Nintendo - Pokémon GO Plus - Red, white, blue, black

Get in on the craze with the Pokemon Go Plus. It connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth so you can leave it in a pocket as you play, and it has an LED indicator and a vibration feature to notify you when Pokemon are nearby. The Pokemon Go Plus uses a low-energy connection to reduce battery drain during the hunt.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Pokémon GO Plus
  • Wristband

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (491 out of 536)

Features


Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones

Connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth low energy and notifies you about events in the game using a LED and vibration.

Accessory for the Pokémon GO application

Provides an easy and convenient way to catch Pokémon and collect items.

Catch Pokémon in the wild

With a simple click of a button.

Collect Poké Balls, Berries, Pokémon Eggs and other items at set PokéStop locations

Without having to look at your smart phone.


Overall customer rating

4.3
92%
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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Before you go crazy...

    Posted
    closetgeek868
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Although the Go Plus is listed here as a pre-order, many trainers have purchased this item from other retailers. I had very high expectations and when I first got my Go Plus, it was great -- the best -- no complaints. Mons would pop up when I was driving on the freeway and I got every single item from every pokestop that came up. I understand that this game was made for walking/running, but in reality, its winter in most places now -- cold, wet, windy, raining or snowing. Not ideal for you, an electronic device, or your phone for that matter. Fast forward to today. My trainer level is getting higher (thank you Halloween Event) and the CP of the mons are getting higher. With the higher CP, the lower your chances of catching pokemon with a single Red Ball. You only have 1 chance -- 1 throw with 1 red ball. No option to use a Razz Berry, no option to use your Great or Ultra Balls. Essentially your catch rate will suffer and you'll find that you missed your chance to get that mon that you wanted. Kiss that Ditto goodbye. *side note, you will also not receive the extra curve, nice, great or excellent bonuses either. Niantic has also imposed safety thresholds on the pokemon and pokestops. The last I checked, being a passenger in a vehicle traveling over 25+ mph will yield your go plus useless. You'll get a 'Try Again Later' for the stops and the pokemon won't even bother showing up in your nearby. The only sliver of hope will be when the vehicle you're in slows down and makes a stop. Another pit of the go plus? If I'm connected to my phone too long, it won't see the pokemon or pokestops. I have to disconnect and reconnect to get it working again. This is probably a problem with the game itself where it sees you as being a robot or spoofer and you have to restart or captcha to get it working again. So do I regret buying the go plus? Is it worth it? Yes and no. If you don't mind disconnecting and reconnecting every now and then, and don't mind a low catch rate or missing pokestops, then by all means, best purchase everrrrrr! Just know that its not all that its hyped up to be and have realistic expectations... Oh! Also have a spare battery with you. If you go hard and grind, you'll need it. Sorry, this is such a negative nancy review, but in reading the other review posted here, I thought it was a bit misleading and written by some marketer for the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Helps a lot, but isn't really necessary.

    Posted
    arnoldfrand

    I have a very tumultuous opinion of the Go Plus. Given its functionality, I can't tell if it's meant for new players (who probably wouldn't spend 40 dollars on a wearable just for a game) or it's meant for us die hard Pokemon Go players, who can honestly do everything that the Plus does using the app itself. The Good: 1. Helps track distance more accurately meaning you will still hatch eggs and get more buddy candy even if you don't have the app open. 2. Saves battery life because you aren't constantly walking around with your phone's backlight on. 3. Great for discreetly spinning pokestops and catching pokemon when you can't have your phone out (e.g. at work) or when it's impractical to pull out your phone every 20 seconds such as when you're jogging or riding a bike. 4. Notification options are useful: you can set it to notify you of nearby pokemon, nearby pokestops, or none of the above. So if you are low on pokeballs or don't want it to vibrate everytime there's a pidgey around, you can set it to ignore pokemon and only alert you to stops. And if you don't want it going off at all, you can set it to ignore both and it will still track your distance for hatching eggs. The Bad: 1. Terrible for catching. It throws one normal pokeball with no catch modifiers (curveball, nice catch) and decides based on that throw whether the pokemon was caught or ran away. So basically, if it's ever locked onto a pokemon you actually want, you're better off catching it manually. Plus catches do automatically receive the 50 xp bonus for catching on your first throw, so you'll either get 150 xp for the catch or 25 xp for the flee. 2. Still subject to the speed limit imposed by Pokemon Go, so it doesn't allow you to play in the car. If you are going over a certain speed (I think ~25 mph) you sometimes can't spin stops as it will error out that it's too far away. Above 25 mph, pokemon also usually don't spawn. I've noticed that after about 10 seconds under 25 mph pokemon will start spawning and stops will be spinnable again. 3. By design it automatically disconnects after an hour, I guess that's meant to help save the Plus's battery if you leave it connected. 4. When Plus battery is low, it basically stops functioning entirely and has trouble tracking distance. So if you notice it disconnecting after catching a pokemon or a delay in it locking onto stops or Pokemon, you probably need to swap out the battery. The Ugly: 1. Plastic is pretty cheap. I've had mine a few months and it's heavily scratched. 2. Wristband it comes with is too small for most adults and sometimes too big for kids.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing on Google pixel

