By now, pretty much everyone is playing Niantic and The Pokémon Company’s new GPS-based mobile game Pokémon GO. Hilarious stories as well as serious ones (involving crime and even death) continue to make headlines. Aside from the server issues, however, one of the main issues that’s been plaguing players since day one is the fact that Pokémon are appearing in places–whether it be your neighbor’s backyard, or even the ocean–that are unreachable. Enter TRNDLabs Pokédrone. Check it out in the video above.
The official TRNDlabs site explains the process:
Once connected via WiFi to your phone, the Pokémon GO app uses the Pokédrone’s GPS and camera instead of the phone’s GPS and Camera. With the Pokédrone’s auto take-off & land function there is no need to worry about your drone-flying skills. The drone can also hover in one place making it super easy to catch ‘em all for everyone who is more into Pokémon than drones.
According to the same post, the company is serious about the new development that will hopefully save players from finding creative (and likely dangerous) ways to catch ’em all. We’re not entirely sure how well the drone actually works, but as TRNDlabs points out, it’s a lot easier than rigging your phone to your dog or a drone (which people have already been doing).
There is no mention of pricing or availability yet, but we’re assuming something like this will probably be expensive. We’ll be keeping an eye on the company’s website for updates.
Does the Pokédrone look like something you’d want to try? What have you done to catch those unreachable pocket monsters? Let us know in the comments below, join the conversation on Facebook, or start one with me on Twitter: @Samantha_Sofka.
Image Credit: TRNDlabs