Three weeks into the increasingly global craze of Pokémon Go and Windows 10 users on PC and Mobile are still left on the side. The saying goes that "revenge is a dish best served cold" so it is rather apropos that Windows 10 Mobile users can now cheat like hell in collecting Pokémon.
Find 'em all is a new app from developer Daniel Gary, who threw the it together literally in one night. The concept is simple: using data gathered from the Pokémon Go servers, users can see in real-time where Pokémon are based on their current location. Tapping any Pokémon on the display reveals the name and time the imaginary collectible expires. Tapping anywhere else on the map will initiate a scan in that region.
As of now, the app is barebones, but it does run on Windows 10 Mobile and PC. You do need to be registered with the Pokémon Trainer Club, and you still need access to a phone that can play the real game. By using Find 'em all you can just see what you are looking for on the map, go there, and grab the make-believe fur ball.
Assuming that Niantic doesn't patch the exploit (the APIs were recently hacked) Gary hopes to add some polish to the app along with a few new features, including:
- A "Watchlist" of Pokémon
- Pokéstops and Gyms on the map
- Filter Pokémon by types
- A Live Tile of nearby Pokémon
Find 'em all is free with ads and there are no in-app purchases.
Oh, and for those wondering why we have not reported the "Microsoft says Pokémon Go is coming" story from Facebook, it's because we believe it's nonsense. For now, you'll have to settle for just cheating at the game instead of playing it.