Finding rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go just got a lot easier
As every good Pokémon Go player knows, it’s a bitch to catch the Pokémon you want. Niantic’s “nearby” selection of Pokémon rarely ever seems to work in your favour, offering up a measly selection of Rattata, Pidgey and Weedle – never that hard-to-find Magmar or Tentacruel supposedly hiding around the corner.
Well, thanks to Poké Radar, you never have to wonder what’s where ever again! That means trying to catch your very own Pikachu is as simple as checking the map and moseying over to that location. While it’s currently available in-browser and on iPhone, an Android app is supposedly going live today – the website currently warns you that all apps on the Play store are fakes.
Poké Radar covers all the regions where Pokémon Go has been released, so nobody should be left wondering where they can snap up an Arcanine in the wild. You can add Pokémon you’ve spotted or caught on the mobile site or app, helping build an even better picture of where wild Pokémon roam. You can even search for specific Pokémon, making it even easier to mop up those last few critters.
A quick look at London reveals that Rhydon loves hanging out around London Zoo, with Ninetails enjoying a sunny spot in Bedford Square and the corner of Green Park is host to Charizard, Alakazam and Venusaur. Rather irritatingly, the desktop version suffers from wonderful blackouts now and again thanks to a throttling by Google’s Maps API request limit. However, when it’s up, it’s invaluable. Thankfully, mobile versions are unaffected by such issues.
It’s worth noting that running both Pokémon Go and Poké Radar will drain your phone even faster than you could possibly imagine. If you don’t fancy fashioning yourself a Pokédex phone case and charger, there are many alternative portable chargers that can keep you juiced up while you’re on the go.