since i don't see any posts yet about what peoples findings have been so far i thought a thread like this may help. so please if you found out anything about the games mechanics please share! my findings till now: -berry's don't appear at pokéstops till you are lvl7++ -a maxed out pokémon can get higher cp again everytime you level up the trainer. -you can take items from a pokestop about once every 6minutes or so. -your pokémon don't need to keep a gym for 21hour to claim the reward for it, just make sure you claimed the gyms in your area right before you go claim the pokecoins for the day, also beat the gym and put a lower level pokémon there, keep your strong pokémon to capture the other gyms, especially in places where there are not many pokémon trainers. -not all pokémon are the same, they have a move pool, if you got a grass pokémon try to evolve one that has a water move for example to surprise fire type pokémon. -try different areas, some areas really suck when you're looking for pokémon. best way to find pokémon seems to be by driving around. -i don't know if it's just random luck but i seem to have extreme high pokémon encounter rates around hotels. so far it worked really well close to renaissance hotel (in curacao) and Divi flamingo beach resort (in Bonaire) in those areas you don't have to walk hundreds of meters to encounter another pokemon. i've tested over a period of two days in both areas.