    Posted
    DJ1psk
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have had this product since mid September. I have used it in an iPhone 5 from mid Sept 2016 to Thanksgiving 2016. From then I started using it on a Google pixel. On the iPhone 5, this device is great. It's very aggressive at finding pokestops and Pokemon, even hidden ones. When set to getting pokestops only, it does a great job detecting them and allowing you to get them. This was a must have for me to get pokestops while jogging and biking, it was even great as a passenger in a car that was traveling within the speed tolerance in city areas. It was a great help getting me to level 28 quickly. When I switched over to the Google pixel, this thing became very unreliable. It constantly disconnects at random. It's a hit or miss if it'll detect a pokestop. On a very regular basis I will be at a pokestop and this thing will not detect it. It's terrible device if you are trying to get stops while taking a fast paced jog or biking. When walking slowly, the rate at which it detected stops was better, but still missed quite a few of them. So far this thing is only good for keeping distance as long as it did not disconnect. Hopefully they'll fix this issue before next batch gets released. I would rate this a 5 star on iPhone 5. And only 1 star for Google pixel.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must Have for POGO Players

    Posted
    Alucius
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    For Casuals or Hardcore Players Tracking: Now you can save your phone's battery by having this sweet little toy while jogging. Time: This can save time because you can set it to catch pokemon or spin pokestops. I personally set to spin pokestops when I'm at a lure so I can spin pokestops on Plus and catch pokemons on phone at the same time. Bypass: This will help you bypass the speed limit because now if you traveling too fast, there's a 10second cool down before you can see a pokemon or spin pokestop. But no more, as Go Plus has its own inner timer of 5 secs meaning before if you see a pokestop and you just stop at a red light you wont be able to spin but with PoGo Plus, you can!!! End Game: Now if you have completed your pokedex, this is just a easy way to get free candies and stardust when you're at work or at home watching a movie. No more hassle to taking out your phone, just click a button.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome when it works

    Posted
    Katy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Even though I read many reviews on this accessory, I didn't come across a compatibility issue with my specific device until after I purchased the Go Plus and tried to use it with my device. If you have a Moto X pure edition or certain Droid Turbo devices I would Google your particular device name + Pokemon Go Plus to see if there are any issues with compatibility. When the device wouldn't pair for me I went online and found that it's a common issue with some devices(including mine) and there is a work around but it's a little involved and not reliable. After spending hours of trying to get the device to work I was only able to get it paired once. I will say, when it was paired it was really awesome and I was so disappointed I had to return it. I plan on buying it again when I get a new device and hope it plays well with my new device. I would definitely recommend it for hatching eggs because your device doesn't need to be open with the Go Plus which saves your phone's battery when you're just walking around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great help...when it works

    Posted
    Cid212
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    When this device works, it's great. You can catch Pokemon in the rain with your device and phone in your pocket. Set it up before you go on a drive, then press the button everytime it buzzes. Sometimes the device "sees" Pokemon before they even appear on the game and catches them. Doesn't always catch Pokemon or get items from Pokestops but then again, it's better than not playing at all and it's close to hands free driving. After your drive, go to your phone and see what you have caught. The device does have connectivity issues. Doesn't work with every phone. And the phones it does work with, it doesn't always connect to on each use. Very frustrating. I'm going on 3 days not being able to use the device. Buyer beware. It's great when it works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pokemon Catcher

    Posted
    ChrisD
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I love the Pokémon Go Plus! I use it with my Galaxy S5 phone. Its great at catching Pokémon at times when I don't want to (or cant) pull out my phone. Also blinks Yellow if its a Pokémon I don't have yet, so I know NOT to push the button and that I should instead use my phone for a better chance at catching it (Plus only uses Red balls, whereas you can use the Yellow and Blue balls, and Berries, from the phone). Helps with Egg hatching in that you can turn your phone screen off, and the Plus will still register steps along with alerting you to Pokémon and Stops. Otherwise, you have to keep the screen active and have the phone upside down in your pocket, and that causes the phone to over heat. For about $35, I recommend the Plus to Pokémon Go players. (Go Team Mystic!!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    it has one use and one use alone

    Posted
    GothPop
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This is an egg hatcher and it's not a very good one because it disconnects after a few minutes of inactivity. The best egg hatcher is to set your phone to not fall asleep and leave the app open. As far as catching Pokemon goes, it's horrible. "Your Pokemon fled!" happens 1/2 the time. In the real world, I have a catch rate of 89%. The Go Plus should reflect that, but it does not. When it comes to Pokestops, you have to be RIGHT UP ON THEM to collect. In the app, you can be 40-50 feet away and spin the Pokestop, but with the Go Plus, you have to be within 10 feet of the Pokestop. And finally, there's a delay. Sometimes you'll pass the Pokestop and the Go Plus will buzz and let you know that it's out of range. (then you have to go back) Sometime I'll have to open the app just to see where the Pokestop is. The product is a failure, it's supposed to enhance the game experience, not degrade it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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