Pokemon Let's Go Poke Ball Plus Battery Life, How it Works & Cost

Poke Ball Plus controller for Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee is a gimmick controller for the game. It lets you play Pokemon Let’s Go in a new and fun way. Basically, the Poke Ball is a motion controller for Pokemon Let’s Go, simplified for the game’s needs. Plus, you can also play Pokemon Go with it, too. Our Pokemon Let’s Go Poke Ball Plus Battery Life, How it Works & Cost guide will show you exactly that: how long the battery lasts, how much the controller costs, and how to use it with both Pokemon Go and Pokemon Let’s Go.

Pokemon Let's Go Poke Ball Plus Battery Life, How it Works & Cost
Pokemon Let’s Go Poke Ball Plus Battery Life, How it Works & Cost

Poke Ball Plus Battery Life in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee – How Long Does it Last?

The question of the Poke Ball Plus controller battery life has been a matter of some debate. As of writing this article, nobody is completely certain how long the Poke Ball Plus battery lasts. For example, according to Kotaku UK (via Reddit), the battery life is around twenty hours. However, many outlets have been claiming that the battery life is around three hours. The official listing makes no mention of a battery life whatsoever, just that it needs three hours for a full charge.

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While we don’t know exactly how long the Poke Ball Plus battery life will be, we do know how it will charge. Like we’ve said, it takes three hours to charge fully. You’ll be able to charge it via USB-C charging cable that you get with it, or with the Nintendo Switch AC adapter HAC-002. The battery is not removable.

How Much does Poke Ball Plus Controller Cost?

The suggested retail price of the Poke Ball Plus controller for Pokemon Let’s Go is $50 (or $49.99, if you want to be picky about it). It’s available for preorder via several retailers, including the Pokemon Center, Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop, and others. You can also buy it in a bundle with Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu or Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee for $100. Last, but not least, you can get a special Nintendo Switch Pikachu & Eevee Edition with a Poke Ball Plus and a copy of either Let’s Go Pikachu or Eevee for $400.

How does Poke Ball Plus Work with Pokemon Let’s Go & Pokemon Go?

In Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee, you can use the Poke Ball Plus controller for basically everything. Using the joystick moves you around, pressing the joystick acts as pushing A, and miming throwing at the screen works as throwing a Poke Ball at a Pokemon you want to catch. The Poke Ball will light up and vibrate and make sounds when you catch a Pokemon. Best of all, you can take a Pokemon inside the Poke Ball Plus with you on a walk. If you shake it about, it will vibrate and make the noise of the Pokemon you have in there. Just note that transferring Mew from a Poke Ball to either Let’s Go requires an internet connection and a Nintendo Account.

You can also use the Poke Ball Plus to play Pokemon Go without having to look at your phone. All you have to do is connect Pokemon Go with the controller, and keep the app running. Whenever you walk close to a Pokemon, the Poke Ball Plus will light up and vibrate. When it does, you simply press the button to essentially chuck a PokeBall at said Pokemon. The light patterns will tell you if you caught it or not. The controller also counts your steps, so you can earn Candy and hatch Eggs.

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    Zakkary musselman

    Iv charged it for a whole 12 hours and only got a hour and a half of game play with it tops now if you’r carrying it with you it’s about 3 hours of standby

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      Dylan Richardson

      So I charged mine overnight the first day I got it (Nov16) I have used it almost exclusively as a poke-walker (transfer in and out) and I have yet to charge it as of today (Nov23) and according to the controller list it still is full battery.

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