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    (Original post by UWS)
    I don't normally advocate this sort of thing but it's pretty cool. Download Bluestacks, it allows you to play the game on your PC!

    It comes with a built in Fake GPS app as well (since it can't detect location) so you can pretty much hang out anywhere and catch any Pokemon you want. I recommend not jumping too far as it can get you banned (i.e. London to New York) but just anywhere within the city should be fine!
    I freely jumped between London and NY. The trick is not to do so instantaneously because that's how they catch you out; you need to give it like 30 mins of not playing the game at all before switching locations and THEN entering the game. For all they know it, you just had a fast trip to NY while the account was not being used within their servers, nothing wrong there.

    Also jumping small distances while using a GPS can easily get you soft banned, I've tested this, best to just walk/run to then nearby place.
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    (Original post by RDKGames)
    I freely jumped between London and NY. The trick is not to do so instantaneously because that's how they catch you out; you need to give it like 30 mins of not playing the game at all before switching locations and THEN entering the game. For all they know it, you just had a fast trip to NY while the account was not being used within their servers, nothing wrong there.

    Also jumping small distances while using a GPS can easily get you soft banned, I've tested this, best to just walk/run to then nearby place.
    I got soft banned for teleporting from Canada to Australia lol

    But when I jumped short distances nothing happened. I pretty much went all over NY with no issues
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    (Original post by UWS)
    I got soft banned for teleporting from Canada to Australia lol

    But when I jumped short distances nothing happened. I pretty much went all over NY with no issues
    Hmmm, yeah the short distance teleporting is more of a hit-or-miss situation. Most of the time I got soft-banned and rarely did nothing happen. Depends on the distance I suppose.
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    So how often do people use their items? I'm level 18 now and in that time I've obtained 3x lucky eggs, 3x lure modules and 6x incense

    So far I've used 2x incense (which don't seem to be great?) and 1x lucky egg (managed to get about 50k xp by using with mass evolutions).

    Considering I'll get a ton of items at level 20 (2x lucky eggs, 2x lure modules, 2x incense and 2x incubators), should I be using up more items now?
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    So how often do people use their items? I'm level 18 now and in that time I've obtained 3x lucky eggs, 3x lure modules and 6x incense

    So far I've used 2x incense (which don't seem to be great?) and 1x lucky egg (managed to get about 50k xp by using with mass evolutions).

    Considering I'll get a ton of items at level 20 (2x lucky eggs, 2x lure modules, 2x incense and 2x incubators), should I be using up more items now?
    People recommend waiting until you're level 20 before using lucky eggs.
    Point is that is when level difference start to intensify (around 50k exp per level), I am JUST about to turn level 20 (only 750 exp off) and the levels before hand haven't been that intensive to warrant me using a lucky egg. Incense through has its uses for me because I've noticed towards the end of my village, squirtles seem to like my incense. =l

    Going to use a lure module soon, am currently sitting in McDonalds charging my phone before I activate it near the lake in Windsor. Hoping for Magikarp or dratini.
    Wouldn't mind some poliwirls though.


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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    People recommend waiting until you're level 20 before using lucky eggs.
    Point is that is when level difference start to intensify (around 50k exp per level), I am JUST about to turn level 20 (only 750 exp off) and the levels before hand haven't been that intensive to warrant me using a lucky egg. Incense through has its uses for me because I've noticed towards the end of my village, squirtles seem to like my incense. =l

    Going to use a lure module soon, am currently sitting in McDonalds charging my phone before I activate it near the lake in Windsor. Hoping for Magikarp or dratini.
    Wouldn't mind some poliwirls though.


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    Makes no sense to wait using lucky eggs so long as you've got 40-60 evolutions you can do. You'll get the same amount of XP. I won't rush to use but won't hold onto them for ages if I can already maximise the benefits.

    Yea I might start using my lure modules and incense since I'm struggling to see a benefit in waiting for later levels?
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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    Finally hatched something other than Mr. Mime in my 10km eggs :lol: would have to be a scary one though

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    Wow Gz! What level are you? How many 10km eggs have you hatched?

    I'm still holding onto my 1st 10km egg until I finish my collection of 5km eggs.
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    (Original post by XxKingSniprxX)
    Wow Gz! What level are you? How many 10km eggs have you hatched?

    I'm still holding onto my 1st 10km egg until I finish my collection of 5km eggs.
    I'm level 20! 4, 3 of which were all Mr Mime

    Good idea! I always get 5km ones
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    There is one aspect of the game I seriously hate and that's discrepancy between places. At work, I could gain a level a day at the lower levels due to two pokestops being at my desk. At home, where I have been for a week now (study leave) I have not gained a single level. I have hatched two eggs from walking around, but who wants to sit at a pokestop for an hour just for that? All I have to do at work is let the phone charge and have the app open, I would hatch eggs due to GPS glitching and whenever I finished something, quick spin at the pokestops and continue working. That adds up massively.

