The Go Plus was recently released, about a month and a half past its intended release date. Were they waiting till they had something else added to the game? Did they meet more problems than they were expecting? Many people have debated the exact purpose of the Go Plus. Does Niantic Labs finally have the answers to our questions?


The guide above seems very straight-forward and easy to use. But are there any additional features to this device?

Extra Features?

Many have stated that the GPS tracking issues can be solved simply with a pedometer. But does the Go Plus have anything to fill the gap this might present? Yes, yes it does.

Players can now rejoice in the fact that the PoGo Plus indeed measures distance. As with third-party apps like Navigation, the peripheral also uses GPS on its own. You will not see this in any official product description, but trust me when I say it's there.

You’ll only be able to throw a PokéBall using Pokémon GO Plus if you’ve caught the Pokémon before.

This was at first the stance that Niantic Labs was adopting, but now that it is out we know it's not the case. None of these features are in the box or the manual, so those who haven't heard the news will be pleasantly surprised if they discover these secret features.


The PoGo Plus has met with more success than some people thought. Demand for the device is so high, there are places in the United States that have completely sold out.

Reddit Comments

For me its totally worth.

It's worth it. You can play 100% of the time passively vs. 5% of the time actively.

Good luck finding one before Christmas, as this will be the hottest gift of the year.

Final Thoughts

This will be one of the most sought-after devices on 2016's holiday season. With many places completely out of stock only days after release, it's a wonder if Niantic Labs will be able to meet the demand of the community. 

Have you gotten your hands on the device? What do you think about it? Have your friends tried it out? Let us know in the comments!

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