Pokemon Let’s Go Pickachu / Evee Poké Ball Plus Peripheral Gets Additional Details
Alongside the Nintendo Switch games Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu, Pokemon Let’s Go Evee, Nintendo announced a new peripheral that will make players feel like a true Pokemon trainer, the Poké Ball Plus. Following the announcement, the peripheral’s official website has gone live, providing additional details.
The Poké Ball Plus official website revealed, among other things, how the peripheral is used in the two Nintendo Switch Pokemon games as well as how it will work with Pokemon GO, the popular smartphone game released a while back.
Poké Ball Plus works like a Joy-Con™ controller with the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games for Nintendo Switch™. Move, battle, navigate menus—you can do it all with your Poké Ball Plus.
Poké Ball Plus has motion control capability, so when a wild Pokémon appears, ready a Poké Ball and try to catch the Pokémon by moving your Poké Ball Plus like you’re throwing it.
Lights, sounds, action!
When you catch a Pokémon, your Poké Ball Plus will light up and vibrate in your hand, and you’ll hear the Pokémon let out its unique cry—you’ll think there’s really a Pokémon inside!
Take your Pokémon wherever you go
Take your Pokémon for a stroll in your Poké Ball Plus out in the real world.
When you’re out and about, you can gently shake your Poké Ball Plus and the Pokémon inside will make a sound* and the Poké Ball Plus will vibrate.
Search for Pokémon without looking at your smartphone
Play Pokémon GO without checking your smartphone screen. When a Pokémon appears nearby, Poké Ball Plus will light up and vibrate. A simple button press lets you throw a virtual Poké Ball, and different LED light patterns will let you know if you’ve caught the Pokémon.
As long as your Poké Ball Plus is connected to your smartphone and the Pokémon GO app, it will also count your steps so you can hatch Eggs and get Candy for your Buddy Pokémon.
To see if your smart device is compatible with Pokémon GO, check out the official website.
The Pokéball Plus launches on November 16th alongside Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Evee.