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 at Pokemon Go!
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.
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.