1.CP is important, but element types often matter even more. Always remember what's strong against what.
2.Here's an easy-to-read chart that you can save to your phone.
3.Just because a Pokémon is a certain type doesn't mean its moves will also be that type. So always check their moves!
The Geodude on the left has two rock-type moves: Rock Throw and Rock Slide. The Geodude on the right has Tackle, which is normal-type, and Dig, which is ground-type. So if you tried to use the Geodude on the right against a Pokémon weak to rock, neither of its attacks would do extra damage.
4.Also be sure to check your Pokémon's moves for damage numbers.
5.You're probably better off using an "ultimate" special attack (one that uses a full blue bar) as opposed to using a faster special.
6.When attacking, tap quickly — but don't forget to dodge.
7.The best way to practice is to train at a friendly gym.
8.Oh, and don't forget to give your Pokémon excellent names.
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