Nintendo’s Poké Ball Plus goes on sale ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2019

poke ball plus goes on sale ahead of amazon prime day pokeball

Amazon Prime Day is happening on July 15 and 16, offering amazing deals on Xbox consoles, video games, and other gaming electronics. To get gamers excited for Prime Day, Amazon reduced the price of Nintendo’s Poké Ball Plus, a new peripheral that helps you capture Pokémon in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games for the Nintendo Switch.

When the Poké Ball Plus was first released online and in major retail stores, the stand-alone controller cost $50. Now the Poké Ball Plus is on sale on Amazon for $40, saving you $10. It’s not the biggest savings, but it’s way less than buying the Poké Ball Plus Bundle for $140.

How does it work? The Poké Ball Plus comes with motion control capabilities, so once a Pokémon appears, you can use the Poké Ball to try and catch the creature by simply moving your Poké Ball Plus around like you’re throwing it.

The good news is the Poké Ball is strapped to your hand, so you don’t have to worry about it flying anywhere, like toward the TV. The design of the Poké Ball Plus is really about giving you the ultimate experience as if you were catching a Pokémon for real.

You can also customize your Pokémon characters in different outfits, add fun accessories, and change its hairstyle. The large wardrobes make it fun to match outfits to yours or give them their own style.

Similar to a controller, the Poké Ball Plus has two simple buttons, one to hit confirm and one to hit cancel, and the joystick.

Once you catch a Pokémon, your Poké Ball Plus will automatically light up and vibrate in your hand, and you’ll hear sounds like the Pokémon crying. At some point, you’ll really start to think that a Pokémon is inside the device.

You also have the ability to pair your Poké Ball Plus with your smartphone so you can catch Pokémon outside. Just connect your Poké Ball Plus to the Pokémon Go app and you can play without staring at your smartphone screen.

Looking for more? Check out these great deals on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, all on our curated deals page.

We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and we choose what we cover carefully and independently. The prices, details, and availability of the products and deals in this post may be subject to change at anytime. Be sure to check that they are still in effect before making a purchase.

Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.

It’s your last chance to get Echo Plus with the best sound quality on Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day’s mammoth midsummer two days of deals is winding down, but there’s still plenty of savings to be found. Before Prime Day wraps up, you can score an Amazon Echo Plus smart speaker for just $110, down from $150.

Amazon Prime Day deal slashes $200 off of this MacBook Pro

Amazon’s Prime Day deals have extended to Apple’s MacBook Pro, with deep discounts galore. You can save $200 on a 2018 MacBook Pro, making it a superb bargain if you’re in the market for a MacBook.

The Eero Pro Wi-Fi system is $200 off in early Amazon Prime Day deal

Amazon Prime Day is a fine time to upgrade your home Wi-Fi system. Now, Amazon Prime members only can secure an early Prime Day deal on a mesh network wireless router, with the Eero Pro Wi-Fi system now just $299.

Amazon drops pre-Prime Day deals for Blink XT2 outdoor/indoor security camera

Amazon included solid bargains on Blink XT2 indoor/outdoor security cameras along with other deals in its day-before-Prime-Day head start announcements. Amazon's owned-brand smart home devices for Prime Day 2019 also include Ring and eero.

Walmart drops prices of these George Foreman grills by up to 44%

Walmart launched its own summer sale event and dropped scorching hot discounts on numerous George Foreman electric grills. Enjoy grilling throughout the year by taking advantage of these sweet discounts.

Boost your TV’s audio with the Vizio SmartCast soundbar, now only $158

The Vizio SmartCast Soundbar System offers a great way to achieve an incredible audio experience for your movies, TV shows, games, and music. Don’t miss out on Walmart's summer deal and get yours today for only $158 instead.

Walmart drops hefty price discounts on these top blenders

Looking for a versatile and powerful blender to help you out in your smoothie and meal-prep game? We scouted Walmart’s summer sale event and found cool deals on these top-rated blenders from Ninja, Cuisinart, and NutriBullet.

Walmart offers a $35 discount off the Coleman Weathermaster 10-person tent

Walmart matched the hype of its rival by releasing The Big Save. If you are looking for deals on the Coleman WeatherMaster 10-person dome tent, you are in luck. Get this premium camping gear now at only $165.

Trying to beat the heatwave? Walmart cuts prices on LG portable air conditioners

Amazon’s Prime Day may have passed quickly but that doesn’t stop the extension of Walmart's summer savings event called The Big Save, until July 21. This includes great deals on LG’s portable air conditioners up to 27%.

Beat the summer heat with these Walmart air conditioner deals, now up to 50% off

Whether you’re replacing your clunky air conditioner or moving into a new place, now’s a great time to score amazing deals on Frigidaire. Two high-end models are currently available on Walmart at a staggering 50% discount.

Looking for a smart ceiling fan? Amazon has a $95 Post-Prime Day discount

If you are looking for a cooling solution that is more economical than an air conditioner, check out the Haiku Home L Series 52-Inch Smart Ceiling Fan. Buy it on Amazon now to get a $95 post-Prime Day discount.

Get $84 in savings with Walmart’s sale on the Ozark Trail kid’s camping tent

Priceless moments don't necessarily have to break the bank, the Ozark Trail three-person kids camping tent bundle is now selling at a discounted price of $35 on Walmart. Get this $119 tent set for $84 less while it lasts.

Walmart slashes $70 off the Acer Chromebook Spin 11 for summer clearance sale

Need a laptop that you’ll just use primarily for web browsing? Buy a Chromebook. Chromebooks are cheaper alternatives to normal laptops, like the Acer Chromebook Spin 11. It's available on Walmart for only $229, which is $70 less than its…

Walmart cuts prices of GE window air conditioners for the Big Save sale

Whether you are in need of a new window air conditioner or looking to replace an old model, now is the time to buy. Walmart's “The Big Save” sale is extended until July 21. Get these GE window air conditioners under $160.