Pokémon GO: 10 Things you didn’t know you could do

In this list we review the 10 things you did not know you could do in Pokémon GO, from clashes with friends, to using the Adventure Sync, or to capture rare Pokémon. So that you can get the most out of the Niantic and The Pokemon Company game.

Pokémon GO is not simply going around trying to get the maximum available Pokémon that we can find, there are also a few more activities that we can do and that not everyone knows.

To get the most out of your Pokédex, we’ve prepared this list with the 10 things you didn’t know you could do in Pokémon GO.

Evolve Meltan

One of the rarest Pokémon GO Pokémon is Meltan, a creature that we can only get with an object that we will get by linking the mobile game with Pokémon Let’s Go! (Pikachu or Eevee). If you use these mysterious boxes you can easily get Meltal, as it will appear more frequently.

You will also have the option of finding a variocolor Meltan and if we use 400 candies with it, we will get its evolution that is only available in Pokémon GO, Melmetal.

Send Pokémon to Sword and Shield

With the arrival of Pokémon Home, a new service of The Pokemon Company with which we can transfer our Pokémon between different games , you can use those that we have captured in Pokémon GO, in other platforms.

This new functionality will even reach Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield , the two deliveries that will go on sale on November 15 for Nintendo Switch. But as you know, not all the Pokémon in the series will be in these latest installments , so we can only exchange them with those that are available.

Take photos and capture Smeargle

In Pokémon GO we have the option of using a photo mode that will allow us to take pictures of our Pokémon in the real world. This activity is already fun by itself, but it is also the only option to get a special Pokémon .

We are talking about Smeargle, one of the Pokémon that has a strangest capture method of the entire game. If you want to get it, what you should do is take as many photos as you can, while we are taking them, at some point Smeargle will appear and we will have to take a photo to have the opportunity to catch it.

Fight against Team Rocket

With a recent update of Pokémon GO he joined one of the best known villains of the entire saga, the legendary Team Rocket . And how could it be otherwise, you must stop them.

These members are found in the Poképaradas around the world. When you meet one, fight them with your best Pokémon, since it is not a simple challenge. If we manage to defeat them, you will receive a few rewards for doing so , so be sure to finish off as many as you can, since you will also have access to shadow-type Pokémon.

Use Adventure Sync

Adventure Sync is one of the most important updates that came to Pokémon GO and despite this, few people know what it is for or exactly what it is. It is an application that tracks your travels in the background, to facilitate the collection of Pokémon or candies , so it is a useful method if we want to get the most out of our walks in the game.

Purify the shadow Pokémon

If we defeat any member of Team Rocket we will have the option of capturing their shadow-type Pokémon , which we can heal and purify to get the most out of them.

To purify them there are several methods: we can walk alongside them to strengthen our bond; use them in battles; use aromas; use the flute of time, with which we managed to purify them instantly; or use the purification chamber.

Unlock Rare Pokémon

In Pokémon GO we can unlock some rare Pokémon thanks to Professor Willow’s research , and among them some special legends. These research methods allow you to get these species that are not normally available.

In addition, they do not have a certain period of time as if it happens with the Research Tasks, so you can get them as you want. Professor Willow also gives us some special missions to complete, so an occasional visit is more than recommended.

The catch trick

This trick is only available for the Android version of the game, but it is a very useful solution to not waste time on Community Days, or on some events that take place periodically.

To do so, what you have to do is start an encounter with a Pokémon, launch the Poké Ball and as soon as it hits, press the back button. If we have done well we will return to the map and the Pokémon should already be in your collection, if we have managed to catch it clear.

Battles with your friends

In Pokémon GO we can carry out different activities with our friends, we can give them gifts, trade, or make raids, but we can also have PvE battles with them . These battles have improved a lot since its premiere, and although they are still far from the level of the console title fights, they are a fun method of hanging out just to capture. 

Variocolor Pokémon

In Pokémon GO many pokémon have their own variation variocolor os hiny , a version of the original pokémon but with certain variations in its statistics and also in its appearance, as it happens in the deliveries of consoles.

If you want to hunt to the maximum of variocolor Pokémon, it is advisable to make the most of the Community Days that have presence in the game from time to time. These days the shiny Pokémon appear much more frequently, so it is the perfect time to get this rare species.

So far our list with the 10 things you didn’t know you could do in Pokémon GO . Did you know any of these secrets? If you know other curiosities or functions that are not very common, leave us your opinion in the comments.

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