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Poke Ball Plus | Pokemon Let’s Go | All The Details

Published: 8/Nov/2018 3:30 Updated: 12/Nov/2018 8:12

by Paul Cot


The Poke Ball Plus is a Poke Ball shaped device that can be used when playing Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee! We discuss how this enhances Pokemon Let’s Go and what features the Poke Ball Plus brings.

Poke Ball Plus Details

The Poke Ball Plus’ primary function is to allow you to catch Pokemon using a Poke Ball as opposed to Nintendo Switch joy-cons. The motion controls within the Poke Ball Plus allow you to throw the ball to catch Pokemon on Pokemon Let’s Go. 


Rather than throwing the Poke Ball Plus it is probably wiser to just flick your wrist however. There is of course a strap which attaches the Poke Ball to your wrist!

Poke Ball Plus Controller


That’s not all, the Poke Ball Plus can be used as a controller to play through the entirety of Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee. The button on the Poke Ball can be used to click and can move in different directions to navigate your way through the game.

Pokemon games have come along way from the black and white pixel lines on the original Gameboy to playing in HD with an actual Poke Ball! Pokemon Let’s Go marks the first time a Pokemon RPG can be played in HD.

The Poke Ball Plus can be used as a controller in Pokemon Let’s Go…

Mew Pokemon Let’s Go

All Pokemon trainers want the mythical Pokemon Mew. Well, in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee the only way to get Mew is with the Poke Ball Plus. That’s because Mew is within the Poke Ball Plus! 


Once obtained, you can transfer Mew into Pokemon Let’s Go and use it as a member of your Pokemon squad. The 151st Pokemon, Mew, can only be obtained via the Poke Ball Plus making it your one and only way to capture them all!

Mew is available in Pokemon Let’s Go only with the Poke Ball Plus…

Pokemon Go Poke Ball Plus

Not only does the Poke Ball Plus affect the way you play Pokemon Let’s Go but it also affects Pokemon Go! Spinning all those photo discs at Pokestops and gyms can get repetitive. 

Well, the Poke Ball Plus does all that automatically every time you go past a Pokestop or gym when it is connected to Pokemon Go!


Poke Ball Plus Pre Order

The Poke Ball Plus will be released at the same time as Pokemon Let’s Go, November 16. Some retailers already have it listed as unavailable but if you can find it, the price is around $60.

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Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.