O2 sees unprecedented rise in battery packs as Pokémon GO drains the nation's mobile power

  • Sales of battery packs rose by a third (33%) the week Pokémon GO launched in the UK
  • O2 offers Summer Bundle to help trainers including Juice Weekender Reserve Power Pack, Selfie Stick and JBL Speaker

O2 has seen an unprecedented rise in battery pack sales – with a surge of 33% – during the week Pokémon GO became available to download in the UK on Android and iOS.

Pokémon GO has taken the UK by storm, however the game requires your handset’s screen to be on while using it which – combined with the constant use of GPS and the camera being on when catching Pokémon – means that the app drains battery incredibly quickly.

This has led to the huge surge in O2 customers snapping up battery backs to ensure they always have enough power to catch that elusive Pikachu just around the corner.

So to help trainers everywhere to be the very best, like no-one ever was, O2 is offering customers a £49.99 summer power bundle to assist them with their Pokéhunts.

The package includes a Kitvision Wired Pocket Selfie Stick, Juice Weekender Reserve Power 8000mAh and a JBL Go Speaker for (RRP £72.97 when bought separately), until 26th July 2016.

O2 also has revealed the best batteries for the most dedicated Pokémon GO trainers:

Best for marathon Pokéhunts

Casepower Battery Bank 14200 – RRP £49.99

  • 14200mAh of rechargeable battery power
  • LED light shows when it needs recharging
  • Safety tested against overheating and overcharging
  • Comes with a USB to micro USB cable

Best for the trainer who is travelling light

Juice Weekender Reserve Power 8000mAh – RRP £34.99

  • Built in charging cable
  • Get up to four charges
  • Charge up to three devices at a time
  • LED light to tell you when it’s charged

Now those who have jumped on the trend know that they are fully equipped to head out and catch them all.

For more information on the Summer Bundle and view other battery packs and accessories on offer, visit o2.co.uk/shop.