pokémon go ingress

Pokémon GO Tips & Hints: How to Use Ingress to Find Rare Pokémon

Niantic Labs may have become a household name thanks to its sensational, super-popular mobile game for Android and iOS, Pokémon GO. And while we are going to be talking about that game once again, we should also mention that Niantic is the same company behind Ingress, a geocaching combat game whose map mechanics are similar to Pokémon GO’s. That was back when Niantic was owned by Google, and there may be a chance that you’ve played this game in the past. But regardless whether you have or haven’t, that’s where the fun begins, and that’s why this guide is here for you.

There happens to be a good way for players to use Ingress as a means to find Rare, Very Rare, and Epic Pokémon. And while we did offer a few tips for finding (unofficial) Rare, Very Rare, and Epic Pokémon in one of our recent Pokémon GO strategy guides, we’ve decided to add yet another tip, but cover it in a separate guide of its own. So without further ado, here’s how you can use Niantic’s previous title Ingress as a tool for finding the Pokémon players have unofficially dubbed Rare, Very Rare, or Epic.

1. Download The Game And Play It

You’ll have to start at the very bottom, and get yourself a copy of Ingress by downloading it on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, depending on which operating system you’re using on your phone. After downloading the game, play it, and go through the tutorial stage. This may sound tedious, but tutorials are part and parcel of most mobile games, and you’ll have to go through them. Once you’ve finished the tutorial, play it in the same way you’d play Pokémon GO.

2. About XM – What Is It And What Does It Have To Do With Pokémon GO?

In Ingress, you need to collect as much XM as possible to gain energy. These are tiny white dots that can be found in areas where there’s tons of cellular traffic. To be more particular about this, these are points where (former Niantic parent) Google has access to members’ location data for Ingress’ use. That means you’ll want to be hunting for XM in shopping malls, stores, and other parts of town where cellular traffic is commonplace. Sounds familiar, right? That’s because malls are also a hot place for PokéStops in Pokémon GO.

3. Try This Trick To Encounter Lots Of Pokémon

Now that you know what the high-XM areas are in Ingress, go to those places while you’re playing the game. After that, switch windows on your phone to Pokémon GO and you’ll see that there are lots of Pokémon present. That includes a healthy supply of Rare ones, though as a reminder, the rarity of a Pokémon tends to be subjective, and there’s no official list of Rare, Very Rare, and Epic Pokémon. If you’re able to find a Rare Pokémon (or better) on Pokémon GO’s Nearby list, and it’s a mere few footsteps away from you, then switch back to Ingress. Once there, look for an area that has more XM, switch to Pokémon GO, and expect to home in on the location of that Rare Pokémon, or other rares or better that you weren’t able to spot earlier.

It’s unwieldy and a bit time-consuming compared to conventional means, but pulling this trick off could be a ticket to finding more Pokémon you won’t see on a day-to-day basis.

4. About Ingress Portals In Relation To Pokémon GO

For the most part, the portals in Ingress are now available in Pokémon GO, only this time, they’re PokéStops and Pokémon Gyms. Still, there are a good many portals that have yet to be carried over. What can you do in such a situation? If you see a portal that hasn’t been carried over, or if you’ve been playing Ingress for some time and know where those portals are, you’ll want to go there. There should be lots of XM in those areas, meaning a greater chance of stumbling upon Rare, Very Rare, or Epic Pokémon.

5. XM Takes Some Time To Respawn

One thing about Ingress you should also be aware of is that it takes some time for XM to respawn after someone has collected it. That might require you to quit Ingress, wait a few minutes, reopen the game, and check if the XP has respawned. If it hasn’t, then you might have to try your luck elsewhere in hopes of finding XM or rare-or-better Pokémon.

