a teammate has already assigned a Pokémon.