For all those Pokémon aficionados out there, PokeCall is a new jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Frozen Penguin that makes your iPhone’s incoming call interface look more like a battle screen from the classic Pokémon games.
In the screenshot examples above, you can see examples of how PokeCall replaces the stock incoming call interface in iOS with a Pokémon-centric look and feel.
Right off the bat, anyone who may have played the classic Pokémon games on their favorite handheld as a child should be feeling some extreme nostalgia about now; after all, that’s where the tweak sourced much of its aestheic from.
As the developer notes in the Cydia description, the commands perform the following actions:
- Fight – Answers the call
- Run – Declines the call
- Hide – Minimizes the call screen to a non-intrusive call banner
- Switch – Restores the stock call screen
And for those curious about what the call banner looks like, here’s a quick glance:
PokeCall lets you configure what appears in your incoming call screen from the preference pane that gets added to your Settings app:
Here, you can:
- Toggle the tweak on or off on demand
- Switch between Gold/Silver/Crystal game interfaces
- Choose a Pokémon to represent yourself (1st or 2nd generation)
- Choose a Pokémon to represent your contact(s)
- Configure Pokémon-centric ringtone(s) to match the aesthetic
- And much more…
If you happen to be a serious Pokémon nut, then PokeCall should be the next tweak you install on your jailbroken device. The tweak is available for $2.00 from Cydia’s Packix repository and works on all jailbroken iOS 9, 10, and 11 devices.
Note: The developer is aware of an issue impacting iOS 10 devices and is working on an update as of version 1.0.7. If you have a jailbroken installation of iOS 10, then sit tight until an update to PokeCall comes out.
How do you feel about the redesigned incoming call interface? Let us know below!