The Pokemon Go Plus was initially only available in stores, now you can buy it online.
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The Pokemon Go app has been downloaded 500 million times. If only 10% of Pokemon Go players want the Pokemon Go Plus Bluetooth Gadget, Nintendo would sell 50 million units. This morning GameStop started to offer the $34.99 Pokemon Go Plus in their retail locations. At around noon Eastern, the GameStop Online Store started to sell the Pokemon Go Plus.
The inventory of the Go Plus will be limited and the online store will be sold out quickly. The Nintendo made device could be sold out within less than an hour. We will keep track of the online inventory of Pokemon Go Plus. GameStop is shipping the Pokemon Go Plus in 24h.
Update: 09/19: Pokemon Go Plus is still sold out in stores and online. The following stores have sold the $34.99 Pokemon Go Plus on launch day. Nintendo announced that Pokemon Go Plus will be in stock again late October.
Where to Buy Pokemon Go Plus Online
Update 09/17: Amazon sells the $34.99 Pokemon Go Plus online now as well. Inventory is limited. You have check regularily. Pokemon Go Plus is number 2 in the best selling video game bestsellers. GameStop has no stock of Pokemon Go Plus anymore online. It has been in stock for hours on Friday. It was easy to buy, now Pokemon Go Plus is hard to find.
We have now also spotted the Pokemon Go Plus online at Walmart.
Find all online Pokemon GO Plus Purchase details here.
As reported earlier, GameStop is the only retailer offering the Pokemon Go Plus today, on launch day. No other retailer offers it. Amazon and eBay offer 3rd party offers of the Pokemon Go Plus that range from $70 to $100.
The online availability of Pokemon Go Plus give Pokemon fans a chance to purchase the device, if they are not near a GameStop store. Reports are already surfacing that east coast GameStop retail locations are sold out the Pokemon Go Plus.
Nintendo will release a second wave of Pokemon Go Plus inventory in the coming weeks as we get close to Black Friday 2016 and the Holiday shopping season. The Pokemon Go Plus is a perfect Holiday gift for Pokemon trainers.
The most recent reports are more positive about the value and usability of Pokemon Go Plus. Pokemon Go Plus works with the latest Pokemon Go app updates 0.37.0 (Android) and 1.7.0 (iOS). The Pokemon bracelet has been verified to work with the Pokemon Go app running in the background in locked mode. Egg and Buddy distances are recorded while the smartphone is in locked mode, saving valuable battery power.
Raiding PokeStop is extremely convenient with the Go Plus. After getting notified of the presence of a PokeStop, you just press the button and you collect all items. This works also great for lucky trainers that work or live next to a PokeStop. They can just every 5 minutes.
The Pokemon Go Plus wristband is also notifying you when there is a wild Pokemon. You can try to catch it by pushing the button to throw a ball. This is though less of a powerful feature. There is no guarantee that you catch the Pokemon. On top of that you do not know which Pokemon it is. You need to pull out your smartphone to check. If it is a rare Pokemon, you then can decide to use a more powerful ball.
If you catch a Pokemon with the Pokemon Go Plus you receive XP, stardust and candy as you would catch with the app.
The Pokemon Go Plus is compatible with iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, SE, 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices with iOS 8 or later installed.
The Pokemon Go accessory is compatible with Android devices that have 2GB RAM or more with Android Ver. 4.4–6.0 installed. Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth Ver. 4.0 or higher) is required to use Pokemon Go Plus on Android.