By Kelvin Tan, Editor for Men’s Health Singapore
Some background here- when I first tried this recently, Pokemon Go hadn’t hit Singapore shores yet. But I was in Australia for a family holiday and decided to try out the game, only to get instantly hooked by how much it got me roaming the great outdoors hunting for Pokemon. I was staying by Cottesloe Beach and wondered to myself, why walk instead of run? And it makes perfect sense, considering how much more you can get out of the game moving quicker than just strolling around.
So first things first- get all your eggs in incubators.
For the uninitiated, within the game you can get eggs, which will hatch into Pokemon. But in order to do that, you’ve got to get the eggs into incubators (which you can either get within the game or purchase outright- you’re provided with one free one at the start of the game), and walk the requisite distance before the eggs will hatch. They come in distances of 2km, 5km and 10km, and the longer the distance you walk the rarer the Pokemon you’ll hatch.
Now you get why it makes perfect sense to run while playing Pokemon Go, right? The distances of 2km, 5km and 10km are really quite suited for joggers of all staminas.