1. Each pawprint on the Pokémon tracker represents about a 100-meter distance.
2. Eggs are generally the Pokémon that hatch from the different egg types.
3 Eggs won’t gain hatching progress if you travel faster than 15 mph.
4 The curve on your Pokémon’s profile indicates its potential and should factor heavily into your decision to evolve or not.
5 This app uses a combination of your step count and GPS location to hatch eggs, so the stuff in this rather silly video won’t work.
6 There is a way to get Pikachu as your starter Pokémon.
7 Turning off AR (which can be done when you encounter a Pokémon) will save battery life.
8 You can train with the Pokémon at your own gym for extra XP and Gym Prestige.
9 Stock up on Lucky Eggs and use them right before you’re about to hatch a lot of eggs or evolve a lot of your Pokémon.
10 The cheapest and easiest Pokémon to evolve are Weedle, Pidgey, Caterpie, and Rattata.
11 Consider renaming your most-used Pokémon with their types and/or abilities so you know which ones to pick in your gym battles.
12 Factors like the weather and time of day will affect what types of Pokémon you encounter.
13 You can collect your gym rewards once every 21 hours.
14 Avoid evolving a three-tier-evolution Pokémon unless you can do both evolutions right away.
15 If the game freezes while you’re capturing a Pokémon and you have to quit out, just check your Journal when you log back in.