When you start your journey in Pokmon Go, Professor Willow will offer you one of three Pokemon to choose from – Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle – which are the three starters in debut entries Pokmon Red and Blue.
However, in a nod to fans of Pokmon Yellow, it’s actually possible to start the game with Pikachu instead.
When you’re offered one of the three traditional starters, don’t tap on any of them. Instead, you simply ignore all three, and walk away so they appear further and further away on the map. (This means you’ll have to start playing the game outside, as opposed to indoors – so hope you have your shoes on!)
Eventually, when you’re far enough away, these starters will appear again right in front of you again in a bid to get your attention. Again, literally walk away from them until they spawn close by once more. Do this enough times – three or four attempts should do it – and when the three starters appear the next time, the original trio will be joined by a fourth – Pikachu – ready for capturing.
If you want to see it in action, then here’s GameExplain showing how it works:
How to find Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Pikachu out in the wild
Whatever Pokmon you choose initially, you’ll be able to find the other starters – and more of your chosen starter – out in the wild. While they are rare, the trick to finding them is no different to other types of creatures. Make sure you follow the rules of how to identify and track nearby Pokmon to increase your chances of success. Then eventually, when you have enough of your chosen starter type, you can then start evolving them, into their respective evolutions – and hopefully you’ll have a Charizard in no time.
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