It was revealed earlier in 2018 that Pokemon Let's Go Pikacha and Eevee would be releasing alongside a special Poke Ball Plus device. In this Poke Ball Plus guide, we'll be walking you through everything you need to know about the new peripheral, including how it functions between Pokemon Let's Go, and Pokemon Go.
Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee are now out in the wild, and we've spent our fair share of time with both versions of the game. For our full thoughts in detail, head over to our Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee review.
Poke Ball Plus Guide
The Poke Ball Plus is a brand new peripheral designed to be used with the new Nintendo Switch game Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, as well as Pokemon GO. Nintendo has released information on the specs, battery life and release date, let’s take a look.
Poke Ball Plus Release Date
The Poke Ball Plus released alongside Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee on November 16, 2018. It will have to be purchased separately though, as it is not included with the game.
Poke Ball Plus Price - How Much Will Poke Ball Plus Cost?
The Poke Ball Plus costs either $49.99 or £44.99, depending on where you are in the world. To place an order for either the US or UK versions of the Poke Ball Plus, visit either of the links below.
Poke Ball Plus Battery Life and Specs
Nintendo has released a full list of specifications for Poke Ball Plus including charge time and sensor functionality. The Poke Ball Plus will take three hours to fully charge via the USB-C cable included in the box. It has both an accelerometer and gyro sensor, with vibration and sound functions as well. The Poke Ball Plus also lights up under different situations.
You can head here for a full breakdown on the specs for Poke Ball Plus
How Does Poke Ball Plus Work With Pokemon GO and Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee
The Poke Ball Plus works with both Pokemon Go and Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee. It can be used as a controller for Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, functioning as a motion controller which is used to to throw Poke Balls in the game, as well as for menu navigation with its control stick.You can also transfer a pokemon to the Poke Ball Plus, and train it up by walking around. This will grant the buddy pokemon candy and XP. The buddy pokemon inside the Poke Ball Plus will make a unique sound when the ball is shaken. For Pokemon GO, the Poke Ball Plus functions in the same way as the Pokemon GO Plus peripheral. When linked to the app, the Poke Ball Plus will vibrate and light up when a pokemon is nearby. Pressing the button will throw a Poke Ball, and you’ll either catch it or it’ll run away.
Poke Ball Plus Comes With Mew
Players who pick up the Poke Ball Plus are in for a little bonus. The mythical Pokemon Mew will be included, and can be used in the game. It's still possible to catch Mew in the game, but you'll be saving a lot of time and effort. Mew will be exclusive to the Poke Ball Plus for a short time however.
That’s everything you need to know about the Poke Ball plus, for more on how Pokemon Go will interact with Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, head to our Pokemon Let's Go Pokemon Go Guide. We’ll be updating our guides with more information as we get it, so stay tuned for further details as we get closer to the release date.