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5 best battery-saving chargers for Pokémon Go trainers

Because you can't catch 'em all without staying charged.


Christine Burkson

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Posted on Jul 11, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 11:32 am CDT

Trainers are well aware that Pokémon Go is an addicting, battery-draining vice that is well worth your precious percentage.

While there are certainly ways to save some battery life, your best bet to carry some extra juice. Fortunately, Amazon Prime Day, which technically starts Tuesday, has already unleashed plenty of really great deals on best-selling portable chargers.

Depending on what type of trainer you are, there’s a battery pack best suited for you. Regardless, you shouldn’t have to worry about your phone dying in the middle of an important battle with a Clefairy.

1) For trainers who travel lightly: Anker PowerCore+ mini.


If you don’t want extra gear bogging you down while you wander aimlessly catching Pokémon, the Anker PowerCore mini is a lipstick-sized portable charger that can fully boost your phone in 3-4 hours on a single charge.

Price on Amazon: $10.99 (regularly $21.99)

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2) For trainers who travel in twos: RAVPower portable charger bank.


For trainers in crime, the RAVPower has a dual-USB portable charger so you can boost more than one device at the same time. Technically, that means you’d need to walk around connected to one power bank, but it honestly doesn’t look any weirder than you did side by side while glued to your phone.

Price on Amazon: $31.99 (regularly $69.99)

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3) For power-using trainers: Anker PowerCore 20100.


Multi-tasking trainers who post their catches to social media, plus keep up with other personal interests, will need something with a little more power. The Anker PowerCore 20100 is only slightly bigger than the mini at around the same size of a Snickers, but has more than twice the power. At 20,000 mAh can charge your phone up to two time with each use.  

Price on Amazon: $39.99 (regularly $79.99)

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4) For group trainers: EasyAcc Monster external battery pack.


Trainers who run with their squad should get the EasyAcc external battery pack, which has four USB ports so you can boost everyone’s devices on a single charge. You could also set up a lure and provide a space for fellow trainers in the community to get an extra boost. Professor Willow would be so proud of you.

Price on Amazon: $36.99 (regularly $122.99)

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5) For hardcore trainers: Bsone solar-powered portable charger.


If you’re catching ‘em all by day and night, a solar-powered charger keeps your phone and power bank going without needing to take time to replenish. The Bsone has a flashlight, so you can keep going after dark. It also has a rugged fit that can handle the most extreme exploring and features dual USB ports so you can invite a fellow trainer on your travels.

Price on Amazon: $20.99 (regularly $69.99)

Buy it here


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*First Published: Jul 11, 2016, 11:22 pm CDT