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    Default When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    Any tips or tricks here? I recently ran out of Pokeballs (yes, I'm not exploring the world enough!), but other than buying Pokeballs or wandering around for Pokestops, are there any other tips or tricks I should know about?
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    Got a few stops near me at all times. I just keep stocking up.
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    I can't help much either - but the only plausible option is to visit poke stops regularly. (spending money is generally bad lol)
    Hopefully you have a couple that are close to you that you can visit often. My daily routine consists of visiting 10 poke stops that are nearish my home. Every errand I run begins with the poke stops lol.
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    Didn't think there'd be many options

    I live in an area where the closes Pokestop is roughly 1km away. Kinda sucks if you want an easy way to stock up. Maybe I can request Niantic add one in at my address :P lol Wait, no. I don't want that.
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    I was extremely short on balls recently. I decided that I would go on Poké Ball runs and just do the PokéStops, and avoid the temptation to catch wild Pokémon I encountered. However, this almost never works. When I do see a Pokémon, it is physically painful to just let him go and make absolutely no effort to catch him. So oftentimes when I finish playing, the net gain in number of balls I have is not that great, even when stocking up on balls was my goal for that particular session.

    There’s a good time and a bad time to throw the ball at a Pokémon you’re trying to catch. If you familiarize yourself with the chances of catching a Pokémon before you go out there and actually play, you can avoid squandering your balls.

    It’s also worth mentioning that it’s productive to use any public transportation options available to you instead of relying solely on walking/jogging/running around. Your feet will thank you.

    I live in Miami and we have a couple of public transportation options that are completely free of charge, such as a trolley and a people mover in and around downtown Miami.
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    Rafagon, all good suggestions, thanks!

    I hear the hurricane is closing in around south Florida, be safe down there!
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    I second the safety wishes to you Rafagon!
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    I agree, stay safe Rafagon.

    James, unfortunately without spending money it is just PokéStop's. luckily I car pool into work and there's a PokéStop outside my hotel, at home I have the same issue nearly. My apartment complex office is a gym and the dog park right next to it is a PokéStop however they are at the other end of the complex. Though due to the PokéStop outside my hotel I have over 170 great balls, and about 40 ultra balls, and I'm re stockpiling my Pokéballs. I would say if you can, take an afternoon and go to an area filled with PokéStop's and stockpile.
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    Quote Originally Posted by James Falconer View Post
    Rafagon, all good suggestions, thanks!

    I hear the hurricane is closing in around south Florida, be safe down there!
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    I second the safety wishes to you Rafagon!
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    I agree, stay safe Rafagon.
    Thank you for all the wishes, guys! It appears someone was looking over us here in Miami. The worst I experienced was your standard, run-of-the-mill showers with no strong winds.
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    @Rafagon - great to hear you're OK. Hurricanes are scary business.
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    To do it for free you can take over gyms to earn coins and then use those coins to buy pokeballs! Or focus on leveling up! Every time you level up you get a stash of pokeballs.
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    Thanks for the tips!
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    Got a few stops near me at all times. I just keep stocking up.
    I live in a rural area with no Poke stops and when i've been out and about and found any, all but one was empty. I'm almost out. Do I get more by catching Pokemon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarysPoke View Post
    I live in a rural area with no Poke stops and when i've been out and about and found any, all but one was empty. I'm almost out. Do I get more by catching Pokemon?
    Pokestops are never empty. When you spin, be sure there is a picture in the disk that you have to spin. If you have a bad connection, sometimes you are not connected well enough to the internet for it to work properly. Just be patient and wait for the picture to show up in the disc before you spin it and you will receive items.
    Another thought is that one friend didn't know he had to spin the disc to get items....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarysPoke View Post
    I live in a rural area with no Poke stops and when i've been out and about and found any, all but one was empty. I'm almost out. Do I get more by catching Pokemon?
    Last edited by GarysPoke; 11-25-2016 at 12:18 PM. Reason: Figured it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron7624 View Post
    Pokestops are never empty. When you spin, be sure there is a picture in the disk that you have to spin. If you have a bad connection, sometimes you are not connected well enough to the internet for it to work properly. Just be patient and wait for the picture to show up in the disc before you spin it and you will receive items.
    Another thought is that one friend didn't know he had to spin the disc to get items....
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    Hmmmm. All but one of a coupe dozen said "empty module." It'll be a few days before I'm anywhere there's likely to be another and I will try to pay more attention. I thought I could use my points to " buy" but apparently not so I guess I'm done for awhile. Thanks for responding.
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    Okay. Happened by one today and it worked. Apparently the connection must not have been good before. Thanks again.
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    James: Find a place where there's a PokeStop inside and you can get a coffee and work and spin every 5 minutes. That'll stock you up after an hour or two.

    Or pull a Kevin and buy them!
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    I'm lucky, I can reach a PokéStop right from my balcony, so I very rarely run out of stuff.
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    Default Re: When you run out of Pokeballs - what are your options?

    I used to play with dedication; got bored, then started use the bot (bot is actually worst) and from that also I got bored
    This game is definitely not for me.

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