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How to Get the Strongest Pokemon in Pokemon GO

Trainer level is one of the most important things that comes into play when trying to catch the strongest Pokemon in Pokemon GO. The higher your trainer level, the more high level Pokemon you’ll find out and about in the wild. And most importantly, the better chance you’ll have of catching them. If you’re struggling to level up, let us give you some tips.

An indispensable item for your Pokemon catching adventure is Razz Berries. Feeding one of these to the Pokemon you’re trying to catch will make them a little friendlier to you and more susceptible to being caught. As soon as you see a rare Pokemon, this should be the first thing you do.

Eevee’s evolutionary forms are some of the most strongest Pokemon in the game and because of this can be pretty hard to find in the wild. While they can and sometimes do appear in the wild, your best bet is to evolve an Eevee and use a little trick to make sure it evolves into what you want. Simply name your Eevee Rainer, Sparky, or Pyro before evolving it and you’ll get a Vaporeon, Jolteon, or Flareon. Now you don’t have to rely on lady luck!

Sometimes the standard Poke Balls just don’t cut it. The higher a Pokemon’s CP is, the more powerful a ball you’re going to need to get the job done. Upon unlocking these at level 11 and 20 respectively, these should be your weapon of choice when facing off against a stronger than ordinary Pokemon.

Though it’s not necessarily going to get you that Snorlax or Blastoise you’ve been hoping to come across, Incense does raise your chances of finding more uncommon Pokemon. It also increases the number of encounters you’ll have with Pokemon in general, too. A handy way to boost your XP.

Snorlax is a tricky customer to catch and rarely appears out in the wild. However, when it does, there’s not pattern to where it’s appearing or at what time of day. Therefore, you’ll want to use all of the general tips in our guide here to help you. Of course, you could always try your chances hatching a 10km Egg. With a bit of luck, after all that distance you’ll get the giant, sleeping Pokemon you’ve always wanted.

Though it isn’t proven to bring over the strongest Pokemon in the game, we’ve had some big successes when walking past or activating a Lure Module. Even if it isn’t proven to bring over the best Pokemon, the increased number of encounters means the law of probability is on your side for coming across the rarest and strongest Pokemon.

Sometimes some of the strongest Pokemon just seem to be far too reluctant to make an appearance out in the wild. That’s where evolving Pokemon comes in. Simply feed their less powerful form with Candy and skip out all of the wasted Poke Balls.

While Moltres, Articuno, Zapdos, and Mewtwo have all been found within the game’s files, we know that they’re not yet out in the wild for us to catch. If you’re interested in catching these elusive creatures (which of course you are) you’ll want to keep an eye out for any news with regards to special events or raids in the future. If Mewtwo’s cameo in the reveal trailer was anything to go by, this certainly seems like the way we’re going to be catching them.

When you hold your finger down on the Poke Ball, you’ll notice that the smaller of the two rings is a color. This is a good indicator of how difficult the Pokemon is going to be to catch. A red circle indicates that this is going to be a tricky catch, so you may want to start throwing Razz Berries and switch up to Great or Ultra balls if you have them. A green circle suggests this should be straightforward. Use this ring to plan out your attack, instead of rushing in and having the Pokemon run away.

The original master of the Psychic Pokemon, Alakazam is going to be a tricky one to add to your Pokedex. We’ve yet to see one out in the wild, leading us to think that you’re going to have to get one the good ol’ hard way and evolve it up from any Abras or Kadabras that you catch.  Of course, even Abra is tough to catch with its ability to teleport out of any encounter, so you’ll want to make sure you catch them first time with your Poke Ball. With plenty of Candy at your disposal, Alakazam can finally be yours.

Though the Rattata in the image isn’t one of the strongest Pokemon you’ll meet on your adventure, the spinning Poke Ball is the key to capturing the toughest around. If you’ve come across a particularly rare or strong Pokemon you may have realized that your Poke Balls spin off away from the creature. In order to combat this, you’ll need to throw curveballs. Simply hold your finger down on the screen and spin it in a clockwise or anti-clockwise manner to put the spin on it. As the name suggests, the Poke Ball will curve in the air so you’ll need to make sure you get the trajectory right.

For more Pokemon GO tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to check out our Ultimate Guide.

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