Alongside the announcement of Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee!, Nintendo and Game Freak showed off the Pokéball Plus. Functioning as both a Joy-con for catching Pokémon in the freshly unveiled console games and as an updated version of the Pokémon GO Plus from Nintendo’s mobile game. Players will be able to take a Pokémon from either game and transfer it into the device, allowing them to take it into the real world to train it further.
The Pokéball Plus will come equipped with LED lights, HD Rumble, and a speaker to transmit the noises the Pokémon inside is making. Speaking about the new peripheral, Junichi Masuda—director of Game Freak—had this to say:
One of the things we noticed from the Pokémon plus device with Pokémon Go is that kind of lighting up when you’re catching a Pokémon, having an LED light up and flash, was kind of an exciting element for a lot of players. So, we made sure to incorporate that in the Pokéball Plus, so in addition to the HD rumble and the lighting up, it does make it feel like you’ve caught a pokémon and it’s going in the ball.
No price has been announced for this yet, but it’s a fairly safe bet that there will be some sort of bundle deal with this and the new games.
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