The new Pokémon GO Plus wearable device has brought up a series of questions about its use and the features it has. What kind of balls does it throw to catch the Pokémon or is it possible to choose the ball you want to throw?
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When you are wearing the device, it only throws Pokéballs to catch Pokémon. One important fact to mention is that according to Silph Road and Redditor Zyb0r you only get to throw one ball at the Pokémon. This ball either captures it or it gets away like a bat from hell. At this time, it is not possible to choose the type of ball launched, only straight line throws are possible, no curves, and no options for getting an excellent, nice or good throw.
Some users report that the catch rate with this one ball throw is a little over the normal average, but from New Zealand Redditor suavenz, who has a 25 level, reported that for his level he is getting a very poor catch rate.
Apparently the Pokémon GO Plus is not what we expected it to be after the expectation build up, do you really believe it is worth waiting in line for hours to be able to throw one miserable, straight ball at each Pokémon with higher level players having poor catch rates?
If for some reason you run out of Pokéballs, you will have to get more and it won’t switch to either Ultra or Great balls. According to information provided by Reddit’s The Silph Road, the Plus device gives you stardust, candy and normal XP for every Pokémon you manage to capture and 25 XP if the Pokémon gets away. So, we suppose even those lost Pokémon are helping in some way.
Another problem that trainers who are above Level 20 have found is that it is harder to catch Pokémon with the Pokémon GO Plus because you only get to throw one normal ball and the little devils are tougher to capture at that level. Which means that all the players who are above Level 20, will have a harder time catching Pokémon if the Pokémon GO Plus is the only method used.
In our opinion, this device is cool and interesting, but may not be worth the money for those above level 20 at this time. With Niantic constantly updating in the attempts to keep players happy, this may change. As of now, the Pokémon GO Plus appears to be best for lower levels trying to level up.
What is your opinion on the throwing feature? Have you caught anything good yet?