The Go-tcha - created by UK company Code Junkies - is a wearable accessory which allows you to capture Pokémon and pillage Pokéstops without having to do anything at all. Unlike the Pokémon GO Plus - which requires you to push a button to capture 'mon and grab items - the Go-tcha is entirely automatic.
It connects to your phone just like a Pokémon GO Plus - in fact, the app thinks it's the official device, despite this being totally unauthorised - and as long as it is active it will attempt to catch monsters and spin Pokéstops without you having to lift a finger. Results are displayed on the Go-tcha's screen, and the device - which looks a lot like a Xiaomi Mi Band 2 fitness tracker - also vibrates to let you know how you're doing. The unit can run for around 8 hours when in constant use, and has a rechargeable battery.
When you consider that some critics felt that the GO Plus removed some of the fun from playing Pokémon GO, it's fair to say that the Go-tcha will be seen as a step in the wrong direction. If you don't have to interact with the device at all, are you really playing the game? On the flip-side, you could argue that this is a safer way to play Pokémon GO, as you can wear it while driving and not have to constantly push a flashing button. Whichever side of the fence you're on, it's an interesting device nonetheless and we'll try and post a review as soon as possible.
What are your initial thoughts on the Go-tcha so far? Is this something you'd invest in yourself, or do you see it as a device which potentially ruins the game? Chuck a Pokéball into the comments section below to tell us.