Okay, so I know that my blog is mainly for writing usually (and the weekly Tuesdays will not change) but I decided to do a bonus post seeing as I'm really addicted to Pokemon Go. Now, I know there are a lot of people who talked about tips and hidden features, but I'm writing this out of my own personal experience.
1- There are two good ways to catch Pokemon very quickly. Once you click on it, starting throwing the ball at him repeatedly (before the screen is loaded). There is about 90% chance that the ball will hit with a 'Nice', 'Great' or even 'Excellent' sometimes. And well, the other is simply Curveballs (which give you an additional 10exp).
NOTE: I'll probably have a gif by tonight to show how to do the Curveball and well... I call it the "Fast Throw". So definitely check this post later on.
2- Taking over gyms, with friends. Grab a friend or two when you plan on going on a Gym rampage. If all of you fight at the same time, you can actually cooperate and fight the Gym Pokemon together (making the battle much MUCH easier).
3- Properly defending a Gym. When you plan to defend a Gym with your friends, make sure that everyone puts a certain type that is opposite to what comes next. For example (Fire - Water - Electric - Ground). If you stretch this long enough, it'll drag the fight endlessly, and your opponents will simply give up due to the strategy needed to take the Gym.
4- 10K Eggs. Do not start hatching these eggs at a low level, instead wait until you are above level 15 (basically that's when you can get 1K+ CP rare Pokemon). This will probably put you ahead of a lot of people as well, transforming you into a beast of a trainer.
5- Pokemon with Special Moves. You might think the only plus to catching duplicates of the same Pokemon that you have is to simply transfer them back and get that 1 candy that you so deserve, but actually some Pokemon are way more useful than the rest. Just pay attention to their special moves (which can be vital during a battle).
BONUS TIP 6- Team Mystic rocks.
That's all, if you would like me to continue and write another 5 tips, don't forget to share and comment!
[EDIT] One of the tips was debunked actually right after I posted this, it is about the special/rare Pokemon that have a blue aura behind them.
See the blue aura behind Squirtle? It turns out that it doesn't mean that it's a rare kind of Squirtle, but actually just a recently caught one (if you sort your Pokemon by most Recent, you'll be able to confirm this - courtesy of Bruce Kraemer).