PokéAlert is a useful iOS app for locating Pokémon, especially rare ones, in a users’ current vicinity. The app shows all nearby Pokémon on a map, along with timers beneath them to show how long they will be available for.
PokéAlert opens directly to the home screen which is a real-time Google map. There is no registration required to use the app. There are five options on the home screen to set filters, get help, set routes and share locations on social media.
- On the top left corner, tap on the ‘?’ icon to get helpful tips on using the app.
- Tap on the arrow icon on the top right corner to share the location of Pokémon using email or social media.
- Tap the location pin icon to get to the current location on the map. User’s current location is displayed using an animated blue dot.
- The hamburger icon in the bottom left corner enables users to set a filter for specific Pokémon and arrange them using the sort option. Tapping the select icon lets the user chose from different types of Pokémon – users can choose to show all, show only rare, super rare or ultra rare creatures.
- Users can set a route to the precise location of a Pokémon, by tapping it on the map.
The app is really useful and one of the few that still work since Niantic is coming down hard on most third party apps, like PokéRadar.
We have been searching and capturing Pokémon with the help of PokéAlert and have been happy with the results. The in-app ads pop up are an irritant but it’s a small price to pay for the convenience it offers.
PokéAlert is available in the App Store for free and requires iOS 8.0 or later. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It’s a must have app for Pokémon Go trainers.