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Since Pokemon Go uses augmented reality and GPS technology, you’ll have to physically move around in the real world just to trigger – and subsequently catch – these creatures. Pokemons aren’t going to suddenly appear in your house if you stay glued to your sofa, so you’ll have to get up and start moving.
Walk, run or jog to the nearest PokeStop to refill items like Poke Balls, or head to the Gyms to battle it out and earn prestige points or PokeCoins. You’ll also have to clock steps in order to hatch eggs. These eggs are randomly dropped at PokeStops, and need to be incubated. Plonk an egg in the incubator and walk 2km, 5km or 10km – depending on the egg – to hatch it. May the odds ever be in your favour so that you don’t hatch a Rattata or Weedle.
I’ve also been told that the more you move, the higher your odds of discovering more Pokemons. So make it a point to walk home or take a new route on the way to the nearest mall or hawker centre. You never know what you might find!