By now, most of us have figured out the basics of Pokemon Go, even with the game seemingly going out of its way to not tell players anything about how its systems work. Overall, Pokemon Go isn’t an incredibly deep experience, but it has enough intricacies that make it quite a bit more complex than simply throwing Pokeballs and walking around with your head down. I’ve already gone over some starter tips for new players, so if you’ve just downloaded the app, make sure to check that list out first, but here are some more advanced tips for the more dedicated Pokemon trainers out there.
10. Evolving Unconscious Pokemon Returns Them To Full Health
Here’s a neat little trick that will spare you some revive potions on occasion. Unlike previous Pokemon games, your Pokemon cannot simply be taken to a Pokecenter to be revived after fainting in combat. As you get deeper into the gym battling scene, your Pokemon will reach zero health on the regular, which means you’ll be using a lot of revive potions to bring them back up to speed.
Unfortunately, revives only restore half of your Pokemon’s health, which means you’ll also need to use a potion to bring them back to full strength. However, if your Pokemon has yet to evolve and you have enough candies to do so, you can evolve it from an unconscious state to restore them to full health. This isn’t a situation that will happen very frequently, but it’s a good thing to know all the same.