A London-based startup has partnered up with a number of service providers, to offer the UK’s first national Pokémon Go Professional Playing service. The service is especially for time-strapped gamers that want to level up and amass Pokémon while they work.
A bit like booking a dog walker, players across the UK can book a ‘trainer’ by visiting the search page of local professional marketplace Bidvine’s newest service: www.bidvine.com/pok-mon-go-walking.
After putting in a postcode – the service is available nationally – the player will be asked specific questions related to the goals they’d like the trainer to accomplish. This might range from helping to hatch Pokémon eggs – which require at least 2km of in-game walking – or asking the walker to go to a specific area whereby certain Pokémon are more likely to be seen such as water-based Pokémon being more commonly found near real bodies of water.
Members of the public can also sign up to get paid to play the game on behalf of others here: new.bidvine.com/pokemon/. Anyone that signs up to become a walker, will be required to submit a copy of their ID.
Consumers will be able to visit the link and request quotes from Trainers, who will either use the player’s Pokémon Trainer Club login credentials or walk with their handset if preferred (London-only). It’s expected quotes will be around £15 p/h, but quotes as with all Bidvine professionals are unique and can vary.
The walkers will be equipped with portable external battery packs for a number of handsets, ensuring if that option is selected, the phone is returned with battery power. The walkers will pick up and sign for the phone at a pre-arranged location, which can be work premises or