Nintendo has fully detailed the upcoming Poké Ball Plus, which is set to launch on November 16 alongside Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Among the details revealed is the charging time for the device, which requires approximately three hours to fully charge.
What can Poké Ball Plus do?
Poké Ball Plus
The Poké Ball Plus device can be used with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! for Nintendo Switch. Instead of using the Joy-Con, you can use Poké Ball Plus to navigate in-game menus, explore the world and battle with Pokémon.
Poké Ball Plus features motion controls. If a wild Pokémon appears, you can move Poké Ball Plus as if you were throwing an actual Poké Ball to catch it!
Please note: be aware of your surroundings while playing and attach the wrist strap included with the product to avoid injury or damage.
Realistic sounds, lights and vibration
When you catch a Pokémon, not only will Poké Ball Plus light up, but you can actually feel it rumble and hear the Pokémon inside. It feels like you really caught a Pokémon!
Take your Pokémon with you
Store a Pokémon in the Poké Ball Plus device and take it out with you in the real world.
If you throw or gently shake Poké Ball Plus, you’ll feel vibrations and hear the Pokémon inside.
Please note: it’s possible to disable the sounds.
Poké Ball Plus
Just like with Pokémon GO Plus, Poké Ball Plus gives you more fun and freedom in your search for Pokémon in Pokémon GO!
Find Pokémon without looking at your smartphone
If a Pokémon appears nearby, Poké Ball Plus will let you know. Press the button on Poké Ball Plus to throw a Poké Ball, and the device will light up and vibrate to let you know if your catch was successful.
As long as Poké Ball Plus is connected to your smartphone, it’ll also measure the distance you travel, so you can hatch eggs or get candy from your buddies.
Features and specifications
(The LED flashes to give you information)
USB Type-C™ connector
- Control Stick
(can also be pressed)
- Top Button
- Poké Ball Plus wrist strap
- Support ring
- Strap lock
- Safety release
- 48mm in diameter (excluding protrusions)
- 68g (approx.)
- Internal battery:
- Lithium-ion 220mAh
Do not replace the battery yourself. The battery must be removed and replaced by a qualified professional. Please contact Nintendo Customer Support for more information.
- Charging time:
- 3 hours (approx.)
- Accelerometer, gyroscope
- Other features:
- Rumble feature, audio
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- Pack contents:
- Poké Ball Plus, USB charging cable, warranty