It’s been a long while since we’ve heard any news about the Pokemon Go Plus accessory. After several long weeks of waiting, Niantic has finally confirmed the Pokemon Go Plus release date. The news comes before the release of the next update, which Pokemon Go trainers have been waiting on since September 5th.
In a little more than a week and a half, the new Pokemon Go Plus wearable accessory will finally be released. The official Pokemon Go Plus release date is set for September 16th, which could coincide with the new Pokemon Buddy system nicely. Now that the countdown to the Pokemon Go wearable accessory has started, what could it mean for gameplay?
Go Plus release date set – Is it worth it?
The answer is that it remains to be seen if the Pokemon Go Plus is worth it. We’ve covered the selling points and features of the Pokemon Go Plus but there’s definitely some questions about gameplay, or if it’s even worth it.
In order to answer this question, understanding what the Pokemon Go Plus does can help. When you encounter a wild Pokemon, the Go Plus will begin to vibrate. When the user pressed on the button, the Pokemon Go Plus will automatically throw a ball at the Pokemon. It’s also used to spin Pokestops as well, when the button is pressed the game will automatically collect items.
Here’s a few of our primary concerns about the Pokemon Go Plus:
- Pokémon GO Plus cannot be used on its own – for use with Pokémon GO app only
- Pokémon GO Plus can also be used while Pokémon GO is running in the background on smartphones.
- Pokémon GO does not track distance walked when running in the background.
- Pokémon GO Plus is unable to provide an alert for any Pokémon attracted by the in-game item Incense.
- With the amount of battery that Pokemon Go drains, do we really need Bluetooth to be activated at the same time as well?
But it appears as though the Pokemon Go Plus will only catch Pokemon that are already part of your Pokedex. What’s more can the Pokemon escape? Or will gameplay be reduced to pushing a button when your Pokemon Go Plus vibrates?
After the Pokemon Go Plus release date, trainers will be able to purchase the accessory at retail outlets like Gamestop for $35 USD. Don’t forget that we have our own Pokemon Go Plus giveaway, and make sure to follow us on Facebook for all the latest in Pokemon Go news and tips.