Pokémon Go gadget expected in SA by month-end

2016-09-12 13:45 - Kyle Venktess, Fin24
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Johannesburg - Pokémon Go fans in South Africa might be able to get an accessory device for the game before the app has even officially launched in the country.

The Pokémon Go Plus Bluetooth device, an accessory for the hit mobile app, is expected to be available around the world by Friday.

While South Africa is yet to a see an official launch of the location-based augmented reality game in the country, those already playing the game will be able to get their hands on the device by month-end from online stores such as Loot.co.za.

Pokémon Go Plus is set to be launched globally on September 16 and offers users notifications from the app like PokéStops and Pokémon nearby.

Meanwhile local fans of the game can already pre-order the device from online stores, priced from R609.

While the app has yet to be released officially in South Africa, local users have made use of app-hosting websites to download and play the game.

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The latest version of the app, which allows support for the Pokémon Go Plus, was made available on a third-party site at the weekend.

Also in the update, Pokémon Go trainers are able to select a “Buddy Pokémon” which allows users to walk with one Pokémon for more experience points.

Last week, it was announced that Pokémon Go would be available on the Apple Watch at the launch event for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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