The Pokemon Go Plus Bluetooth is delayed until Fall.
The Nintendo made Pokemon Go Plus Bluetooth bracelet has been in crazy demand. Available during a brief pre-order phase for $34.99, pre-orders trade now for over $100. Initially eBay auctions of Pokemon Go Plus pre-orders got sold for $200 and more. Prices have come down. Pokemon Go Plus was supposed to ship end of July. Nintendo announced today that the Pokemon Go Plus gadget is delayed until September.
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The announcement has been made by Nintendo UK on Twitter. It looks like Nintendo rethinks the rollout of the Pokemon Go Plus amidst the viral success of Pokemon Go. The Pokemon Go Plus is the only way for Nintendo to make money off the Pokemon Go phenomenon. Nintendo disclosed earlier this week that the company has no significant revenues from Niantic's blockbuster app.
Nintendo is ramping up inventory of the Pokemon Go Plus accessory over the next months to sell millions of the devices into the Holiday shopping season. The Pokemon Go Plus accessory is the perfect gift for Pokemon trainers.
Pokemon Go Plus is a simple device. The biggest draw is that you can show off that you are a trainer. With Pokemon GO Plus you do not have to look at your smartphone to spot nearby Pokemon or PokeStops. The wearable connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth low energy and notifies you about events in the game using an LED light and vibration.
The Pokemon GO Plus will begin to blink and vibrate whenever you're within range of a PokeStop. Press the Pokemon GO Plus button to search the PokeStop for items. If you find any items, swipe or tap them to add them to your inventory.
When a Pokemon is near, the light on the Pokemon GO Plus will flash. It will also flash and vibrate when you pass a PokeStop.
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Once a Pokemon is close, press the button on the Pokemon GO Plus to throw a Poke Ball. You'll only be able to throw a Poke Ball using Pokemon GO Plus if you've caught the Pokémon before. The Pokemon GO Plus will flash and vibrate to let you know if you were successful in catching the Pokemon.