    Here at home, it's quite frustrating, there isn't even any GPS glitching. And going out, there are no Pokemon here in the countryside compared to the city.

    Am level 16 now, planning on using my first lucky egg soon, I am closing in on my target of 65 possible evolutions.
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    I believe it is about 20 miles an hour.


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    I googled this, no one knows.

    I for one hardly ever get distance credited when cycling.
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    Just walked to the end of the Long Walk in Windsor (still on the way back) and came across a WHOLE LOT of high CP Pokemon and quite a variety up there too. Anyone in the Windsor or Slough area should give it a go. =)


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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    So how often do people use their items? I'm level 18 now and in that time I've obtained 3x lucky eggs, 3x lure modules and 6x incense

    So far I've used 2x incense (which don't seem to be great?) and 1x lucky egg (managed to get about 50k xp by using with mass evolutions).

    Considering I'll get a ton of items at level 20 (2x lucky eggs, 2x lure modules, 2x incense and 2x incubators), should I be using up more items now?
    As you said in your reply post, use the lucky eggs once you have enough evolutions to get a decent amount of exp. Incenses I would recommend using when you're going on a walk (as it maximises the amount of Pokemon you get) and lure modules I tend to save to use with friends - if you can find a spot with 3 stops close by and you have 2 friends then you only need 1 each to have some easy Pokemon. The incubators I tend to use immediately .
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    (Original post by inhuman)
    There is one aspect of the game I seriously hate and that's discrepancy between places. At work, I could gain a level a day at the lower levels due to two pokestops being at my desk. At home, where I have been for a week now (study leave) I have not gained a single level. I have hatched two eggs from walking around, but who wants to sit at a pokestop for an hour just for that? All I have to do at work is let the phone charge and have the app open, I would hatch eggs due to GPS glitching and whenever I finished something, quick spin at the pokestops and continue working. That adds up massively.

    Here at home, it's quite frustrating, there isn't even any GPS glitching. And going out, there are no Pokemon here in the countryside compared to the city.

    Am level 16 now, planning on using my first lucky egg soon, I am closing in on my target of 65 possible evolutions.
    Yea I found that. In London usually and I can rack up XP pretty easily and hit tons of pokestops for items. Went up north for a week and only managed the same XP in a week what I can do in a day or two in London..

    Do you think you can get all 65 evolutions done in 30 minutes? When I used my first lucky egg, I think I managed around 45 evolutions and had a couple of minutes spare. Don't know if I was just slow or whether it was because I also had a lot of new pokemon being added to my pokedex which ate into my evolution time?

    (Original post by tomtjl)
    As you said in your reply post, use the lucky eggs once you have enough evolutions to get a decent amount of exp. Incenses I would recommend using when you're going on a walk (as it maximises the amount of Pokemon you get) and lure modules I tend to save to use with friends - if you can find a spot with 3 stops close by and you have 2 friends then you only need 1 each to have some easy Pokemon. The incubators I tend to use immediately .
    Yea I had been planning to target 40-50 evolutions again but actually I think I'll use the lucky egg as soon as I have enough evolutions to make the jump to level 20. Currently need 46k xp but while I collect for evolutions, I'll probably eat into that amount quickly.

    Don't have any friends who I think I could do with that any time soon so may as well do it myself I do often try to take advantage of other lures used but usually I find that pokemon don't spawn as quickly as I expect?
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Yea I found that. In London usually and I can rack up XP pretty easily and hit tons of pokestops for items. Went up north for a week and only managed the same XP in a week what I can do in a day or two in London..

    Do you think you can get all 65 evolutions done in 30 minutes? When I used my first lucky egg, I think I managed around 45 evolutions and had a couple of minutes spare. Don't know if I was just slow or whether it was because I also had a lot of new pokemon being added to my pokedex which ate into my evolution time?



    Yea I had been planning to target 40-50 evolutions again but actually I think I'll use the lucky egg as soon as I have enough evolutions to make the jump to level 20. Currently need 46k xp but while I collect for evolutions, I'll probably eat into that amount quickly.
    I walked into the literal "wild" here (cycling up a mountain, very slowly as steep and rough terrain with phone on handlebar), and one pokemon...

    I found a website that said ca. 65 should be doable so I will aim for that. If I don't manage that many, well I will already have a lot saved for next lucky egg.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Yea I found that. In London usually and I can rack up XP pretty easily and hit tons of pokestops for items. Went up north for a week and only managed the same XP in a week what I can do in a day or two in London..

    Do you think you can get all 65 evolutions done in 30 minutes? When I used my first lucky egg, I think I managed around 45 evolutions and had a couple of minutes spare. Don't know if I was just slow or whether it was because I also had a lot of new pokemon being added to my pokedex which ate into my evolution time?



