1. James Falconer's Avatar
    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?
    10-06-2016 08:47 AM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    Got a few stops near me at all times. I just keep stocking up.
    10-06-2016 09:22 AM
  3. Ron7624's Avatar
    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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    10-06-2016 09:46 AM
  4. James Falconer's Avatar
    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.
    10-06-2016 10:44 AM
  5. Rafagon's Avatar
    I was extremely short on balls recently. I decided that I would go on Pok Ball runs and just do the PokStops, and avoid the temptation to catch wild Pokmon I encountered. However, this almost never works. When I do see a Pokmon, 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.

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

    Its also worth mentioning that its 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.
    10-06-2016 06:54 PM
  6. James Falconer's Avatar
    Rafagon, all good suggestions, thanks!

    I hear the hurricane is closing in around south Florida, be safe down there!
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    10-06-2016 06:58 PM
  7. 21stNow's Avatar
    I second the safety wishes to you Rafagon!
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    10-06-2016 10:02 PM
  8. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I agree, stay safe Rafagon.

    James, unfortunately without spending money it is just PokStop's. luckily I car pool into work and there's a PokStop 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 PokStop however they are at the other end of the complex. Though due to the PokStop outside my hotel I have over 170 great balls, and about 40 ultra balls, and I'm re stockpiling my Pokballs. I would say if you can, take an afternoon and go to an area filled with PokStop's and stockpile.
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    10-06-2016 11:43 PM
  9. Rafagon's Avatar
    Rafagon, all good suggestions, thanks!

    I hear the hurricane is closing in around south Florida, be safe down there!
    I second the safety wishes to you Rafagon!
    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.
    10-08-2016 07:01 PM
  10. James Falconer's Avatar
    @Rafagon - great to hear you're OK. Hurricanes are scary business.
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    10-08-2016 11:29 PM
  11. wendygrisanti's Avatar
    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.
    10-14-2016 02:44 PM
  12. James Falconer's Avatar
    Thanks for the tips!
    11-25-2016 10:47 AM
  13. GarysPoke's Avatar
    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?
    11-25-2016 10:59 AM
  14. Ron7624's Avatar
    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....
    11-25-2016 11:03 AM
  15. GarysPoke's Avatar
    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 11:18 AM. Reason: Figured it out
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    11-25-2016 11:16 AM
  16. GarysPoke's Avatar
    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....
    11-25-2016 05:23 PM
  17. GarysPoke's Avatar
    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.
    11-25-2016 05:30 PM
  18. GarysPoke's Avatar
    Okay. Happened by one today and it worked. Apparently the connection must not have been good before. Thanks again.
    11-26-2016 02:13 PM
  19. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    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!
    11-26-2016 06:03 PM
  20. oddysseey's Avatar
    I'm lucky, I can reach a PokStop right from my balcony, so I very rarely run out of stuff.
    11-27-2016 02:48 AM
  21. dexterouz's Avatar
    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.
    11-27-2016 02:59 AM

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