What exactly is Pokémon Go Plus? You've probably seen the Poké Ball-shaped devices online, or maybe you've seen other Pokémon trainers wear them on their wrists while catching Pokémon in the wild. Still not sure what Pokemon Go Plus is? You have come to the right place.
Although the Pokémon Go Plus isn't essential to enjoying Pokémon Go, it's still the ultimate accessory to take your Pokémon Go experience to the next level. It pairs with your iPhone or Android smartphone and interacts with Pokémon Go, meaning you can easily catch Pokémon without even taking your phone out of your pocket.
Below, we've included all the information you'll need about Pokémon Go Plus, including what it is, where to buy one, and how to use it. Whether you're looking to catch the Pokémon you encounter with just the press of a button or looking to easily stock up on items at your nearest PokéStop, here's everything you need to know about Pokémon Go Plus.
Pokémon Go Plus:
What is Pokemon Go Plus?
Pokémon Go Plus is a Poké Ball-style device that you can wear on your wrist. It connects to your iPhone or Android smartphone and interacts with Pokémon Go, allowing you to catch Pokémon. Once Pokémon Go Plus is connected to your iPhone or Android smartphone, you'll receive notifications when Pokémon are nearby, including special notifications if it's a Pokémon species you don't have still caught.
The Pokémon Go Plus also lets you collect items from PokéStops. The Plus will send you notifications when you're near a PokéStop, and you can acquire items with the press of a button!
How to use Pokémon GO Plus
Once connected to your iPhone or Android, Pokémon Go Plus will automatically begin interacting with your Pokémon Go account. Depending on whether you can collect an item or catch a Pokémon, you will receive specific notifications via vibrations and flashing lights.
Near a Pokemon? Your Pokémon Go Plus will begin to vibrate and the light will flash green. If it's a brand new Pokemon – a species you haven't caught yet – your Pokemon Go Plus will let you know by flashing yellow and vibrating.
You also don't have to worry about accidentally using Great Balls or Ultra Balls. The Pokémon Go Plus will only use standard Poké Balls. If you don't have standard Poké Balls, the light will flash red.
Once the Pokémon Go Plus lets you know there's a Pokémon nearby, it's time to catch it! Press the plus button to automatically attempt to catch that Pokemon. You'll notice that the light is flashing white, which means your Plus is trying to catch that Pokémon.
You'll know you've successfully caught the Pokémon when your Pokémon Go Plus vibrates and flashes seven different colors. A message saying "You caught a Pokemon!" will also be displayed on your phone. However, if the Pokemon runs away, your Plus will flash red and you'll get a message on your phone telling you that "The Pokemon ran away!"
The Pokémon Go Plus will also allow you to collect items from PokéStops. When you get near a PokéStop, your plus will vibrate and the light will flash blue. Just like catching Pokémon, press your Plus button to acquire items. Your phone screen will display the items you just acquired. Again, just like when you catch a Pokémon, the light will flash seven different colors.
So that's all you need to know about Pokémon Go Plus. They're super easy to set up and use, and once you're all paired up, you'll be collecting items and catching Pokemon in no time! To stay up to date with all the latest Pokémon GO events, be sure to check out our Pokémon Go news and our guide to the latest Pokémon Go events. Happy hunting!
Where can I buy Pokémon Go Plus?
The Pokémon Go Plus is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain, especially in certain territories. As an alternative, you can get the Poké Ball Plus accessory, which performs the same functions as the Pokémon Go Plus, but you can also use it to play Switch games.
Here's how to get it on Amazon.