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What To Play Pokemon Go On

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The introduction of Poke Ball Plus has given Pokemon GO players yet another possibility of improving their gaming experience and making it more simple than ever before to capture the monsters, increase the levels, and spin those Pokestops.

The first product to go on sale – the delayed Pokemon GO Plus – has been joined by three more interesting options over the last few years. And we’ll look at each of them to determine which one is worthy of your vote.

Pokemon GO Plus

The app was released shortly after the release of the application it self and the Pokemon GO Plus is a device that can be worn on your wrist , or placed on something else and allows you to play the game without having to take it from your pocket. The device is equipped with just one button that can be hit for spinning Pokestops or to catch monsters. An LED in the button informs you of what’s happening. A blinking blue LED indicates you’re in the vicinity of an Pokestop and green indicates there’s a monster waiting be snatched. A red LED that flashes indicates that a capture attempt been unsuccessful, while a multicolored one signifies a successful capture.

It is powered by a single CR2032 battery that can last for months, it’s Pokemon GO Plus is a handy accessory that has played an important contribution to the Pokemon GO experience since launch. Although it’s not listed as water-proof the device we have (accidentally) been thrown through the washing machine on multiple occasions and it has continued to work flawlessly.

Unfortunately, it appears that Nintendo is slowly phasing out GO Plus now that the Poke Ball Plus is available in the market, and is currently unavailable at a variety of retailers. As consequently, the units are currently increasing in price.


In 2017, it was released by Datel The Go-tcha is the very first in Datel’s attempts to enhance the basic Pokemon GO Plus concept. It’s based off a basic Chinese fitness tracker that is loaded with a custom-built software that allows it to emulate the functions of Pokemon GO Plus.

The main difference aside from the fact that it features a tiny OLED screen The Go-tcha is able to handle everything on its own; you don’t have to push the button to do things such as spinning Pokestops, or catching monsters. Once you’re within proximity, the Go-tcha will do the work automatically. It may sound cheesy however there are instances when it’s simply not practical to press the button on Pokemon GO Plus (when you’re driving, for instance).

The Go-tcha runs on an rechargeable battery that lasts approximately a day. You’ll have to recharge it a quite a lot. As a matter of fact, the two units we’ve got at Nintendo Life have failed and have stopped charging the batteries, and both are more than a year old and are no longer covered under Datel’s warranty.

Go-tcha Ranger

The sequel to the original Go-tcha The Ranger employs the same technology, but includes some cool additional features. One of the most noticeable is the more stamina. the battery inside is bigger and can last for weeks We’ve had one since July and only used it for around four times. It’s also possible to use the Ranger as a charger for your phone however it’s not able to fully power it to the full capacity of Galaxy S9+ so it’s not the most useful. There’s also an LED torch and compass that has been helpful in finding various things in darkness (dropped keys, mostly).

In contrast to the original Go-tcha the battery in this device appears to be quite robust and is still working after 5 months of continuous daily usage. The only drawback is the fact that it’s quite big and can’t be worn around the wrist like other Pokemon GO Plus and Go-tcha devices. However, it’s still the main device we utilize to hunt for monsters and we don’t really see the latest Poke Ball Plus changing that.

Poke Ball Plus

Although it’s advertised as an instrument for Pokemon Let’s Go it’s also a controller for Pokemon: Let’s Go. Poke Ball Plus can also be used as a regular Pokemon GO Plus device. When it’s connected to your smartphone it will do exactly what it does with the basic version, using the B button, allowing users to spin and try to catch. But it has an advantage over the vanilla version: If you have a’mon that is inside, it’ll automatically collect objects from the nearby Pokestops without having to perform any action. Bonus!

In contrast to the standard model, it comes with an rechargeable battery that when you’re just playing Pokemon GO, lasts for several hours. A USB Type-C cable that is used to charge the battery is provided within the packaging.

The disadvantages are evident The negatives are obvious; this is a larger device that can’t be worn around the wrist. It’s also expensive, and you may be wary of taking it outside of your home and possibly losing it.

Go-tcha Evolve

We can’t discredit the Go-tcha Evolution. It’s improved over the initial model , and the full-color display is an absolute bonus. It’s not as big and more expensive, but it’s still not unattractive – and there’s nothing wrong with wearing it while you’re out and out and. The battery life is excellent and the fact that it keeps track of your steps and assists in monster hunting makes it more attractive (especially since engaging in Pokemon GO is sure to make you more active). In the meantime it appears to be the perfect device for avid Pokemon GO players.
The Verdict

Although the new and stylish Poke Ball Plus looks amazing from a style standpoint however, this Go-tcha Evolve is the best option in our opinion. It’s sturdy, comfortable and stylish too, and the capacity to charge through USB is fantastic. We give it our top vote as the best Pokemon GO companion device.