June 27, 2022

The Poké Ball Plus is a Poké Ball-shaped device that can be used to play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! in place of your Joy-Con. You’ll be able to throw Poké Balls in game with a flick of your wrist! In addition to motion controls, the device lights up with a variety of colors, vibrates, and plays sounds.
With the Poké Ball Plus, you can also take one of your favorite Pokémon from these games for a stroll as you go about your daily life in the real world. The Poké Ball Plus even works as a Pokémon GO Plus when playing Pokémon GO.

 

If you preorder Pokémon Lets Go Pikachu or Eevee with the Poké Ball Plus it will £89.99 or if you decide that you would prefer to pick one up further down the line it will cost you £44.99.

Now for me the price here is an issue. I really don’t see how they can charge the Poké Ball Plus the same price as the titles themselves. I really do feel that Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee will be a huge hit drawing in new and old fans but I do we believe that the price for the special edition is just too much. Now personally, I feel that If they charge the ball itself on its own at around £29.99 I would definitely consider the special edition version of the game. I understand that to some gamers this price might not be a problem or they believe they’re getting value for their money but I simply don’t understand how a game with everything it has packed into it can be price the same as the Poké Ball Plus when the Joy-Cons do the same job without all the added extra’s that you don’t actually need.

Wait just a second though, there’s a catch (see what I done there), when purchasing the Poké Ball Plus, inside is a Mew now if you’re a completionist such as much this will be the only way currently known to complete your Pokédex. So this is where they can draw you into paying the price more by further enticing you with a rare and well-known Pokémon. The catchphrase has always been, “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” yet they’re hiding Mew behind a gimmick, you don’t need it, it doesn’t make gameplay or the catching of the Pokémon any easier if anything it makes it harder. Due to the fact it’s motion controlled and there isn’t a forward or back on the Poké Ball so there isn’t a real guide to help you throw it in the right direction as where with the Joy-Con controller you can’t get confused as you know where the front/forward is as well as the back/backward part of the controller is.

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Now if my memory hasn’t forsaken me I’m pretty sure you couldn’t catch a Mew in the original Pokémon Red and Blue on the Gameboy so I guess the decision is down to you as to whether you want to pay the price for essentially just a Mew. So really I guess the decision it up to you but I certainly won’t be buying one anytime soon at that price especially if a child get hold of it or a pet for example gets hold of it or it falls and breaks ,that’s £45 down the drain.


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