The Pokémon GO Plus is small device that allows players to capture Pokémon while on the move without having to interact with their phone. The Pokémon GO application must be installed on the player's phone in order to use the device. The device connects to the player's smartphone wirelessly using Bluetooth LE. The device notifies the player about events in the game — such as nearby Pokémon. The device can be worn on the wrist with a strap or clipped to an article of clothing.
So far all Pokémon GO Plus devices seen recently have a red, standard Poké Ball on them, although the straps of the device can vary in color.
PokéStop Alerts Edit
The device will begin to blink blue and vibrate whenever the player is within range of a PokéStop. Pressing the Pokémon GO Plus button will initiate a search for items at the PokéStop. If any items are found, swiping or taping them will add them to the player's inventory.
Scanning for PokéStops and Pokémon can be toggled individually. The default setting is set to scan for each simultaneously.
Capturing Pokémon Edit
The Pokémon GO Plus device indicates when a Pokémon is around the wearer by flashing its LED light with a green shade and vibrating. It will flash yellow if it is an uncaptured kind of Pokémon. The player can then press it to initiate a capture attempt. It will then flash blue. If the capture is successful it will flash in a rainbow pattern. If it fails it will flash red.
- Operating System: iOS 8+
- Generation: iPhone® 5+
- Operating System: 4.4 (KitKat)+
- Storage: 2GB+
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth® Smart (Bluetooth Ver. 4.0+)
- ↑ The Pokémon GO Plus Got Even Better. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-10-18.
- ↑ . Pokemon Go Website. Retrieved on 2017-04-01.
- ↑ Pokemon GO Plus Pre-Orders & Release Date Details. GottaBe Mobile. Retrieved on 2016-09-08.