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If you’re playing Pokémon GO (and who are we kidding, everyone is), you know that the only REAL requirement is a compatible smartphone. That doesn’t mean you can’t bring a few extras with you to make the game even more enjoyable.
Here are six things you need to play Pokémon GO.
1. Portable Battery Charger
As you’ve probably already learned, this game is a real battery-drainer. A portable charger like the Native Union JUMP Cable is your best friend here. It’s basically a charge cable with its own built-in battery pack!
Sometimes that one Pokémon you’ve been looking for only pops up at night. If you’re going to do a little nighttime hunting, it helps to have a flashlight. You can use the built-in flashlight on your smartphone, or for something a little more powerful (but still portable), check out the LED Lenser T7 Tactical Flashlight. It gives off a lot of light for its size.
Whether you’re listening to the in-game audio while playing, or jamming to your favorite music playlist while hatching eggs in incubators, or even catching up on a podcast, there’s no sense bugging others around you with noise. Bring some headphones like the Jaybird X2 wireless sport headphones to keep the audio to yourself.
4. Water Bottle
If you’re playing out in the summer heat, it’s important to stay hydrated. Keep a water-filled Camelbak Eddy Bottle on hand. It’s spill-resistant, sports a built-in straw so you don’t have to tip the bottle to drink, and the loop-cap makes it easy to carry around.
Protecting your skin from the sun is just as important as staying hydrated. Pick up a bottle of Sun Bum Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 70 and thank us later.
6. A Sense of Adventure
That’s right, it’s not all about cool products. Pokémon GO is all about exploration, so you’ll want to bring along a sense of adventure as you check out tons of new spots, including museums, memorials, and historic markers. Have fun out there!
Don’t forget to stay safe! Make sure you read my article 4 TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE WHILE PLAYING ‘POKÉMON GO’