The basics of Pokemon Go are very simple and fun. As long as you walk, you catch Pokemon as many as you can and you visit Poke stops to load your backpack up with goodies to help your trainer along the way. But when it comes to mastering the game, there are a lot more you need to consider. Here are some of the best way to strengthen your Pokemon.
Like in traditional Pokemon games, you don’t train your Pokemon by battling in Pokemon Go. Instead of that, you raise your Pokemon’s CP by feeding Pokemon Candy and Stardust. CP is essentially a measurement of how strong the Pokemon is and how it is important to consider when choosing a Pokemon to use in Gym battles. Pokemon Battling is not picking a random Pokemon and batting against each other. There are a lot more things to consider before picking a Pokemon for battle, visit pokecharts.com so that you can pick the right pokemon for battle.
There are two ways to increase your Pokemon’s CP: Power Up your Pokemon & Evolve your Pokemon
Both of these methods will increase your Pokemon’s CP and HP, but it also requires different quantities of stardust and candy.
Powering Up your pokemon requires a mixture of Stardust and Candy. Stardust can be used for any Pokemon whereas Candies is species-specific. Powering Up will usually require a single Candy, but will require more depending on how close the Pokemon is to reach its full potential. Once the bar is 75% of the way, it will start costing two candy. Amount of Stardust needed to power up a Pokemon and it will start costing two Candy. Amount of Stardust needed to power up your Pokemon will depend on their species and scale with that Pokemon’s CP. Powering up will increase your Pokemon’s CP and HP.
Combat Power is more or less your Pokemon’s level- it is the big identifier of how powerful they are and different for each Pokemon. Increasing your CP will also increase their maximum health points. But how does CP works and how do you know if your Pokemon is powerful enough? Think of the CP meter which is like a percentage bar instead of a numbered bar. If the white dot is on the left side, it is generally weak and fairly strong it is on the right side.
EVOLVE YOUR POKEMON
To evolve your Pokemon you must have the specific type and necessary number of Candy, which will help you to enable evolve button. Evolving your Pokemon is the best way to drastically increase your Pokemon’s CP in one go, but this could require quite a few captures. Evolving your Pokemon has a few effects besides making it stronger and its moves will be randomly re-selected. Because of this don’t choose which Pokemon you want to evolve based on the move it knows, the will probably change anyway.
Evolving the Pokemon grants you 500XP and evolving it into a Pokemon you haven’t caught before will add you an extra 500 XP bonus- a total of 1000XP for your trainer.