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Pokémon GO Plus

Pokémon GO Plus is an optional accessory to enhance gameplay. Using a Bluetooth connection, Pokémon GO Plus notifies you of nearby Pokémon and PokéStops without having to look at your phone.  

Quick Start Guide

When a Pokémon is nearby, the indicator light on the Pokémon GO Plus will blink and vibrate.

Green for Pokémon you’ve caught


Yellow for Pokémon you haven’t caught


Press the button to catch it!

After you press the button, you’ll see…

Multicolor for success


Red for Pokémon has run away

When you're within range of a PokéStop, the indicator light will flash blue and vibrate.


Press the function button to search the PokéStop for items.

The light will pulse multicolor for success and red for out of range

Getting Started

  1. Open the Pokémon GO app
  2. In Map View, touch the Main Menu 
  3. At the top right, touch Settings 
  4. Touch Pokémon GO Plus
  5. Press the function button on the Pokémon GO Plus to make the accessory discoverable
  6. Touch your Pokémon GO Plus under Available Devices list. The accessory will vibrate when connected

Having trouble? Please see our additional information on connecting.

Walking with your Pokémon GO Plus:

When your Pokémon Go Plus is connected, even if you turn off your phone’s display, the distance you walk will make progress towards hatching Eggs and gaining Candy with your buddy Pokémon.

Visiting PokéStops

Once your Pokémon GO Plus is connected, the accessory will alert you to nearby PokéStops as you walk around.

 

When you're within range of a PokéStop, the indicator light will flash blue and vibrate.

 

To search the nearby PokéStop, touch the function button on the Pokémon GO Plus.

 

If you’re successful, the indicator light will flash in multiple colors to indicate that you have found items. You may open the Journal to see what you found.

 

If your Item storage is full, the Pokémon GO Plus will pulse white to indicate that you didn’t gain any items.

 

If you have moved out of range of the PokéStop, the Pokémon GO Plus will pulse red to indicate that you didn’t gain any items.

Catching Pokémon

When a Pokémon is nearby, the indicator light on the Pokémon GO Plus will flash green and vibrate.

When a Pokémon you haven’t previously caught is nearby, the indicator light on the Pokémon GO Plus will flash yellow and vibrate.

 

To try to catch the nearby Pokémon, touch the function button on the Pokémon GO Plus.

 

The accessory will pulse and vibrate while the Pokémon is in the Poké Ball. The Pokémon will either stay in or break free.

 

If the Pokémon runs away the Pokémon GO Plus will pulse red 3 times. You may open the Journal to see which Pokémon escaped.

 

If you successfully catch the Pokémon, the Pokémon GO Plus will flash in multiple colors. You may open the Journal to see which Pokémon you caught.

Viewing Pokémon GO Plus activity

If you are using your Pokémon GO Plus while Pokémon GO is running in the background on your Android or iOS device, or your device's screen is asleep, you will get notifications on your device showing you the results of your Pokémon GO Plus activity.

You can also view your activity catching Pokémon and visiting PokéStops in the Journal.

To view the Journal:

  1. In Map View, touch the Trainer Profile icon
  2. Open the Menu 
  3. Touch Journal

The Journal displays your last 50 actions.

Reconnecting Pokémon GO Plus

Periodically, your Pokémon GO Plus may lose connection from your device. Reconnect the accessory to continue to catch Pokémon and visit PokéStops.

To reconnect:

  • In Map View, touch the Pokémon GO Plus icon 
    The icon will illuminate and the Pokémon GO Plus will vibrate when reconnected.

If you do not see the Pokémon GO Plus icon in Map View, you may need to reconnect the accessory via the Settings menu (Main Menu > Settings > Pokémon GO Plus).

Your Pokémon GO Plus will flash and vibrate to notify you of nearby Pokémon and PokéStops, even if you turn off your phone’s display. In the Pokémon GO Plus settings menu, you can disable notifications for nearby Pokémon, PokéStops, or both. If you disable both notifications, your accessory will not alert you to nearby Pokémon or PokéStops but it will still track your distance walked towards hatching Eggs and gaining Candy with your buddy Pokémon.

Indicator light and vibration key

Green flash and vibration

When a Pokémon is nearby, the indicator light on the Pokémon GO Plus will flash green and vibrate. Press the function button to attempt to catch it.  

