Catching em’ all can become pretty tedious at times with over 500 different types of Pokémon in the world. But nothing beats the fun of filling your Pokédex entries and capturing tons of new species. Overtime, as you grow as a trainer your inventory will fill up quick and when you have more Pokémon than you can keep track off, things get confusing very quickly. The Pokémon Go search bar tool can be extremely helpful if you want to sort Pokémon on the fly.
With the latest update, the developers at Niantic have tweaked this feature to offer more detailed search strings. With the new search method now added to the game, we decided to elaborate on its usage. Therefore, following is a detailed tutorial on how to make use of the updated Pokémon Go search bar tool.
The game provides many different categories of search to chose from. Following are the major criteria for search along with miscellaneous ones.
You can search for a specific Pokémon using names by following this algorithm :
- “Name” : All Pokémon of that species.
- +”Name” : All evolution of that family.
- “Nickname” : All Pokémon with that nickname.
Ranged searches rely on the funneling a set range of Pokémon. It can be used in the following way :
- 1 : Pokémon at Pokédex entry #1 i.e, Bulbasaur.
- 1-25 : Pokémon between Pokédex entry #1 to #25.
- 1- : Pokémon above Pokédex entry #1.
- -25 : Pokémon Below Pokédex entry #25.
- CP2000-3000 : Pokémon with CP ranging between 2000 to 3000.
- HP200-300 : Pokémon with HP ranging between 200 to 300.
- Distance 10-100 : Pokémon caught between 10 to 100 km away from your current location on the map.
Types & Moves
- “Type” : All Pokémon with the selected type.
- @”Type” : All Pokémon with the selected type move.
- @1″Type” : All Pokémon with the selected type fast move.
- @2″Type” : All Pokémon with the selected type charged move.
- @3″Type” : All Pokémon with the selected type secondary charged move.
- @Move : Pokémon that can learn a second charged move.
- [email protected] : Pokémon than have learnt a second charged move.
- @Special : Pokémon with exclusive moves.
- @Weather : Pokémon with weather boost on them.
- @1Weather : Pokémon with weather boosted fast move.
- @2Weather : Pokémon with weather boosted charged move.
- @3Weather : Pokémon with weather boosted second charged move.
You can also search for Pokémon based on their IV percentage using the following degrees :
- 0* : IV between 0-49%
- 1* : IV between 50-65%
- 2* : IV between 66-80%
- 3* : IV between 81-90%
- 4* : IV 100%
There are several other search criteria in the updated search tool. These criteria depend on factors like buddy, costumes, age etc. Refer to the following chart for further information.