How to throw a curve ball in Pokemon Go.

As of writing this guide, throwing a straight ball, even with getting a message of it being a nice or a great throw, doesn't grant you any extra experience. You can still gain an extra 10 experience per pokemon you catch, if you use a curve ball though. Edit: This has been patched, so you can now receive the extra experience from a curve ball as well as experience for having a great, nice, or excellent throw on top of it. Here's how you do it.

Step 1)Find a pokemon to catch.
Obviously, you are going to need something to catch in order to even throw a ball in the first place, so get out there and wander around aimlessly, since there's no tracking system now, until you run into a pidgey or rattata. These are perfect practice since they are so common and you won't mind if you miss and they run away.



Step 2)Spin before you throw.
Tap and hold on the ball, and move it to the left or right. If you plan on curving it to the right, then move it to the left before your throw, and vice versa. For a throw that'll curve to the right, spin the ball with your finger clockwise and when it starts to sparkle that means it's spinning enough to be a curveball. Slide your finger up and release to throw it like you normally would, and you'll see it curve and, hopefully, hit the pokemon.



Step 3)Practice, and collect your extra experience.
It's going to take some practice to get this right, you'll probably end up wasting a lot more pokeballs when you are first trying to learn this method of throwing, but stick with it and you'll get there. Just think, for every ten pokemon you catch with a curveball, you will get the experience worth of having caught 11 pokemon. That sure adds up quickly, and is just one more way to get an edge on the leveling up process.



Looking for more guides on Pokemon Go? Check out our guide on how to evolve an eevee, or 15 tips for playing Pokemon Go, or how about our guide on quickly leveling up?
 
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