10 Fashion Must-Haves Every Pokemon Go Player Needs

Dress to be the very best, that no one ever was

A lightweight top
10 Aug 2016

A lightweight top

If you’re going Poke-hunting, you’ll definitely be sweating buckets while traipsing around the Botanic Gardens or East Coast Park in search of Pokemon that aren’t Ratata or Pidgey. Avoid feeling gross and sticky with a lightweight top made of as little actual fabric as possible, that wicks moisture and encourages air circulation. 


Mesh top with ruffle detail, $43.50, by ASOS, and Bret top, US$78 (approx. S$104.60),  by The Reformation

A pair of cool bottoms
10 Aug 2016

A pair of cool bottoms

You want full mobility to run towards any lures or rare Pokemon that have spontaneously spawned. Go for breezy, non-skin-tight shorts that let you move around easily and comfortably, while keeping you cool.


Soft fabric shorts, $45.90, by Mangoand Liri printed silk-twill shorts, US$248 (approx. S$332.60), by Diane Von Furstenberg.

A pair of shoes you can walk all day in
10 Aug 2016

A pair of shoes you can walk all day in

That 10km egg isn’t going to hatch itself. Prep your feet to walk like never before with a pair of soft, cushiony sneakers to keep them from aching. Comfy footwear also means you can Pokemon Go for longer and faster.


Jordan eclipse mesh trainers, $141, by Nike, and Stan Smith leather sneakers, US$91 (approx. S$122), by Adidas Originals

A hat
10 Aug 2016

A hat

Neither sun nor rain can keep a true PokeMaster from catching them all. Get yourself a wide-brimmed hat, or a baseball cap if you want to emulate Pokemon’s Ash Ketchum, to keep your eyes and face shielded from the elements.


Wide-brimmed hat, $45.90, by Zara, and Essential cap, $9.95, by Cotton On.

A rain coat
10 Aug 2016

A rain coat

Singapore’s weather is as unpredictable as catching a Pokemon. It might be blazing hot this minute, but you never know when a thunderstorm might occur. Don't let heavy rain hinder your quest — keep yourself and your phone dry with a raincoat.


Original vinyl raincoat, $304.32, by Hunter, and high Shine rain mac, $97.82, by ASOS

A watch
10 Aug 2016

A watch

Don’t ruin your chances of coming across a rare Pokemon by toggling out of the Pokemon Go app to check the time. Go back to basics and get yourself a physical timepiece instead.


Hartman rose-gold plated watch, US$346 (approx. S$464.06), by Michael Kors, and Estelle cork watch, $124, by Komono.

A chic battery pack
10 Aug 2016

A chic battery pack

If there’s one thing you absolutely must have from this list, it’s a portable charger. While it’s not technically a fashion item, there are plenty of chic portables and even phone-charging bags that will keep your phone juiced up without compromising on style.


Studded wristlet, US$119.99 (approx. S$160.93), by Mighty Purse, and Gold chrome portable charger, £22.00 (approx. S$38.45), by Skinny Dip.

A pair of slick sunnies
10 Aug 2016

A pair of slick sunnies

When the sun’s out and the glare’s so bad that you can’t see what’s on your phone screen, whip out a pair of sunnies. Bonus points if they’re super fashionable too.


Matahari convertible round-frame mirrored sunglasses, US$240 (approx. S$321.90), by Sunday Somewhere, and Iridia cat-eye gold-tone sunglasses, US$449 (approx. S$602.20), by Fendi

A slip-proof phone case
10 Aug 2016

A slip-proof phone case

With all the sweating that’s going to happen, your palms will most likely get clammy and slick. Don’t let your frictionless phone slip from your hands — get a phone case made of a thick, rubbery silicone to prevent slippage and that can protect your phone when it does drop.


Top Banana iPhone 6 case, $80, by Kate Spade, and Game Over silicone iPhone 6 case, $36.90, by Topshop

A backpack
10 Aug 2016

A backpack

You’ve got to keep all your Pokemon Go essentials somewhere, and the best carryall for a whole day of exploring is a backpack. You can hold multiple portable chargers, water bottles and more in a roomy backpack, while dual straps mean the weight from all your stuff is distributed evenly.


Tuscany backpack tote bag, $495, by Sancia, and Love small leather backpack, $3,105, by Givenchy. 

Ah, Pokemon Go. When the augmented-reality mobile game was finally launched here on Saturday, the entire country was sent into a frenzy, and Singaporeans willingly left their homes to walk around under the hot sun in search of Eevees, Pinsirs and Dragonairs.

The journey to be the very best that no one ever was is a serious business, and just like heading to work, there ought to be a uniform for Pokemon hunting that’s the perfect blend of functionality and form.

So here’s our guide to the wardrobe must-haves every stylish, capable PokeMaster needs. Click through the gallery above to find out what they are!

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