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Pokemon Go Plus Release Date Confirmed

by Damian Seeto


Niantic has announced the new release date for the Pokemon Go Plus accessory. The device is coming later this month after getting delayed.

Niantic confirmed that the release date for the Pokemon Go plus accessory is September 16th, 2016. It’s out for most of the world on that date, while South Americans will have to wait a bit later for it.

Here’s more about the accessory as posted on the official website: “Pokémon GO Plus is a companion device that connects to your phone over Bluetooth® Smart (the Bluetooth low energy connection designed for health and fitness applications), allowing you to keep your phone in your pocket and go about your day-to-day activities while still being able to collect valuable resources and capture even the most elusive Pokémon. We’ve been testing it here at Niantic and we love the way it allows you to blend Pokémon GO even more seamlessly into family and fitness activities. Now you’ll be able to play and enjoy your walk, run, hike, park trips or visits to the library without having to look at your screen all the time.

As you pass by a PokéStop, Pokémon GO Plus will vibrate and light up and alert you to the location. 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 (later, you can check your Journal to see which Pokémon you’ve just caught).”

Are you still playing the game and do you plan on getting this extra accessory? Let us know in the comments section below.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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