Pokémon GO Plus accessory coming to Australia and New Zealand in September

Posted: 27 July 2016 6:01 pm


Nintendo has announced availability for Pokémon GO Plus via Facebook and Twitter.

Since its launch, Pokémon GO has sent society as we know it into a tailspin. From police involvement to suspicious search histories and eventually global domination, Pokémon GO has quickly claimed 2016 as its own.

However, one thing missing from its insanely popular launch was the oft-touted Pokémon GO Plus accessory, which was initially promised to be released at the same time as the app. We've been wondering about when Australians would be able to get their hands on the watch-like accessory, but we now have confirmation from Nintendo for a September release for both Australia and New Zealand.

Though no specific date, preorder details, or participating retailers have been revealed, Nintendo have stated more information is on the way.


Some retailers, including ozgameshop, are still listing the item for a 29 July launch. Ozgameshop and Amazon will likely come into stock when an exact release date is eventually announced.

It's also worth noting that, while there's no official word from EB Games yet, its US counterpart GameStop announced preorders a long time ago.

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    BluePanda35September 26, 2016

    where do you buy Pokemon GO Plus in New Zealand

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      BrodieSeptember 26, 2016

      Hi BluePanda35,

      Preorders became available from 12 September through EB Games in New Zealand. Though, stock was extremely limited. We’d recommend keeping an eye on EB Games’ Twitter and Facebook channels in case more stock is announced.


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    carterAugust 16, 2016

    Where do you find a hitmonlee in Werribee and a pikachu?

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      ChesterAugust 16, 2016

      Hello Carter,

      Thanks for your question

      You may find hitmonlee in Fitzroy North (up towards Holden St) Lilydale, Swansea Rd, Botanical Gardens (Williamstown), Garden City Reserve (Port Melbourne) then you may find pikachu in Melbourne Central, Kew East, Marriott Waters Cranbourne, Cherry Lake Altona, Coate Park (Alphington)

      I hope this helps.


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    Ultraspartan117August 13, 2016

    How much will it cost here in Australia? And I’m still hoping to get one this year.

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      BrodieAugust 15, 2016

      Hi Ultraspartan 117,

      Though no official pricing for Australia has been revealed yet, The Pokémon GO Plus accessory is currently priced at £34.99 in the UK. Australians can expect to pay around $60.00 AUD when it releases locally.


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