The Pokémon Go craze is taking the world by storm! Nintendo's stock value doubled in just two days, and Pokémon trainers have been walking into doors, walls, and lakes. Warnings have even been put up telling Pokémon trainers to avoid minefields!
So you'd have to be a rather busy person without internet to not have heard about Pokémon Go. More likely, though, you've more than just heard about Pokémon Go; you're probably an eager Pokémon trainer looking for that extra advantage.
Well look no further, as this list of essentials for the Pokémon Go trainer will help you be the very best!
5 Pokémon Go Trainer Essentials
The ultimate Pokémon essential; you won't get very far without a portable charger. Pokémon Go's constant on-screen time and GPS usage drain batteries as quickly as 1% every 2 minutes, meaning you'll be in low battery mode in as little as 3 hours. No Pokémon trainer wants to be stuck in the dreaded low battery mode, so save yourself from battery woes with the Anker Powercore 20100.
The Anker Powercore 20100 weighs a measly 12.5 ounces (a can of soda), and its dimensions are 6.5 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches. It recharges in 10 hours with a 2 amps charger, and its industry leading output of 4.8 amps allows you to charge two devices simultaneously at full speed.
With an 18-month warranty and top-notch customer support, this Pokémon essential is just perfect for the Pokémon trainer who trains every day.
What do you get when a Pokémon trainer walks for hours non-stop without finding that elusive Pokémon? You get someone who's hungry and angry: a Hangry Pokémon trainer, that's what!
Avoid this nasty pitfall, with the Pokémon essential Hangry Kit. The Hangry Kit is a care package of 40 chips, candies, and cookies. With lots of mouth-watering treats like Cheetos and Doritos, it'll give you the extra energy you need to crank out those extra steps and hatch your PokéEggs in no time.
Multiple packs of your favorite snacks also mean that there's plenty to share with your fellow Pokémon trainers at the PokéStop. Nobody wants to be labeled as the stingy guy who wouldn't share a few cookies with his buddies.
So get the Hangry Kit, and the next time you can't find the Pokémon you really want, you won't be a Hangry Pokémon trainer. You'll just be an angry Pokémon trainer.
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Every dedicated Pokémon trainer needs a backpack. How else would you carry all the stuff you need for your long Pokémon Go hunts?
This nifty Pokémon backpack will store your portable charger, snacks, and drinks with ease. Keep them safe and conveniently stored in its zipper compartment, leaving your hands free to hold your Pokémon Go device.
The straps are also adjustable to ensure you get the most comfortable fit. This comes in handy when you plan to trek around all day and hunt Pokémon as opposed to hunting for a pair of sore shoulders.
My favorite feature though is the plain, simple softness of the backpack. This allows Pikachu to become a nice comfy pillow, significantly raising your comfort level at PokéStops to the point you can even take a nap if you wish to. Try not to smirk too much at the envious looks of the Pokémon trainers stuck with their hard and rough non-pillow backpacks.
Pikachu, pillow attack!
With all the stories appearing online of zombified Pokémon trainers walking around oblivious to their surroundings, you'd be wise to check out this Pokémon essential. Its bright red and white design featuring the iconic PokéBall will send a clear message to onlookers: Warning, dedicated Pokémon trainer on the hunt, please beware!
Comfortable and cute, this hat is also perfect for any Pokémon trainer looking to show off their love of Pokémon Go. If the Pikachu backpack doesn't help your fellow Pokémon trainers identify you, this PokéBall hat definitely will.
A quick note to those looking for potential gift ideas for Pokémon trainers: Ash's cap is BORING! Choose this instead. Not only is Ash's cap less recognizable, but it's also less comfy. Just saying.
Last but not least on our list of Pokémon must-haves is this must have t-shirt.
Your Pokémon Go hunts will bring you to places far and wide, including shops, restaurants, and places of cultural interest. Here you'll meet lots of friendly people asking if they can help you with anything, or what you'd like to order, or how old that tree is.
Just point at your cool t-shirt, and save everybody from the awkward “I'm just here for the Pokémon” conversation. Trust me, they'll appreciate your honesty as it frees up their time to deal with actual, interested customers.
It's a win-win for everyone!
And don't worry, this t-shirt isn't some cheap quality merchandise looking to make a quick buck from the Pokémon Go craze. It's professionally printed, which guarantees the print will never fade, and has a fit which will bring out the best of your Pokémon trainer bod.
Any Pokémon trainer can just stumble around aimlessly with their Pokémon Go device, hurling PokéBalls like confetti. Any Pokémon trainer can also end up with the same Pokémon that your 8-year-old niece has (no one's saying that's a bad thing, mind you).
Outpace the other Pokémon trainers by optimizing your time and effort. Plan which Pokémon you want to focus on, and where you'll need to go to find them then make the most of your hunting trips with these 5 essentials for the Pokémon Go trainer.
Pretty soon you'll be filling that Pokédex like a champ, and rocking those gym battles.