The new Pokemon series Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are launching on November 16, 2018 on Nintendo Switch, along with the new accessory – the PokeBall Plus.
This new accessory is similar to PoGo Plus, and it will be compatible with your Nintendo Switch and your smartphone. But what is very interesting is the announcement by Nintendo during their conference at E3 2018 – “The Mythical Pokemon Mew will come exclusively with every PokeBallPlus and can join you on your journey through PokemonLetsGo!”
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 12, 2018
The new accessory PokeBall Plus can be paired with your Nintendo Switch and can be used with Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee!. Here is how it will work:
PokeBall plus has motion control capability, so when a wild Pokemon appears, ready a Poke Ball and try to catch the Pokemon by moving your Poke Ball plus like you are throwing it. When you catch the Pokemon, the PokeBall plus will light up and vibrate which indicates that Pokemon is in your hands.
What is very interesting, is that every time you shake the PokeBall plus, the Pokemon that are inside will make a sound.
As we mentioned above, the PokeBall plus can be used with your smartphone the same way as PoGO plus.
Here is how it will work on your smartphone:
You can play Pokemon GO without actually checking your phone. When a Pokemon appears in the area you are currently, PokeBall plus will light up and vibrate. By pressing the button on the device will let you throw a virtual Poke Ball. By showing different LED light patterns, it will inform you if you have caught the Pokemon.
Another fun thing that Poke Ball plus has: as long as it is connected to your phone and the PoGO app, it will count your steps so you can hatch Eggs and get Candy for the Pokemon you’ve set as your buddy.
There are going to be special bundles that include Pokeball plus. The price for these bundles will be $99.99. You can see the picture below: