Pokemon Go search bar 101 - How to, tips and tricks

The search option in Pokemon go is a very useful, but generally underutilized tool.
It is worth getting familiar with all the search functions in order to save time, battle more efficiently and even gain extra xp when using a lucky egg for mass evolution.

Niantic first introduced the search bar in the Pokemon list screen in Pokemon Go update 0.67.1 (iOS 1.37.1) and is continuously adding new search options.


Below are the search options and the way you can use them to your advantage



Search function
Example
Advanced search
function
Advantage
Search for Pokemon to evolve
‘evolve’
Search for specific Pokemon to evolve by Pokedex number or name -  ‘evolve & 10,13,16’/evolve & pidgey, weedle*, **
Shows all the Pokemon which have enough candy to be evolved
Saves time when doing mass evolution with a lucky egg
Search by type
‘water’
Fire,flying - shows a list of all FIRE types and FLYING types
Fire&flying/fire|flying - shows a list of Pokemon which are FIRE/FLYING type*, **, ***

Saves time when battling a gym or in a raid. Search for best counter.
Search by Pokedex number
‘201’
Search for Pokedex range ‘152-248’
Shows the Pokemon with that Pokedex number

Search by CP
‘cp420’
Search for cp range ‘cp2000-2500’
Shows all Pokemon with that CP/ in that CP range
Saves time when placing a Pokemon on a gym in order to control decay rate
Search by HP
‘hp200’
Search for hp range ‘hp200-300’

Saves time when placing a Pokemon on a gym in order to place the strongest Pokemon
Search for a move
‘@hydro pump’


Saves time when battling a gym or in a raid by searching for best counter move.
Search for legendary
‘legendary’

Shows all legendary Pokemon

Search by nickname
‘Hulk’



Search by Pokemon species
‘+eevee’
Search for species by nickname ‘+SweetChansey’ will show all Chanseys and Blisseys
Shows all the Pokemon of that species including evolutions

Searching for current gym defenders
‘defender’


Saves time when you want to feed you Pokemon remotely (Important as you currently cannot access your Pokemon from the gym badge list)

*colon(:), semi-colon(;), or a comma(,) have the same function
**search works with spaces or without
***search is not case sensitive







Source:

reddit.com
pokemongohub.com



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