2. Pokemon Go is a social game
So be social.
When you are near other players talk to them, trust me you will know who is playing and who isn’t.
Lures work for everyone. Incense works for everyone. The same Pokemon can be caught by multiple people so there is no competition as to getting somewhere first.
Be the guy who when they see a Charmeleon announces it to everyone around where it is and go as a group.