Over the years, Niantic´s most popular game, Pokémon GO, has certainly evolved. And we are expecting a lot of great things in Wizards Unite for that very reason. The company has learnt what works best, what the players want, and will put all that knowledge into their new big game. But will that include specialised accessories, like Pokémon GO plus? Wizards Unite Plus? Let’s give it some thought.
Wizards Unite Plus
Despite some Cons, the Pokémon GO Plus is a great companion to make the most out of the game. So do you think a device called Wizards Unite Plus will be launched?
They could make on shaped like a Snitch or a little wand. Just something wizardy to wrap around our wrist or tuck away in our pocket. And once it vibrates, we’ll know there is magic nearby.
Such a device would certainly help us along the way. For starters, we would save a lot of battery just by keeping our screen off while we play the game. We have been waiting to download Wizards Unite for so long that we will all be glued to the screen at first, trying to catch every last detail. That much is for sure. But what about those moments when we can’t be looking at the screen? Or after a while, when you’re out and want to advance your game but don’t have enough time to do it manually?
And honestly, just the idea of saving on power is great. If you’re going to a new area to play, you can make the most of the locations along the way and still be fresh and ready when you get to where you want to actively play.
The device would also allow us to gather ingredients, get food and replenish energy at the Inns, maybe even interact with some Foundables, depending on the device’s capability when it comes to casting Confoundables. It would definitely help us level up faster and stockpile on some nice valuables.
Wizards Unite Accessories, by XpectoGO
Here are some amazing ideas from @Xpecto_Go. Each of those accessories sounds amazing, but if I have to choose just one, I’d go with the Sneakoscope. Not as recognisable as the wand or the Snitch, so I’d feel all the geekier with it. And I’d totally wear a Foe-Glass as an eye-patch, the Harry Potter version of Google glass. Watch the video below and tell us what you think! (And don’t forget to follow @Xpecto_Go and subscribe for more awesome content!
Will you go plus?
So what do you think? Will a Plus device work for Wizards Unite? Would you be interested in getting Wizards Unite Plus if it becomes available? How willing would you be to just head out into the world wearing as many geeky things as you could possibly buy for the game? Also, do you have a Pokémon GO Plus already? Tell us all about it in the comments!
The Pokémon GO plus
Pokémon GO Plus is a small accessory that connects to your phone through Bluetooth and automatises a large part of the game. It is made of plastic, with a led light and a button to click. Seemingly quite simple. It can either be used on its own or clasped to a wristband to keep around your wrist for easy access.
How it works
This device has different modes to choose from, depending on what you want it to do. Whenever something game-related is in your vicinity, it will vibrate to alert you. Then, if you click the button, it will perform the selected action on its own.
- Catch Pokémons: When a Pokémon is in your area and you click on the PoGO Plus, it will throw a single, normal Pokéball at the Pokémon. You will either capture it or it will run away. The device keeps a log of its activity so you can later review it.
- Spin PokéStops: In much the same way as mentioned before, if you set up your device to detect PokéStops it will vibrate when one is close to you and you can spin it with only a click.
- Spin Photo Discs on Gyms: You can also spin a gym faster this way. A simple click will allow you to get all your items at once.
Pros of using the Pokémon Go Plus or Wizards Unite Plus
- You can level up much faster. Since it catches Pokémons on its own, you will get a lot more XP for less effort when playing. You can stockpile a huge amount of common Pokémons in a very short ammount of time, then use them to evolve some low-cost Pokémons.
- It allows you to spin PokéStops faster. You can get all the same items you would in the normal way, but with much less effort. It will also work great if you’re in a vehicle (not driving one!) and moving too fast to be able to spin the stops manually. The Plus device will spin them for you as soon as you hit the button, so you’ll be making the most of any trip and stockpiling like crazy.
- You can also automatically spin those Photo discs in Gyms. This will let you get all those special items much faster and with less effort, for a hunt on the go.
- The App and the PoGO Plus are not as interconnected as one would think. This means that, if you’re the greedy type, you can use both the phone App and the Plus device at the same time. You could be in the middle of a raid on your phone, while your Plus would be spinning PokéStops or catching Pokémons at the same time with just a click.
Cons of using the Pokémon Go Plus or Wizards Unite Plus
- There are some issues with connectivity. Apparently the device will often disconnect automatically, whether you’re using it or not. When it happens, you need to manually go into your settings to reconnect it.
- Sometimes there are also some issues when it comes to Gyms or PokéStops. You might be near one, and the Plus might not ‘see’ it and notify you. This would mean a missed chance to stockpile some great items.
- It uses up a lot of PokéBalls. The Pokémon GO Plus does not discriminate between Pokémons. It will throw a Pokéball -and only one- every time you click the button.
- You might miss out on some rare Pokémons. You only get one chance to catch a Pokémon with the Plus device, and it only uses normal PokéBalls. So unless you’re paying attention to the screen while using it you won’t be able to take over manually and use either more or better resources to try to catch those special Pokémons that pop up from time to time.