Pokemon GO: How to Dodge Effectively in Battle

The best offense is a good defense.

At first it might look like all you can do in Pokemon GO gym battles is tap the screen like a mad man to attack your opponent, but you can actually use special attacks and even dodge incoming attacks as well.

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The process is simple: when you see the opposing Pokemon about to lunge forward with their attack, or when you see yellow flash on the edge of your screen, simply swipe left or right. A message should pop up notifying you of your successful dodge, if it was indeed successful. If it wasn’t, you’ll just sustain the normal damage from the attack.

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Gym battles are a delicate balance between attacking and defending, and a lack of dodging could cost you your precious victory. Practice your technique, and you’ll be dodging like a champ in no time.

For more hints, tips, and tricks, check out our Ultimate Pokemon GO Guide!

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Zak was a Staff Writer for Twinfinite from 2015 to 2016 who never stopped campaigning for Pokémon Snap 2 until it was finally released. He once played through a dozen Final Fantasy games in one year, and his knowledge of Kingdom Hearts is mildly concerning. Zak covered everything from features, news, guides and reviews for Twinfinite on pretty much all genres, but RPGs are his specialty.