The thing that makes Pokemon Go enjoyable–apart from the endless nostalgia trip–is the game’s sense of discovery. You have to actually go out into the world on adventures to make meaningful progress in the game, in stark contrast to Candy Crush.
But as you’d expect from a game this popular, people are making guides and maps to ease the burden on new players. The most well known is The Silph Road, an encyclopedia of knowledge for any Pokemoners. Gizmodo‘s Bryan Menegus met the duo that founded the site, and sheds some light on how and why you go about making a giant Pokemon database for free.