3 Battery Packs ideal for Pokémon GO players

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Running out of phone battery is no ideal way for a Pokémon trainer’s journey to end. If you find that your battery always seems to run out too quickly, and you’ve already tried all of the battery-saving tips, then it might be worth investing in a battery pack.


A portable battery pack, or power bank, will provide you with much-needed battery life. Depending on what you get, a standard battery pack will only set you back between $20 and $50 including shipping. You can expect to get at least another full charge or more from these portable power packs.

We’ve scouted Amazon for battery packs with the best reviews and value for money. These power banks should work with any iPhone, iPad or Android device. You’ll need to bring your own phone’s USB charging cord to plug in.

AmazonBasics Portable Power Bank – 16,100 mAh

Capacity: 16,100 mAh, Price: $29.95, Rating: 4.2/5, Shipping Availability: Continental United States

Amazon claims that this power bank will fully charge an Apple iPhone 6s 9.3 times before needing a recharge. It comes with an LED battery indicator to remind you when to recharge. The reviews seem overwhelmingly positive. However, shipping is only available for people within USA, excluding Hawaii and Alaska.

Kogan Universal 20,000mAh Power Bank for Laptops, Tablets & Phones

Kogan Universal 20,000mAh Power BankCapacity: 20,000mAh, Price: AU$135, Rating: 4.4/5, Shipping Availability: Within Australia

This one seems expensive, but comes with 20,000mAh capacity and it’s available within Australia. Another bonus with this one is that it comes with a huge range of accessories to make it useful for your phone, tablet or laptop.

Mipow Power 5200mAh Simple Tube Phone Charger

Capacity: 5200mAh, Price; AU$21.48, Rating: 4.4/5, Shipping Availability: International

This battery pack is a no-frills, no-brand product and the price is irresistible. There are multiple colors available, and the pricing and shipping availability differs for each. It comes in Blue, Purple, Gray, Pink, Red and Black.

Are battery packs worth it?

Keeping a power bank with you could mean the difference between catching a rare Pokémon or missing out. If you can’t afford one, then there are other ways to save your battery while playing Pokémon GO.

Edtior’s choice: I’ve got the Mipow on order.