If you want to find the rarest Pokémon, then you're going to need to get out into the wide world.
A huge side benefit of the Pokémon GO mobile game that's currently taking the world by storm is the added exercise.
In a quest to find the most creatures, couch-bound video gamers are being forced to get up and take a walk. The game is centered around geolocation - which means it's pretty tough to cheat at - but there are a few tips you can employ to maximise your chances.
At the beginning of the game you're likely to be bombarded with low-level Pokémon like Pidgey, Rattata and Drowzee. Before long though, you can start finding (and evolving) those rarer creatures.
Here's a few tips to help you on your way.
1. Hatch eggs
You don't just have to catch Pokémon, you can breed them as well. Eggs are picked up at Pokéstops and can be incubated until they hatch.
In order to hatch eggs, you have to move - or at least give your phone the illusion that it's moving.
Pokémon GO hack lets you hatch eggs without doing any of the walking
Each egg has a kilometer distance on it. The ones that hatch after 2km will produce standard Pokémon GO , the ones at 5km will be rarer and the ones at 10km will be rarer still.
So, if you want to get some rare creatures, you're going to have to stock up on egg incubators and go for a hike.
If you're trying to catch water Pokémon then head towards a river or a lake. Similarly, if you want land Pokémon then rural areas like parks and woods are a good bet.
The "rustling leaves" are a good indicator of potential Poké-activity as are Pokéstops with lures attached to them.
Apparently, psychic Pokémon are known to hang about in graveyards and cemeteries - although if you're going to venture in there then remember to be respectful.
3. The "Ingress" cheat
Before Niantic built Pokémon GO it created Ingress - a similar augmented reality game that had you wandering round accessing portals and collecting energy called "XM".
One enterprising Reddit user has figured out that Ingress's game world can be overlayed with the Pokémon GO universe and used as a blueprint for increased Pokémon activity.
"If you run the Ingress App on your phone as well you can open it up and get a much clearer picture of where you should be looking," SkyriderRJM writes .
"I've found consistently, that areas that have dense clusters of XM are where you are going to find Pokemon. As such, the Ingress app becomes invaluable to individuals like myself who do not live in a urban area. Glancing at the Ingress app allowed me to find a Squirtle with 3 footprints last night within ten minutes."
4. The wisdom of the crowd
Many people are sharing news and updates about rare Pokémon on social media and other crowdsourcing apps.
Pearlshare is one of the best ones out there - letting people post on maps where they've caught rare Pokémon.
Unfortunately at the moment it only covers London, New York and Brighton - although we're expecting it to expand as the game gathers momentum.
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