With Pokémon Sword and Shield getting its own Direct recently, it would have been foolish to expect a whole segment dedicated to even more footage. Despite this, the game was mentioned briefly with new info being shared about the Poké Ball Plus.
Released with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the Poké Ball Plus was used as a special controller and could be used to take your Pokémon out for walks in the real world. The latter of these two functionalities has also made it over to Sword and Shield.
It was confirmed that the accessory will not work as a controller with the game in the same way that it could with the Let's Go titles, but it's nice to see that the quirky controller will be getting some more use, at least.
A lesson I learned years ago with Nintendo: don’t waste money on overpriced peripherals that are typically dropped after one game.
Still a waste of money, but still nice for them to try and make it a lesser one I guess.
Well... that sucks.
I just wanna know if you can use a classic controller for this? When docked.
I don't want overpriced accessories like this to touch the maineline games. Nor with Pokemon Go.
I hope theres no exclusive pokemon or anything that requires the pokeball plus.
This is about what I expected. I bet if we get a Let's Go Joto it functions as a controller again.
@DonSerrot I agree. And I doubt we’ve seen the last of Let’s Go, though it may be awhile before another one is released
@justin233 But it's the pointless peripherals that end up collector's items down the road. Hell, the Pokewalker is starting to get up there in price, and it's not even a full 10 years old yet.
@Nekonokatzen I guess it is case-by-case based on demand and functionality. Nobody is clamoring for my wii zapper complete with Link's Crossbow Training.
Have it, love it, always have it on me!
Bought LGP with PB+ used recently for less than half what it cost new. Looks like I'll keep it for now.
Alright, alright, I'll put my Trainer Cap on. Lemme dust off my badges...
I use mine with Pokemon Go pretty regularly since the old Pokemon Go + didn't have a rechargeable battery.
I still wish they would just update this gimmicky little controller to work like a joycon across games by default. You can already use the super broken NES controllers to play pretty much any game with a few missing buttons, so I don't see why the Poke Ball Plus should be useless outside of one casual romp. It'd be kind of hilarious to try playing some of these games with the super limited controls of the pokeball.
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