Okay, let’s be real for a moment here.
Pokemon Go has to be in the top ten list of mankind’s greatest inventions; not even the wheel can compete with it!
The feeling you get when you finally capture that elusive Magmar simply can’t be put into words.
It’s better than witnessing the birth of your first child, getting a free meal at McDonald’s, and having Jack Bauer personally wish you a happy birthday put together.
But all that capturing, training, and bragging to your pals about your collection can drain your battery faster than a Jolteon (that’s Pikachu’s more endowed cousin).
And there’s nothing worse than your battery dying in the middle of throwing a Pokeball, and spending the next 10 minutes wondering if you actually caught Dratini or if you should curl up into a ball of your own and gently sob.
Luckily, there are power banks out there with the juice to keep you hunting and training like Ash himself.
And we’ve compiled 7 of the best, guaranteed to keep you going until you catch ‘em all.
1. Anker Powercore 20100
Yeah, we’re starting things off with the big daddy of external battery packs: Anker.
We’re still convinced that these guys have a top level wizard as a consultant for their engineering department, because it’s simply astounding how fast one of their powerbanks gets your phone juiced up.
This particular one from their top-rated Powercore series packs 20,000mAh in a shell that weighs a mere 12.5oz.
They claim it can fully charge an iPhone 6s seven times, a Galaxy S6 five times, and an iPad mini four times.
All we know is that 20,000mAh is enough to make Pikachu feel insecure about his abilities and maybe even start wearing lifts.
And with the rugged impact tested case, you’ll have the freedom of venturing out into the untamed wilderness (a.k.a that mall down the road) without having to coddle the power bank.
2. RAVPower 22000mAh Portable Charger
The guys behind RAVPower took a look at the other products on the market, made a smirk and presumably did a slow motion hair flip, and went ahead to create a power bank that one upped everything else.
This bad boy packs a whopping 22,000mAh in a Li-Po battery, enough to charge your iPhone 6S nine times over.
It also feature iSmart technology that monitors battery temperature, regulates voltage, and ensures the optimal current is delivered to your device.
But the best feature about this battery pack? It has not one, not two, but three USB ports!
And they produce an unheard of total output of 5.8A.
So you can charge multiple devices at the same time, or share your juice with someone at a PokeStop who eventually ends up being your soul mate (it can happen; just believe!)
If you’re an adventurer, the kind of person that gets goose bumps all over their body when they think of Mother Nature (you freak, you), then you’ll love this solar power bank by GRDE.
It features a 1.5W solar panel that can effectively top up the unit while you’re outdoors hunting for that rare Pokémon to add to you collection.
This external battery pack is fitted with a pretty sizeable 10,000mAh battery and can be easily attached to a wrist strap or hang on your backpack to soak up some sun.
And if you ever spot Kadabra in a downpour, the splash-proof construction will give you the freedom to enslave that little fox.
Or is it a ninja?
Let’s call it a ninja fox and move on.
4. Oenbopo Ultra-Slim Charger
It’s fitting that this power bank sounds like a Pokemon, because with a capacity of 12,000mAh, Oenbopo (seriously, the guys at Nintendo need to copy this name) provides enough juice to keep you hopping from gym to gym.
It also boasts dual USB ports and voltage protection.
But the most impressive feature about this baby?
It’s impressively lightweight and incredibly slim!
At just a thickness of 0.39 inches and weight of about 8.8 ounces, you can easily fit it into a pocket and move about without all that bulk.
5. Lumsing 2-Port USB Charger
Who said you can’t go around catching Pokemon and look good doing it too?
It definitely wasn’t us!
And with this looker of a power bank from Lumsing, you’ll be turning heads as you stumble upon all those Rattatas in your neighborhood that someone needs to talk to about birth control.
The orange and white design is pretty stunning and it measures just 4.8” x 2.7”, making it one of the most compact chargers on the list.
But don’t let the cute face fool ya; the Lumsing is packed with some pretty neat features.
It has a decent capacity of 8,000mAh, a high quality Li-Po battery, and dual smart ports that deliver the fastest charge to your device.
6. Anker 21W Solar Charger
If you’d want to take a week-long sabbatical to a desert somewhere to hunt and train Pokemon (as we’re all required to do at least once in our lives), then the Anker solar powered charger is just what you need.
It not only features cutting-edge solar panels with 23% efficiency, but also comes with dual smart charging USB ports and a rugged design to weather the rigors of your noble quest.
It even has stainless steel eye holes at the corners for attaching to your backpack, trees, tent, or some creature you happened to tame in the desert.
7. Simian PowerUp
Hey, what type of Pokemon do you normally go for? Which little critter makes you want to do the moonwalk right in the middle of that freeway?
If you said water type you need to give yourself a high five and grab this shock and water resistant power bank!
You can now hunt around that aqua without fear of damaging your charger.
It also weighs just 3 ounces and can comfortably fit in the palm of your hands.
It might not be as beefed up as the rest with its capacity of 2,600mAh, but if rugged design is top on your list then this little guy will do you justice.
And it also gives you major cool points with its awesome-looking design.