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Poké Ball Plus

The Poké Ball Plus (Japanese: モンスターボール Plus Monster Ball Plus) is a device shaped like a Poké Ball that was released on November 16, 2018. It can connect to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon Sword and Shield.

The Poké Ball Plus, along with its motion control capabilities, includes 2 buttons: a Top Button and a Control Stick in the center, which acts as both a button and a joystick.


In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

The Poké Ball Plus can be used to play Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! in place of the Joy-Con. Pressing the top button acts the same as pushing the B or X buttons on the Joy-Con; the control stick acts as both the joystick to control movement and the A button when pressed.

The device can be used to catch Pokémon in-game via motion control, and the device will light up, vibrate, and play the Pokémon's cry when the Pokémon is caught. Pressing the top button and control stick simultaneously will toggle between muting and unmuting the cry sounds.


Players can choose to take a Pokémon from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! on a stroll and earn rewards for their Nintendo Switch game, including a variety of items and experience for the strolling Pokémon. This can be done by opening the Save menu and selecting "Take your Pokémon for a stroll". Players can either choose to store their partner Pokémon or select one from their Pokémon Box. During this time, the strolling Pokémon can still be used in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. The Poké Ball Plus can only hold one Pokémon's data at a time, players can stroll Pokémon in multiple Poké Ball Plus devices. To redeem their rewards, players can take their Pokémon back from strolling by selecting the stroll option again from the Save menu. If the Pokémon is in Day Care, the game won't allow it to be transferred back until it is picked up.

While strolling, the player can initiate play mode by holding down the Control Stick for two seconds, until the lights up. To play, the player can either gently shake the device or rotate the Control Stick, and in response, the Poké Ball Plus will light up, vibrate, and sound the strolling Pokémon's cry. In play mode, a Pokémon may randomly callout to the player, who can respond by playing. During a stroll, players can also connect the Poké Ball Plus to Pokémon GO, earning more potential for rewards if the device is used to spin Photo Discs or capture Pokémon in GO.


While strolling, the Poké Ball Plus keeps track of several counters that determine the amount of rewards earned at the end of the stroll. Counters are kept for both the individual stroll and for milestones of the player's entire history of strolls, and item rewards are earned for both. For each count, the contained Pokémon will earn a certain amount of experience upon returning from its stroll.

Counter Action Exp. per count Counts per milestone
Walked together Steps walked 0.5 10,000
Played Played with Pokémon in play mode 5 1000
Enjoyed playing Different cry variant response when played with 10 100
Enjoyed playing very much Rainbow LED light when played with 50 100
Called out to <player> Pokémon automatically cries out and vibrates 250 10
Replied to a callout Pokémon played with after it called out 1500 50
Worked hard in Pokémon GO Poké Ball Plus used in Pokémon GO 20 250
Helped in Pokémon GO Successful capture or Photo Disc spin in Pokémon GO 40 100


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Upon returning a Pokémon from a stroll, the player's results of that stroll will be displayed as a list of the counters, in descending order of experience yielded from each counter. Items will then be rewarded according to the amount of experience earned, or the amount of experience that would have earned if already at level 100. A Pokémon can only gain a maximum of 99,999 experience per stroll, but rewards can still be accumulated past that.

While most of these rewards are randomly determined, the amount of species-specific candy is always fixed at two candies per 5,000 experience awarded: one for the strolling Pokémon and one for the walking Pokémon in Let's Go, Pikachu! or Let's Go, Eevee!. Species-specific candy can still be earned past the 99,999 experience limit.

After seeing the results for that stroll, the player will then be shown the entire history of strolls along with milestones that were just reached. For each milestone, the player may receive one species-specific candy, randomly for either the strolling or walking Pokémon, or a set of five Rare Candies.

