Pokémon GO Plus accessory releasing soon, or too late?

Pokemon Go PlusThe Pokémon GO Plus accessory which was delayed out of its initial July release date, will finally see the light of day this month. However, as the Pokémon GO phenomenon dies down, is it a bit late for optional accessories, or will this re-energize enthusiasm?

Pokémon GO Plus is basically a bluetooth accessory that notifies you when a PokéStop or Pokémon is nearby by vibrating. You can use it to catch Pokémon with a simple button press. Wouldn’t this negate the point of the game, which involves throwing Pokéballs at the little critters?

If anything, it gives Pokémon GO fans the ability to play the game without even looking at their phone, until you reach a Pokéstop. Although it is the modern generation and seeing someone without a phone in their hand is seemingly rare anyway.

No price has been specified, and I’m going to hazard a guess that these will be extremely limited, almost to the scale of Nintendo’s Amiibo. Hopefully I’m wrong, but will the casual Pokémon GO players be eager to get their hands on one of these?

The accessory goes on sale on Friday, 16th September.

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