Missing out on pokemon GO? Learn how to play here ...

Worried you’re missing out on the world’s biggest smartphone craze? Here’s how to play Pokémon GO before its official UK launch.

Pokémon GO only came out a few days ago and already it’s the number one trending topic across the world.

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Pokémon Go tips...

* Sometimes staying in one spot pays off. When at home (and connected to wifi) just leave your game on. You'll be surprised at the Pokémon which just pop up!

* Catch them ALL! Sounds daft but true. Just catch them, the more you catch the more stardust you get and you can use them to transfer with the professor for goodies.

* Turn off AR: Using the camera on your smartphone to place Pokémon in the real world using augmented reality is fun, but it makes capturing Pokémon much harder

* When trying to capture a Pokémon, hold your finger on your Pokeball before you throw it to see a small reticule appear on the Pokémon. Its colour and size indicates how easy or hard capturing it will be.

Green is the easiest, orange medium and red hard. The smaller the circle the better the chance you will have to capture that beauty, so wait until it’s at its smallest before releasing and land it inside the circle.

* Plough your Stardust and Candy into one or a few Pokémon and don't be tempted to evolve them too early.

* You’re more likely to find rare Pokémon close to the environments in which they might live. Water Pokémon are more common near bodies of water, Ghastlys in grave yards, grass-types in parks, etc.

* A Pokémon evolved from its lowest to highest form will be more powerful than a wild Pokémon of the same class, so it’s worth capturing and working on a low-level Pokémon and levelling them up.

* Buses and trains are awesome ways to power up and catch Pokémon!

* When you hit a PokeStop and spun the sign you can just hit the X at the bottom to collect the items, you don’t have to burst each bubble to grab them.

* You need both strong data and GPS for Pokémon Go to work. If data or GPS drops out mid-encounter you will lose your progress. The app also has issues coming back from standby occasionally, requiring you to quit and relaunch it to keep playing, even if it is showing you moving on a map. As I said, I left my phone on in the bedroom last night and they kept popping up in the room - saves you wandering around your estate at night!