When you’re on the hunt for that rare Ditto, or you’re looking for the holiday Pikachu, hands-off is an advantage. These are 4 auto catchers that can improve your Pokemon Go adventure. Let’s dive in!
It connects via Bluetooth to an android or Apple smartphone, and using a low energy signal, notifies you of nearby Pokestops with vibration and a notification light. The auto catcher will also flash a small green LED light when a Pokemon is close! With the press of a single button on the auto-catcher, you can automatically throw a Pokeball. A successful catch is indicated by another buzz and LED light flash — Gotcha!
The catcher can be worn as a bracelet or clipped to your clothing, making it a versatile pick manufactured by a trusted brand. As a downside, the device is admittedly incompatible with Android devices running an Intel Atom processor.
- Cheapest of the options
- Good intro auto catcher
- Easy to use
- Incompatible with some phones
- Catcher is semi-automatic – you still need to press the button for every single catch.
- Takes physical batteries and cannot recharge.
It will buzz and light up to notify you of nearby Pokestops. When you’re ready to catch a new Pokemon, the device will alert you to the presence of a Pokemon by vibrating and lighting up. Press the white button and the catch is attempted. An alternative is to hold down the red button to continuously catch pokemon. A hack by some players are to put a tight rubber band around the Plus that permanently depresses the button while they are walking around to auto catch.
You can use the Pokeball plus with a friend, making the game a two-person adventure. As another bonus, the Pokeball is compatible with both Android smartphones and iPhones, and it can be used in any of the Pokemon Let’s Go games. This means that you can toss your pokeballs in the Pokemon Go app, or in Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee. Give the Pokeball a shake, and you’ll even hear your Pokemon making noise inside. (You can only load a Pokemon onto the ball with one of the Switch games just mentioned. With Pokemon Go you cannot do this.)
- Relatively affordable
- Cute, realistic Pokeball design
- Can be recharged by a USB-C port in the back
- Still not a full-auto catcher, need to press a button for the actual catch
Use the simple touchscreen to collect your Pokemon with a single tap. The winning feature of this device is the Auto-Catch mode which is fully hands-off! It will collect Pokeballs, Potions, Eggs, and other Pokestop items without your interaction. When you’ve completed your adventurous day of Pokemon-catching, it’s easy to charge the wristband. Pros:
- Hands-off auto-catching
- Easy to use
- Not manufactured by Nintendo
- Wristband design is limiting, rather get a key chain type of holder
- Can be used with 2 accounts
- Not rechargeable, needs AAA batteries
- Large Size
- Confusing disc design
- Most expensive