Pokemon GO is taking the world by storm ever since its debut in 2016. An augmented reality-based game, it has spawned several ancillary apps that only improve the overall experience of catching a Pokemon on the go!
Today, we will be taking a look at some of the best Pokemon GO info apps for Android and iOS platforms, what they have to offer, and how they help players enjoy the game even more.
1. Poke Genie
Poke Genie is an IV calculator that will take a screenshot of the Pokemon, collect stats automatically, and calculate IV combinations so you know how much stardust and candies you should invest. Before you begin, you need to set your trainer level. You then activate the app which creates an overlay effect to take a screenshot.
Poke Genie saves all the scans for future references. The app also works offline. You can calculate CP and HP range to know what happens when you power it up. You can filter results using IVs, CP, and dates. Poke Genie is a popular app among the Pokemon fans and a must-have for all Pokemon trainers.
The pro version will cost $3.99 to unlock features like one-click image upload, display IV results in a banner while playing Pokemon GO, and remove all ads.
Go Companion is a keeper for all Pokemon GO players owning an Android phone. It comes with a Pokedex which is an index of all the known species of Pokemons to humankind. You can search for them by name and see their profile with info like HP, powers, defense, trivia, and evolution details.
On the home tab, you can see announcements for events and news from the creators of Pokemon, Niantic, all in one place. A small but useful app to stay updated and learn more about your favorite Pokemons.
The app is free to use but comes with ads which are removable by paying $0.99 as an in-app purchase.
Similar to Go Companion, Dex for Pokedex is a Pokemon index with all the known species of Pokemons in one handy app. Dex for Pokedex is even better because it allows you to sort and search for Pokemons by their name, abilities, and moves.
You can sort each Pokemon by generation and can add your favorite ones to visit them later. Also, you can create a separate list of all the Pokemons that you have already captured. That is an excellent way to keep track of your catches and which ones are on your to-do list.
The iOS app is free to use and carries ads which are removable with an in-app purchase of $1.99.
PokeInfo is another must-have app for every Pokemon trainer owning an Android phone. It offers a robust Pokedex with info on all the Pokemons along with some useful calculators. For example, you can calculate the IVs, damage, and stats for different Pokemons before you throw the ball and catch them.
Then there is the type chart which plots the Pokemons by their defense and attack for making it easy to visualize them. The app also features maps or locations where you can find different Pokemon species.
Choose a location and the app suggests the kind of Pokemons you can find around that particular location. You can further tap on individual Pokemons to check their profile with details like stats, damage, breeding, training, area, and evolution. Though the app is free, it comes with ads.
The Pokemon universe is vast, and some often say it is as big as our universe. Most enjoy Niantic's use of AR to mix reality with gaming. As such, even seasoned trainers need help from time to time. So if you are a beginner, things can be pretty overwhelming. That is why a Pokemon guide for iOS is a must.
The app divides its content into two parts: Guides/Tips and Info/Charts. Under Guides, you will find a getting started manual, new player tips, how to find and catch Pokemons, where to find them, and answer to other fundamental questions. The second category provides known and unknown Pokemon charts, HP and CP charts and levels charts. So you get a bird’s eye view of Pokemons and their stats.
If you are an Android user, check out Bulbapedia which is a Pokemon wiki by the community and for the community. The ad-supported app is free to use with no in-app purchase.
A lot of Pokemon companion apps that try to map the location of Pokemons are quickly removed from the App Store because they violate the Pokemon GO's Terms of Service. PokeNav found a workaround to the problem and uses a Discord bot to help with the locations. The app consists of user-generated raid reports that they share on Discord.
Install Discord on your iPhone and add the Discord bot to your community. Read our Discord posts to learn more about it. Once done, you can change the radius for your current location or opt to view raids anywhere in the world. You can also get directions to the raid location in Google Maps. Note that you cannot add raid details in-app but will need to do it via Discord. Help others discover rare Pokemons.
PokeNav is free to use, but you can subscribe to it for $0.99/month to remove ads and get customized themes.
These Pokemon GO apps will help you become a Pokemon trainer in no time. Also, note that these apps are only meant to guide and inform you about the vast Pokemon universe. They're not the god-tier tools that'll help you hack the game or boost your scores at an unrealistic pace.
If you are already deep into the Pokemon universe, then use these apps to catch more Pokemons and stay up to date with the latest happenings.
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