Say what? Pokemon Go companion app to launch on the Apple Watch before year's end

Say what? Pokemon Go companion app to launch on the Apple Watch before year's end

Although the craze around Pokemon Go has seemingly subsided a bit, during Apple's September 7 event we heard something that can potentially rekindle interest in the Pokemon-collecting augmented reality game.

A companion Pokemon Go app was announced for the Apple Watch, which will enable you to use your iPhone less and catch Pidgeys and Rattatas directly from your wrist-worn Apple Watch gadget. 


The app will allow you to make use of the more vital Pokemon Go features, like see nearby Pokemon, explore and loot Pokestops, as well as see what a Poke Egg has hatched into. It doesn't seem you will be able to catch a Pokemon straight from your Apple Watch, as you will be required to flick out your phone then, but at least you'd be alerted about the nearby monster just in time. 

Interestingly, walking around in the Pokemon Go app on the watch will count towards your daily walking quota; additionally, a small complication on the watch face will enable you to see how far you need to go to hatch that 10km egg of yours.

The companion app will launch later this year. 



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14 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Only on Apple watch could it look that ugly. Why the hell can't they use the full screen of pixels and color. Is the battery life that bad?

2. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Does it look better on the Samsung Gear version then?

3. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Why must everything be a comparison? Apple utilised it's space poorly, however it lloks on other devices is irrelevant.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Probably will, most Android wear devices use white backgrounds and bright colors.

7. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

But they don't have the app do they?

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well it takes time to make it good, not like this one.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7386; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Kush got you lit...... name one app that is developed better on Android anything that isn't a launcher. iOS has the superior ecosystem, and therefore WatchOS has a much better ecosystem than Android Wear. Take your time....... I know you have plenty of it :D.

12. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

People always argue this theory and run with it, iOS apps are better? I would except that if only people could explain why? Which apps are better? How are they better? Are you saying ALL apps on iOS are better than the Android version? Could Android apps be better than ios version? Do they have more features, better colors, fonts, more options etc. Which apps are better and how has your experience with Android vs iOS apps different? Have you picked up an Android and used the same apps to conclude that? Or you just reading it somewhere and decided just to repeat what you hear? Or did you try it and found that the layout was simply different and you didn't like change?

8. AlikMalix unregistered

You already posted what you think on the other Apple Watch article - is this something you're told to do? Blink once if you have a gun pointed at your head?

5. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

The idea could be good in theory to get people to exercise. But let's be honest the Pokemon on the watch is lame. It's just for people to say they can play Pokemon on their watch. It looks like a waste.

6. iDing-Dong unregistered

That Asian dude was probably once work for Samsung. Apple pay him good to get out.

13. mudcat626

Posts: 213; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Dual core cpu, beast from the second leading watchmaker in the world behind Rolex......

14. JakLee

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

I still haven't pulled the trigger on a smart watch, but I would be even more inclined to grab one if it included a pokemon tie in tbh. Just counting steps while watch is on and notifications of nearby pokemon is interesting enough for someone who plays. Hope android will get this too

15. checkmymike

Posts: 214; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

He has a nice body. Im wet.

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