Wild Pokémon have started appearing!It's almost unbelievable but... wild Pokémon have actually started appearing around Lake Valor! It is said that budding trainers are able to catch, level up and even evolve these Pokémon. How exciting! Well, I'd expect you'd like more details, right? Well, let's get into them! HOW DO I FIND POKÉMON? By visiting threads and sections on LV, you're able to encounter wild Pokémon. The types of Pokémon vary, but it is said that right now you can only encounter Pokémon originally found in the Kanto Region. We suspect more will be coming very soon, however! Trainer Tips: You'll know you've encountered a wild Pokémon when this popup appears in the bottom left corner of your screen. From this screen, you can see whether it's in your collection and you have the option to catch it. However, to catch a Pokémon you'll need PokéBalls... HOW DO I CATCH POKÉMON? First, you'll need to head to the LV Shop. You can find it by clicking Shop from the navigation bar at the top of the site. Alternatively, encountering a Pokémon without any PokéBalls will give you the option to visit the Shop. From here, you'll need to visit the PokéBalls section of the Shop and then purchase PokéBalls with our virtual currency, PokéPoints. You can get PokéPoints by posting and replying to discussions around Lake Valor. Once you've stocked up on PokéBalls, catch your Pokémon by selecting your ball of choice! Trainer Tips: Different types of PokéBalls have different capture rates. Master Balls catch Pokémon without fail, whereas other times they can break free! Once capture is complete, you have the option to nickname your Pokémon. CAN I LEVEL UP & EVOLVE MY POKÉMON? Yes! Every Pokémon can be levelled up by posting and replying to discussions in any of LV's sections (except the Game Corner). Certain types of Pokémon can evolve too! If they evolve in the games, they evolve here. As it stands, all Pokémon evolve the same way - by levelling up. Levels they evolve at vary, but most are consistent to the games. Trainer Tips: To level up and evolve a Pokémon you MUST set it as your Buddy. You can do this by visiting your profile page (accessible from your homepage sidebar) and clicking on the Pokémon you want to level up and evolve. It will then appear on your homepage sidebar, at the bottom of your avatar and on your Trainer Card (accessible by clicking your username in discussion threads), the latter which other trainers can see. This way, you are able to track the progress of your Pokémon and see how many posts you need to level it up. THAT'S HELPFUL! ANYTHING ELSE? A few things you might want to know! - Certain Pokémon can only appear in certain sections. We won't tell you which! Find out for yourself. - Special Event Pokémon will be announced and will only be available for short periods of time at future announced dates. - Shiny Pokémon will likely start appearing in the near future, alongside more regions of Pokémon! - We heard you can even find special Alola only forms... Thanks for reading! We hope you'll head out there and encounter many Pokémon on your adventures at Lake Valor. If you're still confused about anything, ask a question below!