When it comes to "Pokemon Go," I'm all about the "work smarter, not harder" mentality. Sure, one of the many draws of the game is that it encourages you to get off your couch and actually go outside to hunt down nearby Pokemon, but if you'd just rather put your feet up at a Pokestop and wait for the little guys to come to you, that's an option, too. You just have to figure out how to get Lure Modules that will make you instantly irresistible to all the Pidgeys in the land.
Here's a quick debriefing for those of you who might be new to this whole thing: a Lure Module can be dropped by a Pokemon Trainer at any Pokestop. Once the Lure Module is activated, it will draw Pokemon to that Pokestop for the next 30 minutes. The cool thing about Lure Modules is that they can be seen and enjoyed by everyone nearby. If someone decides to use a Lure Module, it shows up on the map for all other Pokemon Trainers in the surrounding area, who can then head to that Pokestop and catch the Pokemon attracted to the Lure Module. It gives the game an extra social component, because setting a Lure tends to bring Trainers together as they head to spots where they know Pokemon will be waiting.
So how do you actually get Lure Modules to add to your backpack of stuff? Unfortunately, you can't stock up on Lure Modules for free at Pokestops like you can other items. But, there are a few ways you can add more Lures to your inventory.
1. You can purchase them
You can buy Lure Modules from the in-app Pokemon store. It will cost you 100 Pokecoins to purchase a single Lure Module. Or, you can buy eight Lure Modules for 680 Pokecoins. To translate that into actual money terms, you can buy 100 Pokecoins for 99 cents. So, in other words, buying a Lure Module will cost you about a buck.
2. You can achieve them at certain levels
There are certain perks to advancing to different levels. For example, you get to join a team once you hit Level 5. You get a Lure Module for free when you hit Level 8, and again when you get to Level 10. Apparently there are also Lure Modules to be gained at Levels 15, 20, 25, and 30. (I haven't experienced this myself yet, but I'm also still only on Level 10.)
I currently have two Lure Modules sitting in my backpack, but I haven't used either of them yet — mostly because I can just mooch off of other players who have been putting up Lure Modules at the Pokestop across from my apartment (consider me Pokeblessed). You also start acquiring Incense when you reach some of the earlier levels, which you can also use to attract Pokemon to you for 30 minutes. The bonus to Incense is that you can use it anywhere — you don't have to be at a Pokestop — and only you get to benefit from it. Other players won't be able to see when you're using it.
Still, I'm waiting for the right moment to finally whip out my Lure Modules and put them into action. Yeah, I wanna catch more Pokemon, but making Pokefriends seems like a pretty sweet deal, too.
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