Details for the Pokémon GO bluetooth-connected Plus accessory have been revealed at E3
We’ve previously footage of the actual Pokémon GO game through nine minutes of a leaked video from the Australian/New Zealand closed beta. In the leaked footage we got to see video of how you tracked Pokémon battle on the overlayed maps, how to capture a Pokémon using the app’s augmented overlay and we even saw a basic Pokémon battle. One thing we didn’t get to see (possibly because it wasn’t part of the beta) were the physical Plus accessories that add additional features to the gameplay and are designed to keep you aware of nearby Pokémon and events without the need to be glued to your phone.
Luckily for us, Nintendo have revealed additional details during their E3 presentations yesterday. So let’s dive into all of the features the Pokémon GO Plus accessory will have and how it works.
For compatible smart phones you’ll be able to pair the Pokémon GO Plus accessory up to your phone through bluetooth LE and after following a short setup in the Pokémon GO app, you’ll be ready to go. While you’re out and about the paired Pokémon GO Plus accessory will vibrate if you encounter a nearby Pokémon, the beauty of the Plus accessory means you can just hit it’s centra button to try and catch the neary Pokémon without ever having to take your smart phone out of your pocket.
The Plus accessory will additionally vibrate when you encounter nearby PokéStops which are essentially caches of supplies dotted around the real life world, where you’ll be able to collect berries, Poké balls and even Pokémon eggs from these locations all with a press of the button on your Plus accessory.
The Pokémon GO plus accessory will have an RRP of $34.99 and is due for a late June release according to the press release from Nintendo, which evidently means the actual Pokémon GO game should be released around the same time.