The Pokémon GO application must be installed on the player's phone in order to use the device. It also allows players to collect Pokémon and Items such as Poké Balls, Berries and even Pokémon Eggs, without having to look at their smartphone.
So far, all available Pokémon GO Plus devices have a red, standard Poké Ball design on them; although the straps of the device can vary in color. The device can be worn on the wrist with a strap or clipped to an article of clothing.
The device will begin to blink blue and vibrate whenever the player is within range of a PokéStop. Pressing the Pokémon GO Plus button will initiate a search for items at the PokéStop. If any items are found, swiping or taping them will add them to the player's inventory. The light will blink multicolor for success and shine red for out of range.
Scanning for PokéStops and Pokémon can be toggled individually. The default setting is set to scan for each simultaneously.
The Pokémon GO Plus device indicates when a Pokémon is around the wearer by vibrating and flashing its LED with either a green light, for Pokémon that's been previously captured; or yellow light, for an unregistered Pokémon. The player can then press it to initiate a capture attempt—it will then flash blue. If the capture is successful it will flash in a rainbow pattern. If the attempt to capture the Pokémon is a failure, it will flash red.
- Operating System: iOS 8+
- Generation: iPhone® 5+
- Operating System: 4.4 (KitKat)+
- Storage: 2GB+
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth® Smart (Bluetooth Ver. 4.0+)
- ↑ The Pokémon GO Plus Got Even Better. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-10-18.
- ↑ . Pokemon Go Website. Retrieved on 2017-04-01.
- ↑ Pokemon GO Plus Pre-Orders & Release Date Details. GottaBe Mobile. Retrieved on 2016-09-08.