This Crowdsourced 'Pokémon Go' Map Will Help You Catch 'Em All

If you've spent hours behind a Poké Ball in the last couple of weeks -- and there's a good chance you have -- then you know damn well that the promise of catching badass rare Pokémon only fuels your crippling Pokémon Go addiction. And now, a new app hopes to help you find all the Pokémon you want, so you can be the very best, like no one ever was.

Aptly dubbed Poke Radar, the app helpfully maps where Pokémon are hiding all over the world and lets you search for specific Pokémon near you, according to a report by Lifehacker. Specifically, the app displays thousands of Pokémon sightings submitted by other Pokémon Go players and allows you to submit your own sightings as well. And although the game has only been out for less than two weeks now, there are already plenty of solid leads you can factor into your next weekend outing in search of Pikachu, including the part of the day when you should look. 

Of course, the submission-dependent radar is very much vulnerable to trolling (anyone can say they just spotted a Mewtwo at the Empire State Building, for example), which the creators acknowledge in the app's help section. To combat this, they created an "intelligent" rating system that allows you to up-vote or down-vote Pokémon sightings based on how helpful they are. In other words, you can help remove bogus sightings by voting them down.

With any luck, you'll find and catch a Charizard -- or maybe even a Vaporeon -- in no time.

Until then, have fun encountering zillions of Rattatas, Pigeys, Zubats, Spearows, and other garbage Pokémon (and enjoy this updated version of the Pokémon rap):

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and would really love to capture a Charizard. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.