Pokemon Go tips and hacks

pokemon_goHere are the Pokemon Go tips you need to know to dominate the hottest game in the world, courtest of CultOfMac

Use Yelp to find a PokeStop
An update to Yelp makes it easy to find nearby PokéStops. To access the PokeStop finder on the Yelp iOS app, all you have to do is swipe through the list of filters at the top and tap “PokéStop Nearby.”

Strap your iPhone to a fan to hatch eggs
Too lazy to go for a 5-kilometer walk to hatch a new Pokemon egg? Simply tape your iPhone to the ceiling fan and your egg will be done in minutes.

Turn off AR
Pokemon Go is the first app to make augmented reality a big deal, but it’s actually way easier to catch Pokemon if you turn it off. You still get to toss Poké Balls at critters, but instead of having to aim your camera around to find them, they simply appear in an animated green field.

Retrieve Poke Balls
There’s absolutely no reason to not have a ton of Poke Balls in your backpack, because you can retrieve misses by tapping on the Poke Ball that failed to catch a monster.

Find all the Poke Stops
Want to know if there’s a Poke Stop at the restaurant you’re going to later tonight? With the user-created map above, you can find out. Anyone can add to the map, though, so some of the data might not be correct.

Perfect the toss
As soon as you tap a Poke Ball to throw it, watch for the colored circle around the Pokémon to start shrinking. You want to time your throw to hit the circle at its smallest point. You can also tell how hard a Pokemon is to catch by the color of circle: Green is easy, red is hard.

Read the feet
You can find out which Pokemon you have a chance of catching by looking at the Nearby tab. Each Pokémon will have a few feet underneath their icon, indicating how far you’ll have to walk to find them, the fewer feet, the closer they are.

Catch duplicate Pokemon
Just because you already have a Pokémon in your pokedex doesn’t mean it’s not worth catching. It could be more powerful than the one you have and, if it’s not, you can always trade it into the professor to get power-ups to evolve your other Pokemon.

Throw a curveball
Want to feel like a true Pokemon Master? Throw curveballs at Pokémon by tapping on your Poké Ball and then spinning the ball around for a few seconds. Then toss it toward the side of your screen and watch it curve back to hit your target. Throwing a curve also gives you a bonus on XP.

It’s all about the Razz Berries
To ensure a Pokemon doesn’t bust out of the first ball you throw, start off by pulling a Razz Berry out of your pack to make it docile. You don’t get access to Razz Berries until Level 8 in Pokemon Go, but once you do, make sure to keep plenty in stock for the rare Pokemon.