Partial Answer, more like initial analysis really...
Hint #2 says to focus on where the capital letters are. In the first two stanzas there is unusual capitalization. I believe it is a pattern of zeroes and ones meant to be binary.
The fourth stanza says "As the first is one".
Starting with 1 and continuing word to word, ignoring new lines I got:
As noted by @Rand al'Thor in a previous answer, the first step is:
And then the answer might be
Let's start with the title: 'Follow me my dear friend'
Then let's explain the hint:
And now for the heart of the problem:
Another initial analysis
Relating to the third stanza, I believe that the "start of its passage" beginning below the entrance relates to
This goes hand in hand with hint #2 and a comment from @Xcoder. However, the "number of lines" clue in stanza #3 still feels like a complete mystery to me.
Following hint #7 we have that :
Thus, applying hint #2 :
I'm not a big pokemon buff, but I noticed some terms could be made out from the grid of first letters.
Refine IV? Googled, its an actual process in the game.
Forage (the ability)
It sounds like steps to get something done in a game. If you share a ...