To many Pokémon Go fans dismay the new accessory that was set to sell this July, Pokémon Go Plus, will be shelved until September of this year.  Nintendo of America made the announcement on their Twitter this morning, but did not provide an exact date for the new release.

The Pokémon Go Plus is a watch that uses Bluetooth technology to connect to your phone.  The accessory will then notify you through LED lights and notifications via vibrations that you are approaching a Pokéstop or Pokémon for capture.  It is also set to include a button that will allow players to throw a Pokéball as an alternative to the touch screen on their phones.

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The Pokémon Plus watches have been sold out after Nintendo sold them for $35, and are selling between $100-$300 on Ebay.  I think the old phrase better late then never will apply to many trainers as they wait “catch ’em all.”


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About me: Christine "smollbirb" Marten is a recent college grad that has been playing video games since she was gifted with her first NES console in 1999. Known as LuxAterna on Steam, she started as a games journalist in 2012 and has been writing about games and the industry since. In college, she acted as the president/clubmother for the gaming club, and hosted her own gaming radio show called SoundWave Games. When she is not gaming she can be seen cosplaying at conventions, working with non-profits that fundraise through video games (like Extra Life and Child's Play), acting as community manager for The Senpai Project, playing League of Legends with friends, or serenading passerbyers with her violin skills on the streets of NYC. She will literally play anything that is thrown at her (but please don't throw to hard she is smoll). She enjoys indie games and horror games especially, and her favorite series of all times is Kingdom Hearts. Her third love, after video games and violin, is puns. Although it is a dangerous life she makes them whenever she hears the opportunity to do so. Christine hopes to bring her own spin on storytelling to the GAW community as she continues to seek out whatever the world has to offer!