When Pokémon Go launched in July 2016, the limited-stock accessory, Pokémon Go Plus, was the must-have item for any trainer, as it allowed players to catch Pokémon and spin PokéStops with the simple press of a button. Now, a year later, the Go Plus is readily available for purchase, and to sweeten the deal, the Pokémon Company has created a deluxe box set with extra goodies.
Releasing in Japan on August 9th for 8,550 yen, the Pokémon Go Plus DX Set will, of course, come packed with the Go Plus device, as well as other helpful Pokémon-themed accessories to aid in trainers’ daily grind, including a ring holder, custom decals, a charger, and a screwdriver. The Ring Option accessory can attach to the device, which lets the Go Plus be hooked to a key ring, bag, or just easily looped through a finger, while the custom stickers will change the look of the device into a Great Ball, Ultra Ball, or Master Ball. As any player knows, Pokémon Go works a phone’s battery hard, making the Poké Ball shaped charger a gift from the PokéGods, especially with a whopping 10,000 maH.
Both the ring option accessory and custom stickers have been available for some time, but the Phillips screwdriver is the standout item in the set. While the Go Plus device requires a screwdriver to swap out the ring option, it’s an interesting choice to include a Poké Ball–shaped version of the tool. It might be a step too far, but, hey, if it’s a tool that has to be used for the Go Plus, then why not keep it as on brand as possible and slap Pokémon on it?
Thankfully, the new accessory set has come at a critical time in the game, as Niantic recently released the long-awaited Legendary birds into the game. Defeating them is no easy task, so having the chance to earn extra items like potions and revives from PokéStops is a must. The current egg pool options have also changed recently, giving trainers an incentive to get out walking the 2k, 5k, and 10k egg distances, which the Go Plus also helps track. Right now players can encounter Lugia and Moltres in level-five Raids, but Zapdos will be replacing Moltres starting August 7th.
Pokémon Go is now available for free download on iOS and Android.