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Pokemon Go Essential Everyday Carry

Pokemon Go (Niantic) has hit the world by storm over the past month, and in almost every city there’s a community of Pokemon Go Trainers out there trying to “Catch them all” and “be the best there ever was”.

Pokemon Go isn’t just for kids though. There are Millenials, Gen-X’ers and even senior citizens playing the game. The streets are hopping with Trainers at all hours, and this one game has done something that no other game could ever accomplish: Bridge the gap between gaming and the real world.

As such, since we’re an Everyday Carry site, we decided to ask the Pokemon Go community what they carry when they go out to search for Pokemon. Over the past month, we’ve collected responses from Twitter, Facebook and other social medias to bring you this list of everyday carry items that most Pokemon Go Trainers carry everyday.

1. A Portable Battery Charger

This is probably the most unanimous response that we’ve gotten. A lot of people are carrying two or even three extra portable battery chargers, and a couple Trainers report “never closing the app” and leaving their phone on all day long! Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger

The Anker Powercore 10000 offers three charges on an iPhone 6, Note 3 and similar devices. It offers Anker’s exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost to recharge your phone fast! It’s very small and lightweight making it perfect for everyday carry as you are out catching Pokemons.

Anker Astro E1 5200mAhThis Anker Astro E1 5200mAh charger is about the size of a candy bar and fits in just about any interior pocket your backpack or daypack might have. It’s got enough juice to charge an iPhone 6 / Note 4 twice and works well for those who go out on lunch breaks and after work to catch Pokemon.


2. A Backpack/Daypack

You gotta be able to carry the stuff around, so it’s natural that our Pokemon Go Trainers let us know that they favor either taking a backpack or drawstring bag to carry all the things they’ll need for the day. 

Most people use whatever bag or backpack they have lying around the house, and there’s such a wide range of responses when we asked for brands that it’s hard to pinpoint any specific brand that people favor. What we did see was a trend of Trainers using smaller and lighter weight bags, more like the drawstring backpacks than anything else, but there was also a significant response from people who just used whatever bag they normally used for work or school as well.

3. Waterbottles

Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth BPA Free Water BottleSince it’s been a really hot summer, trainers are concerned about staying hydrated. Many will purchase a bottle of water and then just refill the bottle at local “Pokemon Go Friendly Businesses” while they’re out and about. Other Trainers take a water bottle they already own and carry that in the backpack. Like the question we posed about backpack brands, there were a very wide range of answers, but the Nalgene brand bottles kept coming up due to their durability and lightweight design.

The Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth 1 Quart Water Bottle seems to be the bottle of choice for Trainers. Even though it only got 18% of the answers, it was still more than any other brand. The water bottle is made of BPA-free Eastman Tritan co-polyester with superior impact resistance, and is also dishwasher safe.

  • Warm and Cold Beverage Capability (-40° to 212°F)
  • Opening accommodates most water filters
  • Superior impact resistance
  • Lid is attached to bottle – Good for carrying
  • $9 on Amazon, $17 for the 32oz version.

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