‘Pokemon Go Plus’ Latest Rumors, Release Date & Update: Accessory Ending Bot Use, Rack In Revenue

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Aug 22, 2016 12:36 PM EDT
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“Pokemon Go” is a game that would need people to be hands-on to capture those elusive critters plus the in-game goodies. The opportunity of leveling up can be a drag considering gamers need to pull out and run the game but a new accessory could offer a solution to that problem.

This is the “Pokemon Go Plus”, an accessory that alerts and technically automates the Pokemon-capturing process without having to do it yourself. “Pokemon Go Plus” is looming to be a lot like how wearables such as the Samsung Gear Fit 2 is at the moment, requiring only Bluetooth connectivity with the phone kept in pockets or in bags.

The actual accessory is up over GameSpot priced at $34.99 and will reportedly be out by September 30. The problem here is that Nintendo has yet to confirm if the accessory will officially launch on that date though gamers are hoping for the best.

Goodbye bots

One thing worth considering is on how one classifies the “Pokemon Go Plus”. Everyone is aware at Niantic’s drive to crack down on cheats that include GPS spoofers and bots so the revelation of this accessory offers something worth debating.

On the other hand, it could be their way of thwarting the use of third-party apps for “Pokemon Go” players to play the game fair. There is also the profit-generating angle, similar to in-game purchases for added revenue that could turn up millions.

Depending on how addicted folks are to “Pokemon Go,” this could be the easiest and fairest way to level up and avoid the pains of actually doing it manually. The listing seems to be made only for “Pokemon Go” versions based on Android meaning iOS-based players may need to hope and pray that a similar version comes out once it officially becomes available.

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