Pokémon fan creates a real-life Pokétch for their Apple Watch

Fanmade Poketch Apple Watch
Fanmade Poketch Apple Watch (Image credit: u/IdreesInc on Reddit)

What you need to know

  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are remakes of the original Diamond and Pearl games on the Nintendo 3DS.
  • The games feature a special gadget called the Pokétch, which housed apps like a watch and calculator.
  • Idrees Hassan showcased themselves transforming their Apple Watch into a Pokétch on Reddit and YouTube.

Some Pokémon fans are more than ready to play Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, just like Idrees Hassan on Reddit. In a post on Reddit, they showcased their Apple Watch decked out in a custom program to make it resemble the Pokétch that first make its appearance in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

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The Pokétch resembled a rudimentary LCD watch and sported a few apps, such as a clock, a calculator, map, step counter, stopwatch, coin flipper, and much more. In the video, Hassan shows off various applications inspired by the original Pokétch as they swipe across their Apple Watch screen.

While we're doubtful that Apple will be selling their own Pokétch anytime soon, Hassan does provide a video showing us how they managed to transform their own Apple Watch.

Fans of the original Diamond and Pearl may want to try their hand at this transformation, but do so at your own risk. We can't wait to see the upgraded Pokétch when Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl release on the Nintendo Switch family of systems this Friday.

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.