Obsessed with Pokémon Go? Stock up on These Items

in TASTEMAKERS

By John Montesi

Pokémon Go is the antithesis of most video games. Usually, when you think of gaming, you imagine lounging on the couch in your sweats or sitting on the computer after work, getting lazier as the day goes on.

To fill up your Pokédex on Pokémon Go, though, you have to actually get out there and visit parks, historic sites, and more.

And since the game’s launch coincides with the hottest months of summer, style and comfort have never been more important when gaming. To combat these issues, make sure you have the best items to maximize your Pokémon fun.

Hunt in Style

There are a number of ways to look good and beat the heat. Few accessories, however, are as integral to nailing the ’90s kid look as you hunt for a Charizard as a hat in bold colors.

Men's USA New Era White 2016 MLB All-Star Futures Game Patch 59FIFTY Hat from MLB.com ShopThe USA 2016 MLB All-Star Futures Game Patch Hat by New Era brings a much-needed classy update to the old trucker hat vibe without losing any of the flair Ash Ketcham made so famous. Plus, if you’re going to go out for a serious Pokémon hunting session, you’ll appreciate the extra sun protection and the shade for seeing your smartphone screen.

And, if you happen to be lucky enough to be somewhere with cool nights or mornings, pairing the Soulland Shelton Denim Jacket with that fun hat will accent the unmistakable 90’s aesthetic without making things too kitschy.

Under Armour by Thermos Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle with Push Button Top from Bass Pro Shops

Hit the Gym

You wouldn’t show up to a workout without the right attire and accessories—so why head to the Pokémon Gym without being equally prepared?

Pokémon Go has players walking further and doing more (even in the heat of the summer), so carrying the good-looking Under Armour by Thermos Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle is a must. It might sound silly, but wait until the map keeps telling you that there’s a Mewtwo just a few more blocks away. Before you know it, you’ve walked another two miles farther away from your house and you’re thirsty.

Get Out There!

You can’t catch ’em all if you don’t leave the house prepared to immerse yourself in the experience.

There’s no way to feel more absorbed in it (or more ’90s) than to keep a pair of chunky, over-ear headphones around your neck. Even better if it’s the Ghostbusters X Monster edition, which adds to the throwback vibe you enjoy when you see Pikachu on a handheld screen. Whether you need tunes to get in the zone or just like to hear the sounds of the game, headphones bring a level of familiarity to the gaming experience that you may lose when you step out of your living room and into the outdoors.

No matter what accessories and equipment you need to fill your Pokédex, the most important thing is to get out there and start catching ’em all. Happy hunting!

What's the No. 1 way to stay protected in hot weather and nail the 90's look? The USA 2016 MLB All-Star Futures Game Patch Hat, of course! Click here to scope it out on MLB.com Shop.

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