22. Lots of poeple have been struggling
with server issues and app crashes. If you experience a glitch, don’t
just minimize the app. If you can close it completely, the app prompts a
fresh connection to the server (rather like turning a modem off and
back on) and this should get the app working again.
23. You may experience a glitch that forces you to close and re-launch the app while in a gym battle. When you go to re-start the battle, you keep getting kicked out before it even begins. This is because, on the server side, the timer for your glitched battle hasn’t stopped yet, and the app won’t let you enter a second battle simultaneously. If you wait just a few minutes, you should be able to re-start the battle.
24. To start, you'll often encounter basic pokemon (Zubats, Pidgeys, Drowzees, etc) but as you gain in level, there will be a better chance of finding both Pokemon with higher Combat Points, and rare Pokemon in general.
25. Tougher and rarer Pokemon will often be harder to catch - a green ring means an easy catch, yellow harder, and then orange and red. Difficult Pokemon may often break out of a Pokeball, or even run away. You can buy or find items like berries to help with this.
26. When trying to
incubate a Pokemon Egg, you'll have to travel a distance of several
kilometers (usually 2 to 5). While you might be tempted to simply drive
the distance, there's more to it than distance traveled. Pokemon Go uses
both your phone's pedometer as well as the GPS to calculate how far
you've actually walked, and appears to limit your distance traveled if
it clocks you going at high speeds. Distance traveled is still counted
fairly accurately if done on a skateboard, bike, or jogging, as long as
you don't go too fast.
27. The colored rings dictate how easy or hard the creature is to capture, so if all you see is a green ring, wait until it's at its smallest before throwing and you'll always catch your prey. You can alter the size by holding your finger over the Pokémon to shrink the ring when it appears, which if you do so before tossing your ball out, will almost always connect.
28. Orange and red rings mean you have to calm the Pokémon a little first, otherwise they'll break back out, and you'll just waste items along the way. Purchasing or finding Great or Master Pokéballs give a greater chance of catching these higher-ranked monsters without doing so, but you can also purchase/find Berries, that will turn their threat rings back to green, allowing you to snap them up with ease.