10 tips and tricks to make you an ultimate Pokémon Go master

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The long-awaited UK launch date is finally here, with millions of Poké-fans now flocking to their cities in the GPS-powered game.

Luckily, we're here to help: We've been playing for days now and have 10 really useful and essential tips to get you started and make sure you're making the most of this delightfully active mobile hit.  

If you haven't started yet—or you're willing to start fresh—there's a surprising twist: You can choose Pikachu as your starting Pokémon.

1) Choose Pikachu instead

2) Look for rustling leaves

3) Use the tracker

4) Rings and curves

5) Turn off AR mode

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