Item Exp. required
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy
Bag Candy Pink Sprite.png Species-specific candy ×2 5000
Bag Health Candy XL Sprite.png Health Candy XL 1500
Bag Mighty Candy XL Sprite.png Mighty Candy XL
Bag Tough Candy XL Sprite.png Tough Candy XL
Bag Smart Candy XL Sprite.png Smart Candy XL
Bag Courage Candy XL Sprite.png Courage Candy XL
Bag Quick Candy XL Sprite.png Quick Candy XL
Bag Health Candy L Sprite.png Health Candy L 1000
Bag Mighty Candy L Sprite.png Mighty Candy L
Bag Tough Candy L Sprite.png Tough Candy L
Bag Smart Candy L Sprite.png Smart Candy L
Bag Courage Candy Sprite.png Courage Candy L
Bag Quick Candy Sprite.png Quick Candy L
Bag Health Candy Sprite.png Health Candy 500
Bag Mighty Candy Sprite.png Mighty Candy
Bag Tough Candy Sprite.png Tough Candy
Bag Smart Candy Sprite.png Smart Candy
Bag Courage Candy Sprite.png Courage Candy
Bag Quick Candy Sprite.png Quick Candy
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png Heart Scale 250
Bag Razz Berry Sprite.png Razz Berry 25
Bag Nanab Berry Sprite.png Nanab Berry
Bag Pinap Berry Sprite.png Pinap Berry

In Pokémon Sword and Shield

Although the Poké Ball Plus cannot be used to play Sword and Shield, a Pokémon can still be taken on a stroll as in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

In Pokémon GO

The Poké Ball Plus can also be used in place of a Pokémon GO Plus. If the Poké Ball Plus contains a strolling Pokémon from Let's Go, Pikachu! or Let's Go, Eevee!, then using the Poké Ball Plus in GO can potentially increase rewards earned for those games. When connected to GO, the Poké Ball Plus's pedometer can count steps, which can go towards hatching Eggs or receiving candy from Buddy Pokémon.

When a Pokémon appears nearby in Pokémon GO, the Poké Ball Plus will light up and vibrate. The player can choose to throw a Poké Ball from their bag in GO by pressing the Top Button, and then the device will light up different colors depending on whether the catch was successful or not. If near a Photo Disc of a PokéStop or Gym, the device will light up and vibrate, and if it contains a strolling Pokémon, it will attempt to automatically spin the stop.

LED color Vibration Notification Details
Green —— ×6 Pokémon in range! A wild Pokémon already registered in the Pokédex is nearby.
Yellow – – – —— ×3 A wild Pokémon not registered in the Pokédex is nearby.
Blue – – PokéStop in range! A Photo Disc nearby.
White – ... – ... – None. Wild Pokémon is shaking inside a thrown Poké Ball.
—— Your Bag is full, so you couldn't receive any items. Bag is already full when spinning a Photo Disc.
Red ••• The Pokémon fled! A wild Pokémon fled after an unsuccessful capture
– – – Your Pokémon Box is full. Player has run out of space for Pokémon when attempting to capture
You're out of Poké Balls! Player is out of regular Poké Balls when attempting to capture.
—— The PokéStop is out of range. Player may be moving too fast when trying to spin Photo Disc.
Glittering Rainbow – ×5 You caught a Pokémon! Successfully captured a Pokémon.
– ×1 per item You received <#> items from the PokéStop. Received items from spinning Photo Disc.



The Poké Ball Plus comes programmed with an internal serial code to redeem this Mew in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! or Pokémon Sword and Shield. Despite being marketed as the Poké Ball Plus "containing" Mew, the serial code aspect means that to claim, the player must connect to the Internet through Mystery Gifts. An active subscription to Nintendo Switch Online is not required.

The serial code aspect also means that it is impossible for a single manufactured Poké Ball Plus to redeem more than one Mew, even if the Poké Ball Plus is later resold. Players that purchased multiple Poké Ball Pluses can redeem one Mew for each.

Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

#151 Mew
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 1 151Mew.png
Psychic Unknown
Ability: None
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: Poké Ball Plus (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: None
Normal Physical
None None
None None
None None
Games Method Region Location Duration
PE serial code all online November 11, 2018 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder if forgotten.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精靈球 Plus Jīnglìhng Kàuh Plus
Mandarin 精靈球 Plus / 精灵球 Plus Jīnglíng Qiú Plus
France Flag.png French Poké Ball Plus
Germany Flag.png German Pokéball Plus
Italy Flag.png Italian Poké Ball Plus
South Korea Flag.png Korean 몬스터볼 Plus Monster Ball Plus
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Poké Bola Plus
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poké Ball Plus

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