Accessory maker Hori has revealed a new range of officially licensed Pokémon peripherals and accessories for Switch and Switch Lite, including controllers, cases, protectors, and more.
Set to be available across North America, Europe, South America, Australia, and New Zealand starting November 2020, these products are all officially licensed. We've got a rundown of all the new items for you below:
Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro:
Enjoy the full-size controller experience in handheld mode with the revolutionary Split Pad Pro, now featuring beautiful Pokémon artwork and designs.
Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro – Pokémon: Pikachu Black & Gold - $59.99 USD
Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro – Pokémon: Pikachu & Eevee - $59.99 USD
Nintendo Switch HORIPAD Mini:
Compact and lightweight wired controller perfect for all ages.
Nintendo Switch HORIPAD Mini – Pokémon: Pikachu Black & Gold - $24.99 USD
Nintendo Switch HORIPAD Mini – Pokémon: Pikachu & Eevee - $24.99 USD
Nintendo Switch D-Pad Controller (L):
Enjoy the precision and accuracy of a D-Pad in handheld mode with this unique peripheral.
Nintendo Switch D-Pad Controller (L) – Pokémon: Pikachu Black & Gold - $24.99 USD
Nintendo Switch Wireless HORIPAD:
Wireless pro controller featuring high quality parts and a rechargeable lithium ion battery.
Nintendo Switch Wireless HORIPAD – Pokémon: Pikachu Black & Gold - $49.99 USD
Nintendo Switch Vault Case:
Carry your Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite in safety and style with the lightweight-yet-sturdy Vault Case, featuring beautiful and vibrant full-color Pokémon artwork inside and out.
Nintendo Switch Vault Case – Pokémon: Pikachu & Friends - $19.99 USD
Nintendo Switch Vault Case – Pokémon: Stars - $19.99 USD
Nintendo Switch PlayStand:
Play and charge the Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite at an adjustable angle with this compact and portable PlayStand.
Nintendo PlayStand – Pokémon: Pikachu Black & Gold - $12.99 USD
Nintendo Switch Lite Hybrid System Armor:
A combination of TPU with poly-carbonate inlays provides grip, protection, and shock absorption for your Nintendo Switch Lite.
Nintendo Switch Lite Hybrid System Armor – Pokémon: Pikachu Black & Gold - $16.99 USD
Nintendo Switch Lite Duraflexi Protector:
Tough yet flexible material that protects your Nintendo Switch Lite from everyday wear while adding colorful and stylish Pokémon designs to your system.
Nintendo Switch Lite Duraflexi Protector – Pokémon: Pikachu & Friends - $16.99 USD
Nintendo Switch Lite Duraflexi Protector – Pokémon: Pikachu Black & Gold - $16.99 USD
Pre-orders are said to be arriving soon, so if anything here takes your fancy, make sure to keep an eye out for them on Hori's social media channels and at major retailers like Amazon.
Do you like any of the products shown above? Any that you'd like to pick up when pre-orders arrive? Let us know in the usual place.
Better have gyro controls...
> Not a wireless controller - only for handheld mode. Does not include Motion Controls, HD Rumble, NFC, or IR camera
@Kalmaro you don't need motion controls on handheld mode, as in this mode the tablet unit is the one that deals with the motion (even with regular joycons)
The dpad joycon is awful because the placement of the dpad is extremely uncomfortable as the joycon is just too small.
The Split Pad Pro however is amazing! Highly recommend if you suffer hand cramp and are willing to go without gyro and rumble in handheld.
@abdias Yeah, I didn't think about that until later, I feel kinda silly. I assumed they used the controller's gyro
I'm still not a fan of the controllers. There's too much stuff missing.
The Split Pad Pro is still the best thing ever. The black Pikachu variant is looking really good.
I like how their wireless Horipad looks too, but a rumble feature is really missing, I think.
The d-pad controller is great. I use it a lot. The main negative is it only works docked. While that's not a great loss, the Split-Pad Pro would be, as it would be nice to use it as an extra full controller (even if holding a half in each hand).
I have the Damon X Machina split pad pro and after about 10 months of daily use, I can report that the buttons still work great and no drift on the analog sticks.
Man, if it only they could make a set that supports NFC, gyro and can be used wirelessly. Still the best joy con substitute on the market imo.
That carrying case looks nice, but I already have a generic one
@abdias @Kalmaro That hasn't really been my experience. Motion controls work great undocked with my joycons, but with the SPP on, they just don't work in most games with gyro support.
With that said, for any game that doesn't absolutely require gyro or HD rumble, I've found the Split Pad Pro to be indispensable. Easily the most comfortable way to play handheld mode.
@abdias That's not true, it still uses the gyro from the joycons. However, it simply uses the right joycon's motion controls, so it doesn't matter if the left one has it.
@Ralizah I'll certainly keep that in mind, it doesn't look like what I need though what I really need is a joycon that doesn't drift...
@graysoncharles You ain't wrong. At this point, I'm close to just getting a third party joycon and just dealing with no gyro or whatever.
i need that Split Pad Pro fro my switch. would be really useful as a secondary option for my switch.
I would like to have a "Joycon" Variant that has the D-Pad on the upper Part to be parallel to the action Buttons.
I just can't play anything with it when it is down there.
On the other Site, it seems like it really doesn't matters where the Analogue Sticks are for me.
I know Pikachu is the mascot and Eevee is almost the secondary mascot. And I know people love the starters...
But it'd be nice to get some other Pokemon represented in the merchandise outside of Japan. :/
The Hori d pad Joy con are useless. I have 3 of them (Mario, Zelda, and Pikachu) all with drift issues after a few months. I thought they would be a cheaper alternative to buying Nintendo branded Joy cons, but the Hori ones drift even faster.
I've been debating on buying a Split Pad Pro and that Pikachu black & gold looks very tempting. Hopefully the quality is better.
That Split Pad Pro Black & Gold sure looks nice! 😍
Got a split pad after my joycons started drifting and while the quality is great, they feel really uncomfortable. No matter how I try to hold them, they just feel either to big or to small (it had a very small handle and not really anything to hold on to).
I'd never thought I would say this, but I really mis how the joycons feel.
@DTfeartheBEARD That is a shame to hear! I got the split pad pro and it has been brilliant! I have had it for 3 months, playing daily and really working the sticks, no drift or issues yet for me. Also, they are so much more comfortable for my large gorilla hands, if like me you have large hands then I would recommend!
I had 4 joycons get drift which Nintendo repaired (hardware replacements) and gave me an additional years warranty- but haven't used them since I got the split pad pro!
I would say take a punt on them
@Patendo Thanks for the info. I might do it. One of the main reasons why I haven't purchased them is because I have Satisfye grips for my Switch/ Switch lites that I use when playing in handheld mode. That and the lack of gyro controls on the Split Pad Pro. I definitely recommend you try out a Satisfye grip if playing in handheld mode with the joy cons are uncomfortable for you. A game changer for sure and you don't lose HD rumble or gyro.
@DTfeartheBEARD I also have the Satisfye grip, it really makes a difference with the joycons! I am just in love with the split pad pro as I don't use rumble or gyro that often. It is so good to have a variety of options though
@graysoncharles lack of rumble is a bit naff, I have a split pad pro and, while it has its merits, it does feel a bit cheap because of all the missing features. I like rumble
Can confirm the split pad pro is amazing. I have the Daemon edition. Absolute game changer for longer play time in portable mode., especially if you have bigger hands.
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