Official Pokémon GO Video Tutorials Are Now Available, Over a Year After Launch

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With over a year having passed since the game’s launch, some might say that Niantic has been a little slow in its releasing of official Pokémon Go video guides. Regardless, official tutorials have now been posted on the app’s official YouTube channel. 

Embedded below are a variety of tutorials, each helping new players to get acquainted with certain gameplay aspects. 

Catching Pokémon

Pokémon are out there, and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighborhood, your smartphone will vibrate when there’s a Pokémon nearby. Take aim and throw a Poké Ball… You’ll have to stay alert, or it might get away! Certain Pokémon appear near their native environment—look for Water-type Pokémon by lakes and oceans.

Powering Up and Evolving Pokémon

As you level up, you’ll be able to catch more-powerful Pokémon to complete your Pokédex. You can add to your collection by hatching Pokémon Eggs based on the distances you walk. Help your Pokémon evolve by catching many of the same kind. Choose a Buddy Pokémon to walk with and earn Candy that will help you make your Pokémon stronger.

Visiting Gyms

Advanced Gym Strategy

Visit Gyms—found at interesting places like museums, art installations, historical markers, and monuments—to stock up on Poké Balls and helpful items. As your Charmander evolves to Charmeleon and then Charizard, you can battle together to defeat a Gym and assign your Pokémon to defend it against all comers.

Raid Battles

A Raid Battle is a cooperative gameplay experience that encourages you to work with other Trainers to defeat an extremely powerful Pokémon known as the Raid Boss. Before a Raid Battle begins, a large Egg will appear atop the Gym. When the countdown above the Egg reaches zero, the Raid Boss will be revealed. Before you can battle the Raid Boss, you’ll need a Raid Pass. You can get one free Raid Pass per day by visiting a Gym, but you can only hold one at a time. You can also get Premium Raid Passes from the in-game shop. Upon using your pass to join the battle, you and up to 20 other Trainers work together to defeat the Raid Boss. If you successfully defeat the Raid Boss within the three-minute time limit, you’ll have the chance to catch an extra powerful Pokémon of your own!

Pokémon Go is available to download on iOS and Android.

Although a little late to the party, there is now plenty of guidance to help new players. Has this ignited your Pokémon spark again? Let us know your thoughts below.

Source: Pokémon Go (Official YouTube)