 

Yellow flash and vibration

When a Pokémon you haven’t caught before is nearby, the indicator light on the Pokémon GO Plus will vibrate and flash yellow. Press the function button to attempt to catch it.  

Blue flash and vibration

When you're within range of a PokéStop, the indicator light will flash blue and vibrate. Press the function button to search the PokéStop for items. Upon receiving items, the indicator light will flash multiple colors and vibrate.

White pulse and vibration while attempting to catch a Pokémon

The Pokémon is in the Poké Ball. The Pokémon will either stay in or break free.

White pulse and vibration after visiting a PokéStop

You cannot gain any items from the PokéStop because your Item storage is full.

 

Multicolored pulse and vibration

When attempting to catch a Pokémon or visit a PokéStop, the indicator light will flash multiple colors and vibrate after successfully catching a Pokémon or visiting a PokéStop.

 

Red pulse and vibration after attempting to catch a Pokémon

The indicator light will pulse red 3 times when a wild Pokémon runs away.

 

Blue flash and no vibration

The accessory is paired to a device but not connected.

White flash and no vibration

The accessory is not paired to a device.

Vibration and no light after pressing the function button

The accessory is paired and connected to a device.

Solid Red and vibration

The indicator light is solid red to alert you to issues using your accessory. You may have moved out of range of the Pokémon or PokéStop, Pokémon storage may be full, or you may be out of Poké Balls.

 





Troubleshooting

To use the Pokémon GO Plus with another device, you’ll need to unpair the Pokémon GO Plus.

  1. Press the function button. The light will flash blue, indicating that the accessory is paired.
  2. Wait until the accessory has stopped blinking.
  3. Press and hold the function button for 5 seconds. The indicator light will turn solid blue.
  4. Release the function button.
  5. While the light is solid blue, press and hold the function button for another 5 seconds. When the Pokémon GO Plus vibrates, it has been successfully unpaired from your device.

If your phone is unable to connect to your Pokémon GO Plus, you may need to pair using your phone’s Bluetooth settings.

On iOS devices:

  1. Open the Settings app and touch Bluetooth.
  2. Touch the Bluetooth toggle to turn Bluetooth on.
  3. Press the function button on the Pokémon GO Plus to make the accessory discoverable.
  4. Touch “Pokémon GO Plus” from the My Devices or Other Devices list.
  5. Open the Pokémon GO app
  6. In Map View, touch the Main Menu 
  7. At the top right, touch Settings 
  8. Touch Pokémon GO Plus
  9. Press the function button on the Pokémon GO Plus to make the accessory discoverable.
  10. Touch your Pokémon GO Plus under Available Devices list. The accessory will vibrate when connected.

On Android devices: (Instructions may differ depending on device)

  1. Open your device's Settings menu.
  2. Touch the Bluetooth toggle to turn Bluetooth on.
  3. Touch Search for devices or Refresh to scan for nearby devices.
  4. Touch the function button on the Pokémon GO Plus to make the accessory discoverable.
  5. Touch “Pokémon GO Plus” from the list of available devices.
  6. Open the Pokémon GO app
  7. In Map View, touch the Main Menu 
  8. At the top right, touch Settings 
  9. Touch Pokémon GO Plus
  10. Press the function button on the Pokémon GO Plus to make the accessory discoverable.
  11. Touch your Pokémon GO Plus under Available Devices list. The accessory will vibrate when connected.

Periodically, your Pokémon GO Plus may lose connection to your device.  The indicator light on the Pokémon GO Plus will flash red and vibrate to indicate that the connection is lost.

  1. Verify that your phone or tablet can connect to the Internet and make sure that it is within 30 feet of your Pokémon GO Plus.
  2. In Map View, touch the Pokémon GO Plus icon 
  3. The icon will illuminate and the Pokémon GO Plus will vibrate when connected.

If you do not see the Pokémon GO Plus icon in Map View, you may need to reconnect the accessory via the Settings menu (Main Menu > Settings > Pokémon GO Plus).

  • Check to make sure the battery is installed correctly.
  • Try removing the battery for 30 seconds and then re-installing it.
  • Try replacing the battery with a fresh one.
 

Still need help?

For customer support with the Pokémon GO Plus accessory, please visit Pokémon Support at www.pokemon.com/support.