Add A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

metal madness tips
Metal Madness Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Crush Your Opponents
Tasty Planet Forever Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Unlock All Worlds
monster hammer tips
Monster Hammer Guide: 10 Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Get a High Score
universal fighter super tips
Universal Fighter: Super Guide, Tips & Cheats to Defeat Evil Frieza
spinner.io cheats
Spinner.io Cheats: How to Unlock All Skins
fire balls 3d voodoo cheats
Fire Balls 3D (Voodoo) Cheats, Tips & Tricks to Improve Your High Score
darts club tips
Darts Club Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Beat Your Opponents
power fishing tips
Power Fishing Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Become an Ace Fisherman
my talking tom 2 tips
My Talking Tom 2 Guide: 11 Tips, Cheats & Tricks to Keep Tom Happy and Healthy
idle cooking tycoon tips
Idle Cooking Tycoon Beginner’s Guide: 11 Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Become a Top Bakery Tycoon
gacha life tips
Gacha Life Guide: Tips, Cheats & Tricks Every Player Should Know
idle skies cheats
Idle Skies Cheats, Tips & Tricks to Unlock More Aircrafts and Spaceships
Idle Royale Tycoon Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Maximize Your Gains
candy crush friends saga tips
Candy Crush Friends Saga Cheats: 6 Tips & Tricks to Complete All Levels
hello cats cheats
Hello Cats (Fastone) Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Help Your Furry Friends
happy catch cheats
Happy Catch (Android) Cheats, Tips & Walkthrough for Levels 1-20
f1 mobile racing tips
F1 Mobile Racing Strategy Guide: 9 Tips & Tricks for Intermediate-Level Drivers
fr legends tips
FR Legends Cheats: 5 Tips & Tricks to Win More Drift Battles
hovercraft battle arena tips
Hovercraft: Battle Arena Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Dominate Your Competition
uphill rush new york tips
Uphill Rush New York Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Dominate Tracks
epic seven tips
Epic Seven Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Have the Best Team and Dominate Battles
eternity legends tips
Eternity Legends Beginner’s Guide: 9 Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Defeat the Evil Deities
hero master tips
Hero Masters Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Crush Your Rivals
pixel tournament tips
Pixel Tournament Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Catch and Defeat Pocket Monsters
football manager 2019 mobile cheats
Football Manager 2019 Mobile Strategy Guide: 8 Tips & Tricks for In-Game Tactics and Adding New Players Via Transfer
football manager 2019 mobile tips
Football Manager 2019 Mobile Beginner’s Guide: 10 Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Guide You As a Newbie Manager
idle payday fast money tips
Idle Payday: Fast Money Beginner’s Guide: 9 Tips, Cheats & Strategies for Acquiring Mega-Wealth
idle cooking tycoon tips
Idle Cooking Tycoon Beginner’s Guide: 11 Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Become a Top Bakery Tycoon
football manager 2019 mobile cheats
Football Manager 2019 Mobile Strategy Guide: 8 Tips & Tricks for In-Game Tactics and Adding New Players Via Transfer
football manager 2019 mobile tips
Football Manager 2019 Mobile Beginner’s Guide: 10 Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Guide You As a Newbie Manager
golf battle tips
Golf Battle Ultimate Guide: 12 Tips, Cheats, & Tricks to Win Matches and Earn More Rewards
marshawn lynch pro football 19 tips
Marshawn Lynch Pro Football 19 Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Complete More Three-Star Levels
trench assault tips
Trench Assault Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Hold the Frontline
z day hearts of heroes tips
Z Day: Hearts of Heroes Tips, Tricks & Hints to Survive as an Advanced Player
world war rising tips
World War Rising Beginner’s Guide: 9 Tips, Cheats, & Strategies to Dominate Battles
pixel starships tips
Pixel Starships Ultimate Guide: 15 Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Win More Space Battles
happy catch cheats
Happy Catch (Android) Cheats, Tips & Walkthrough for Levels 1-20
life of boris super slaw guide
Life of Boris: Super Slav Walkthrough
hot lines ios
Hot Lines Walkthrough: A Quick How-To for Completing All 60 Levels
the guides axiom cheats
The Guides Axiom Walkthrough: Cheats & Solutions for Levels 1-20