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Learn More About The Poké Ball Plus Accessory

The Poké Ball accessory is coming out later this year for use with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go. Eevee! It can be used as a controller instead of using one of the Joy-Cons. You can move, battle and navigate menus just fine. You actually make a throwing motion to try and capture Pokémon in the wild. When you catch one your Poké Ball Plus will light up and vibrate in your hand and you’ll hear the Pokémon let out its unique cry! Plus, you can take it out with you on a walk. You can gently shake it and the Pokémon inside will make a sound.



You can also use the Poké Ball Plus with your smartphone in Pokémon Go. You can play the game without having to check your screen. When a Pokémon appears nearby, the Poké Ball Plus will light up and vibrate. A simple button press lets you throw a virtual Poké Ball and different LED light patterns will let you know if you succeeded in catching the Pokémon.

You can also connect it to the phone to count steps. This will count toward hatching eggs and acquiring candy for your Buddy Pokémon. While no retail price has been officially listed, the Japanese arm of the company has said it should cost around $50.





The Poké Ball Plus is a Poké Ball-shaped device that can be used to play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! in place of your Joy-Con. You’ll be able to throw Poké Balls in-game with a flick of your wrist! In addition to motion controls, the device lights up with a variety of colors, vibrates, and plays sounds.

With the Poké Ball Plus, you can also take one of your favorite Pokémon from these games for a stroll as you go about your daily life in the real world. The Poké Ball Plus even works as a Pokémon GO Plus when playing Pokémon GO.


[Source: Nintendo, Pokémon]


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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