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14 Apps, Gadgets And More That Will Power Your Pokemon Go Travels

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | July 15, 2016

14 Apps, Gadgets And More That Will Power Your Pokemon Go Travels

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Just like hoverboards not working on water, Pokémon Go doesn’t function at its most efficient without some help.

The app-turned-way of life is now quite ubiquitous around the globe, and it’s turned into a fantastic travel game that allows travelers to discover new places.

Just be careful out there...

What follows are just some of the things you can access that might help you in your noble effort to catch them all.


We covered some of these in a previous article, but it bears repeating when considering how useful these might be to those brave souls who are attempting to capture 'mons around the world.

*PokéMapper: This is a promising guide that does have its drawbacks. Many of these you find will be crowdsourced, which means there may or may not be Pokémon in the area. We leave it to you if you want to swim out into the middle of the ocean as some of these locations suggest.

*Gabbermap: This free app comes highly regarded thus far. One comment states: “You can say these guys are putting a lot of effort into this app. Have been using it for a while now.”

*Map for Pokemon Go: Here’s an Android solution that largely claims, as others have, to settle that burning question that is, “So, where do all the cool Pokémon hang out around here?”

*PokéCrew: Still in beta phase, this site seems to be experiencing a great deal of traffic at the moment. Go players are used to such things though.  

*Google Maps: As Polygon points out, some have taken to Google Maps to solve the dilemma. Boston, for example, has a fantastic treasure map.

*Ingress: As we previously noted, this Redditor points out the possible use of utilizing portal locations in the game Ingress, the previous game released by Pokémon Go’s developers.

READ MORE: Please Put Pokemon Go Away At These Global Locations


This game uses your GPS as well as camera and mandates that you stay on if you want to spot mons in the area. That means you need power. Feel free to choose any number of solutions on the market. Most will be just fine.

However, here are just a few more to consider:

*ResQ Battery: If you are out and about and don’t have the kind of access you think you might then consider this disposable battery solution.

*NiftyX: Shipping now, NiftyX is a powerbank and charging cable you wear, so you remain stylish while play.

*Simpiz: This gadget premiered at CES and promises a recharge in just minutes.

*TravelCard: It’s small but powerful—just like your adorable Ponyta.


*RunGo: This is a simple running app that works like any GPS enabled navigation tool. It also tracks your progress, which is nice if you want to prove Pokémon Go really does lead to fine health.

*SideKix: Let’s say you are trying out a new city with the greatest game of all time. Because you are just visiting, you may not know where the best restaurant or hot spot might be in the area. Once you’ve built up a thirst or hunger, this app will help solve your immediate conundrum.

*Moovit: Now if you are using public transportation, which we always love and encourage, this app will help – especially if you are new to the area.

*Map My Walk: And, again, we like to highlight an app that will make the trek worthwhile. After catching your mons you can sit on the couch and revel in how many steps you just took and how many calories you burned.


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