Pokémon Go Plus will be out in stores tomorrow retailed at $34.99, but its limited uses might not be worth the purchase.
Nintendo has just announced that the highly successful mobile game Pokémon Go, with more than 100 million downloads worldwide, now comes with an add-on tool — Pokémon Go Plus.
Though the game is free of charge, it’s add on is not. The device, which helps users catch Pokémon while on the move without looking at their phones, retails at $34.99.
Nintendo describes it as, “A small device that lets you enjoy Pokémon GO while you’re on the move and not looking at your smartphone. The device connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth low energy and notifies you about events in the game—such as the appearance of a Pokémon nearby—using an LED and vibration.”
But according to IBTimes, Pokémon Go Plus price is not worth it.
For one, the kinds of Pokémon a user can collect might be more limited since Pokémon Go Plus can only throw regular Pokéballs which might not be able to catch stronger monsters that require stronger balls.
In addition, the device does not help lure more Pokémon, and majority of nearby Pokémons end up actually fleeing like in the actual game. Having an added luring feature could have made the device worth the purchase for most Pokémon Go users.
Something players can look forward to, however, is its capacity to quickly loot nearby PokéStops. It also makes egg hatching easier without the need to constantly check a phone.
Users who have pre-ordered Pokémon Go Plus do not need to worry though because the device is based on an app and can be improved and updated in the future.
The device is sold out at most online stores but it will be released tomorrow for $34.99.