PokeCall brings a classic Pokémon-centric makeover to the incoming call interface

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…

Worthy of note, PokeCall works with phone calls from the stock Phone and FaceTime apps, as well as calls from third-party apps such as WhatsApp.

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!