The Nintendo Online store takes pre-orders for the Pokemon Go Plus Bluetooth wearable.
The Pokemon Go Plus finally ships on September 16. Niantic made that surprise announcement earlier this week. The Pokemon Go Plus gadget is now available for pre-order in the official Nintendo online store in the UK for £34.99. There is a limit of one per customer.
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The Pokemon Go Plus bracelet is still not available for pre-order in the United States. Gamestop, ToysRUs and Amazon have the Pokemon Go Plus listed in their online stores, but the pre-order is not available.
The Nintendo store appears to be the only shop in the UK that offers the Pokemon Go Plus yet. Get the Go+ now before it is sold out on nintendo.co.uk. Nintendo offers free delivery on the Pokemon Go Plus.
Pokemon Go Plus is a simple Bluetooth wearable device. The obvious attraction is that you can show off that you are a Pokemon trainer. With the 3rd party Pokemon Go Plus stickers you can even show off which team you are on.
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. Once a Pokemon is close, press the button on the Pokemon GO Plus to throw a Poke Ball. The details on how to catch a Pokemon with the Pokemon Go Plus are not quite clear. It is not a short cut to catch a Pokemon. It appears you take a chance. You might catch it or not. As you do not know if there is a rare Pokemon nearby or a generic one, the Go Plus is not that useful.