Hello everyone! My name is Tim (also known as the PokeDad), and I’m the newest member of the PokéAus team. Today I’m going to take you through a tool that you might find handy if you’re wanting to stay up to date with official Pokémon events going on in your area, the Pokémon Event Calendar Tool! (Yea, the naming department really didn’t stress themselves out too much on this one).
If you’ve ever visited the official Pokémon website, you’re probably familiar with the Event Locator. In case you’re not, you can click here to go straight there.
It’s a really useful tool when you’re trying to find official tournaments or events either near where you live or in other places around Australia (or the world). But the information is a snapshot – if you check today and add the events to your calendar, they might change tomorrow and you wouldn’t know unless you checked again.
Enter the Pokémon Event Calendar Tool! If you have a computer, phone or tablet that supports subscribeable calendars (iOS does natively, and Android does with the help of iCalSync), you can actually take the information above and have it automatically show up in your calendar.
Head over to the Pokémon Event Calendar Tool, you’ll notice it’s got a lot of the same search parameters that the official site has. Select the country and city you want to see events for, then select how far out you’re willing to travel (this limits which events show up – you can show everything worldwide if you want to!), as well as which types of events you’re interested in.
Once you’ve put everything in, hit Submit, and you’ll get the screen below.
Click on the “WebCal Subscription Link” and your device should then try to subscribe to the calendar. It may take a moment for the magic to work, but once you’re done, your calendar will now look like this!
So much easier than having to keep checking the Pokémon website! And as long as you subscribe to it, these events will automatically update, so if something changes, you’ll know about it.
You can access the Pokémon Event Calendar Tool at http://cdac.link/pokemon and it works just fine on your phone. Try it out and let us know how it works for you in the comments below!