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Pokemon fans transform their iPhones with incredible iOS 14 layouts

Published: 22/Sep/2020 1:03

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon fans are using the latest iOS 14 update to create incredible layouts based on the popular Nintendo franchise. One Trainer even transformed their iPhone into a Rotom Phone using the new Apple feature. 

On September 16, Apple rolled out its latest update iOS 14. The upgraded operating system brought iPhone users a flurry of new customization options to personalize their devices to their heart’s content – and people have been using Pokemon to come up with epic designs.

Players have taken the new widget feature and have transformed their Home screens into incredible Poke-themed layouts that Trainers will want to install on their own phones as soon as possible.

meowth holding rotom phone in pokemon anime
The Pokemon Company
Pokemon fans can now have their own Rotom Dex style iPhone.

Epic iOS 14 Pokemon layouts

The latest Apple operating system allows users to completely overhaul their iPhone homescreens. The new feature lets you adds widgets to your screen, as well as custom app shortcuts.

Creative Pokemon fans have used the updated to create incredible themed layouts. One even turned their iPhone into a Rotom Phone which was first introduced in the 2019 Nintendo Switch title Sword & Shield.

The genius behind the stunning creation is ‘Lolita Rey‘ who created a step-by-step tutorial on how to transform your own iPhone into a Rotom Dex right now.

Other fans took to forums like Reddit to share their incredible iPhone layouts. ‘Gulffather’ posted a Gen I starter-themed design that adorably featured the Squirtle Squad.

Gave my Home Screen a lil makeover from pokemon

The feature also allows you to visually replace your app icons using shortcuts. Trainer ‘PK_Thor’ took advantage of this, and used icons from Shuffle to create an amazing Ghost-type homescreen.

The Pokémon Shuffle icons are great to use for iOS custom home screens! Here’s my ghost themed one. from pokemon

Those looking for more designs for inspiration can search on social media sites like Twitter, as Trainers are sharing a wealth of clever designs. The new iOS feature finally brings us closer to our dreams of making a Pokedex phone a reality.

The franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in 2019. Despite releasing only last year, the Nintendo Switch title is already the third-highest selling in the franchise. Proof that it has never been more popular.


Pokemon players put on notice as ‘Temtem’ confirmed for PS5

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:04 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 17:05

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon inspired game Temtem is now coming to the PS5 as an early access console debut exclusive.

Temtem is an increasingly popular MMORPG game which was first made available on the PC back in January 2020. It had already been announced for next-gen consoles – PS5 and Xbox Series S/X, as well as the Nintendo Switch.

However, it is PlayStation players that will get to experience Temtem first though, as it will come to the PS5 on December 8. Releases dates for the Xbox systems and Nintendo Switch have yet to be announced, but it will be launching at some point in 2021.

The official PlayStation blog confirmed that the game will feature crossplay between the PS5 and PC. Presumably, this means it will feature crossplay between all consoles when it is eventually released universally.

Unfortunately, Temtem won’t be free. The standard edition will cost $37.49 and the deluxe edition $57.49. You can find the differences between the two versions below:

Temem Standard Deluxe Version Differences
PlayStation Blog
It’ll cost you an extra 20$ for the Early Access – Camo Outfit…

Pokemon clone?

Any time a game comes out where there are various different creatures to collect and put them into battle together, comparisons to Pokemon are naturally drawn. Attempts to emulate the franchise should come as no surprise given how incredibly successful it has been.

One thing that Crema is trying to differentiate from Pokemon, is that of the game’s difficulty. “Temtem also offers some more activities, catering to the more hardcore players out there. Attempt to take on Dojo leaders in new increasingly difficult battles in weekly challenges, hunt for ultra-rare, specially colored Temtems called Lumas at the Saipark, or fish for one of the many (10,368 to be exact!) variations of Koish at the Nuru Lodge,” the PlayStation blog shared.

This is in addition to ranked battles. The developers promise that these battles will be determined by skill rather than luck.

While it’s certain that Pokemon will remain at the top of the mountain, Temtem proves that there is room for a competitor. They’ve certainly got the console advantage, but time will tell if they can even lay a glove on the monster that is the Pokemon franchise.