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This Pokemon Go trick will let you win any gym battle

Published Jul 18th, 2016 1:48PM EDT
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So you’ve acquired a decent enough number of characters in Pokemon Go, and you’ve trained them enough to go to battle – that means reaching level 5, so your Trainer can hit the gym. What’s next? How do you find battles that you can actually win? It turns out that you can do it randomly. Just pick the closest gym you can find and head into the battle. But before you do that, check out this following trick that will let you win regardless of your opposition.

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Detailed by Business Insider, the trick isn’t a cheat. Instead, it’s a way of taking advantage of what happens on the screen during the battle. All you need to do is apply a particular strategy and stick to it until the Pokemon you’re facing dies.

Here goes: look out for a yellow flash of your opponent, and then immediately dodge the impending attack. After that, land an attack of your own, or maybe two if you’re lucky. Simply rinse and repeat, and you’ll be able to emerge victorious in any battle — even if the Pokemon you’re facing has a lot more life than your minions.

The trick here is acting fast to dodge an imminent attack. That means the strategy will not work if you have network connection problems, or if your phone is an older model that’s doesn’t run the game smoothly. Any lag whatsoever might get in the way of this winning strategy.

Moreover, one Reddit user even says that the first thing you need to do in each battle when a new opponent appears is to dodge twice, as your opponent will attack twice.

As I’ve said, this isn’t cheating. It’s really just being smart and responding fast to the animation on the screen. Will this trick be eliminated in a future update? That’s hard to say, but in the meantime you can use it to defeat any gym in town.

As for cheating, here’s what happens if you try to cheat in Pokemon Go.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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