You can now get Pokémon Go alerts on your phone thanks to this handy app


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If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably feel a tad self-conscious when you’re out and about whisking up Pokémon in Pokémon GO. That’s perfectly OK. Maybe you’d just like the fact you’re playing it to be a little less obvious, or something along those lines. Whatever the case may be, here’s a perfect solution, if you own a smart watch, that is (if you don’t, we don’t blame you).

source: pocket-lint.com

source: pocket-lint.com

If you do, well, you’ll be interested to know that there’s a handy little app called PokeDetector, useful for letting you know when you’re nearby Pokémon so you don’t need to walk around glued to the screen of your smartphone all the time, waiting for one. Come to think of it, this could probably save you a tonne of battery, too. It’s definitely worth checking out.

Basically, it’ll notify you on your wrist when you’re near a Pokémon. It really is that simple – but there is a catch, as is usually the case with this sort of thing.

source: variety.com

source: variety.com

The app uses unofficial scripting for Pokémon GO, sort of like a hack, I guess you could say. Hence, there’s a risk associated with linking your account to PokeDetector: you could get banned. The app developer suggests, as a way to cheat the system, signing up on PokeDetector with a separate account from the one you actually play with.

source: glasgowlive.co.uk

You really don’t want to lose those hundreds of hours (and kilometers, even) of progress in your search for the fabled Mewtwo, do you?