    Yea I had been planning to target 40-50 evolutions again but actually I think I'll use the lucky egg as soon as I have enough evolutions to make the jump to level 20. Currently need 46k xp but while I collect for evolutions, I'll probably eat into that amount quickly.

    Don't have any friends who I think I could do with that any time soon so may as well do it myself I do often try to take advantage of other lures used but usually I find that pokemon don't spawn as quickly as I expect?
    Levelling up is always irresistible to me, I always base my evolutions on how much I need to level up. The lures can be hit or miss, but it depends on how many there are. If there's only 1 lure then you won't get much benefit, but if you have 3/4 all going at once you can catch quite a few Pokemon.
    (Original post by inhuman)
    I walked into the literal "wild" here (cycling up a mountain, very slowly as steep and rough terrain with phone on handlebar), and one pokemon...

    I found a website that said ca. 65 should be doable so I will aim for that. If I don't manage that many, well I will already have a lot saved for next lucky egg.
    Yeah, the wild isn't a very good place for Pokemon. The game is population based, so the actual wild is terrible, unfortunately. As for the evolutions, it more depends on how ready you are. For example, transferring Pokemon takes quite a lot of time when you have to do 50 of them, so don't transfer your evolutions until after the egg expires of if you run out of evolutions. Little things like that can save quite a lot of time.
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    (Original post by inhuman)
    I walked into the literal "wild" here (cycling up a mountain, very slowly as steep and rough terrain with phone on handlebar), and one pokemon...

    I found a website that said ca. 65 should be doable so I will aim for that. If I don't manage that many, well I will already have a lot saved for next lucky egg.
    Yea I saw some recommend you close the game rather than watch the whole evolution scene to save time too but dunno if it's true.

    (Original post by tomtjl)
    Levelling up is always irresistible to me, I always base my evolutions on how much I need to level up. The lures can be hit or miss, but it depends on how many there are. If there's only 1 lure then you won't get much benefit, but if you have 3/4 all going at once you can catch quite a few Pokemon.

    Yeah, the wild isn't a very good place for Pokemon. The game is population based, so the actual wild is terrible, unfortunately. As for the evolutions, it more depends on how ready you are. For example, transferring Pokemon takes quite a lot of time when you have to do 50 of them, so don't transfer your evolutions until after the egg expires of if you run out of evolutions. Little things like that can save quite a lot of time.
    Yea I think I can hit level 20 in the next day or so but from the information to hand, it seems that is the point you slow down. I tried to use a lure between two pokestops earlier and it just says you cannot use this item here?
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Yea I saw some recommend you close the game rather than watch the whole evolution scene to save time too but dunno if it's true.



    Yea I think I can hit level 20 in the next day or so but from the information to hand, it seems that is the point you slow down. I tried to use a lure between two pokestops earlier and it just says you cannot use this item here?
    Ah, sorry, I mustn't have explained myself very well . In order to use a lure, you must click on the Pokestop, click on the little white oval above the spinner and then click on the lure module. Lure modules are set to the stop itself, not to the person. So in order to set lure modules onto 2 stops, you need 2 of them. You can also travel into the city and there are usually spots that are constantly full of lures .

    And yeah, from 20->21 you need 50k, 21->22 is 75k, 22->23 is 100k, 23->24 is 125k, 24->25 is 150k, 25->26 is 190k etc etc so this is when the grind really begins. It's amazing that from 20->25 is more exp than from 1->20 .
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    (Original post by tomtjl)
    Ah, sorry, I mustn't have explained myself very well . In order to use a lure, you must click on the Pokestop, click on the little white oval above the spinner and then click on the lure module. Lure modules are set to the stop itself, not to the person. So in order to set lure modules onto 2 stops, you need 2 of them. You can also travel into the city and there are usually spots that are constantly full of lures .

    And yeah, from 20->21 you need 50k, 21->22 is 75k, 22->23 is 100k, 23->24 is 125k, 24->25 is 150k, 25->26 is 190k etc etc so this is when the grind really begins. It's amazing that from 20->25 is more exp than from 1->20 .
    Ah did not know that! Thought you could use one lure to activate multiple stops within your radius. Will have to use one tomorrow now. Yea I regularly see lures used around my office so sometimes pop out to take advantage

    Hmm I've got about 77k stardust now. Might start powering up some pokemon soon. Be nice to be able to do some gym battles rather than just focusing on level.

    EDIT: got impatient and wasted an egg.. still had about 8-9 minutes left and only picked up 40k xp but enough to get me to level 20.

    Got my first CP 1,000+ pokemon too!
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    Did not realise you get an extra candy each time you evolve a pokemon :eek:
 
 
 
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