How to Play Pokémon Go on Your Phone

Pokémon Go is one of the most popular mobile games in the world created by Niantic Labs in collaboration with Nintendo. Since its launch in 2016, the mobile game has generated players from all over the world.

This article is going to show you how to play Pokémon Go on your phone. Unlike most games, Pokémon Go is available for both Android and iOS users.

If you think you can never get addicted to a mobile game, then read this article and try playing Pokémon Go and you will never regret it, trust me.

How to play Pokémon Go on your phone

To play Pokémon Go on your phone, you, first of all, need to download the free Pokémon Go mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store for Android and iOS users respectively.

Create an account and choose your first Pokémon

After installing the Pokémon Go mobile app on your phone, you will be asked to customize your avatar and pick your first Pokémon (Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle).

These selections will be made based on your preferences so you are at liberty to select the one that fits your preference and as you keep on playing the game you will discover all the others Pokémon in the wild.

Head over to the PokéStop and Gym to collect items

It’s now time to fill your inventory for you to catch more Pokémon. There are two (2) main ways that players can gain items in Pokémon Go – either by collecting items by visiting a PokéStop or buy purchasing them with your credit card, debit card, or any other payment option available.

To find PokéStops on the map, always look out for large blue indicators; and once you are within the range of any of the numerous PokéStops, it will expand to show you an image of the landmark it is representing.

Apart from that, several other landmarks can be found on the map and notable among them is the Gym. At the Gym, you will battle with the Pokémon that have been left behind by other players – once you reach the required level in the game.

When you are the Gym, you’ll assemble a team of Pokémon to try and knock out those defending the Gym. After a successful knockout, you’ll also be allowed to leave your Pokémon behind and claim the Gym.

Find a new Pokémon

After roaming about your neighborhood looking for PokéStops you’ve probably come across a fair share of Pokémon. Pokémon appear randomly but, some Pokémon are likely to be found in certain locations.

You can track the creatures in your location by using the Nearby function located at the bottom right of the game screen. The Nearby function allows you to select a Pokémon you’d like to find and the game will automatically give you a direction to its location.

Catch some Pokémon

Once you finally find the Pokémon you want, the first thing you will do is to walk close enough to interact with it. As soon as they get inside the ring surrounding your player, tap on them to initiate a battle.

Before you can catch a Pokémon, you need to throw a PokéBall at it by swiping up your finger from the bottom of your screen. Once it is done properly, the PokéBall will hit the Pokémon and suck it in.

To find out the difficulty of the catch, check the colour of the ring around the Pokémon. A red colour indicates a hard catch while green on the other hand indicates an easy catch.


So now you have it, a complete guide on how to play Pokémon Go on your phone. Read through the article thoroughly and you will be able to play Pokémon Go on your phone like a pro.

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