Pokemon Go Plus Misses July, Coming in September

Pokemon Go Plus Misses July, Coming in September

Smartphone batteries everywhere will have to drain at an alarming rate a little bit longer.

Nintendo has announced that the Pokemon Go Plus peripheral has been delayed into a September release date. It was originally announced for release at the end of July. Nintendo has not given a reason for the device's delay.

The Bluetooth-powered device allows Pokemon Go players to receive notifications and catch Pokemon without looking at their smartphone screen. It can be worn either on your wrist, or as a pin. Pokemon Go Plus has a retail price of $34.99 and when pre-orders for the device went live in the United States, they sold out almost instantly.

While Pokemon Go itself is a collaboration between Niantic Labs and the Pokemon Company, the Pokemon Go Plus is made directly by Nintendo. The company needs to get device out the door in order to ride the early wave of Pokemon Go enthusiasm, especially given the recent financial report.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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