Review: If You Gotta Catch Them All, Get a Catalyst Tool for PokéMon Go

If you play Pokémon Go and struggle making those straight up moves, Catalyst offers a soft silicone add-on aptly dubbed the Tool for Pokémon Go ($9.99). While $10 might be excessive, it is free when you purchase a case from Catalyst.

I liked how easy it is to add or remove the tool, but keep in mind that it is only for 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones so it doesn't fit on iPhone 5/5s/SE. 


  • Easy on, easy off
  • For 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones
  • Works as advertised
  • Free with Catalyst phone case purchase


  • Doesn't fit on iPhone 5/5s/SE

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a way to boost your Pokémon Go game, check out the Tool for Pokémon Go from Catalyst.

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Author Details

Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.