People started complaining when I don’t talk about Android, especially when it comes to topics relating to Pokemon Go.
Let me defend myself by saying this.
I don’t own an Android smartphone or device, and so it’s impossible for me to talk test out an app or hack. Therefore, I can’t express my opinions or write down the tutorial. However, there is a new app that captures a lot of people’s attention right now including mine.
It’s called PokeDetector.
Nearby Pokemon Notifications For Pokemon GO. PokeDetector lets you keep your phone in your poket while you go Poke-hunting!
This app is simple, straight-forward, and currently compatible with Android devices, even smartwatch :D.
Getting notified for nearby Pokemon without opening the Pokemon Go app is like a dream come true. This by far has been one of the most requested features on the r/PokemonGO subreddit. Still, no sign of future update that could potentially bring this feature to life.
But, you can start using PokeDetector for the same purpose. This app will send out notifications when you come across a wild Pokemon. And not to mention, it happens in real-time.
The app also has a function to filter out known Pokemon or the ones that you have no interested in. For example, if you live San Francisco, you may want to exclude the Zubat because it’s everywhere around this area.
How to Get Notified for Nearby Pokemons in Pokemon Go
Again, PokeDetector is currently available for Android devices only. I do hope that there will be a version or similar app for iPhone and iPad as well.
- Start off by allowing installation from unknown sources.
- Go to Settings > Security > Unkown Sources
- Head over to PokeDetector website and download the .apk
The app couldn’t be published on the Play Store so you will have to install it directly. After that, it should work as advertised.
Warning: Possible Banning
Even noted on the official site:
This app needs to log in to a Google account that’s registered with Pokemon Go. I highly recommend registering for Pokemon Go with a backup account, and using that for this application. This application is using an unoffical Pokemon Go API, and while many other applications also use this API, it’s always better to be safe than sorry 🙂
So yeah, there you have it, folks. Receiving notifications in Pokemon Go for nearby creatures.
If you don’t have an Android device or prefer to use a web browser instead, try the new Chrome extension called Pokénotifier. It functions the same as any notification apps.
You will get a notification right on your Chrome browser when a Pokémon is nearby. This means you no longer have to have Pokemon Go open at all time.
Notifies you for catchable Pokemon and also shows you other Pokemon which are nearby, and how far away they are.
You can download this free extension from here.