Everything You Need to Know About Pokemon Go Plus

After being delayed back in July, the Pokemon Go Plus finally has an official release date, and you should be able to get your hands on one this week, as long as you preordered.

What does it do?

The Plus is a small wearable device that can be strapped on like a watch or clipped onto a bag or clothing.  It will notify you of nearby PokeStops, but you’ll have to use your phone to bring the actual items into your inventory.  Its main purpose is to simplify the act of catching elusive Pokemon.  When connected (via Bluetooth) to your phone, the Plus alerts you when a Pokemon appears in your current location. Once this happens, you’re able to push its button to toss a Pokeball and, if you’re successful, the device will vibrate accordingly.



What doesn’t it do?

It should be noted that you won’t catch any new Pokemon while you’re walking about, though; only Pokemon you’ve already caught can be captured utilizing the Plus. The device can be useful if you’re hoping to stock up on candies, with the anticipation of evolving one of your Pokemon–and with any luck you’ll catch an even stronger version of an already-owned creature while you’re at it.  Unfortunately, if you want to continue filling your Pokedex, you’ll have to walk around with your phone out as usual.

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