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How to Win More Battles at Gyms on Pokémon Go

How to Win More Battles at Gyms on Pokémon Go

How to Win More Battles at Gyms on Pokémon Go

Part of the fun in Pokémon Go is taking over the gyms in your area. To do this, you will have to battle with other trainers and secure the gym. Once you win, the gym becomes your team color and you can leave a Pokémon there to help keep the gym for your team.

Below are a few tips that will help you win more battles in the gyms so you can gain more XP and take over more gyms!

How to Win More Battles at Gyms on Pokémon Go


Fight with your Best Pokémon

You can take six Pokémon into a gym battle. Make sure you have the six with the most combat power (CP). You can see what CP the Pokémon currently holding down the gym have, so you can determine what you need in order to win. The more CP your Pokémon have, the longer they will last and the more likely they are to win.

How to Win More Battles at Gyms on Pokémon Go

Power Up your Pokémon

If your Pokémon have lower CP levels than the Pokémon currently holding the gym you want to take over, power up your critters until they are ready for battle.

To power up, you have to have enough stardust and candies that each Pokémon calls for. Take this Arbok, for example.

How to Win More Battles at Gyms on Pokémon Go

He needs 1600 stardust and 2 Ekans candies to be powered up. You can get more stardust by catching more Pokémon. You get the specific candies by catching more Pokémon, hatching eggs with those Pokémon in them, or transferring that type of Pokémon to the professor.

Don’t Forget to Evolve

Evolution in Pokémon Go is very helpful if you want to successfully win battles at the gyms. Evolving is similar to powering up, but your Pokémon will transform to another type with much more CP. For example, the Rattata evolves into the Raticate.

How to Win More Battles at Gyms on Pokémon Go

Evolving only requires candies from that certain type of Pokémon.

Use your Potions

Never go into a battle with a half-dead Pokémon! Use the potions and revives that you get from Pokestops to make sure your Pokémon are always ready to fight. As you level up, you will unlock better potions that heal more of each Pokémon.

To use a potion or revive, open your bag and click on the one you want to use. You will only see the Pokémon you can use each item on. Click them until they are in full health and ready for battle.

Swipe to Avoid Attacks

When in a battle, you can swipe the screen to help your Pokémon avoid attacks from his opponent. As soon as you swipe, you will want to get right back to tapping your opponent so that your Pokémon will deliver his own attacks to defeat the Pokémon and win!

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Tips to Catching More Pokémon on Pokémon Go Probably the most fun task in Pokémon Go is catching the little critters. After all, you “gotta catch ‘em all,” right? Use the following tips to help you – and your kids – catch more Pokémon in the game! Throw with Intent In order to catch more Pokémon, you must throw the Pokeball right on top of them. If they have a higher CP and are deflecting your balls, try throwing them a bit to the left or right. The Pokeball will sometimes swing back and end up hitting the Pokémon even when he’s trying to deflect them! Using less Pokeballs will allow you to catch more Pokémon, even if there aren’t many Pokestops nearby to stock up on more balls. Razz Berries When you hitting up Pokestops, you will likely get some Razz Berries to store in your bag. Throwing a Razz Berry to a Pokémon before trying to catch him will make him an easier grab. The Razz Berry “distracts” the Pokémon so when you throw the ball, you have a better chance of catching him. Incense Another Pokestop item, the incense will help attract more Pokémon to you in the 30 minutes of its use. It’s a good idea to save the incense for a time you will be actively playing for a while. It’s even better if you can go to a park with lots of Pokestops, so you can catch them and have more Pokeballs and Razz Berries to use. Lure Modules Apply a lure module to a nearby Pokestop so you can attract more Pokémon for everyone playing around you. Like the incense, these work for 30 minutes. Only use them when you are going to be in the area that long or you won’t get the full benefit. Level Up Working on your Pokémon Go trainer’s level will help you find more Pokémon to catch. You will also start to see Pokémon with higher CP levels as you level up. To level up, you need to gain as much XP as you can by catching Pokémon, evolving those you have already caught, and winning battles in gyms. Eggs Eggs can be obtained from Pokestops. You will start the game with one incubator so you can hatch the eggs as you walk and play the game. You may also find incubators at Pokestops during play. Make sure you always have any incubators you have filled with an egg, as you will hatch more eggs and get more Pokémon this way!
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