Finding Wild Pokémon
Catching Wild Pokémon
- Leave the encounter
- Toggle AR camera mode
- Pokémon’s name and CP
- Target ring
- Access Berries from your bag
- Poké Ball
- Access Poké Balls from your bag
- Number of remaining Poké Balls in your bag
To Catch a Pokémon
- When a wild Pokémon is nearby, your device will vibrate, and the Pokémon will appear on the map. Touch the Pokémon to begin your attempt to catch it.
- The Pokémon will appear in front of you.
- Touch and hold your Poké Ball.
- A target ring will appear around the Pokémon. The ring’s color indicates the difficulty level of capturing the Pokémon. A green ring indicates the capture is low difficulty, orange indicates intermediate difficulty, and red indicates extreme difficulty.
- You have the greatest chance of capturing the Pokémon while the colored ring is at its smallest diameter. At the opportune moment, fling the Poké Ball toward the Pokémon.
- If you are successful, the Poké Ball will capture the Pokémon. Watch out, though—Pokémon can break free from the Poké Ball.
- New Pokémon: earned for catching a new Pokémon
- First throw: earned for catching a Pokémon with just one attempt.
- Curveball: drag and rapidly spin the Poké Ball in a circular motion before you release it for a chance to receive a curveball bonus. In addition to earning extra XP, using a curveball makes the Pokémon easier to catch by decreasing the chances of it breaking free from the Poké Ball.
- Nice, great, and excellent throw: earned for accuracy in throwing the Poké Ball within the target ring.
- Collector bonus: earned for catching your 100th Pokémon within a single species and for every 100th catch of that species from thereon.
- Daily bonus: earned by catching your first Pokémon of the day.