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The Pokemon GO Plus device only just arrived last week, but fans are already having a tough time tracking it down. In Japan, we heard that new shipments aren’t expected until early November. The situation is better in the UK, though only slightly.

Nintendo UK mentioned on Twitter recently that its store will have more stock of Pokemon GO Plus in late October. That means we’re probably about a month away before the accessory returns again.

Thanks to A732 for the tip.


Update 2: Bumped to the top. The patch is now live on iOS and Android.

Update: Niantic has now officially announced the patch and notes. Find the full notice after the break.

Original A new patch, version 1.9.0 (iOS) and 0.39.0 (Android), will be arriving in Pokemon GO soon. Serebii reports that the patch will allow Pokemon GO Plus users to capture Pokemon through Incense, and that Pokemon you have caught will now show where it was caught in its summary. That second bit was a feature when the game started, but was removed due to being buggy. Any other changes are unknown. Some users may already have the new patch, and it should be fully released soon.

Pokemon GO insanity has ensued once again. A rare Pokemon (apparently Lapras) was recently found in Tokyo’s Odaiba, resulting in huge crowds. Players have been out and about in full force in hopes of catching the creature.

This has all caused the police to be brought in. Fans have been ignoring traffic lights, overwhelming roads, and causing issues with traffics. Since accidents are possible, it makes sense that the police have had to step in. Actually, NHK reports that Niantic has been contacted so that the Pokemon can be moved to a different, safer location.

Head past the break for some videos of the situation.

Pokemon GO has been on the App Store’s U.S. top grossing chart at the number one spot on iPhone for seventy-four days. However, it has now slipped just a bit, as Supercell’s Clash Royale is now on top. A content update prompted players to up their spending in that game.

Clash Royale holds the record for the longest top grossing U.S. iPhone app at 347 days, followed by Candy Crush Saga at 109 days. However, as Sensor Tower points out, “Pokemon GO managed 42 more consecutive days atop the chart than the game that unseated it, Clash Royale, and more than twice as many days as the 10th game on the chart, The Simpsons: Tapped Out, which stayed at the top for 15 days.”


Pokemon GO is available in a ton of different countries, but Niantic still hopes to expand the game to new regions. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, The Pokemon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara said China and South Korea are targets. However, issues would need to be addressed with Google Maps, as its use is limited in both territories.

Ishihara also commented on the overall response to Pokemon GO. “I feel like the reaction we saw was 10 times or even 100 times bigger than we expected,” he said.

The Wall Street Journal reports that additional features were planned for Pokemon GO, such as player-to-player battles and character trades. These elements are now being saved for a later date.

While playing Pokemon GO last night, Twitch user Rickeybot was assaulted and robbed in New York’s Central Park. It all took place as the game was being streamed. Luckily, the assailant’s face was shown on camera, which should make it easier for police to take action.

Before heading to the hospital, Rickeybot reported the crime. Those watching the broadcast on Twitch also put in calls to the police.

Rickeybot did post the following on Twitter earlier today:

We’ve posted a video of the situation after the break. Obviously it isn’t the best thing to watch!

Pokemon GO recently introduced Buddy Pokemon as one of its new features. Players can choose their favorite creature in their collection and have it become their buddy. By doing so, you can obtain candy after walking a set distance.

All Pokemon actually requires a different distance before you’re given candy. Thankfully, GameSpot now has a handy chart showing how much is needed for each one. Head past the break to view it.

Pokemon GO Plus is quickly becoming a hot commodity. And in Japan, consumers may soon find it nearly impossible to get their hands on the accessory. Nintendo just put out a notice stating that Pokemon GO Plus’ next shipment in the country isn’t expected until early November.

It’s unclear what the situation is outside of Japan. However, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear that additional Pokemon GO Plus shipments won’t be available in the west until later in the year as well.


It’s only been a few days since the last Pokemon GO update, but another patch is being issued very soon. Niantic has sent word that players should be on the lookout for version 1.7.1 (iOS) / 0.37.1 (Android).

Given the slight change in version numbers, this is unsurprisingly not a major update. It’s merely intended to fix some small issues with Pokemon GO Plus.


Yesterday, some misinformation about Pokemon GO Plus was clarified. Nintendo said previously that it wouldn’t keep track of distance traveled, but we know that the function is actually built in.

Now we have news about another feature which wasn’t originally expected to be included. You can catch new Pokemon, which we didn’t think would be possible before. Pokemon GO Plus will flash yellow to show that you’ve come across a new monster.

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