You can catch ’em all with Unity
Game developers know all about Unity Technologies. After all, 5.5 million of them are registered on Unity’s platform. By comparison, Unity’s closest competitor, Epic Games, recently announced that their Unreal Engine is sporting 2 million registered users. Outside of the gaming industry though, it’s a different story and it’s only recently that Unity, has come more under the spotlight thanks to its Augmented Reality hit game, Pokemon Go that was developed on its game engine. POKEMON Go has taken the world by storm, with grown adults walking around in different places with their faces glued to their phones in search of the elusive Pokemon. We here in Outsoft decided not to stay aside and have been playing Pokémon GO pretty hardcore last couple of days, at least whenever the servers have decided to work.
So read on for some of our advanced tips and tricks in Pokémon GO!Augmented reality (AR) is one of the best aspects of Pokémon Go; it makes it look like a Pikachu is sitting on your desk or a Doduo is standing on the sidewalk. But it can also make it more difficult to capture Pokémon. Toggling the AR switch in the upper corner of the screen will turn of AR. In our experience, we’ve found this stabilizes the camera and makes it easier to aim.
- If you’re looking to go throwing a few Poképunches in your local gym, be smart and check out the Pokémon that have been stationed there to defend it. Don’t just select the most powerful creature on your roster, instead play smart and select a type that would cause more damage to your opponent’s by default (water types weakening fire types, grass types weakening water types, etc). Sometimes a less powerful Pokémon will be far more effective than your favorite fighter.
- You can get free coins by becoming a trainer at a gym. If your team controls the gym, all you have to do is leave a Pokémon there to defend it, and every 20 hours, you will earn 10 coins. You can earn these daily bonuses for up to ten gyms. Anything beyond that is just gravy.
- Don’t hesitate of gaining experience. Gaining levels brings you all kinds of bonuses. In addition to the free items that you get, you also get higher instances of Great Balls, Ultra Balls, and the coveted Master Ball. Plus, when you encounter Pokémon, they will generally be at a higher CP level than they were when you were at a lower experience level. Once you have a max evolution version of a Pokémon, it seems like you’d want to just upgrade that and not look back. But, for some of the most common Pokémon near you, they can be a bonus source of significant XP. Say you evolved your Rattata into a Raticate but you keep finding eight zillion Rattatas. Well, save a few, and use all that candy (and zero stardust) to evolve them for 500 XP a pop.
- Keep an eye out for rustling leaves, hinting at where critters may be lurking and simply hang out in a suspected region for the increased chance of an encounter. Not all Pokémon stick to the same time frame either, many players have reported finding more psychic, fairy and ghost types in the evening or at night, so if you’re trying to bag the likes of a Clefairy or a Haunter, you might need to pull a late one in order to track them down. As with rustling grass, hanging out near sources of water will also increase the chance of running into water-type Pokémon. Go figure.
- While this a tip that anyone should be aware of, we still want to remind all Pokemon Go players to be mindful of their surroundings at all times. People have been mugged, lured, and shot at — don’t be that guy, use your common sense!
That’s all for now, but there’s still plenty to learn. Feel free to share your own tips in the comments.