The PokÃ©mon series’ tagline is “Gotta catch ‘em all” says it all, you will have to be very good at catching PokÃ©mon. In the main PokÃ©mon series, catching PokÃ©mon is done via battling the target PokÃ©mon with a PokÃ©mon of your own, weakening it and throwing a PokÃ©ball at it. Things in PokÃ©mon GO are a bit different as you cannot battle outside of gyms. In PokÃ©mon GO, catching a PokÃ©mon is simple as just encountering a PokÃ©mon and throwing a PokÃ©ball at it.
When you first log-in to the game, you will be greeted by Professor Willow and he will ask you for your name. Once that is done, Professor Willow will ask you to choose from the 3 starter PokÃ©mon from the Generation 1 games, namely, Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander. When you’ve decided on who you want to pick, tap that PokÃ©mon on your screen and the encounter will begin, be mindful of who you choose from the 3 though, as the other two will disappear once you catch your chosen starter. If you wait for a little while longer, a 4th starter PokÃ©mon will show up and it’s the PokÃ©mon mascot we all know and love, Pikachu.
Catching your 1st PokÃ©mon is easy, once you’ve tapped your chosen starter, find the PokÃ©mon you’ve chosen by moving your phone or alternatively, turning off the AR switch on the upper right corner of your phone’s screen. Once you have seen your target, just put your finger on to your PokÃ©ball and swipe up to throw it. Your first encounter will have a 100% catch rate so you’ll catch your starter with relative ease as long as you can hit it with your PokÃ©ball. There are other tricks to catching PokÃ©mon but we will have to touch on those on a later date.
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