Q: FINDING AND CATCHING WILD POKÉMON
A: Whenever a wild Pokémons that is up for grabs is detected nearby you, the phone will start vibrating. If you don’t see any Pokémons nearby, then try to walk around in a range of the location! Pokémons love places like parks, so try visiting a local recreational area. One simpler way of attracting more Pokémons to your location is using an item known as Incense.
Some wild Pokémons appear only in certain habitats and climates. For example, some Pokémons may appear only near lakes, oceans, or other bodies of water.
Pokémons located in your area are shown in the Nearby Pokémon section in the bottom right of the screen in Map View. Touch the section to expand the list of nearby Pokémon and find out the distance to the Pokémon. The distance to the Pokémon is shown by the footprints. Pokémon already in your Pokédex will show in color, and Pokémon you haven’t previously encountered appears as greyed out silhouettes.
Catching wild Pokémon:
When you encounter a wild Pokémon, you may have a few attempts at catching it, before it runs away.
You can use items from your Bag to increase your chance of successfully catching a wild Pokémon. Razz Berries make the wild Pokémon easier to capture. High performance Poké Balls like Great Balls, Ultra Balls, and Master Balls increase your ability to catch wild Pokémon. Touch the Bag icon during the encounter to access these items. You can also snap photos of your Pokémon encounters with your smartphone’s camera.