Where to buy Pokemon Go Plus+: Release date & Pokemon Go Plus differences explained

Daniel Megarry
The Pokemon Go Plus+ device in Pokemon Go

The Pokemon Go Plus+ device is a handy accessory that can auto-catch and spin PokeStops when you’re out and about, so here’s everything you need to know about it.

In the summer of 2023, The Pokemon Company released a new accessory for the Pokemon Go video game called the Pokemon Go Plus+.

This device is an updated version of the original Go Plus. It comes with extra capabilities including the ability to function with the long-awaited Pokemon Sleep app.

If you’re wondering what the Pokemon Go Plus+ device actually is or whether you should buy one, here’s everything you need to know.

Pokemon Go Plus+ device

When was the Pokemon Go Plus+ release date?

The device was released in the United States on July 14, 2023. It was released in Europe on July 21, 2023.

What is the Pokemon Go Plus+ device?

The Pokemon Go Plus+ is a small device that connects to your mobile phone via Bluetooth.

As the name suggests, it can be paired with your Pokemon Go app to automatically catch Pokemon or spin PokeStops that you pass while out exploring. The main appeal of this device is that you don’t have to check your phone to do this.

One of the big promotional features of it is that you’ll get an exclusive Special Research quest when you pair it with your Pokemon Go account. This will lead to an encounter with Snorlax wearing a nightcap.

Snorlax as a reward for pairing the Pokemon Go Plus+ device with Pokemon Go

The Plus+ is also compatible with the Pokemon Sleep app as an optional companion device. It will track your sleep, and Pikachu’s voice will let you know when it’s time to go to sleep or wake up.

To pair the Pokemon Go Plus+ with Pokemon Sleep, you’ll want to use the same account you use for Pokemon Go. Follow these steps for clear instructions:

  1. Switch on your Pokemon Go Plus+ device.
  2. Load up Pokemon Sleep.
  3. Click Main Menu.
  4. Select Settings and More.
  5. Click Pair a Device.
  6. The app will scan for the Plus+.
  7. If successful, the sleep icon on the main menu will turn into Go Plus+.

Differences between Pokemon Go Plus and Pokemon Go Plus+

So what makes the Pokemon Go Plus+ different from the original Go Plus?

The main difference between the two is that the Go Plus+ can throw Great Balls and Ultra Balls, instead of just being able to throw regular Poke Balls. You can do this by pressing a button at the center of the Go Plus+ device.

Additionally, you can use the Plus+ with the Pokemon Sleep app, although this is entirely optional as you can also use your mobile phone to track your sleep if you prefer.

The Pokemon Go Plus+ device

The Pokemon Go Plus+ device looks quite different from the original version of the Go Plus, taking the form of a small round disc that can be stored in your bag or pocket. The original device looked like a watch so you could wear it around your wrist.

It’s also worth pointing out that the original Go Plus device has been notoriously difficult to get hold of in recent years, so you’ll probably have a better chance of getting the new Go Plus+ device going forward.

Where to buy the Pokemon Go Plus+ in 2024

You can purchase the Go Plus+ from the following retailers:

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