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'Pokemon Go' Plus Review: Pros And Cons Of New Device [VIDEO]

Niantic finally released 'Pokemon GO' Plus and it has received mixed reviews.

By Peter de Jesus, EnStars on Sep 21, 2016 12:08 PM EDT
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Niantic finally released 'Pokemon GO' Plus and it has received mixed reviews. (Photo : UnlistedLeaf/YouTube)

Pokemon GO Plus, the wearable for the game, has finally been released. Despite the excitement over the device, however, it has received mixed reviews. Here are a couple of pros and cons about Pokemon GO Plus, as reported by some players of the game.

Pokemon GO Plus Pros

One of the biggest advantages of the Pokemon GO Plus wearable device is the fact that it enables users to play the highly-addictive game without using their smartphone all the time. Since its release, Pokemon GO has seen a number of incidents where players met accidents and the like simply because their eyes were glued to their smartphone's screens. With Pokemon GO Plus, players could focus more on their surroundings.

Also, the fact that the Pokemon GO Plus device is very small and light have been lauded by players of the game. The device in itself is very small and simple, even small kids who are fond of the game would be able to use it without any problem. Lastly, the wearable is also very affordable, with the device costing only $35 USD on GameStop.

Pokemon GO Plus Cons

While the Pokemon GO Plus device has been lauded by players of the game for its portability and ease of use, many users have noted that the device does include a number of notable limitations, the most significant of which is the fact that the Pokemon GO Plus device only attempts to a capture a Pokemon once. With creatures in the game becoming a lot more elusive, this particular feature might prove to be an inconvenience for numerous players.

Apart from this, the very basic nature of the Pokemon GO Plus device also becomes its biggest flaw. This is because Niantic has recently announced a partnership with the Apple Watch Series 2, bringing the augmented reality game to users of the powerhouse wearable. Unlike the very basic nature of the Pokemon GO Plus device, the Apple Watch Series 2 Pokemon GO app includes far more in-game features.


The Pokemon GO plus device is not perfect. Far from it. It does, however, excel in one thing, and that is playing Pokemon GO without the constant use of a smartphone. With this, the tiny device more than makes up for its many limitations. 

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