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Pokemon GO Cooldown 101

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Feb 25, 2022
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Cooldown WILL reset if you do any of the following actions:
  • Catch a Pokemon
  • Accidentally drop the ball anywhere on the catch screen
  • Use a berry on a Pokémon in catch screen
  • Fight in a Gym
  • Putting a Pokémon in a gym
  • Spin a Pokestop/gym
  • Using a berry on a gym Pokémon
  • Finish a Raid and either feed a berry or try to catch the boss.
  • Catch meltans from a meltan mystery box

Cool down will NOT reset if you do any of the following actions:
  • Teleporting in general. You can teleport as much as you want, just don't DO any of the cool down
  • Click on a pokemon, without doing anything after. (shiny checking)
  • Egg hatching
  • Evolve/Upgrade a Pokémon.
  • Using an item on a Pokémon.
  • Receive rewards from a quest.
  • Catching a quest Pokémon.
  • Take photos
  • Catch Smeargle
  • Raid and then immediately run away from the catch screen (Used in speed raiding) You have to be off cooldown when you start this
  • Trades
  • PVP Battles
  • Sending/Receiving gifts
  • Add a lure to a pokestop
  • Feeding berries to gym defender pokemon from a distance
  • Switch from tweaked app to legit app in order to buy coins and then switch back.

If you are already on cooldown, these actions above can be done while you wait it out.
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