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.

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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.


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.

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 Go trainer experiments with 3,500 CP league, ranks best Pokemon

Published: 15/Oct/2020 2:58

by Paul Cot


Master League has returned for Season 4 of Pokemon Go’s GO Battle League which has led to a discussion about whether there should be a 3,500 CP limit league.

GO Battle League’s premier division is a free-for-all when it comes to eligible Pokemon. There is no CP limit meaning there is often a lot of mismatches.


It is the league where trainers who have grinded Pokemon Go get to put those hours to use. Maxing out a Pokemon’s CP costs a lot of Stardust!

In addition to this, due to the nature of unlimited CP Pokemon, the meta is very small. At a high level Dialga is a must and the rest is made up of Legendary and Mythical ‘mons.


Now, this does make sense. Legendary and Mythical Pokemon should be more effective at the very highest level. After all, if they weren’t, they’d be just like any other Pokemon.

Dialga is the ultimate Pokemon for Master League but not many trainers have it…

3,500 CP limit

If Master League were to be made a 3,500 CP limit, or more likely a 3,500 CP limit league added separately, then we’d see a lot more Pokemon prosper. It would also make the league playable for trainers that haven’t or can’t spend hours and hours grinding the game.

Going back to Dialga again, as it is the best Pokemon in Master League, at 3,500 CP it drops all the way from the best to 62nd. Not many trainers have the Temporal Pokemon, so this alone already makes a new league more inclusive.



Here are the top 10 ranked Pokemon for a potential 3,500 CP limit league. The top 5 (and more) can be found here:

  • Snorlax (Shadow) | Rating: 743

  • Mamoswine | Rating: 651

  • Snorlax | Rating: 697

  • Togekiss | Rating: 683

  • Giratina (Altered) | Rating: 804

  • Melmetal | Rating: 750

  • Regice | Rating: 684

  • Giratina (Origin) | Rating: 788

  • Landorus (Incarnate) | Rating: 741

  • Swampert | Rating: 719

  • Mew | Rating: 738

There’s certainly a big gap between the Ultra and Master Leagues in Pokemon Go. It will be interesting to see if Niantic do something to bridge that gap.

They have, however, introduced Premier Cup competitions, making Legendary Pokemon ineligible. Still, based on feedback in the Pokemon Go community these aren’t too popular.


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