Pokémon Go Plus, Nintendo’s wearable device that connects to your mobile phone via Bluetooth and allows you to play Pokémon Go. And they’ll do that launch next week of the Pokémon Go Plus device, which lets you capture Pokemon without using your smartphone.
According to Niantic, the device will be released later this year in “a few South American territories.”
When the Pokémon Go Launch the same month Pokémon Go Plus was originally scheduled to come out in July, but Nintendo delayed the accessory to September, mentioning a need for more development time on the update to Pokémon Go that will make the game and the device work with each other.
Yesterday at Apple’s press event John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs, said that Pokémon Go has been downloaded more than 500 million times. To keep the momentum going, Pokémon and Nintendo Company just announced that Pokémon Go Plus will be available in much of the world next week, on September 16. And before the end of the year, Pokémon Go is launching on the Apple Watch.
The device will set you back about $35 and will be accessible with iPhone 5 devices and above running at least iOS 8. It’ll also be compatible with Android devices equipped with 2GB of RAM and running Android version 4.4-6.0 as well as Bluetooth 4.0 which allows for low-power utilization.
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How the Pokémon Go Plus works:
The Niantic team said that Pokémon Go plus will vibrate and light up as players pass by a PokéStop. It will also alert players about the location of the PokéStops.
According to Pokémon go live reports” You’ll even be able to collect new items just by clicking the Pokémon GO Plus. If there’s nearby Pokémon hiding in your area you’ll be alerted with lights and vibrations; catch the Pokémon with a button on Pokémon GO Plus and then continue on your way”