Getting Started and Catching PokemonAfter you first install the app, you will need to input your date of birth dd/mm/yy or mm/dd/yy (Depending on region)
You will then either have to sign in with a google account or Pokemon trainer account. after you've done this, you will be greeted by Professor Willow, who will help you get started with your account.
After you've completed the introduction, you will be greeted by a Bulbasaur, a Squirtle, and a Charmander. You may choose only one, but if you are picky, you may reject (walk away from) the three starters 4 times, and a pikachu will appear.
After the animal appears, click or tap on it to initiate combat. you must now fling your pokeballs (The red and whites spheres at the bottom) at the nimal, and attempt to hit them with it. the animal will be sucked ito the ball, and the ball will attempt to catch it. If the pokemon breaks free, it has a chance to run away, never to be seen again, i wil cover more on this later.
After you select and catch your starter, you may now hunt for more Pokemon. Pokemon appear randomly, and can be seen by everyone unless the pokemon was attracted by an item called an Incense.
(See CP on details and statistics of specific pokemon)
As the ring shrinks, you want to throw the ball when the circle is as small as it can get, increasing your chances of a capture. You are more likely to catch them of you get one of the following bonuses:
Curveball (+10 Xp toward your account)
spin the pokeball into your hand a bit before throwing it.
Nice! (+10 Xp toward your profile)
Hit inside the circle when it is at the largest possible Diameter
Great! (+50 xp toward your profile)
Hit inside the circle at about hafway in diameter
Excellent! (+100 xp toward your profile)
Hit inside the circle when it is at the smallest diameter
Certain items will make capture easier, such as higher-grade Pokeballs, and Razz berries, which soothe pokemon so they wont run away for one capture attempt