Ingress Agent Guide

GET TO KNOW YOUR SCANNER

Take a brief tour of the main screen of your Scanner device:

1. AP PROGRESS BAR
This bar fills up as you earn more Action Points toward your next Level.
2. XM STORAGE BAR
This bar shows how much Exotic Matter (XM) you have collected. Every action an Agent takes requires XM, so collect as much as possible.
3. EARNED AP
Tap your Agent name to view your AP. The first number is the amount of AP you have earned so far. The second number shows how much AP you need to reach the next Access Level. Earn AP through Portal actions, like deploying Resonators or creating Links.
4. ACCESS LEVEL
Agent’s current Level.
5. YOUR LOCATION
Agent’s current position.
6. ACTION RANGE
The area in which you can interact with Portals or dropped items.
7. COMM
COMM is used to communicate with other Agents, check alerts, and see Portal activity in your area.
8. EXOTIC MATTER (XM)
The glowing particles are Exotic Matter (XM). Collect these to store energy for interaction with Portals.

 

START MOVING

Hint: Walk! Move your location in the real world to collect XM and find Portals. Portals can be one of three different colors: grey, blue, or green. Hack Portals of any color to acquire gear, deploy on grey Portals to capture them for your Faction, and destroy enemy Portals. Tap on any Portal to see all possible actions you can take on that Portal.

 

FRIENDLY PORTALS
Blue Portals are controlled by your Faction (Resistance). You can deploy a new Resonator if there are any open slots, or upgrade existing Resonators. Friendly Portals yield the most inventory, so hack them often.
NEUTRAL PORTALS
Grey Portals are not currently controlled by either Faction, so you can capture these Portals by deploying a Resonator. Deploy up to eight Resonators on any neutral Portal to fully power it up.
ENEMY PORTALS
Green Portals are controlled by the opposing Faction (Enlightened). Hacking enemy Portals earns you the most AP, but enemy Portals can also attack back and drain your XM. As your level increases, you’ll have more power to neutralize Enemy Portals using XMP Bursters.
PRO-TIP: FIRE XMP
Tap and hold anywhere on the Scanner to show quick options. Slide your finger to the FIRE XMP option to bring up your Weapons.