Pokemon Go Plus is a new and exciting add-on for Pokemon Go. It gives you the advantage of not always looking at your phone to hunt for Pokemon by giving you light flashes and vibrations to signal you for a wild Pokemon appearing or a Pokestop is nearby.
How does it actually work?
Basically it gives you different LED colors and device vibrations when trying to tell you something. Putting Pokemon Go Plus on your wrist or as a pin on your shirt, you can get rid of the phone always facing towards you, constantly on the look-out for Pokestops or wild Pokemon popping out on the map.
Blue light means a Pokestop is nearby, green and yellow respectively means a registered and unregistered Pokemon is near you. The red light means a lot, either a connectivity warning from your phone to the Plus device or entirely not being connected to the internet. You can read all about it here.
What's with the fuzz on the latest update?
Update 1.7.1 // 0.37.1 (a mini update, for those who are eager to have the trading system, this is not it) have been release for Pokemon Go but Niantic seems to have a lot of complaints with the latest build. Some posted on Reddit that the game has some error issues, what's interesting is that those who do not have Pokemon Go Plus devices also receive errors pertaining to the said accessory.
If you are one of those unfortunate users having unwanted errors, then it is recommended to update to the current build: update 1.7.1 or 0.37.1 for the iOS or Android respectively. The patch notes read:
- Pokémon GO Plus stability improvement
- Added quick help when first connected to Pokémon GO Plus
- Minor text fixes
Were you affected by the latest unstable release? Hit us with your comments below. As always, keep safe playing Pokemon Go!