Pokemon Go Plus Is Not Working And Not In Stock - Update

Posted: Oct 26 2016, 8:59am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 26 2016, 8:04pm CDT , in Technology News

Pokemon Go Plus Is Not Working And Not in Stock

The owners of Pokemon Go Plus have been experiencing problems since the Halloween Event rolled out.

Pokemon Go Plus owners can't use the device right now. The Bluetooth accessory is just not doing anything right now when connected. The just announced Pokemon Go app updates 0.43.4 and 0.13.4 do not fix the issue. Niantic is aware of the Pokemon Go Plus problem and place a message on the Pokemon Go Plus support page: "Trainers may experience issues with Pokémon GO Plus. We're aware and are working on a fix. Stand by for an update."

Update: Niantic fixed the Pokemon Go Plus problem. If your device does not work yet unpair and pair it again.

It is not clear what the problem is and why the Pokemon Go Plus device stopped working. The Bluetooth connection to the smartphone works, but the wearable is not showing any alerts. The Pokemon Go Plus issue has confused owners as some believed their Pokemon Go Plus has run out of battery or is bricked. Everything is fine from a hardware stand point. It is a problem of Niantic's software and service.

The Pokemon Go Plus problems began soon after the Halloween Event launched. There is likely a connection to the Go Plus issues with the Halloween event.

With so many Halloween Pokemon spawning, the Pokemon Go Plus would be very useful right now. Another tool that would be useful to catch Pokemon right now is FastPokeMap. The just relaunched Pokemon Go Tracker experiences severe issues and is planned to shut down for improvements soon.

The Pokemon Go Plus has been sold out for weeks. The $34.99 device has surfaced in stock at Amazon three times the last two weeks, but only for very short time. Nintendo announced to release new inventory end of October. Expect Pokemon Go Plus to be in stock again in the next few days at retailers including GameStop, Walmart and Amazon.

If you are still playing Pokemon Go, the Pokemon Go Plus turned out to be useful companion for trainers. When the Bluetooth bracelet is connected to your phone, distance for buddy walking and egg hatching are tracked. This works also while the smartphone is in locked mode. This is the most important feature of the Pokemon Go Plus, besides getting notified of PokeStops and Pokemon. More Pokemon Go News.

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